50 reformists finish UIC rehab program

The second and third batch of drug reformists of the University of Immaculate Conception-Kaduyog Sagop Kinabuhi graduated in a simple ceremony this past Sunday.

The 50 graduates mostly came from communities in Paquibato and along Quezon Boulevard. The drug reformists this year was 40% higher in 2017, which only had 30 graduates.
Michael Aportadera, the chair of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac), said there were 399 drug reformists who completed the first phase of intensive care intervention.
He said 22% of the total came “from the UIC reform program.”
The UIC Kaduyog Sagop Kinabuhi is a rehabilitation program where drug surrendees will undergo a six-month intensive reformation and aftercare program under the supervision of the school.
The whole university is involved in the program even the students who are responsible for the preparation of tokens after every sessions. They also have internal partners under the “adopt-a-friend” program to raise money for the drug reformists.
The rehabilitation program was first initiated by Sister Ma. Marissa Viri, RVM, the university president of UIC on April 3, 2017 as an immediate response to the anti-drug policy of the Philippine government under President Rodrigo Duterte. (By Regina Mae Ronquillo)

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