Deal with DOH on drug rehab center has a 25-year lifecycle

THE CONTRACT between the Department of Health (DOH) and city government for the Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center will last for 25 years.

 In the proposed deed of usufruct, the contract shall be effective within that period, which could be “renewable upon the consent of both parties.” Though in the event that DOH would cease to use the property, “this usufruct is automatically terminated and all the improvements thereon shall be forfeited in favor of the owner,” the proposal added.

 “The property shall be used solely and exclusively as Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center,” cited the proposed deed of usufruct.

 The proposal was approved on first reading yesterday during the regular session of the city council. This was referred to the committees on rules, privileges, laws and privileges and health for review.

 The City council approval will give Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio the authority to sign the deed of usufruct with the DOH.

 In December last year, the city government, DOH and Resorts World held a groundbreaking and time capsule-laying ceremony to set up Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents in a 1.9-hectare property in Malagos, Calinan. The project is expected to accommodate 224 persons.

 This was funded by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. in partnership with Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. and Resorts World Philippines Cultural Heritage Foundation Inc.

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