A TOTAL of 285 drug surrenderers have completed and graduated in the self-rehabilitation modules prepared by the City Government of Baguio, Mayor Mauricio Domogan said.

Domogan said there are 36 who recently graduated, bringing the total graduates to 285 from the time the city government started helping the drug surrenderers in 2016.

The mayor said the last batch graduated last week of June in ceremonies facilitated by the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development (OCSWADO), religious groups and members of the private sector who all joined the city in helping reform the drug users and pushers who surrendered at the height of the Oplan Double Barrel implementation.

Domogan said the graduates underwent 12 modules of community-based drug rehabilitation aside from the battery of drug tests which were unannounced to determine their truthfulness to their rehabilitation.

The mayor expressed his gratitude to the religious and private sectors for continuing to use their talent and personal resources to ensure that the drug surrenderers will be given an opportunity to rehabilitate themselves.

Baguio City Police Office Director Senior Superintendent Ramil Saculles has earlier reported there were 2,362 drug surrenderers in Baguio with 1,779 were found to be drug users.

Saculles also reported there were an additional 92 who voluntarily surrendered from March 6 to June 30, 2017, and 53 of them are drug users. (PNA)