THE Catholic Diocese in Baguio and Benguet have set programs to assist rehabilitating drug users particularly those who have undergone the Philippine National Police's war on drugs.
Baguio-Benguet Diocese Social Action Coordinator Fr. Manny Flores explained the Catholic Church have always been doing its best in helping both criminals and eventually the victims but right now, there is a need to enhance in helping out the victims specially those who underwent Tokhang.
Baguio City Police's implementation of the war on drugs have led to the surrender of some 2,367 drug users, while from the 128 Barangays, only 6 remain as drug infected.
Police Superintendent Vic Orsina of the Baguio City Police Office Community Relations reported 369 have graduated from their rehabilitation program.
"We continue to strengthen our dialogue with the community to inform them on our efforts to rid their community from the drug menace. The efforts from various sectors of society including the church to say no to drugs is a welcome development since all of us are part of the community," Orsina said.
BCPO's community relations office continues to expand its information dissemination program on the war on drugs and crime prevention through the use of information fliers, social media platform particularly on Facebook and continuing community engagement.
The Diocese in Baguio and Benguet have assured the public of support to its constituents needing help in the rehabilitation process.
"Despite the recent negative connotation of Tokhang which points to death, the Catholic Church here in Baguio and Benguet is doing its best to look into certain programs to help out in this war on drugs and eventually help the victims, and generally help all of us to say no to drugs," Fr. Flores added.