Balay Silangan Inauguration
Members of the New Beginnings Program (NBP) Technical Working Group (from Left to Right) Dr. Gloria Frabrigas, NBP Focal Person and Head of the Special Projects for Health of the City Government, PDEA Acting Regional Director Edgar Jubay and City Social Welfare Officer Fe Chona Bahin inaugurate the Balay Silangan on Wednesday. The facility located in Brgy. Diit in Tacloban is a reformatory facility for drug offenders that will provide general interventions, like continuing education and health awareness, and psychological/spiritual/physical activities such as counseling, moral recovery, values formation, personal and life skills, among others. According to the City Social Welfare and Development Office, the facility will have an initial 5 “client-residents.” The facility’s launch on Wednesday coincided with the City’s observance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT).
Photos: D. Abarquez and M. Espina/CIO