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Cadac still looking at partners to give jobs to drug reformists

The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) continues to reiterate its call to national agencies for partnerships amid the lack of livelihood support to drug dependent surrenderees under its care.

“We are trying to reach out to all concerned national agencies that Cadac to assist us,” Cadac action officer Michael Aportadera told reporters.

The Cadac has partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in providing assistance to the graduates of their drug reform program.

But Aportadera said it’s not enough.
“We are hoping that the other national agencies will be able to open their eyes that we still have a problem that needs resolution,” he said.

Aportadera also recognized that more effort should be done to people who are “in need of help, and who have been in the problem of drugs.”

“Currently, there are more than 4,000 drug surrenderees actively enrolled in our program,” Aportadera said.

The Cadac continues its implementation down to barangay level on their community-based rehabilitation program. However, after the drug rehabilitation program, the agency noted that some would still go back to their old habits because they don’t have any other means of earning a living.

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