Apalit, Pampanga Philippines. [11/4/2016] In the Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition on November 4, 2016, Bro. Daniel Razon announce his new project “Baraks ni Good Brother” tying up with the Philippine National Police leaded by Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.
Baraks ni Good Brother consist of the drug surenderres that will be given a chance to make good of their lives. This includes TESDA programs, spiritual guidance through Bro. Eli Soriano. Also, there will be cameras and doctors 24/7 monitoring them 24/7. Gen. Bato dela Rosa is also included in the up-coming movie, Isang Araw: Ikatlong Yugto. 4 million of its proceedings will be used to augment the rehabilitation of the surenderees.
The television program Serbisyong Kasambahay, within months of its airing, many drug addicts and pushers already seek Kuya Daniel Razon’s help. Their reason – they are afraid that they will be killed if they turn themselves in. The program also serves as a bridge to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their security.
Philippines’ Overcrowded Prison Cells
In an interview of Parallels’ Michael Sullivan to Chief Inspector Robinson Maranion, the suspected drug users and dealers had grown in numbers up to 10 to 20 times since President Duterte’s campaign on war on drugs. Many detainees on the prison cells would stand up for hours waiting for their turn to lay down and sleep. Crowding of the prison cells is a clear indication of failing economy of a country.
A Glimpse of Davao City Rehabilitation Center
The Davao City Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents (DCTRCDD) is a 1.2-hectare compound in Barangay Bago Oshiro, around 17 kilometers away from the city center.Aside from its modern facilities, the rehabilitation center has a chapel, music room and counseling room. An ideal place for physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual rehabilitation.
This is a project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in 1985 having 88 patients. When the then 4th term Mayor Duterte voted P12 million of Local Government Funds (LGU) to repair the center, they officially turn it over in 2001 to the Davao City government. RCDD was established in May 23, 1985.
Most of the rehabilitation centers in the Philippines is pricey and offers short-term residential care for the drug dependents. The DCTRCDD is composed of the following personnel’s: psychiatrist, psychologists, nurse, nutritionist, ALS (Non-formal Education Alternative Learning System), house steward, social workers, center guard, stock officers, utility/building, center driver, center cook, manager and assistant manager.