'Tokhang' responders sign up for 90-day rehab program in CDO

Joey Yecyec, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 13 2016 11:35 AM

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — Hundreds of Oplan Tokhang responders in Cagayan de Oro City have signed up for a 90-day rehabilitation program headed by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The responders were joined by their families and barangay officials at the orientation seminar on recovery and wellness held at Camp Alagar, Lapasan in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday.

The camp-based rehabilitation program was organized by the PNP together with local barangays and the CDO Pathway to Recovery Foundation Inc.

During the orientation, participants were informed of the ill effects of using illegal drugs, and the importance of a rehabilitation and wellness program.

Police regional director Chief Superintendent Noel Constantino said the program was designed for participants to be free to go out of camp.

Participants will undergo psychotherapy, lectures, spirituality and other topics on recovery.

Based on records from the Police Regional Office 10, 78,000 Tokhang responders came from the region, covering 12 percent of the total surrenderers in the country.