ORANI, Bataan – In response to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s sincere and all-out effort to eradicate the drug menace in our society, the local government officials of this town, led by Mayor Bondjong Pascual yesterday, August 4, 2016 officially launched its “May Pag-asa sa Orani” program at the Orani Multipurpose Gym.
Aimed at giving people who were once lured into illegal drugs a second chance in life, Governor Abet S. Garcia, in his short message assured the audience of his all out support to the program. Other government officials who likewise signified their support are 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman, Board Member Rey Ibe, representatives of the different agencies involved in the program such as the PNP, DSWD, PDEA, TESDA, PESO; barangay leaders; civic leaders; and families of the 224 surrenderees who are currently undergoing counseling and rehabilitation, and another 132 who voluntarily responded to the call to become beneficiaries of the program.
Once rehabilitated, the program aims to lead its beneficiaries back to mainstream society as responsible, participative and productive members of the community.