Bogo City, Cebu, January 7, 2019 -Four Hundred Twenty Seven (427) recovering illegal drug dependents mark year of being clean from illegal drugs under the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program of the City of Bogo in a graduation ceremony.

6 recovering drug dependents had the longest period of being drug-free. They have already completed 2 years of being negative from drug use.

During the graduation ceremony, the recovering drug dependents marked their 4th, 6th, 9th month and up to a 2 years of being clean through a certificate awarded by the City of Bogo. They also received a scholarship grant whereby the graduates will be given skills training for free by the Bogo Livelihood and Technical Skills Training Center.

The graduates participated in the barangayan barkdahay sessions under City’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program or ReRe which is a community-based drug rehabilitation treatment program.

During the twice-weekly barangayan barkadahay sessions, recovering drug dependents establish a recovery network and reliable routine to help one another to stay clean. They also undergo regular drug testing to monitor their progress.

Despite having been declared the country’s very first “Drug Cleared City”, the City of Bogo continues to hold and strengthen its Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program-helping those who are part of the program in their rehabilitation through close monitoring and gives them opportunities to reintegrate with the community through livelihood programs and projects.