City Extends Wellness Program to District Jail & Brgy 2
After its success in Brgy. 3, San Carlos City’s wellness program KAABAG (Kinabuhi Angay Ampingan, Bag-ohon Alang sa Ginoo) for the drug personalities that have surrendered, was replicated in Brgy. 2 and the Bureau of Jail Management & Penology (BJMP) last Feb. 17, 2017.
BJMP Inmates (left) and Brgy 2 drug surrenderers (right) during the Kaabag wellness program session.
Said wellness program launched at the BJMP compound gained 20 inmates for the first batch whose cases were drug related while 22 beneficiaries at Brgy. 2 also submitted to said three-month rehabilitation program which aimed at restoring the drug personalities’ whole being as a person thru a holistic approach.
Said program enables the beneficiary to experience reformative steps thru Patient/Personal Care for overall physical and spiritual conditioning; Family Care which include members of the family of surrenderers to undergo same series of meetings to give them the needed support; and, Community Care which involves different groups that provide skills trainings for livelihood opportunities after the program to help prevent the urge to go back to illegal activities.
Jail Warden Denver Beltran said that so far, only San Carlos City in the whole country has extended rehabilitation program to inmates in relation to the government’s campaign against illegal drugs which also offered livelihood opportunities to them when they come out from jail.
The Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the DILG-Negros Island Region OIC-Chief and focal person Dr. Nove Mejica lauded San Carlos city government for abiding in the government’s will to fight illegal drugs proliferation by providing ample funds for said wellness program .
Said program is San Carlos City’s action in support to the government’s nationwide campaign against illegal drugs, jointly undertaken by the San Carlos City Anti-drug Abuse Council (SCCADAC), City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Health Office, Philippine National Police, barangays and the religious sector.
The KAABAG program had earlier received the IWAG award by the Department of Interior and local Government –Neg. Island Reg.