The provincial government is now preparing to establish a rehabilitation center in the island town of President Carlos P. Garcia where the drug users will be housed for reformation.
Governor Edgar Chatto confirmed this during theÂ convocation program at the Capitol yesterday.
For his part, Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II said President Carlos P. Garcia has been chosen as the site for the project since it is isolated from the mainland which makes it conducive for the sessions that the drug users will have to undergo for their reformation.
The plan to establish a rehab center in President Carlos P. Garcia was tackled during the recent strategic planning workshop with law enforcers.
In addition, the Office of theÂ Provincial Social Welfare and Development is also preparing an intervention program for the drug users and drug pushers who surrendered to the police.
In the recent count, the number of surrenderees already reached around 10,000 in the entire province.
Of the 10,000 drug personalities who yielded,Â 470 came from Tagbilaran City.
Of the number, 15 admitted having been engaged in drug peddling, while 355 admitted as users.
Eight of the self-confessed illegal drug users were female, according to Vale.
Town officials have also started working out on an alternative livelihood opportunities for those who had yielded to make sure they would be out of the illegal activities for good.
On the other hand, the provincial government had earlier planned to establish aÂ youth rehabilitation center in the town of Bilar to house children in conflict with law.
It was planned to be calledÂ Bohol Youth Home, to serve asÂ component of the implementation of theÂ Republic Act 9344 or theÂ Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 and theÂ Presidential Decree 603 orÂ The Child and Youth Welfare Code.
It would be designed to serve for the diversion program required in the laws.