LGU Tacurong and Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria Parish (NSDC) proved their solid partnership once again through the rehabilitation and reintegration of the fourth batch of drug surrenders in Tacurong City.

On January 11, thirty seven (37) drug surrenderees, or Empowered Brethrens as they are referred to under the program, graduated from the Tabang Tatap para sa Pagbag-o, Paglaum kag Pagtuon (TaTaP3) Program at the Cardinal Orlando Quevedo Gymnasium. The graduates are residents of Barangays Rajah Muda, Baras, Griño, Buenaflor, San Pablo, and San Antonio.

Rev. Fr. Zaldy Robles, DCC led the facilitation of the activity together with the entire TaTaP3 team composed of personnel from the City Social Welfare and Development Office, DSWD, Tacurong PNP, DOH, DepEd and DILG.

From October 2018 until graduation, the Empowered Brethrens have undergone a 5-day live in preliminary rehabilitation and four live out sessions thereafter.

During graduation, City Mayor Lina O. Montilla was present to personally congratulate the Empowered Brethrens and she was accompanied by Mr. Kadz Sero, DILG Operations Officer, PSUPT JOEFEL SIASON, COP of Tacurong PNP, COL EFREN BALUYOT of JTF Talakudong, and the different Punong Barangays of the city.

Finally, to further help them reintegrate with the community, the LGU and DOLE will provide livelihood assistance to qualified Empowered Brethrens composed of livelihood starter kits worth Php20,000 each.

TaTaP3 is a community-based rehabilitation program of LGU Tacurong and NSDC Parish that uses holistic and therapeutic approach.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)