PDEA inaugurates ‘Sagip Batang Solvent’ reformation center

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino and Quezon City Mayor-elect Joy Belmonte yesterday led the inauguration of the Project: Sagip Batang Solvent’ reformation center in Novaliches, Quezon City. 

The Sagip ‘Batang Solvent’ Reformation Center is an initiative of Aquino to keep children off the streets and away from being involved in illegal drug activities and drug use especially rugby and other solvent materials.

The center is complete with bedrooms, mess hall, kitchen, comfort rooms, receiving and entertainment room, study room, library, multi-purpose hall, music room, training room, garden, playground, security and staff to make it more conducive to learning and values formation.

The PDEA chief said the Project Sagip Batang Solvent aims to provide reformative care and reintegrated interventions like education, counselling, values formation, talent and skills development, livelihood and entrepreneurship training to youths hooked on inhaling solvent.

The reformation center was established through a Memorandum of Understanding entered into by PDEA in its Project “Sagip Batang Solvent” and the Q.C. local government last March 25.