The University of San Carlos (USC) – Psychology Department proposed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to City Mayor Val Chiong for the implementation of the Plea Bargaining Program for Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs)  January 8, 2020. The proposal is in cooperation with the Department of Health – Treatment and Rehabilitation Center Argao (DOH-TRC – Argao) headed by Dr. David A. Baron. The team will facilitate the weekly sessions such as psychometric talks for the PDLs. As of today, the program is on its 13th session which commenced in October 2019.