The City Government of Naga, Cebu inked an agreement with the Department of Health – Treatment and Rehabilitation – Argao (DOH-TRC) and the University of San Carlos Community Extension Service (USC-CES) on Friday, February 7, 2020 for the implementation of the PLEA BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR PERSONS DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY (PDLs).
The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement was held at the Good Governance Hall, City Hall of Naga this morning with City Mayor Valdemar M. Chiong representing the City Government together with the DOH-TRC Argao Chief of Hospital Dr. David A. Baron, and USC-CES Director Fr. Roger Bag-ao.
In the agreement, DOH-TRC Argao will provide technical assistance to the City Government’s substance abuse, prevention and recovery program or the City of Naga Recovery and Reformation Office (CINARRO) which is under the City of Naga Anti-Drug Abuse Council. Meanwhile, USC-CES will lend its professional skills to the City Government thru its 6-month Community-Based Recovery Program called BANAGBANAG. The BANAGBANAG is a holistic program of USC-CE with the aim of utilizing the different CES units of the university to aid in the recovery efforts of persons abusing drugs.
Further, the BANAGBANAG Program of the USC-CES will be implemented in partnership with the City Government and in collaboration with DOH-TRC Argao.a