MIAGAO, Iloilo – Some seven unwed Persons Who Used Drugs (PWUDS) graduates of Community Base Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) from the Municipality of Miagao were wedded in a simple ceremony at the JRBB Hall, November 26th.

MSWDO Rosalinda Mueda explained that the activity is part of the Aftercare Transformation and Integration Program under the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO).

“It aims to transform former drug dependents into community leaders, whom the LGU can mobilize during times of natural disasters,” said Mrs. Mueda.

Early on, Mrs. Mueda said that of the 103 PWUDS in Miagao, 87 were assessed and on the Addiction Severity Index.  Of the number, however, 76 successfully graduated from CBRP which was conducted and facilitated by the Municipal Health Office.

Under the Aftercare Transformation and Integration Program, the PWUDS are expected to actively participate in the 18 months aftercare activities to include Basic Life Support, Basic Fire Fighting and 12 Step to Addiction Recovery Sessions among others.

For his part, Mayor Macario N. Napulan, MD congratulated the couple.

“The government can extend all possible assistance to you when you are legally married.  This is already the start of a whole new life for all of you,” Mayor Napulan told the couple. (ABMande)