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ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – The P350-million Chinese-funded SOCCSKSARGEN Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Barangay Kawas was inaugurated and turned over on December 17, after its construction was completed in less than a year. The rehabilitation center occupies a three-hectare land provided by the provincial government, with a 150-bed capacity, and is expected to operate in January 2019. The DDATRC has a floor area of 6,707.56 square meters, including Admission/Administration Building and Clinic, Visitor’s Pavilion/Transition Villa, Staff House/Motorpool Bldg., Male and Female Dormitory Building, Multi-purpose Covered Court and other buildings. According to a briefer, “the project design adopts a modernist architectural style. Its main functions include treatment, training, sports and office with adequate facilities. The main façade of the Central Administration Building is like a ‘window of hope’ facing the future which symbolizes the opening of each patient’s heart to help them step into a new and bright future.” (Martin Bernad – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Chinese envoy arrives in Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (left) and Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta (center) welcome Jin Yuan (right), the Economic and Commercial Counselor, Embassy of China in the Philippines, as he arrives for the Inauguration and Turn-over Ceremony of the SOCCSKSARGEN Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at Barangay Kawas. Jin Yuan was one of the guests from the People’s Republic of China who graced the turn-over ceremony of the DDATRC on December 17. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

DDATRC “center of hope, new life”

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – Jin Yuan, Economic and Commercial Counselor, Embassy of China in the Philippines, talks at the Inauguration and Turn-over Ceremony of the SOCCSKSARGEN Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at Barangay Kawas on December 17. Jin Yuan said the rehabilitation center is “a center of hope, a center of new life.” He also emphasized that “the completion of this cozy center fully demonstrates that the Chinese Government will never let you down, and the Chinese people will always stand by your side.” He also gave his highest gratitude to the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, Department of Health, the Provincial Government of Sarangani, and all the various local agencies for the “firm support and excellent coordination in this project.” (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Duque leads inauguration of DDATRC

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) - Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (4th from left) fields questions from reporters in a press conference during the Inauguration and Turn-over Ceremony of the SOCCSKSARGEN Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DDATRC) at Barangay Kawas on December 17. With Secretary Duque are (from left) Aristides Concepcion Tan, regional director DOH RO XII; Assistant Secretary Abdullah Dumama Jr.; Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon; Usec. Epimaco Densing III, DDATRC Task Force Chair; Li Lin, Consul General, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Davao; Jin Yuan, Economic and Commercial Counselor, Embassy of China in the Philippines; and Yang Ming, General Secretary, Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office. (Jimmy Toribio – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Duque receives China-Aid Philippines DDATRC

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – Jin Yuan (2nd from right), Economic and Commercial Counselor, Embassy of China in the Philippines, turns over the China-Aid Philippines DDATRC Project 2018 to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in order to officially open the doors of the Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center to SOCCSKSARGEN and the whole region. This milestone happened at Barangay Kawas on December 17. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Gov. Solon: DDATRC to reform patients

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon speaks during the Inauguration and Turn-over Ceremony of the SOCCSKSARGEN Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at Barangay Kawas Alabel on December 17. Governor Solon emphasized that “we are not talking about a rehabilitation center that looks good on the paper, but we are talking about a rehabilitation that will really reform the patient. We need a rehab plan that really works.” He also expressed his gratitude to the Department of Health, the Chinese Government, and all the stakeholders who took part and supported in making the project a reality. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Gov. Solon welcomes health execs

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon welcomes Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (center) during the Inauguration and Turn-over Ceremony of the SOCCSKSARGEN Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DATRC) at Barangay Kawas on December 17. Escorting Sec. Duque is Dr. Sharir Duldoco, Development Management Officer V of the Department of Health (DOH) and head of the Provincial DOH Office. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Philippines, China unveil DDATRC marker

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (5th from left) and Li Lin, Consul General, Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Davao, unveil the marker of the SOCCSKSARGEN Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at Barangay Kawas on December 17. It was witnessed by (from left) Aristides Concepcion Tan, Regional Director DOH RO XII; Asec. Abdullah Dumama Jr.; Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon; Usec. Epimaco Densing III, DDATRC Task Force Chair; and (from right) Liu Wei, General Manager, China State Construction Corporation, Philippines Branch; and Jin Yuan, Economic and Commercial Counselor, Embassy of China in the Philippines. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

SOCCSKSARGEN DDATRC inaugurated

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – Aristides Concepcion Tan (right), Health Regional Director, and Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, express joy as they grace the unveiling of the SOCCSKSARGEN Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center marker at Barangay Kawas on December 17. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (December 20, 2018) – The P350-million Chinese-funded SOCCSKSARGEN Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DDATRC) was inaugurated and turned over on December 17. Its construction was completed in less than a year.

This 150-bed capacity rehab center broke ground on January 12 in a three-hectare lot. Construction took off immediately after and was completed 10 months earlier than planned.

The DDATRC sits on a hill at Barangay Kawas, overlooking Sarangani Bay and General Santos City, and adjacent to the Provincial Police Office.

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