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South Cotabato governor admits being at a loss over what to do about narcotics problem

Mindanao provinces adopt church drug rehab program

Former drug users receive certificates of completion on April 19 after undergoing a three-month rehabilitation program in Quezon City. (Photo by Robert Gines)

RS Sarmiento, General Santos City
Philippines

April 19, 2017

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A local government in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao has adopted a church-run drug rehabilitation program as part of its anti-narcotics war.

The program dubbed "Pastoral Accompaniment of Illegal Drugs Users and Pushers" or PAID-UP has been initiated by Marbel Diocese in South Cotabato province.

Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel said the program was designed to "Christify" drug users and pushers to make them "responsible, responsive, and disciplined citizens."

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