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OATH TO REFORM. There have been at least 2,612 self-confessed illegal drug dependents who have respondent to Gingoog city’s Oplan Tokhang. Photo by Edwin Iyo

More than 2,000 illegal drug dependents yield to officials

By Edwin Iyo,

Gingoog City — The Oplan Tokhang here in the city has achieved a lot in taking in responders to the call to reform themselves during the flag raising at the city hall quadrangle, yesterda.

Councilor Mike Padeanga, chair of the committee on public order and public Safety said more than 2,000 self-confessed drug dependents took their oaths to reform.

Self-confessed drug dependents took their oaths to reform before Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Giovanni Alfred Navarro of this city.

Among those who took their oaths were mostly women and minors.

Paderanga said undetermine numbers of self-confessed small time drug pushers also attended the oath taking.

During the oath taking, Mayor Marie Guingona urged others who are still hiding to respond to the city government’s call.

Senior Insp. Ismael Virgil Gundaya, chief intelligence, confirmed at least 2,612 drug dependents individually confessed as of July 30.

The oath taking ceremony were witnessed by city officials and employees, educators, civic leaders business organization and other line local and national agencies of the city.


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