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Drug users and dealers, to be given livelihood and farming assistance

Change is indeed coming to the lives of drug users and dealers.

In line with the current war on drugs that the administration is implementing under its watch, drug addicts, users and pushers can now have one more shot to start a new life, through livelihood programs and farming assistance.

TESDA recently announced that they will be providing tehnical assistance to all drug dealer and users who have surrendered.

“This is in response to reports of convicts and inmates who resort to their old trade after serving time in jail because they have no other means of livelihood,” said Guiling Mamondiong, the newly appointed Tesda Director General.

He also said that the convicts can “have a second chance in life” by acquiring new skills in agriculture, metals and engineering, information and communications technology among others. They could also undergo trainings to be health givers or massage therapists, Inquirer reported.

Senator Cynthia Villar also said those who are under the cutody of the autjorities could also be provided training in “farm tourism camps” where they would be taught modern agricultural techniques and “urban gardening”, among others.

“One way of making use of our farm school that we are promoting is for them to accept the rehabilitation of drug dependents,” said Villar in the report, who spearheads the committee on agriculture.


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