Thursday, April 22, 2021

Iligan City Inaugurates Permanent Balay Silangan Reformation Center

(Friday, 13th day of November 2020)


The City of Iligan recently held the Blessing and inauguration of another and permanent Balay Silangan Reformation Center (BSRC) at Sitio Fatima, Barangay Abuno on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This is the 3rd Batch of Reformatory Program initiated by the city government of Iligan under the administration of Mayor Celso G. Regencia, Vice-Mayor Jemar Vera Cruz, and the 17th Council.

Balay Silangan is a drug reformation program and an alternative intervention for drug personalities who are not eligible to undergo medical treatment and rehabilitation in facilities supervised by the Department of Health. It is also one of the requirements for a city to be declared as a drug cleared city. It offers a temporary refuge for illegal-drug offenders to transform them into self-sufficient and law-abiding members of society.

In attendance are the Regional Director of PDEA 10 – Director Emerson Rosales, Provincial Officer of Iligan Lanao del Norte, PDEA 10- IA5 Vincent Cecil M. Orcales, Deputy Commander of 2nd Mechanized Brigade, Philippine Army- Col. Charlemagne F. Batayola, City Director of PNP, Iligan City Police Office- PCol. Rolando D. Cuya Jr., Vice Executive Judge of Iligan City and Lanao del Norte, and Presiding Judge of RTC Branch V, Iligan City Hall of Justice- Hon. Silvestre D. Orejana Jr., City Director of DILG Iligan- Edward G. Bhagwani, Program Manager of DILG Iligan -Elizabeth G. Buna, City Administrator and Program Director of BSRC- PGen. Leony Roy G. Ga, Center Administrator of TESDA RTC 10- Mario S. Labisig, SP Chairman of Committee on Moral Recovery & Rehabilitation- City Councilor Rhandy Ryan Francis A. Ong, SP Chairman of Committee on Peace & Order, Safety and Dangerous Drugs- City Councilor Ian C. Uy, City Health Officer- Dr. Cherlina Cañaveral, Executive Director of Moral Recovery Program- Ptr.Ronald D. Betiwan, Chancellor of St. Michael the Arcangel Cathedral- Rev. Fr. Edward Labadisus, heads of offices, Punong Barangays, US Elite Navy Seals, police personnel and other guests.


– Maricris J. Tumimbang/CIO