This was revealed by Chief Supt Amador V. Corpus, Central Luzon police director, who said that the applicants will be screened properly with the reported involvement of some policemen in illegal drugs.
“It is better to hear a former addict who had changed and became a policeman rather than a policeman in active duty who became addicted to illegal drugs,” pointed out Gen. Corpus.
General Corpus was invited by Mayor Gila Garcia during the graduation of more than 400 former drug dependents who underwent a reformation program initiated by the mayor. The graduation coincided with the first year anniversary of the “Bahay Pagbabago”, a reformation center set up by the local town leaders here.
The regional police director wanted that the Bahay Pagbabago here will be used as a model in other areas in the region, noting its successful implementation to help address the illegal drugs problem besetting the country. “
Maintaining such program is costly as it incurs daily expenses for these individuals during the reformation period, until they finish the program, added Sr. Supt. Benjamin Silo, Bataan police director.