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PCUP to launch Urban Poor Kontra Droga program, tap community organizations as counselors

Quezon City, Oct. 18, 2016 – The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), in cooperation with Rep. Winnie Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) will launch the former’s Urban Poor Kontra-Droga program (UPKD). The UPKD will focus on the mobilization of local community groups as ‘counselors’ to their fellow residents who are admitted drug users. The PCUP, along with other national government agencies, will provide support through information and education campaigns, as well as alternative livelihoods and other alternative activities.


What: Launching of PCUP community-based drug rehab program

Who: PCUP chairman Terry Ridon, Rep. Winnie Castelo, PNP chief ‘Bato’ dela Rosa, QCPD Director PSSUPT. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar

When: Oct. 25, 2016 (Tuesday); 9 AM to 5 PM

Where: Covered Court, New Capitol State 1, Brgy. Batasan Hills, Q.C       


Specific Event Activities:

- Covenant Signing between PCUP chairman Terry Ridon, Q.C 2nd District Rep. Winnie Castelo, PNP chief ‘Bato’ dela Rosa, QCPD Director PSSUPT. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, Reps. from: Dangerous Drugs Board, DSWD, DOH, Office of the Cabinet Secretary

- Launching of Urban Poor Kontra Droga (9 – 11 am)

- Workshop on Program Details (1 – 5 pm)

Expected number of participants: 500

Objectives of the Urban Poor Kontra Droga:

- Mobilization of community members, groups as ‘counselors’ for drug users

- Conduct of information and education campaigns (IECs)

- Provision of Livelihood and other alternative activities for drug users


For more info, contact:

Vincent Eugenio
Chief of Staff
Office of the Chairman
Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor