Interior Secretary Ismael Sueño announced on Monday that he will support the construction of drug rehabilitation centers in all regions in the Philippines. Sueno said he will coordinate with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in creating alternative learning systems for illegal drug users admitted to rehabilitation centers. He lamented the lack of rehabilitation centers in the country and acknowledged Sultan Pax Mangudadatu’s donation of 5 hectares of land to support the project. Sueno was elected Mayor of Koronadal, South Cotabato for six years during the Marcos era. He also served as officer-in-charge of South Cotabato from 1986 to 1988 during Pres. Corazon Aquino’s term.