Malolos launches sportsfest, scholarship for drug surrenderers

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Some 2,300 drug users and pushers who surrendered to the police were participants in the Tokhang Unity Games, tournament among barangay (villages), held at the Malolos City Convention and Sports Complex on Monday. Mayor Christian Natividad said the Unity Games was part of detoxification process and reformatory efforts of the city government. “This is our way of giving them a new lease on life so that they will not feel as outcasts of society. Each team represents the 51 barangays in our city,” Natividad explained. Natividad said this is also a means to erase the fear of those who have surrendered to the government. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between Malolos City, Bulacan State University, Tesda and the Philippine National Police for “Scholarship Balik Eskwela Program” and livelihood training for the surrenderers.

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