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Third drug rehab center in Bicol to open in June

/ 05:16 AM April 17, 2018

LIGAO CITY — A drug rehabilitation center, described as the biggest in the Bicol region, will start operating in this city in Albay province in two months, Gov. Al Francis Bichara said.

The center in the village of Tula-Tula Grande can accommodate 150 patients.

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Bichara said the center’s construction was “almost 80-percent” complete.

According to Napoleon Arevalo, Department of Health Bicol regional director, two drug rehabilitation centers are operating in San Fernando town, Camarines Sur province, and in Malinao town, also in Albay.

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Each accommodates 100 patients. The two-story, P5-million center here is funded by the Albay provincial government. —Michael B. Jaucian

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