LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Amado I. Espino, III will inaugurate the Pangasinan Reformation Center (PRC) built by the provincial government in Burgos town on February 27, Tuesday.
The multi-purpose facility is intended primarily to provide reformation programs and activities for the youth, especially those who were engaged in illegal drugs, through spiritual transformation, knowledge enhancement, skills development and provision of livelihood opportunities.
The center, which stands in a two-hectare lot in barangay San Vicente, Burgos that was donated to the provincial government by the family of the late Burgos Mayor Demetrio Cabiles, will become operational on March 7.
Also expected to attend the inauguration and blessing of the facility on February 27, 8AM include: former Burgos Vice Mayor Belen Cabiles and her son, Atty. Aldrin Cabiles, Sangguniang Panlalawigan members led by Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr., Burgos town officials led by Mayor Alberto R. Guiang, Jr., and representatives from member-agencies of the Provincial Anti Drug Abuse Council (PADAC).
In his previous remarks about the reformation center, Governor Espino said that the facility will serve as a place for those who wish to return to their normal lives and become productive citizens.
The center can accommodate 100 to 150 “reformists” at one time, but the first batch on March 7 will start with 50 reformists.
Enlistment in the center is voluntary, and not required.
In January 27, 2017, Governor Espino formally signed and received from Cabiles family the deed of donation of the two-hectare lot in San Vicente village, Burgos town where the reformation center now stands.
/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca