The Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), the investment holding company of tycoon Dr. Andrew L. Tan, has entered into a partnership agreement with various government agencies to build a modern treatment and rehabilitation center facility in Taguig City.
The deed of donation for a new drug rehabilitation facility is under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of AGI with the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and city government of Taguig.
Alliance Global set to build modern rehab center facility at Taguig. Present at the contract signing were (from L-R) Epimaco Densing III, DILG Assistant Secretary; Elmer G. Punzalan, DOH Assistant Secretary; Lani Cayetano, Taguig City Mayor; Paulyn Jean Rossel- Ubial, DOH Secretary; Kevin L. Tan, Executive Director, Alliance Global Group, Inc.; Ismael Mike Sueno, DILG Secretary; Leoncio Evasco Jr, Cabinet Secretary – Office of the President; John Castriciones, Usec DILG and Aurora Ignacio, Assistant Secretary – Office of the President
Under the MOA, AGI, through one of its foundations, will finance the construction and the design of the facility that will soon rise on a 6,852 square meters of land inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig. This will accommodate an additional of around 500 drug reformists and set to be completed in 2018.
Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) will finance the construction and the design of the facility that will soon rise on a 6,852 square meters of land inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig.
The treatment and rehabilitation center will be run and managed by DOH and will have a wide range of services and amenities such as a physical therapy center, out-patient department building, support building, ward, swimming pool, basketball court and gym.
“Alliance Global expresses its full support to the ongoing drug rehabilitation program of the government. This modern facility is part of the company’s social responsibility in helping the government to accommodate the rising numbers of drug surrenderers and help prepare drug dependents to slowly regain their normal lives in a safe and healthy way,” says Kevin L. Tan, executive director, AGI.
The latest data reported last October showed almost 700,000 drug users voluntarily surrendered after President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in July. The number of drug users in the Philippines have now reached to an estimated of about four million.
At present, there are only 44 DOH-accredited drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation centers in the country. About 15 out of the 44 facilities are government-owned and can only serve a total of about 5,300 in-patients, which are insufficient to serve the surrenderers.
AGI, through one of its foundations, committed Php 1.2 Billion for two to four rehabilitation facilities in the country. This year, AGI announced the construction of a facility in Davao, and two more facilities in the Visayas and Mindanao may be announced next year.
Alliance Global Group is the holding firm of the country’s leading real estate developer Megaworld Corporation; the world’s largest brandy company Emperador Distilleries; Golden Arches Development Corporation, the master franchise holder of McDonald’s in the Philippines; and Travellers International Hotel Group, which operates Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.