FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija—The first drug rehabilitation center inside a military camp is being built here, Col. Benjamin Hao, Philippine Army spokesman, said.
Hao said construction started in late August on a 10-hectare land in this reservation, which is home to the 7th Infantry Division (7th ID), the Special Operations Command (Socom) and the Army Artillery Regiment (AAR).
The 7th ID has jurisdiction over two brigades, five battalions and three reconnaissance companies with a combined strength of 6,000 troops.
The reservation, which was spread on 73,000 hectares of lands, was reduced to 45,837 hectares by various presidential proclamations that segregated parcels of land for specific purposes.
Hao said the project is a joint venture of the Department of Health and the Army’s real estate office.
During his first State of the Nation Address last July 25, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the government will build rehabilitation centers inside Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz and Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan.