Press Release
July 17, 2016

Trillanes: Convert Hacienda Binay into a rehabilitation facility

Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV urges the government to sequester the so-called Hacienda Binay and convert it into a drug treatment and rehabilitation facility.? ?

Trillanes said "There are thousands of self-confessed drug dependents who have surrendered to the authorities, but, aside from monitoring, the government has yet to implement a concrete program to ensure that these drug users will not return to their old ways. We do not have a concrete plan, as well as facilities, to rehabilitate them."?

Trillanes, thus, proposes to use the controversial Hacienda Binay as a drug rehabilitation facility.??

"During the hearings conducted by the Senate on the anomalies involving then VP Binay, it was raised that the 350-hectare farm, allegedly owned by VP Binay, was illegally acquired and violated the agrarian reform law. The current administration must immediately act to sequester this land and put it into good use by converting it into a treatment and rehabilitation facility," Trillanes added.?

According to Trillanes, given its vast area and serene environment, the property is an ideal place for treatment and rehabilitation.? ?

Trillanes further explained, "Any serious anti-illegal drug drive should include a rehabilitation program for drug users. We must treat and rehabilitate them, and prepare them for social reintegration."

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