La Union's Bahay Pag-asa to Bring Hope in Youth Rehabilitation

By: Camille R. Bumatay, PIO | Photo By: PIO | Date: February 22, 2021

With the aim to provide safer center for children in conflict with the law, the Provincial Government of La Union inaugurated the Bahay Pag-asa, a Residential Care Facility, on February 22, 2021 at Sta. Rita, Bacnotan, La Union to serve as rehabilitation center for children under 18 years old and residents of La Union.

Once completed with furniture and facility equipment, the building will house about 25 minors offering them complete facilities and amenities in accordance to the standards set forth by the Juvenile and Justice Welfare Council.

Present in the inauguration program and blessing of the building were Department of the Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Virgilio Sison; Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Ranilo Ipac; Bacnotan Mayor Francisco Angelito L. Fontanilla; Bacnotan Vice Mayor Divina Fontanilla; Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Rosemarie Calpito; and Sta. Rita Barangay Captain Manuel Gaon.

The project is in consonance to Republic Act No. 10630 on the comprehensive Juvenile Justice and Welfare System and with the province's commitment to build a Stronger La Union, a Province worth living in. The activity is also a part of the celebration of La Union La Unay, 171st La Union Foundation Anniversary.

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