15-March 2017
Dolphy’s Son Speaks At Bacolod Symposium On Drugs

The son and namesake of the late "King of Comedy" Dolphy addressed the participants of the symposium on "City-Wide Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program" at the Bacolod Arts Youth and Sports (BAYS) Center today [March 15].

 Rodolfo Quizon Jr., also known as "Dolphy Jr.," a former drug dependent but has successfully turned his life around, shared his his road to recovery.

 He told the participants, composed of drug surrenderers from various barangays, that changing themselves for good is not yet too late.

 "I prefer to call you guys reformists, instead of surrenderers," he said.

 He noted that for them to attend the event is already a part of their reformation. 

 The event was organized by the Bacolod City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), chaired by Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

 Leonardia, in his message, emphasized the significance of the program in helping the surrenderers change their lives by seeking help from CADAC.

 He said this is part of his help to the Duterte administration’s war on drug abuse.

He feels sad that the surrenderers had turned to drugs to solve their problems, but he is glad that they have now chosen to reform and had sought intervention from the government.

 The symposium is part of the 8-Week Community-Based Rehabilitation Program that was designed by CADAC-Committee on Rehabilitation to help the surrenderers.

 Other officials who graced the event were Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Negros Island Region (PDEA-NIR) director Roselyn Borja, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) head Chief Inspector Ray Guanico, and City Health Officer Carmela Gensoli.*

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