The Provincial Government and Globe Telecom have agreed to pursue the plan to "repurpose" the drug-rehabilitation center that the telco giant built in the town of Pinamungajan, Cebu in 2018.
During a meeting on Thursday, March 23, Globe`s director for external affairs Patrick Gloria, Gov. Gwen Garcia, and provincial legal officer Atty. Donato Villa agreed that both parties will amend the memorandum of agreement previously signed between Globe and the previous administration when the project was implemented.
In the MOA, both the Cebu Province and Globe Telecom will agree to repurpose the 102-bed capacity New Life Center and convert it into a multi-purpose building that will serve not just as a drug rehab center.
Capitol and Globe are set to sign the amended MOA on March 29.
According to Rofil Sheldon Magto, regional communications manager at Globe, this amendment will pave the way for the expansion of the facility to cater not just to health matters but also to other sustainability-related programs of the Capitol.
He said this could also be used for revenue-generating purposes and sustainable livelihood programs.
Originally, the facility was intended to serve drug-related patients who needed in-patient quality treatment and other health-related services.
The center became the first Provincial Government-supervised facility in Cebu that is also adjacent to the district hospital for cases that needed hospital treatment. | (Carlo Lorenciana)