For some drug users in the Philippines, rehab means making coffins



Some drug users seeking to avoid becoming a bloody statistic in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on narcotics, are going into a rehabilitation program that teaches them how to make coffins.
More than 700,000 drug users and pushers have registered with the authorities in a process termed "surrendering", but there are few programmes or facilities to help most of them.
But in Olongapo, a city of 220,000 three hours north of Manila, drug users are taught carpentry skills and paid 5,000 Philippine pesos (83 pounds) a month to build wooden coffins as part of the local... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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