The newly established BALAY SILANGAN of the Municipality of Burgos, La Union was inaugurated on January 28, 2020.
A newly established Balay Silangan located at the second floor of the four floored-municipal hall building of the Burgos Municipal Local Government Unit was inaugurated. This is led by Mayor Robert B. Madarang, Jr. with Region I PDEA Director Bryan B. Babang, Atty. Marvin O. Tavares of PDEA-La Union, MLGOO Rhodalyn S. Licudine, all MLGU department/office heads, all punong barangays of the 12 barangays of the Municipality and some members of the Sangguniang Bayan. The blessing of the Balay Silangan was administered by Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church Parish Priest Jose L. Tagupa, SVD.
Before the inauguration/blessing, an inaugural program was held at the Municipal Plaza attended by the above-mentioned guests and LGU personnel, Burgos Municipal Police Station led by Chief of Police Pol Capt. Leopoldo Galap, Barangay Officials led by all the Punong Barangays, faculty members and students of Burgos National High School led by their school principal Ms. Arlene C. Hilario and some officers of civic organizations.
Representing Director General Aaron N. Aquino of the PDEA National Headquarters, PDEA Regional Director Bryan B. Babang acted as the Guest Speaker. He stressed in his speech that the Balay Silangan Program is needed for the war against drugs; that it is a national reformation program that offers temporary refuge for illegal-drug offenders with the objective to transform them into self-sufficient and law-abiding citizens.
On the part of the Provincial Government of La Union, Executive Assistant Justo Orros III, representing the Honorable Governor Francisco Emmanuel R. Ortega III, also gave the assurance, in his speech, the usual support of the Provincial Government to the Municipality of Burgos. Mayor Robert B. Madarang, Jr. expressed in his short talk, for and in behalf of the MLGU, his appreciation and gratefulness to the PDEA and the La Union PLGU.
Signing of the Manifesto of Commitment, unveiling of the Balay Silangan Marker, and Cutting of the Inaugural Ribbon and blessing followed after the Program. A simple lunch took place after he Activity.