Plenary Programme

Day 1 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am, 5th December 2022

Plenary 1: Opening and Launch ISSUP Philippines

Opening Ceremony

Welcoming Remarks and Introductions

  • ISSUP Philippines – Dr. Benjamin Vista, Interim Chair
  • ISSUP Global:  Ms. Joanna Travis Roberts, Chief Executive
  • Support to ISSUP Philippines – Dr. Olha Myshakivska, National Chapters Coordinator
  • Colombo Plan DAP – Dr. Nut Sungkhawanna, Director
  • INL, US Embassy Manila – Ms. Kelia Cummins
  • Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte
  • Representative from DILG/Office of the President
  • Representative from Department of Health
  • Representative from ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education
  • Keynote speaker
    • Secretary Catalino Cuy – Chairman, Dangerous Drugs Board
  • Unveiling of PASS logo

6:00pm - Welcome Dinner and Fellowship Night

Day 2 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am, 6th December 2022

Plenary 2: Global Credentialing and Local Accreditation

Plenary Chair: Dr. Benjamin Vista

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What is the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC)
    • Presenter - tbc, GCCCDirector
  • Accreditation of Drug Rehabilitation Professionals in the Philippines
    • Presenter – Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau, DOH
  • Recognition of Training Institutions/Organizations
    • Presenter: Representative of Dangerous Drugs Board 


Day 3 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am, 7th December 2022

Plenary 3: Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI)

Plenary Chair: Dr. Mariano Hembra

  • Presenters – Jac Charlier, Master Global Trainer in ATI; National Director for Justice Initiatives, Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at TASC
  • Reactors – Representatives from Philippine Judiciary and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency


Day 4 – 8th December 2022 - No plenary sessions

Quezon City Tour

Extra Hours for 5-day Training Workshops


Day 5 – 6:00 pm, 9th December 2022

Closing Ceremony

  • Oath-taking for new ISSUP Philippines members – Dr. Clara Fuderanan
  • ISSUP Philippines/PASS Report – Dr. Benjamin Vista
  • Presentation of supplemental video highlights of the event
  • Announcement of Future Plans – Dr. Mariano Hembra
  • Closing Remarks – Mayor Joy Belmonte
  • Closing Dinner hosted by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

Training information and schedule


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