Thirty-six lawyers of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recently attended a forum to strengthen the prosecution of drug cases and ensure high conviction rate.
“Known as ‘PDEA Lawyers’ Forum’, the two-day conference held on December 1 to 2, 2016 in Camelot Hotel. Quezon City was designed to address the high dismissal and acquittal rate of drug-related cases in the Philippines by identifying and developing feasible mechanisms to counter the problem,” said PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) expressed its appreciation for the financial assistance extended by mayors of the Negros Island Region (NIR), for the construction of the agency’s regional office in the region.
PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña personally received a check for P3 million, from Mayor Magdaleno Peña of Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, representing the League of Mayors in the NIR, during simple rites on December 5, 2016 at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.
The Director General of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) attended the 37th Meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Senior Officials on Drug Matters (ASOD) on August 24 to 27, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña said that during the four-day affair among the topics discussed range from addressing key challenges on the evolving drug scene and strengthening cross-border cooperation among ASEAN member states.
Some 602 personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were subjected to a surprise drug test on August 22, 2016 at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.
PDEA Director General Isidro S, Lapeña led the submission of urine samples that were taken from PDEA key officials, administrative/technical personnel and Drug Enforcement Officers (DEOs), who underwent the drug tests after a long weekend break. The drug tests were administered by the PDEA Laboratory Service under Director Belen Banog after the regular Monday flag-raising ceremony.