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PDEA Regional Office - XI
Twelve (12) years ago, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, to give more teeth to the government’s drive against illegal drugs. In approving the law, the president repealed the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 or the Republic Act 6425 and led to the creation of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. PDEA is the lead agency of the government responsible for preventing, investigating and combating the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.PDEA is the implementing arm of the Dangerous Drugs Board(DDB). The DDB is the policy-making and strategy-formulating body in the planning and formulation of policies and programs on drug prevention and control. PDEA and DDB are both under the supervision of the Office of the President.
PDEA RO XI
PDEA Regional Office XI is located at Camp Capt. Domingo E Leonor, San Pedro Street, Davao City. It covers whole Davao Region and consists of five (5) provinces namely: Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley Province and the newly created Davao Occidental. Davao City is the regional center of Region XI.
Presently, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office XI has forensic laboratory and three (3) satellite offices located at Panabo City, Davao del Norte, Digos City, Davao del Sur and the other one in Mati City, Davao Oriental,
From the time PDEA RO XIwas operational in 2002 up to 2006, the Regional Office was managed and directed by DIRECTOR III WILKINS M VILLANUEVA and the work force were members of the Philippine National Police.The transition period given to the agency before the PNP personnel returned to their mother unit. Hence, in 2008 the Regional Office XIwas fully manned by newly hired personnel to present.
The PDEA Regional Office XI intensifiesthe fight against illegal drugs and trafficking. With this effort, the Regional Office XI dismantles the first clandestine laboratory located at Dumoy, Davao City in December 31, 2004. The accused suffered the maximum penalty for violation of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The succeeding Regional Directors of PDEA Regional Office XI were PSUPT JESSIE ESTRADA, PSUPT ROLANDO B BADE, PSUPT GLENN DISCHOSA DELA TORRE, and DIRECTOR II ROYBEL M SANCHEZ. The Regional Directors remarkably served the office and each has its own achievements and contributed to the development of the Regional Office XI.
The Regional Office XI continued its fight against illicit drugs in consonance with the agency’s vision and mission under its present leadership, DIRECTOR III EMERSON R ROSALES.