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PRESS RELEASE; #012/21

DATE: June 11, 2021

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) acknowledges and respects the Decision of the appellate court ordering the deletion of Honorable Vicente Veloso III, Representative, 3rd District of Leyte from the list under the Inter-Agency Drug Information Database (IDID) and destruction of all documents, records and information related to his inclusion in the list.

PDEA, as one of the executive arms of the government, is bound to abide by and follow the rule of law. However, we defer all our actions to the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) being the principal law office, and legal defender of the government tasked to represent the government, its agencies and instrumentalities for the exhaustion of legal remedies available.  

Upon assumption of the Director General, he immediately ordered the conduct of validation and adjudication at the regional level of all personalities included in the IDID.

To show the government’s resolve in validating the list, no less than the heads of the concerned agencies who are members of the Review, Evaluation and Management of Inter-Agency Drug Information Database (REMIDID) Committee met last month to hasten and facilitate the adjudication process.

PDEA reassures the public of its commitment, dedication, and determination in achieving drug-resistant and self-policing communities in the future.

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