DATE: June 3, 2022

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) today (Friday, June 3, 2022) paid tribute to its foreign and local partners for their contributions to the national anti-drug campaign.

PDEA Director General Wilkins M Villanueva, together with Assistant Secretary Diosdado Carreon, PDEA Deputy Director General for Administration, and Assistant Secretary Gregorio Pimentel, PDEA Deputy Director General for Operations, personally handed plaques of appreciation to PDEA’s international counterparts, partners from the national government agencies, local government units, and other law enforcement agencies, during the event dubbed as PDEA Partners’ Night with Local and Foreign Counterparts in Seda Hotel, Quezon City.

PDEA, the lead anti-drug agency, honored its local and foreign partners who have supported the agency in terms of expertise in knowledge and resources to strengthen the drive against drug syndicates and proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.

Among the awardees are Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Secretary Francisco Duque of the Department of Health, Secretary Teodoro Locsin of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and Commissioner Aileen Lizada of the Civil Service Commission.

An audio-visual presentation featuring PDEA’s 20-year Milestones and Accomplishments was also presented, highlighting the agency’s operational and administrative accomplishments.       

Villanueva extended his deep appreciation to the partners and commended the dedication and commitment of the honorees in the national anti-drug campaign, adding that cooperation and collaboration in all the government’s program will lead to their success.

The PDEA chief championed the Barangay Drug Clearing Program – a holistic and whole-of-nation approach in addressing the drug problem. BDCP is a brainchild program of Villanueva that enlists the participation of local government units (LGUs), government agencies and various stakeholders in the national anti-drug campaign.  It seeks to establish self-policing and drug-resistant communities.

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