“The war against illegal drugs remains unabated”.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro S. Lapeña issued the statement to allay public perception that the intensified campaign against illegal drugs of the government hit a snag following the recent deactivation of all anti-drug units of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
“PDEA will make adjustments in filling the gap left behind by the PNP by tapping other government agencies and the barangays as force multipliers to help in the national anti-drug campaign as provided by law,” said Lapeña.
Fully-grown marijuana plants, with an estimated street value of P6,330,000, were destroyed by combined elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Philippine Army (PA) during a marijuana eradication on January 27, 2017.
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.