PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña
THE government’s intensified war against illegal drugs has made a significant impact on the national drug situation in the first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
“When I took over the leadership of PDEA, the President vowed to stop the drug problem in three to six months by all means the law allows. The government’s fight against illegal drugs has never been strongly felt by the Filipinos until the leadership of President Duterte,” said PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña.
“In response to the President’s marching orders, PDEA focused its operational thrusts towards high-impact operations and arrests of high-value targets to suppress the supply of dangerous drugs, while stepping up the drug demand reduction efforts in the communities,” Lapeña added.
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