The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) sent Public Relation Officer Jessie Tolentino to attend the Reputation Management Seminar which was conducted by Guthrie-Jensen Consultants Inc., a CSC certified training provider.
Tolentino’s participation in the seminar is part of the leveling up of employee competencies as required by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and in conformity with ISO standards.
Ms. Connie Udani, Training Specialist, Guthrie-Jensen, handled the three-day seminar and mini-workshop and discussed the different Phases of Reputation Management.
She showed an example of a typical design of a crisis management plan which is useful for companies or organizations experiencing such problems. According to her, the crisis management plan will help the agency to easily cope with its problems, should some kind of crisis occur.
Ms. Udani also explained the power of social media and how it can build or destroy the reputation of a public or private agency. She urged the participants to be factual and consistent in disseminating information to social media. She also talked about the importance of forming a crisis management team who will be mainly responsible for the safety and security of the organization.
Other participant-agencies include: Philippine Dealing System, Manila Water Company and Alaska Corporation.
The seminar was held at Makati Diamond Residences, Legaspi St., Makati City on July 14-16, 2015.
Some 1,957 students from Pasig City participated in the recent launching of Campus Tour against Drugs.
The campus tour aimed at educating and exposing the kids to a variety of positive ways for them to learn living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle.
Ms. Zenaida O. Concepcion, Officer-in-charge, Anti-Drug Abuse Council of Pasig (ADCOP), introduced the programs implemented and efforts of their team to combat dangerous drugs in Pasig City. She also presented the newly constructed holding area for the patients waiting to be rehabilitated.
Ms. Liane Angelica M. Kalacas, Information Officer I, Preventive Education, Training and Information Division, DDB, discussed the “8 Ways to Say NO to Drugs”. Through active participation, role play and recitation the pupils were made to better understand the topic.
Highlight of the tour was the dance presentation of the DDB Mascot – KID Listo. The students enjoyed watching Kid Listo’s presentation and joined him in the dancing activity.
With the aim of coordinating and integrating the overall efforts of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) especially in the field of prosecution and criminal investigation, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), Supreme Court of the Philippines (SC) and the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) conducted a seminar-workshop on Dangerous Drugs Law in the Bicol Region.
Ninety-four (94) participants from different areas of Region V were gathered to identify problems encountered in prosecuting drug related cases and proposing solutions to the problems.
Undersecretary Jose Marlowe S. Pedregosa, Executive Director, representing Secretary Antonio A. Villar, Jr., Chairman, DDB, gave the welcome message. He thanked the participants for coming over and assured them that their attendance would help them enhance and refresh their knowledge about dangerous drugs law. “I urge all of you to continue fighting the war against drug abuse,” he said. Usec. Pedregosa discussed the government response to the problem of drugs and explained all the programs of DDB towards attaining a drug-resistant and eventually a drug-free Philippines.
Mr. Bryan B. Babang, Director, PDEA Region V, talked about the current national and regional drug situation in the country. He gave updates to the participants on the magnitude of the dangerous drug problem of the country and in Region V.
The topic on Identifying and Assisting Drug Dependents was discussed by Undersecretary Rommel L. Garcia, Permanent Member, DDB. In his lecture, he emphasized on the different treatment modalities and rehabilitation procedures as provided under Section 54 and 61 or RA 9165, after care and follow-up programs for drug dependents, and clarifying issues on voluntary and compulsory confinement for treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependents.
Hon. Elisa R. Sarmiento-Flores, Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court Br. 71, Pasig City, explained the inquest and preliminary investigation procedures to determine probable cause in drug cases.
To help enlighten the participants on RA 9344 (First Time Minor Offender/Suspension of Sentence) in relation to Section 66 of RA 9165 and Salient Features of the Rule on Children, Hon. Philip A. Aguinaldo, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court Br. 207, Muntinlupa City was tasked to explain the topic thoroughly.
Hon. Oscar C. Herrera, Jr., Associate Justice of Sandiganbayan, tackled the Rules on Warrant of Arrest, Search and Seizure. He even added in his discussion the various issues on the legalities and requisites of a valid warrant of arrest, search and seizure, applicability of various doctrines, and present jurisprudence.
Hon. Mario V. Lopez, Associate Justice, Court of Appeals, gave a lecture on the legal issues on controlled delivery and buy-bust operations. He also presented an overview and updates on the law emphasizing on Sections 5, 11 and 26 including Supreme Court guidelines of RA 9165 and jurisprudence on drug-related cases.
Justice Lopez ends the program by giving his message. “I personally thank all of you for your participation on this seminar-workshop and I hope that you gain more knowledge and understanding about dangerous drugs law as it relates to your profession,” he stated.
The Seminar-Workshop on Dangerous Drugs Law for Judges, Prosecutors and Law Enforcers of the Fifth Judicial Region was held at the Avenue Plaza, Hotel, Naga City from June 30 to July 2, 2015.
To all concerned clients and stakeholders:
The Legal Division of the Dangerous Drugs Board receives numerous requests for Certificate of No Controlled Chemicals and Certificate of Exemption. In a bid to efficiently process and proficiently evaluate all these requests, we will be implementing a schedule for the submission of applications and walk-in inquiries.
Starting on 20 July 2015 (Monday), submission of applicants and walk-in inquiries shall be accommodated by our personnel from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on regular office days. This will allow us to process applications thereafter.
We are hoping for your understanding and cooperation.
Dangerous Drugs Board
The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), in cooperation with BKD Bacolod City Chapter, has successfully conducted the Barkada Kontra Droga Launching Seminar and the Training of Trainors on Life Skills Enhancement in Drug Abuse Prevention. It was held at the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos (UNO-R), Bacolod City on June 18-19, 2015.
With the aim to promote DDB’s flagship program and at the same time heighten the level of awareness of the youth on the evils of drug abuse, fifty six (56) high school and college student leaders from Bacolod City participated in the activity.
Mr. Israel P. Salanga, BKD President, BKD Bacolod City Chapter, welcomed all the guests and participants. “You are very fortunate to have been given this chance by DDB to be trained and to become future trainers as well so you should take into heart all the learnings that you will gain from the same and apply it in the conduct of your future trainings,” Mr. Salanga stated.
Ms. Liane Angelica M. Kalacas, Information Officer I, DDB, explained the Government Efforts to Address the Drug Problem. She discussed the different programs being undertaken by the government to address the drug abuse problem in the country.
The Medical Aspect of Drug Abuse was discussed by Asec. Benjamin P. Reyes, DDB’s Deputy Executive Director for Operations. He provided the participants a general idea on how addiction happens and what occurs in the mind and body of drug abusers. “It is important for you to identify the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and drug dependency so that you can help victims of drug abuse to get the appropriate treatment,” he stressed.
“Addiction is a chronic and relapsing brain disease making it difficult for drug dependents to totally stop the habit, thus, you should be firm in refusing drug offers so as not to be lured in using them,” Asec. Reyes added.
Atty. Philip Josef T. Vera Cruz, Chief, Legal Affairs Division, DDB, talked about Salient Features of R.A. 9165 also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. He cited relevant situations pertinent to the provisions that were earlier discussed.
Highlight of the activity was the training for trainors on the different life skills as discussed and demonstrated by the staff of the Preventive Education, Training and Information Division (PETID).
The Dangerous Drugs Board, together with the Department of Education, is pleased to present a Storytelling Competition, open to public elementary school students in the National Capital Region.
Aside from enhancing their talent in storytelling, the contest also aims to introduce the concept of drug abuse prevention among the students.
Cash prizes await the winners who will also be invited to perform in various activities of the DDB for children.
In the interest of Public Service, please be informed that the controlled Prescription Forms also known as "yellow prescription pads" used for prescribing dangerous drugs for patients are already available in selected Department of Health hospitals nationwide.
Use of the prescription forms by S2-Licensed Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians for above-mentioned purposes will again be required after 15 days of this publication. This advisory rescinds the previous advisory dated April 5, 2013, issued regarding this matter.
To all Physicians, Dentists, Veterinarians, or Practitioners:
The Department of Health-Special Concerns Technical Cluster-Dangerous Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (SCTC-DDAPTP) announces the availability of Yellow Prescription Pads for sale at selected DOH distribution sites. (Please see complete list under Downloads section in the side bar portion of the DDB website).
FOR: APPLICANTS FOR ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF NON-CONTROLLED CHEMICALS AND CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION
FROM: DDB LEGAL
Effective February 4, 2015 (Wednesday), all applications and attached annexes for certificate of non-controlled chemicals and certificate of exemtion shall submitted in pdf format of said application and attached annexes to be placed in a CD or USB Flash Drive. The requirement aims to improve file management and reduce paper usage in the office.
Applications submitted after the said date without the soft copy requirement shall not be accepted.
Thank you for your cooperation.
To all Physicians, Dentists, Veterinarians or Practitioners:
The Department of Health- Special Concerns Technical Cluster- Dangerous Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (SCTC-DDAPTP) informs all concerned that the Yellow Prescription Pads are now available for sale at selected DOH distribution sites.