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In Photos: Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Kick-Off Program

The Dangerous Drugs Board jump-started the celebration of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control (DAPC) Week 2016 on November 14 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City

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DDB Statement on the Reported Unliquidated Funds Granted to Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers

While the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) acknowledges the Commission on Audit (COA) Report on the unliquidated balances of financial assistance given to Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers, National Government Agencies and some Non-Government Organization, we would like to clarify that as of August 2016, at least 54 Million has already been liquidated from the reported 189 Million balance as of December 2015.

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Drug abuse prevention and control week celebration set; policies on handling voluntary surrender of drug personalities to be launched

In the third week of November, the whole country will celebrate the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control or DAPC Week.

The Dangerous Drugs Board, as the country’s policy-making and strategy-formulating body on drug prevention and control, will spearhead the celebration from 13-18 November 2016.

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President Duterte issues EO to establish, support rehab centers

The Office of the President issued Executive Order No. 4 to create an inter-agency task force for the establishment and support of drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation centers throughout the Philippines. It is part of the continuous efforts of the government in the campaign against illegal drugs. The said EO will ensure that the growing numbers of drug dependents who have voluntarily surrendered to the authorities will be provided with appropriate treatment and rehabilitation services.

One of the functions of the Task Force is to establish the needed drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation centers and provide support for their operations, with authority to call for assistance of government agencies involve in the said implementation. They are also tasked to issue relevant guidelines for the effective implementation of the EO.

The task force is composed of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as the Chairperson; Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) and Chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) as the Vice Chairpersons; and the members are composed of Secretaries from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Director General of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and a Representative from the Office of the President.

Executive Order No. 4 was issued last October 11, 2016 at the MalcaƱan Palace.

Download the Executive Order No. 4, click here.

Announcement: Increase in fee for issuance of Certification of Non-Controlled Products and Certificate of Exemption

The Dangerous Drugs Board would like to advise our dear clients and stakeholders of the increase in the fee for issuance of Certification of non-controlled products and Certificate of Exemption for products containing controlled chemicals above the limit of concentration.

A fee of P300.00 shall now be charged per Certification of ten (10) item. Exempted from payment of fees are national government agencies and government controlled or owned corporations and foreign counterpart regulatory or enforcement agencies.

The fee is increased from P150.00 by virtue of Board Regulation No. 1, Series of 2014.