Former PNPA Director joins DDB as a Permanent Member

P/MGen. Gilberto DC Cruz, former Director of the Philippine National Police Academy who recently retired from service, has been appointed as a Permanent Member of the Dangerous Drugs Board with the rank of Undersecretary.

DDB Chairman, Sec. Catalino S. Cuy, welcomes the appointment of Undersecretary Cruz saying, “his experience as a commendable police officer, leader, and manager will be of great help in ensuring that policies and programs to address the drug problem remain relevant and effective.”

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DDB, member agencies, stakeholders celebrate 2020 Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week virtually

The Dangerous Drugs Board led this year’s celebration of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control (DAPC) Week on November 15 – 21, 2020.

A virtual program joined by different national government agencies (NGAs), local government units, non-government organizations, schools, and faith-based groups, kicked off the celebration on November 16, 2020.

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DDB provides funding support for construction of educational facilities

In a virtual ceremony on October 21, the DDB turned over more than six million worth of financial assistance to two beneficiaries for the construction of educational facilities.

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2019 Drug Survey shows drug use prevalence rate falls to 2.05%

81.6% approves of the government’s anti-drug campaign

Around 1.67 million or two out of one hundred Filipinos aged 10 to 69 are current users of drugs, according to the results of the 2019 National Household Survey on the Patterns and Trends of Drug Abuse, released by the Dangerous Drugs Board.

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DDB urges courts to adopt regulation on destruction of seized illegal drugs

In a letter to the Supreme Court, the Dangerous Drugs Board reiterated the implementation of Board Regulations on the disposition of confiscated dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals, paraphernalia and laboratory equipment used for the manufacture of illegal substances.

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DDB issues guidelines to clear jails of illegal drugs

Controlled facilities or jails nationwide are directed to clear its premises from illegal drug activities and secure their drug-cleared or drug-free status, twelve months from now.

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DDB responds to the Statement of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the global human rights update

The Dangerous Drugs Board reiterates to the the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that no policies have to be revoked because there are none which permit, tolerate, and condone killings and other human rights violations in relation to the Philippines’s anti-drug campaign.

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DDB provides funding support to Ormoc, BARMM LGU and La Union DOH-TRC

Three beneficiaries received a grant of 5 Million Pesos each from the Dangerous Drugs Board to aid the construction of in-patient and community-based drug treatment and rehabilitation facilities in their respective localities.

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Statement of the Dangerous Drugs Board on the Vape Product Containing Marijuana

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) affirms and reiterates the warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against the purchase and use of a vapor product refill, bearing the brand name “Gluttony” and flavor “Mamon,” found to contain cannabinol.

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