No state policy on drug war killings – DDB

The Dangerous Drugs Board reiterates that there are no policies that permit, tolerate, and condone killings and other human rights violations in relation to the Philippine anti-drug campaign. This is a reaction to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor’s statement that extra judicial killings appear to have been committed pursuant to official state policy of the Philippine government.

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DDB statement on the approval of House Bill 7814 amending RA 9165

The Dangerous Drugs Board welcomes the approval of the amendments to the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, on third and final reading, at the House of Representatives.

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Strengthening of Anti-Money Laundering Act, a big boost in the campaign against drugs – DDB

The Dangerous Drugs Board welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of Republic Act No. 11521, strengthening the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001.

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DDB statement on the ICC report claiming crimes against humanity in the anti-drug campaign

The Dangerous Drugs Board denounces the findings of the International Criminal Court in a seeming move to discredit the efforts of the Philippine government in the campaign against illegal drugs.

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DDB partners with National Dairy Authority to boost health and nutrition of patients in treatment and rehabilitation facilities

In a simple ceremony on December 15, the DDB turned over two million worth of funds to the National Dairy Authority (NDA) for the provision of milk and milk products to accredited government-operated Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers (DATRCs) nationwide.

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Joint DDB-PDEA Statement on the Reclassification of Cannabis

Following the decision of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UN-CND) to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (the “Convention”), the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) would like to enlighten the public on its limited implications to our drug control policies and actions.

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DDB statement on the reclassification of cannabis in international drug control convention

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) acknowledges the decision of the United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

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DDB, PHILJA conduct virtual seminar-workshop on dangerous drugs law for NCR judges, prosecutors and law enforcers

The Dangerous Drugs Board and the Philippine Judicial Academy under the Department of Justice held this year’s Seminar Workshop on the Dangerous Drugs Law for Judges, Prosecutors and Law Enforcers virtually, for the first time.

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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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(Facility Based)*
CY 2017
No. % No.  % No. %
NEW ADMISSION 2,951 72.95 305 7.54 3,256 80.49
RE-ADMISSION 581 14.36 52 1.29 633 15.65
OUT-PATIENT 149 3.68 7 0.17 156 3.86
TOTAL 3,681 91.00 364 9.00 4,045 100.00

* Total Reported Cases from Residential and Out-Patient Facilities


(Facility Based)*
CY 2017

• AGE : Mean age of 31 years
• SEX : Ratio of male and female 10:1
• CIVIL STATUS : Single 53.52%
• STATUS OF EMPLOYMENT : Unemployed 45.96%
• EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT : High School Level 27.32%
• ECONOMIC STATUS : Average Monthly Family Income Php 12,337.57
• PLACE OF RESIDENCE : Urban (Specifically NCR 43.31%)
• DURATION OF DRUG USE : More than 6 years
• NATURE OF DRUG TAKING : Mono drug use**
Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (Shabu)
Cannabis (Marijuana)
Contact Cement (Rugby)
*Residential and Out-Patient Facilities
**Mono drug users - abuse of one (1) drug only