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The Dangerous Drugs Board welcomes the assumption of new PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva after Malacañang released his appointment signed last 22 May 2020. Incoming DG Villanueva has been a steadfast partner of DDB even during his early years as career officer of PDEA. DDB has involved him in many of its anti-drug efforts particularly in policy formulation and strategy development aspects which helped craft many of its inter-agency priorities all these years. Recognizing him as the 7th Director-General of PDEA, DDB intends to engage more closely and deepen the collaboration with his leadership noting that he will become an Ex-Officio Member of the Board.

Meanwhile, DDB extends its gratitude to the leadership of Aaron Aquino whose more than 2 years of service as Director-General led to the convergence of many initiatives between DDB and PDEA. Among these were the synergy between the ICAD and PADS which puts premium to the direction of the government’s anti-drug campaign in pursuit of the President’s framework of action. Given that he is slated to assume another crucial assignment in government, DDB extends its well wishes and warm felicitations to outgoing DG Aaron Aquino as he takes another helm to serve the Filipino people.