PDEA’s first satellite office in NCR opens in Taguig

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)’s efforts to stamp out illegal drug use in Metro Manila has been given a boost with the opening of its satellite office in Taguig City.

Mayor Lani Cayetano led city officials in inaugurating the PDEA building on September 21.

The building, which is located at A. Bonifacio St. in Barangay Upper Bicutan, is PDEA’s first ever satellite office in Metro Manila. It was fully furnished courtesy of the local government.

“PDEA just has to report to the office to make it fully operational,” said Taguig Anti-Drug Abuse Council OIC Hilario Cruz.

The presence of PDEA’s satellite office is seen to improve Taguig’s anti-drug efforts as the agency’s operatives will work closely with the city’s police force and the city’s anti-drug abuse council. The building can host inter-agency meetings and will accept walk-in reports.

The other cities comprising Metro Manila’s southern district– Makati, Pasay, Muntinlupa, Las Pinas and Parañaque, as well as the town of Pateros — will also benefit from drastically improved response times and the round-the-clock hotline of PDEA.