Sunday, July 17, 2016

PDEA welcomes new director-general

LINGAYEN - Retired police general Isidro Lapeña, a native of Urdaneta City, has been appointed a key position under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to wage the battle against illegal drugs.
 Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's Director Isidro Lapeña

Lapeña who was also the former deputy chief of the Philippine National Police was recently declared as the new director-general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

To give him fitting recognition, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Pangasinan passed on July 11 a resolution congratulating him on his new post.

The resolution, authored by Board Member Rosary Gracia Perez-Tababa, said the appointment of Lapeña as anti-drug czar emphasizes the importance of having a man of character and integrity in charge of the new administration’s top concern.

“The province of Pangasinan firmly believes in the leadership of abilities and qualifications of General Lapeña to lead the PDEA,” the resolution read.

The resolution also stated that Lapeña vowed to make his home city and province into a pilot area for drug enforcement. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)

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