PDEA inaugurates new multi-purpose building

Published May 28, 2021, 7:33 PM

by Chito Chavez

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) inaugurated Friday, May 28, its new multi-purpose building with amenities for the use and well-being of its personnel.

PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva (Photo courtesy of PDEA)

PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva said the four-storey building features facilities that would accommodate the different functions of the agency.

It includes directors’ quarters, new conference room, medical and dental clinic, an audio-visual recording studio, work-out gym, employees’ canteen, and a roof deck dedicated for gathering and relaxation.

“This is part of our continuing expansion program to address the increasing logistical and manpower needs of the agency. The infrastructure project was programmed under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) Fiscal Year 2018, and approved by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM),” Villanueva said.

“The construction of the new building was made possible through the assistance of Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), who was the guest of honor and speaker, represented by DPWH Undersecretary Roberto Bernardo, during the inauguration,’’ PDEA said.

The multi-purpose building is just one of the ₱188-million infrastructure projects of the DPWH which also include the PDEA multi-level steel parking and logistics building that were inaugurated in December 2020.

“Other than the inauguration of this new edifice is the building of a new home for our conference room where great minds meet, and a recording studio for the production of multi-media programs that advocate against illegal drug use,” Villanueva noted.

“The agency also always looks out for the well-being of its workforce by providing spaces to improve their quality of life,’’ he added.