PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chair, Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva on Friday led the inauguration of their new multi-purpose building at the PDEA national headquarters in Quezon City.
The 4-storey building houses the PDEA chair’s quarters, a new conference room, a medical and dental clinic, an audio-visual recording studio, a work-out gym, an employees’ canteen and a roof deck dedicated for 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,” said Villanueva.
The construction of the new building was made possible through the assistance of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) headed by Secretary Mark Villar.
According to Villanueva, the multi-purpose building is one of the P188-million infrastructure projects of the DPWH, together with the PDEA Multi-Level Steel Parking and Logistics Building which 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,” the PDEA chief said.