Peralta Brigadier General Randy Q. Peralta

Peralta new PNP-DEG head

February 15, 2022 People's Tonight 2404 views

BRIGADIER General Randy Q. Peralta officially took over as the new director of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) while his classmate from PNP Academy Class 1993, is the new Quezon City Police District director, Brig. Gen. Remus B. Medina.

“My marching order for all of you is to stay focused and do what is right. Let’s us look forward not for self-fulfillment but look on the future of our children and our country,” Peralta told officers and men of the PNP-DEG shortly after he was installed by PNP Director for Operations, Major Gen. Valeriano T. de Leon.

The new PNP-DEG director thanked Brig. Gen. Medina for ably steering the unit to greater heights with major accomplishments since May last year which saw the PNP-DEG accounting for nearly 1.9 tons of shabu worth around P13 billion with the help of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other PNP territorial units.

“This is a challenging job but I promise I won’t break your heart. Just be honest with me. If there are temptations, if offers are coming as you carry out your job. Just tell me. We should live in trust and confidence,” he said.

Being no stranger to the PNP-DEG where he used to be its Chief of Staff and later Deputy Director for Operations, Brig. Gen. Peralta also said one sure way to avoid falling into the evils of money as they fight drugs is to live a decent and modest life.

“We are humans bound to commit mistakes but we can avoid all temptations by simply living within our means,” he said.

Maj. Gen. de Leon, on behalf of PNP chief Gen. Dionardo B. Carlos extended his congratulation to the newly-installed PNP-DEG director. “I am confident that you are an esteemed officer who is highly confident to lead the PNP Drug Enforcement Group. With the support, hard work, and right attitude of the PNP-DEG family, I expect that you will continue or even surpass the laudable accomplishments of your predecessors,” the official said.

De Leon also commended the men and women of the PNP-DEG for showing their professionalism and unwavering commitment to pursuing the government’s war on drugs.

“Despite the numerous challenges affecting the implementation of our campaign, you stood firm with a stronger commitment to serve and protect our people against crime and violence,” he said while noting the significant contribution of the unit to the PNP’s unprecedented achievements in the crackdown against illegal drug trafficking and abuse under the Duterte administration.

Maj. Gen. de Leon said that on orders of Gen. Carlos, they are already finalizing the PNP’s Campaign Plan Double-Barrel Finale Version 2022 which is anchored on 8 “Es Infinite Process”.

They are Engineering the structure; Education; Extraction of information; Enforcement; Enactment of Laws; Environment; Economics; and Evaluation.

“As we move towards the end of the Campaign Plan Double Barrel, we deem it necessary to reconceptualize our strategy and focus on regaining the trust and confidence of the public to the PNP,” he said.