PDEA Declares the Province of Romblon as “Drug Cleared Province Print


Authority : PSUPT IMELDA VASQUEZ TOLENTINO 2017_romblondrugfreeprovince

Chief, Regional Public Information Office

Camp Efigenio C Navarro, Calapan City

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Date   : November 14, 2017


The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency represented by PDEA Deputy Director General for Operations Raul Lasala officially declared the Province of Romblon as “Drug Cleared Province” on November 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM at a ceremony held at Romblon State College after the province had met the requirements for the validation and declaration of its drug-cleared status. 


Romblon is the second province in the country declared as "drug cleared" after Batanes. The Signing and Awarding of Certificate of Drug Cleared Province was attended by Vice Governor Jose R Riano; Congressman Emmanuel F Madrona; PRO MIMAROPA Regional Director PCSUPT WILBEN M MAYOR; Assistant Regional Director, PDEA Mario Ramos; DILG Regional Director Florida M Dijan; Provincial Director, DILG Eduardo Janairo and other members of the Technical Working Committee.



During the implementation of Project Double Barrel, Project Double Barrel Alpha and Project Double Barrel Reloaded, Romblon Police Provincial Office has able to launched 35 operations that led to the arrest of 47 suspects, of which 13 are High Value Targets (HVTs) to include barangay officials and the confiscation of 188. 3838 grams of shabu and 54.722 grams of marijuana.


PCSUPT WILBEN M MAYOR, Regional Director congratulated the PNP personnel of Romblon Police Provincial Office for their great contributions of making the province free and cleared from illegal drugs. He further thanked all Local Chiefs Executive, Government Agencies and the citizenry for their active support on this noble undertaking.