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PDEA calls on holders of S-, P-licenses to renew 2 weeks before expiry dates

Tacloban City (June 5) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency called on the S-License and P-License holders in Eastern Visayas to apply for or renew their licenses at least two weeks before the expiry dates.

PDEA 8 Information Officer Liza M. Fabi-Baoy, said that P-License is for the manufacture, recycle, importation, exportation, repack, wholesale, trade, distribution, retail, end-use, or laboratory use of precursor and essential chemicals or its mixtures.

On the other hand, S-License to handle dangerous drugs, dangerous drug preparations, Table I Controlled Chemicals used in the manufacture of drug preparations and their drug preparations.

New applicants are required to appear or apply in person at the nearest PDEA office and present or submit original copies or photocopies of required documents as well as payment for application to the Regulatory Compliance Officer on duty.

Renewing applicants are not required to appear and apply in person at the PDEA office. They can use the PDEA online application system directly, anywhere and just send clear photocopies of required documents via courier.

The concerned individuals and establishments may log on to the PDEA website at where the application forms may be downloaded, instructions are detailed and the fees to be paid are clearly stated.

Recognizing the need to further strengthen existing laws governing Philippine drug law enforcement system, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, on June 7, 2002 and it took effect on July 4, 2002. R.A. 9165 defines more concrete courses of action for the national anti-drug campaign and imposes heavier penalties to offenders.

The enactment of RA 9165 reorganized the Philippine drug law enforcement system. While the Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) remains as the policy-making body, it created the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA) under the Office of the President. (PIA 8) [top]

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