ATCPDE's Prof. Francis Grace H. Duka-Pante (behind rostrum), project in charge for the June 27-29 workshop for PDEA agents, discusses administrative housekeeping concerns during the opening of the three-day workshop at the PDEA main office in Quezon City.
Director Pedrito C. Magsino of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) information service orients PDEA agents from regional offices as well as representatives of partner NGOs about the national drug situation in line with the recent celebration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT). PDEA opened June 27 at its main office at NIA Road, Quezon City, a three-day trainors training on preventive drug education in cooperation with the University of the Philippines College of Education and the ASEAN Training Center on Preventive Drug Education (ATCPDE). Other lecturers include Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Acting Executive Director Edgar C. Galvante (Government Efforts to Address the Drug Problem); Atty. Angel R. Ojastro III of the Department of Interior and Local Government (Legal Basis, Structure and Functions of LGUs/NGOs); and Prof. Annabelle Matias-Sangalang of UP-OCG (Group Dynamics, Team Building and Decision Making).
Director Pedrito C. Magsino of PDEA expounds on the national drug situation in line with the recent celebration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT).
Three-day trainors training on preventive drug education included not only PDEA agents from regional offices but also representatives of partner NGOs.
An NGO representative from AKO (in green with jacket) throws a question at PDEA Director Magsino during the open forum.
Director Magsino entertains questions from NGO representatives during the open forum.
ATCPDE's Dr. Rodolfo S. Treyes (second from left) immerses himself among the workshop participants to feel their pulse and concerns, in part as preparation for his lecture on "Action Planning and Monitoring" scheduled for the third day of the workshop.
Members of the ATCPDE/DDB workshop secretariat pose with DDB's Acting Executive Director Usec. Edgar C. Galvante (foreground), who is awaiting his turn to talk about "Government Efforts to Address the Drug Problem."