Trece Martires City, Cavite
December 3, 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte oversees the destruction of seized illegal drugs in a ceremony at the Integrated Waste Management, Inc. (IWMI) in Trece Martires City, Cavite on December 3, 2020.

The activity is in compliance with the President’s directive to immediately destroy confiscated drugs to avoid stealing and recycling, as well as pursuant to the guidelines cited in Section 21, Article II of Republic Act No. 9165 known as the ‘Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002’ and in the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Regulation No. 1, series of 2002 on the custody and disposition of seized drugs.

The ceremonial destruction of dangerous drugs is conducted in the pyrolysis machine, with President Duterte witnessing the operation.

Joining the Chief Executive in the event are Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Wilkins Villanueva and Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police General Debold Sinas.