PACC’s Jimenez replaces Robredo as ICAD co-chair

first_imgThe appointment of Jimenez was welcomedby his co-chair in ICAD, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) directorGeneral Aaron Aquino. Jimenez’s appointment papers were releasedpublicly on Friday afternoon, making him the replacement to the position whichwas held by Vice President Leni Robredo for a couple of weeks late last year. MANILA – Presidential Anti-CorruptionCommission (PACC) head Dante Jimenez has been chosen by President RodrigoDuterte as the new co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-IllegalDrugs (ICAD). ICAD, created through Executive Order 15signed on March 6, 2017, is tasked to ensure the member-agencies’implementation of and compliance with all policies, laws, and issuances on theanti-narcotics campaign in an “integrated and synchronized manner.” Robredo was earlier appointed by Duterteto the position on Oct. 31, 2019 after the latter claimed that the government’scrackdown on illegal drugs is “obviously not working.” “The appointment of Mr. Dante Jimenez asICAD co-chairman is a welcome development for the illegal drug campaign. Mr.Jimenez, an anti-corruption crusader, will greatly contribute to the illegaldrug war of the government since illegal drugs are also linked to corruption.We are looking forward to working with him,” Aquino said.  ICAD members include the DangerousDrugs Board; Philippine National Police; National Bureau of Investigation;Armed Forces of the Philippines; Anti-Money Laundering Council; PublicAttorney’s Office; Office of the Solicitor General; Philippine Coast Guard;Technical Education and Skills Development Authority; and Philippine InformationAgency. Other members of the anti-drug body arethe Departments of the Interior and Local Government, Justice, Health,Education, Social Welfare, Trade, Agriculture, and Defense; and the bureaus ofCustoms and Immigration. She was, however, fired as drug czar onNov. 24 last year for failing to present new measures to improve thegovernment’s fight against illegal drugs./PNlast_img

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