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Former police intelligence head is new PDEA chief

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PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has appointed Gregorio R. Pimentel as new Deputy Director-General of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). The Palace released to reporters on Monday copies of Mr. Pimentel’s appointment paper, which Mr. Duterte signed on June 4. Mr. Pimentel, a former director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Directorate for Intelligence, replaces Jesus A. Fajardo. “By virtue hereof, you may qualify and enter upon the performance of the duties of the office, furnishing this Office and the Civil Service Commission with copies of your oath of office,” the appointment paper reads. — Arjay L. Balinbin

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