Montallana back as PDEA 7 director as Ortiz moves to Region 2

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has reshuffled its officials to new assignments.

Jigger Montallana will be reinstalled as the new director of PDEA 7, replacing Director Levi Ortiz, who will be transferred to Cagayan Valley (Region 2).

Montallana is no stranger to his new assignment as he previously served as director of PDEA 7 from 2011 to 2012.

Leia Alcantara, spokesperson of PDEA 7, said more than P1 billion worth of illegal drugs were confiscated by the agency during the command of Ortiz.

Ortiz, a Cebuano, was assigned as head of PDEA 7 on June 15, 2020.

Alcantara said the replacement of Ortiz could not affect the agency’s war against illegal drugs because the Cebu Provincial and Cebu City governments are with them. (AYB, TPT)