During the 51st Anniversary celebration on June 23, 2014, FDA Director General Dr. Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go, and CHD-XI Director Abdullah B. Dumama signed a Memorandum of Agreement, which would allow the FDA to use a portion of the land at the CHD-XI Office in Davao City to build the P30M FDA Regulatory Field Office in Mindanao.
The momentous event was witnessed by the FDA Deputy Director General, Dr. Ariel Valencia and the OIC of the FDA Lega Support Services Center, Atty. Donna Sanchez, together with other member of the FDA Management Team and representatives of the Cebu and Davao Satellite Laboratories.
Assistant Secretary Romulo A. Busuego, the DOH Mindanao Cluster Head, sent his message of full support to the FDA-CHD-XI Project in Davao City. The eventual presence of the FDA, as health regulatory agency, in Mindanao would be help ensure that the people, especially the uderprivileged, have adequate and equitable access to health products, facilities and services, and will help support the government's efforts to sustained long-term economic growth and poverty reduction, as well as peace and order in the region.