GROUNDBREAKING OF FDA LEYTE OFFICE. Food and Drug Administration Director General Nela Charade G. Puno (center) flanked by FDA Deputy Directors General Atty. Ronald C. de Veyra and Ma. Lourdes C. Santiago lead the groundbreaking for the future FDA Regional Field Office in Palo, Leyte. DG Puno pointed out that the new facility will boost FDA operations against the proliferation of unregistered health products and strengthen its regulatory and enforcement presence in Region 8.