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Lapu-Lapu drug test: BFP personnel negative for drug use

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital Correspondent | May 27,2024 - 12:03 PM

Workers in Brgy Talima, Lapu-Lapu City submit their urine samples on May 27, 2024.

Workers in Brgy Talima, Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City submit their urine samples on May 27, 2024. | CLOSAP photo

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- All of the 50 personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Lapu-Lapu City passed the drug test that was administered by the City Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (CLOSAP) last May 23.

Garry Lao, CLOSAP’s executive director, said the test was conducted upon the request of Superintendent Tito Purgatorio, the Lapu-Lapu City Fire Marshal.

Lao said CLOSAP partnered with a Department of Health (DOH) accredited testing center in collecting and testing the urine samples of the BFP personnel.

READ: 115 Lapu-Lapu JOs, traffic enforcers undergo drug test

In a separate interview, Purgatorio said that maintaining a drug-free workplace was important to prevent drug-related incidents.

At the same time, Purgatorio said this will uphold the reputation and integrity of their organization.

READ: Drug test on Lapu-Lapu traffic enforcers yield negative results

Talima drug test

Meanwhile, 63 officials and employees of Barangay Talima in Olango Island also tested negative for illegal drugs use during a separate test that CLOSAP administered on Monday morning.

READ: Drug test: Barangay, SK officers in Lapu-Lapu negative for drug use

According to Barangay Captain Jovelito Beñanel, the conduct of the random drug test was an expression of their unwavering support for the anti-illegal drugs campaign of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan.

Moreover, they were able to give their constituents an assurance that their barangay hall was a drug-free workplace.

Talima is currently in the process of complying with requirements for its declaration as a drug-cleared barangay by the Regional Oversight Committee.

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