Bus liner’s operator told: Conduct drug tests to 300 north branch drivers 

Futch Anthony Inso 11/02/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, CEBU, Philippines — Vallacar Transit, operator of Ceres Buses, has been ordered to conduct drug testing on their drivers in their north branch of Cebu or those plying northen Cebu. Eduardo Montealto Jr., Land Transportation…

Sinas reminds cops of consequences if caught using illegal drugs

Alven Marie Timtim, Benjie Talisic 07/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police officers will face administrative charges and be terminated from service if they will fail the random drug tests for law enforcers and be proven to have used illegal drugs. Police Brigadier General…

COSAP puts on hold drug tests in barangays until new admin takes over

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office for the Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) will not be accepting requests from barangays to conduct drug testing of barangay tanods until the new administration takes over. Garry Lao, COSAP…

No drug tests in June since CPADAO has no more testing kits

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no random drug testing for government employees in Cebu province this June. The Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO), which implements drug testing in local government units (LGUs) and other…

CHR: Drug tests must protect child’s rights

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/24/2018

Drug testing for grade school and high school students is legal provided that it complies with international and constitutional standards in protecting children’s rights, the regional Commission on Human Rights (CHR-7) said yesterday. Regional CHR-7 Director Alvin…

City Hall issues new policy on employees’ drug tests

Nestle L. Semilla 05/06/2018

Being on field not a reason to not take surprise drug test on the same day Being absent at work and being on the field will not be a reason anymore for a City Hall employee not…

CPADAO conducts Cebu-wide drug tests

Morexette B. Erram 02/26/2018

A non-uniformed personnel (NUP) of the Argao Police Station and three drug surrenderers from Danao City tested positive in a province-wide drug test conducted by the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO). However the results are still…

Inmates have rights, says Ortega on proposed mandatory drug test

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/07/2017

Cebu Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Orvi Ortega said their office is still working their official statement on the mandatory drug testings for inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), which was recommended by the…

Capitol suspends random drug tests for public teachers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/06/2015

The Capitol will hold off random drug testing for public school teachers in Cebu province until a counseling and treatment program is  in place. Joey Herrera, executive director of the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Commission (CPADAC), said…

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