ORMOC CITY- The city government of Ormoc selected the first batch of its 974 regular and casual employees for mandatory random drug test with the use of computer-based electronic raffle.
The computer-based electronic raffle was conducted after the flag raising ceremony, Monday, October 2 at the New Ormoc City Hall Lobby.
The random selection using a computer-based system was provided under item III.a.i of Executive Order No. 41 series of 2017 entitled “An Executive Order Instituting Mechanics for the Conduct of Mandatory Random Drug Testing for Officials and Employees of the City Government” approved by Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez on September 22, 2017.
The issuance of the executive order is in accordance with the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 13, series of 2017 dated April 19, 2017, and Dangerous Drug Board Regulation No. 2, series of 2004.
The objective of the executive order is to ensure that the city government of Ormoc remains drug-free by subjecting its officials and employees to a random mandatory drug test as a condition for continuous employment.
Another objective of the executive order is to promote a safe, healthy and drug-free environment, to prevent drug use among its officials and employees, and to achieve a continued effective and efficient delivery of services to all Ormocanons free from hazards of drug use.
According to Adelaida Biacolo, head of the city government’s human resources division, names of the 15 officials and employees will be selected through the computer-based electronic raffle for mandatory random drug test every Monday, right after the flag ceremony until the random drug test of the 974 officials and employees is completed. (PIA8-Ormoc Desk)