TACLOBAN CITY- The Leyte provincial board has approved a resolution seeking for all elected and appointed officials across the province to undergo a drug testing.
The mandatory drug testing, approved by the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during their regular session Tuesday(Sept.6), covers all the mayors, vice mayors, councilors, barangay officials and provincial board members, Vice Governor Carlo Loreto said.
“The move is to check if the officials are negative or positive from drug use and if indeed positive of drug use, the case will be brought to the blue ribbon committee,” Loreto said.
If this will be carried out, all the 426 provincial, city (Baybay) and municipal officials in Leyte are to undergo the drug test and officials of the 1,393 barangays of the province.
The resolution was in line with the intensified campaign of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte on the existence of the illegal drugs in the country.