6 traffic personnel in Lapu-Lapu City test positive for illegal drug use

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AT LEAST six employees from the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Management System (CTMS) have tested positive for illegal drug use and are facing possible termination.

Urine specimens of the employees found positive in the screening test shall be submitted for further confirmatory testing, according to CLOSAP executive director Garry Lao.

Lao said the drug test to all city hall employees is in compliance with the Executive Order No. 35 issued by Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan or the "Drug Free Workplace" program.

The personnel were working under job order contract. They were all assigned at the field.

"The administration of Mayor Ahong is a serious business when it comes to drugs. They already know the rules," Lao said, adding that the random drug testing will be conducted to all offices to ensure that no drug users would penetrate their ranks.

At least 50 underwent the surprise drug testing after the Monday flag raising held at the City Hall ground.

In 2019 and 2020, at least seven and four traffic enforcers, respectively, were dismissed from their job after testing positive of illegal drugs. (PR)

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