Mandaue City Hall employees undergo drug tests

Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes (left) signs a sheet just before he undergoes a surprise drug test organized by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) earlier today, Nov. 18, 2019 (SunStar foto/ Kate F. Denolang)

AROUND 150 employees working at the Mandaue City Hall underwent a surprise drug test earlier this morning, November 18, 2019.

Led by Mayor Jonas Cortes, Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede and members of the City Council kicked off the celebration of Drug Abuse Prevention and Control week in Mandaue City by joining regular, casual and job order employees in undergoing a surprise drug test organized by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC).

Though the results of the surprise drug tests have yet to be released, Cortes assured that those found positive will undergo due process.

But if proven that the employee has a high dependency on illegal drugs, he or she could be subject for termination.

On the other hand, during the opening ceremony of the DAPC week, CADAC also launched the new office for drug prevention Mandaue City Substance Abuse Prevention Office (MCSAPO) Meanwhile, Cortes has vowed to provide P200,000 to each of the city's 27 barangays to help fund their projects and programs geared towards drug prevention.

Initially, the city's barangays have received P50,000 as initial budget for their anti-drug abuse programs.(SunStar Cebu)


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