AT LEAST 49 garbage collectors of the City Environment Management Office (Cemo) and 26 members of the Law Enforcement Team (LET) underwent a surprise drug test on Tuesday, November 16, at the Liga ng mga Barangay Function Hall.
Legal Assistant II Ana Liza Macaraya and San Carlos City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (SCCADAC) Secretariat said Mayor Renato Gustilo initiated to conduct of the drug testing through the SCCADAC to ensure a drug-free office in the local government pertinent to the mandate of City Ordinance, Civil Service Commission and provisions under Republic Act 9165 that every workplace, public or private must be drug-free.
Macaraya said it is important not to be complacent that those involved in illegal drug activities rested during this health pandemic and that with this drug test possibly they will be caught unguarded.
She added that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, subjects of the drug test were limited and the procedure followed the necessary health protocol.
She said those Job Order employees (casuals) who will be tested positive will be automatically removed from the service while permanent ones who will test positive will undergo confirmatory testing.
Every year, the City conducts a surprise drug test among employees both job orders and permanent. The SCCADAC already conducted four drug tests for this year starting October 13, 2020. (PR)