DA boosts support for PRRD’s Anti-Drug Campaign
In support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to eradicate drugs in the country, the Department of Agriculture in Region XI (DA-XI) has conducted a mandatory drug test to its employees.
Based on the Health and Wellness Program of DA- XI, around 222 regular employees and 400 Job Orders submitted themselves for drug test for the second time this year.
This is a directive from Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol requiring all DA employees to undergo the check-up twice a year including the Job Order employees.
DA-XI Alternate Focal Person for Anti-Drug Plan of Action Eleonor Ingalla said that as per directed by the DA Secretary, those regular employees who will refuse to undergo the mandatory testing shall face administrative sanctions while Job Order employees who will be found positive of dangerous substance will be terminated.
DA will turnover to concern agencies any drug dependent employees who are willing to undergo rehabilitation process.