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Province of Ilocos Sur

Local Chief Executives undergo drug tests

Feb 22, 2017 Written by  PIO Read 1123 times
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July 15, 2016 – The Municipal Mayors and ABC presidents in all municipalities of Ilocos Sur submitted themselves to drug testing held at the governor’s office, provincial capitol in Vigan City in response to the invitation of Governor Ryan Singson. A surprise drug testing was earlier held where all provincial officials and employees undergone the said test. This time, Governor Ryan wanted to ensure that elected municipal officials are drug-free and they set an example in their own areas. The activity was initiated in support of the provincial government in the strong campaign against illegal drugs of the Duterte administration. “We would like to assure our constituents that our province is a drug-free place and the leaders are their role models. Whoever turns out positive in this drug test will face administrative sanctions and may lead to their dismissal.” Gov. Ryan said. The Local Chief Executives strongly support the anti-drug campaign. One among the first batch who responded to the invitation of the governor is the youngest Municipal Mayor, Josh Cobangbang of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. “I hope that this will pave a way to transparency regarding our health and of course we have to assure everyone that everybody who is in elected position in the government should lead by example” Mayor Josh Cobangbang said. The municipal officials are expected to do the same in their localities to ensure that .all in the government positions are clean and drug-free.

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