DILG REGIONAL OFFICE 2, TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN – Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9165 and DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2018-213: Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 13 series of 2018 re: Establishment and Institutionalization of Drug-Free Workplace Policies in all Government Agencies including the conduct of Authorized Drug Testing for Elective Officials and Appointive Public Officers and for other purposes, DILG Regional Office 2 conducted on-site drug-testing of all employees and personnel on October 18 and 21, 2021.
All one hundred five DILG Regional Office officials and personnel subjected themselves voluntarily for the drug testing. Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen Jr., CESO III, led group in the submission of urine samples. The drug tests were administered by designated officials from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 2 (PDEA R2) Laboratory Service under Director Joel B. Plaza, following standard procedure to guard the privacy and constitutional rights of all those subjected to the test.
As expected, all specimens submitted yielded negative results, clearing all personnel of drug-use. Clearly, DILG R2 shows ascendancy to lead as prime implementer of the Anti-Drug Law and that DILG Regional Office 2 remains a drug-free workplace.