56 jail personnel hurdle drug test
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA) Region 6 administered it, according to warden Jail Superintendent MaryChanettee Espartero. ILOILO City – Fifty-six personnel ofthe Iloilo City District Jail in Barangay Ungka, Jaro district passed a“surprise” drug test. Espartero warned her personnel tonever engage in illegal drugs. For his part, PDEA Region 6 directorAlex Tablate said “surprise” drug tests in jail facilities would be sustained./PN “I called the jail personnel for ameeting. When they reached the office, they were told there was going to be adrug test right there and then,” said Espartero. The drug test aimed to show to peoplethat officers of the Iloilo City District Jail were not into illegal drugs andthe jail facility was drug-free, she stressed. “I will not hesitate to file chargesagainst those involved in illegal drugs,” she stressed. The unscheduled test was conducted onOct. 11.