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Random drug testing for Cebu students starts

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:16 PM

There have been concerns about the sampling method and confidentiality of the tests, and about how they would make students vulnerable in the government's war against drugs

Duterte OKs random drug testing of HS students – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the President wanted DepEd to look at drug abuse as a health problem and to treat the random drug test as a preventive measure

GO SIGNAL. President Rodrigo Duterte during the 19th Cabinet meeting at the Malacañang Palace on October 4. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

DepEd on student drug testing: SC says it’s constitutional

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:43 PM

This matter has already been decided by the Supreme Court Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says in response to criticism against random drug testing on students

APPROVED BY SC. DepEd says the random drug testing of high school students is pursuant to the law.

DepEd to consult Cabinet on drug testing of high school students

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says they plan to push through with the random drug testing this school year despite concerns on how the results will be kept confidential

High school drug tests: DepEd reviews procedure amid concerns

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:01 PM

UPDATED Lawmakers question how the education department can keep confidential the results of the mandatory random drug tests slated for September

STUDENTS' SAFETY. Lawmakers express concern over students' safety if chosen for the random drug test.

Drug testing of students ‘preventive, not punitive’ – Briones

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says every effort is going to be made to keep the results of the random drug test confidential

'PREVENTIVE, NOT PUNITIVE.' Education Secretary Leonor Briones defends the department's random drug testing of high school students. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Random drug testing for HS students, teachers starts September

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Hindi ito tokhang tokhang We’re doing this with an open mind We’re doing this as scientifically as possible says Education Secretary Leonor Briones as she guarantees the confidentiality of the results

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

May 17, 2017 - 6:00 AM

The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students

Aguirre orders random test for DOJ officials, employees

Sep 26, 2016 - 3:34 PM

The justice secretary says officials who will test positive for drug use will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law

A MATTER OF CREDIBILITY. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II brings the war on drugs to his own department. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Private colleges wary of requiring students to undergo drug testing

Sep 02, 2016 - 9:05 PM

The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations reminds the Commission on Higher Education s proposal: Focus on the pushers and not the victims – such as the students

2 Kalibo airport employees fired for drug abuse

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Civil aviation authorities say the random drug test was conducted on 125 regular employees of the Kalibo International Airport

Negros Occidental cop disarmed for refusing drug test

Jun 11, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Provincial and regional police in the Negros Island Region undergo random drug testing to set the tone in the fight against illegal drugs

Pacquiao had 'over 12' random drug tests – Roach

May 01, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Because of the many times Pacquiao was tested Freddie Roach believes the boxer has overcome his fear of needles

In this file photo, boxer Manny Pacquiao talks with reporters at a press conference September 19, 2012 in New York. Stan Honda/AFP