ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. is eyeing to subject all 6,670 barangay officials to undergo the same drug test conducted on 4,500 City Hall workers.
In the coordination meeting presided by Lazatin’s trusted adviser and political officer IC Calaguas, she said that Lazatin plan to complete the illegal drug test on all barangay officials and workers at the soonest possible time in line with the mayor’s plan to declare the city government as drug free.
“A team from Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council and City Health Office will administer the surprise drug test,” Calaguas explained.
All 33 barangay councils has passed a resolution adopting the drug free work place policy of the city government.
Under the policy, those who will be tested positive will undergo six month rehabilitation shouldered by the city government.
Association of Barangay Councils President Councilor Danilo Nacu supports Lazatin’s program.
“Maganda po itong program ni Mayor Pogi dahil kami dapat sa barangay ang maging ehemplo sa laban kontra droga,” Nacu said.
Joing the working committee are City Councilor Atty. Arvin Suller, Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council Head Ricky Saul, Angeles City Traffic Development Officer Kiko Pangilinan, Public Transportation and Regulatory Officer Ferdinand Calma, City Health Officer Dr. Verona Guevarra, CHO Assistant Officer Dr. Cristine Joy Patio, Gender and Development Officer Mina Cabiles, Information and Communication Technology Division Chief Michael Lising, Association of Barangay Captains – Angeles City President Danilo Nacu, Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Irish Bonus-Llego, and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Edna Duaso.