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30 Cebu City barangay workers fail drug test


By Mars W. Mosqueda Jr.

 Cebu City – Thirty garbage loaders, tanods, and garbage truck drivers from barangays in Cebu City have tested positive for drug use.

The barangay workers took a drug test Tuesday on the recommendation of Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, who is also the deputy mayor for police matters.

Tumulak said he recommended the test so that barangay workers cleared of drug use will get back their monthly allowance from the city government.

The workers found positive for drug use were from barangays Sambag I, Pahina Central, and Santa Cruz. Pardo, Cogon-Pardo, Suba, Basak-San Nicolas, and Quiot.

Although the workers are not directly under the mayor’s office, Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he wanted those who failed the test to be fired to serve as a lesson to other employees.

Alice Utlang, head of the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Philippine National Police were evaluating at least 11 of the 80 barangays of the city that were earlier reported to have been cleared of illegal drugs.

These barangays are San Antonio, Santa Cruz, Santo Niño, Malubog, Kalubihan, Sawang Calero, Sudlon 1, Tap-tap, Pamutan, Quiot, and Basak San Nicholas.

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  • Harper

    A sham, a farce nothing will happen as usual.

  • Basti

    i really hope that you get tomas tested and his wife too. hahahaha Im pretty sure they’re positive with meth.lol

  • Charito Girl

    apila pahilog ang among abnoy nga mayor. kay pra klaro tang adik ba siya o dili.

  • kaloy pogi

    idamay na pls c tombully, bcn d i confirmed. mas maayo na ng sigurado ta. kay basin pakuratan ra ta.

  • alexis

    that’s good! for us to know who used drugs. or maybe you Mayor a user’s too!!

  • iveka vasques

    hooo! we all know that tomas is also a user of drugs! but his just pretending that he is a good man!