The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte expressly supports the campaign of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in ending the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country. With the series of anti-illegal drug programs implemented by the national government agencies in the province, Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo initiates its own drive in reinforcing the cause of the President and to make sure that all employees under the Provincial Government clearly understand this crusade.
To show that the Governor is serious in this task, all provincial government employees including the department heads were requested to undergo compulsory drug test. On October 11, 2017, Governor Angging covertly gave the order to Ms. Eugenie P. Pusing, Department Head of the Provincial Human Resource Management and Development Office, for the commencement of the simultaneous drug test to all units representing the provincial government. The employees assigned at Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center and the employees of the New Kapatagan Provincial Hospital were first to comply. On the next day, the personnel of the Provincial Hospitals of Kolambugan and Sultan Naga Dimaporo wilfully submitted themselves for the drug test. And on October 13, the employees of Lanao Norte Provincial Hospital as well succumb to the orders of Governor Angging.
The Provincial Governor wants all provincial government employees cleared from these activities involving illegal drugs. Governor Angging profoundly conveyed her stand to those employees who will be found positive of using prohibited drugs and will not tolerate those employees who are engaging themselves in this illicit activity. The Governor told the employees that the law of the land will decide the fate of those who are guilty of using such drugs.
The provincial government employees understood the decision of Governor Angging and firmly stand behind the war on drugs of the current administration.
Governor Angging requested the presence of the Philippine National Police to assist the staff of SMA Medical Laboratory Drug Test and Diagnostic Center-Iligan City, an accredited drug testing laboratory by the Bureau of Health Facilities and Services of the Department of Health. PIO-LDN