Find out the 6 senators who took drug tests and passed
Taking the lead in upholding government’s war against illegal drugs, six senators yesterday released the results of their tests recently conducted at the Senate.
Leading the first batch to undergo the procedure, President Vicente Sotto III and five more senators tested negative for illegal substance.
More than 300 employees were also subjected to the random mandatory drug testing last July 30 as part of the Senate’s commitment to a drug-free environment and workplace.
Aside from the Senate President, those who underwent drug tests were Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senators Gregorio Honasan, Loren Legarda, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino and Antonio Trillanes IV.
Sotto clarified that conducting a drug test is not part of a witch hunt but an awareness program just like what they did in the Senate.
He said enforcement, prosecution, prevention and rehabilitation are the four major concerns in the battle against illegal drugs and the absence of any of these four “will definitely make you unsuccessful in any fight against drugs.”
Honasan said the country’s leaders should “lead by action, deeds, and living example. “We cannot give what we do not have… the Senate leadership has is and will continue to lead by example,” he said.
Trillanes, on the other hand, said: “Duterte and his family should also live by example. Thus I am challenging them to do the same.”