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DepEd LU prepares for the scheduled random drug testing

By Miriam P. Aquino

San Fernando City, La Union (6 February) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) – Division of La Union fully supports the nationwide drug testing program of the government and in preparation for the scheduled drug testing in Region 1, they have formed plans to conduct information drive for the parents and students on how advantageous this program will be as this, according to the Dangerous Drugs Board and Malacañang is purely a health issue and not to be used for incarceration among students.

According to Anastacio Domingo, DepEd-LU's Chief, Secondary Division, Superintendent Edna C. Leal, LU Schools Division together with various school heads attended an ongoing work conference on this Random-drug testing program in Tagaytay.

Domingo said that there will be a scheduled forum with parents to be conducted by the principals of both public and private schools in the region at the end of the school year 2008-2009 which will also be followed by a forum with the students later.

He added that the random-testing of students from the secondary schools and also enjoining pupils in the Elementary level will be at the end of June to July this year.

To attend to the various schools in the region, the division is planning to cluster together different schools from the neighboring provinces, one cluster will be in Ilocos Sur (for schools coming from Ilocos Sur, and Ilocos Norte) and the other cluster in Pangasinan (for schools from La Union and Pangasinan).

Domingo disclosed that according to the Department of Health in Manila, 10 teams coming from the central offices of the (DOH), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, DepEd, Philippine National Police and other personnel from the La Union Division will be deployed to conduct the testing.

With the planned target of 4 schools per day, it is best to make a well-planned schedule, either thru clustering or they go from Northern portion to the Southern portion of the region, Domingo said. (PIA La Union) [top]

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