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Midas Marquez, PDEA personnel undergo drug testing

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Justice Midas Marquez undergoes drug testing along with more than 500 employees of the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City Monday. MATIKAS SANTOS

MANILA, Philippines – Employees of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were subjected to a surprise drug testing Monday after the long weekend break.

Around 513 personnel of the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City, led by Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr., submitted urines samples for drug testing.

Key officials of PDEA, administrative and technical personnel, as well as Drug Enforcement Officers all went through the process after the weekly flag-raising ceremony, Cacdac said in a statement Tuesday.

Midas Marquez, Court Administrator of the Supreme Court, also took part in the drug testing after being the guest of honor and speaker in the ceremony.

“This is the very essence of leadership by example as exemplified by Justice Marquez.  This is an expression of support to the national anti-drug campaign and he showed this to the public by submitting himself to drug testing,” Cacdac said in an earlier statement.

“This is just part of the standard procedure. We want to show that we have the moral ascendancy to lead as prime implementers of the anti-drug law and that we are drug-free,” Cacdac said.

All employees found positive for illegal drugs will undergo confirmatory testing. They could be displaced from office if they are found to have indeed used illegal drugs, Cacdac said.


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  • indiosbravos2002

    Justice Marquez??? Kailan pa naging justice tong bading na to?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FFVPH2R22XWJ3Z6QOP3WBA6KA4 EC

      Yun nga. Court administrator, entitled ng title na “Justice”? Klarohin ito ng reporter at editor.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

        Yes, entitled ang court administrator ng supreme court ng ‘Justice’. Pero mas masisiyahan sana si manay midas kung Ms nalang ang i-address sa kanya. Naalala ko tuloy ang hassles during the impeachment of Renato Corokot. Walang kwentang article.

  • marionics

    he he he kakatawa naman ang picture na pinapakita pa ni manay midas yung jingle niya sa media hahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    good job for check and balance……but i want to see a result for anti-drug campaign of PDEA.

  • $37644997

    They should include HIV tests along with drug tests and forget Lie Detector Test.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Wait… Bka magpositive si Manay Midas sa HIV test.

  • pcosmachine

    Mukhang lay low si bading midas since ma-impeach ang Corona.

    • KpTUL

      Diba kayo ng dalawa ngayon ? Pati si Corona pinag seselosan mo pa. Panget!

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Proud and willing to pose with their urine. Such perfect asssholess!  A stool test should follow!

  • tonto_ka

    typographical error eh….kulang ang prefix kaya kung basahin INJUSTICE BADING!!!!

  • EdgarEdgar

    Oops. PDEA has been instructed by the palace to keep the urine specimen of Midas for the refreshment of Noynoy who has been harboring a huge crush on the former. Here’s an excerpt of Grace Li’s interview a month after she decided to be just friends with the gay president:

    __________________________________________

    Grace Li tells all . . .

    Media:  What’s the funniest experience you had with Noy?
    Grace:  At first, I thought he was just tired, so I made him take lots of vitamins.
    Media:  Then what happened?
    Grace:  After a month’s vitamins, he still couldn’t get it up.  
    Media:  Then what?
    Grace:  Then my mom advised me to make him eat lots of korean ginseng and he did.
    Media:  And that did the trick?
    Grace:  Still he couldn’t seem to get it up.  And then Midas appeared on TV, lo and behold!
    Media:  Midas?
    Grace:  Yes, Midas the court jester.  As it turns out, Noy and I are both into guys.  
    Media:  But why do you still hang out together, knowing he’s not the man of your dreams?
    Grace:  Knowing he’s gay and all, that’s when we got even closer.  We could talk all day.

    • adriel0104

      edgar marunong ka pala mag sulat.sabi kasi nang doktor mo na wala ka nang pag asa kasi nga renren ka at yung mga anak mo renren din.di ba ni rape mo yung baklang anak mo na renren?

      • indiosbravos2002

        Pare naman. Nag-effort rin yong tao. Tagal nya ring sinulat yan — payb hours. Di nga lang nakakatawa.

    • jurbinsky77

      Guni-guni mo lang iyan… maaaring alimuum, maligo ka.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    Looks like the urine sample of Midas is diluted. It looks pale compared with her partner. Could be that he had some activity the previous night?

    • KpTUL

       Yeah it seemed that you know very well about this. Which of the following apply in your case :
      (1) I takes one to know one OR
      (2) Been there , done that ?

      I guess both !

  • juan_liwanag

    Since when has Midas Marquez became a “Justice”. What I know is that he is Court Administrator and once also “Spokesman”. This does not make him a justice of the Supreme Court. He may have equivalent salary grade as a justice, but that is still different. I hope people, especially of a nation-wide read broadsheet would not make this kind of elementary error!

  • adriel0104

    hoy bading mukha ka nang lalaki sa picture mo.hindi ka ba nahihiya?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ODLDBBLVPVJCOODC6Y4CKJTVA lex

    Well, I will take the opportunity to ask Midas regarding RH Bill. Midas are you infavor for using CONDOM, which FLAVOR?

  • tarikan

    Justice ba ang tawag sa SC administrator? Wow, sarap. Ito ang justice na hindi nagre-render ng judgement. Nasa SC pa pala si Justice Mids akala ko naging PDEA special agent na, haha. 

    • indiosbravos2002

      Baka lumipat na sa PDEA kako. Aaply daw na tagabantay habang nagwiwiwi suspect. Sya rin hahawak at papagpag para malinis ibedensya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    si Inday Midas daw ang nagpagpag ng turatot ni Cacdac poagkatapos umihi…tuwang tuwa ang bruha…ngek..

    • indiosbravos2002

      Pangalan palang nong PDEA Naenganyo na si Midas– Director COCKdac.

  • tarikan

    What’s in the other sample bottle, Justice Mids’ come? That’s for sperm count?

  • jeffrey_01

    Cavity search was personally performed by Midas?

  • blainz

    I’d rather the government do the SALN test, tax test, and lifestyle check to clear Midas from any “infection” he might have contracted from his former boss Renato.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Anlaki ng ngiti ni Midas. Sabay daw kasi silang nagwiwi ni Cacdac. Pangalan pa lang ng director turn-on na si Midas– COCKdac(U)

  • indiosbravos2002

    Kung kasama si Marquez sa justice league, sya si Wonder Woman.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GKUQOJQYGU42ZJ33AH7Y6XN5PI Yolanda

    kahit ano pa ang sabihin nyo, mabait sya at isa sya sa mga taong gustong masugpo ang paglaganap ng drugs sa Pilipinas.

  • jurbinsky77

    Guest of Honor? Has he made the full audit report of the WB loan that he was the aoopinted administrator of? (designated by corona?).

  • acquiatmanaough

    HINDI LANG DAPAT SA PAGSASA ALANG ALANG NG PROFESSION IPINAKIKITA ANG KHUSAYAN NG ISANG TAO KUNDI SA KATOTOHANAN NA KAPURI PURI SA DIYOS.. KUNG NAGTATAMASA NG PERA KAHIT MAY KABULUKAN ANG ISANG TAO NA IPINAGTATANGGOL, IYON AY KARUMIHAN AT  GAYUNDIN NAMAN ISANG KAWALAN NG DIGNIDAD.

  • acquiatmanaough

    KUNG PAANO HINDI MALILIMUTAN NG TAONG BAYAN SI CORONA AY GAYONDIN NAMAN SI MIDAS NA KANYANG NAGING ALIPORES. TSK TSK TSK, SAYANG, KELAN KAYA MALILIMUTAN SI JUAN BILANG GALAMAY NI PEDRO PARA MAKUHA ANG LAYUNIN NA MAGING TUNAY NA LINGKOD NG BAYAN AT HINDI MASABING GUMIGIMIK LANG.

  • randyaltarejos

    When can the public see the results? Pls. make it public ASAP!!!



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