Robin Padilla undergoes drug test, negative for drug use
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robin Padilla underwent a drug test at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) office in Quezon City on Wednesday morning, and an hour later, he was found negative for drug use.
“Itong ginagawa po natin ay padugtong ito noong kampanya ng ating dating Pangulo sa war on drugs,” he said in a live video.
(What we are doing today is part of former President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.)
“Mainam po na ang parte nating mga sibilyan, tulungan natin ang awtoridad na huwag sila dagdagan pa ng palaisipan,” he added.
(It is better that on our part as civilians, we help authorities by easing their burdens.)
The actor-turned-senator then called on citizens to likewise voluntarily undergo a drug test to help authorities.
“Dapat ang ginagawa po nila ay hulihin na at ubusin na ang mga drug dealers at tayo pong mga sibilyan para po umiksi ang trabaho nila – kung meron po kayong kakayahan – huwag na po ‘yung mandatory, mag-voluntary na po kayo na magpa-drug test,” he said.
(Authorities should just be going after drug dealers and us, civilians, so that their work will be easier – if we have the means – don’t wait for it to be mandatory, volunteer already to undergo a drug. test.)
For Padilla, illegal drugs is worse than terrorism as its risk could be found inside homes.
“Itong war on drugs mas matindi sa terrorism. Ito nasa loob ng mga bahay natin. Kaya ako ay nakikiisa,” he said.
(This war on drugs is more difficult than terrorism in the sense that it may be in our homes. That is why I am all for the war against drugs.)
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