PPA conducts surprise drug test among 500 personnel | Inquirer News

PPA conducts surprise drug test among 500 personnel

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 11:51 AM April 25, 2023

PPA conducts surprise drug test among 500 personnel

Philippine Ports Authority | INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Tuesday said it conducted a surprise drug test among 500 personnel as part of its efforts to ensure a drug-free agency.

According to PPA in a statement, all 500 personnel from its Head Office, Port Management Office (PMO) in National Capital Region (NCR) – North and PMO NCR – South tested negative in the drug test.


“Sinisigurado ng PPA na naipapatupad natin ang mga ganitong regulasyon para mapanatili ang kaayusan sa ating ahensya. Sumasalamin sa ginawa nating surprise drug testing ang katapatan ng ating mga empleyado sa pagkakaroon ng malinis at serbisyong may integridad,” said PPA General Manager Jay Santiago.


(The PPA ensures that we enforce these regulations to maintain order in our agency. The surprise drug testing we did reflects the loyalty of our employees in having a clean and service with integrity.)

“Layon din namin maging ligtas ang opisina at magkaroon ang lahat ng healthy lifestyle kahit nasa trabaho,” he added.

(We also aim for the office to be a safe workplace and for everyone to have a healthy lifestyle, even at work.)

The drug test was conducted on April 18, following its Memorandum Order 04-2016 or the “Drug Free Workplace Policy.”

PPA explained that the policy was based on Republic Act 9165 or the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” which mandates “random drug testing” on officials or employees of public or private offices.


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