Medical technologists conduct random drug testing covering government officials and employees supervised by the Human Resource Management Office.
This regular exercise is consistent with the firm commitment of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo for a drugs-free workplace and as an intervention so that those engaged in this illegal vice will be identified and enrolled in a community based rehabilitation.
Any employee found positive of illegal drugs use following a confirmatory test will be separated from the service until he or she completes the rehabilitation program and deemed fit to return to work.
Dozens of employees were dismissed from the service last year after testing positive in drugs use and for failing to submit themselves to the rehabilitation program of the City Government.