• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Another local government unit employee tested positive for use of illegal drugs, disclosed San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo yesterday.
Gustilo however said that a positive result on the drug testing of a Job Order employee will no longer be subject to a confirmatory test, stressing that they are not covered by the Civil Service law.
Gustilo said the employee will be subjected to an assessment by doctors from the City Health Office. He added that the JO may voluntarily undergo drug rehabilitation, otherwise he will be dismissed from government service.
About 40 city employees from the San Carlos City Engineer’s Office were subjected to a random drug testing last week.
They were among the first batch of drug tested San Carlos City employees, facilitated by the San Carlos City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (SCCADAC).
In previous weeks, 13 employees of the Silay City government also tested positive for illegal drug use, of which 11 are JO employees, whose contracts were immediately terminated by Mayor Joedith Gallego.
The two regular employees, who also turned out positive voluntarily resigned from their jobs, according to Gallego.*