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Ceres bus drivers subjected to mandatory drug testing

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The operator of Ceres Bus Liner has claimed that they have already started subjecting their drivers to a mandatory drug test in compliance with an order issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7). Joelito Cabanes, admin manager of Vallacar Transit Inc., said that yesterday, November 3, 2020, they have […] The post Ceres bus drivers subjected to mandatory drug testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 4th, 2020

Ceres Bus drivers undergo seminar, drug testing

CEBU CITY, Philippines—More than 100 Ceres Bus drivers were made to undergo a Skills Enhancement on Defensive Driving Seminar and a drug test on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at the Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) garage at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City. The seminar was conducted in coordination with the Land Transportation Franchising and […] The post Ceres Bus drivers undergo seminar, drug testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

45 PUV drivers, conductors fail drug test

A total of 45 public utility vehicle drivers and conductors tested positive for illegal drug use during the conduct of mandatory drug testing in transportation hubs on Monday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

PDEA K9 unit sweeps bus terminals for Undas

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday conducted mandatory drug testing for bus drivers and K9 sweeps at terminals ahead of the surge of passengers during All Saints’ Day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

Government imposes rapid testing for arriving OFWs

Arriving overseas Filipino workers will be subjected to rapid testing in addition to the required mandatory 14-day quarantine period, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

DRUG TEST SA PUV AT TRUCK DRIVERS

MAGANDA ang random drug testing na isinasagawa sa mga tsuper ng mga pampasaherong sasakyan. Ayon sa Land Transportation Office, 116 ang nahuli nilang positibo sa droga  mula Hulyo 2019 hanggang Pebrero 2020. Sinabi ng LTO na 80 ang nahuli sa Metro Manila, 15 sa Calabarzon, 13 sa Central Luzo, 6 sa Bicol Region at 2 […] The post DRUG TEST SA PUV AT TRUCK DRIVERS appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 5th, 2020

DND personnel undergo drug test

More than 100 employees of the Department of National Defense were subjected to a mandatory drug test last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

25 Baseco cops undergo drug test

Twenty-five operatives of the Baseco police precinct in Tondo, Manila, whose four members have been arrested for alleged kidnapping and extortion, were subjected to a surprise drug testing on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2019

PDEA conducts Oplan Undaspot in Pasay, Quezon City

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA--The Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) on Monday conducted simultaneous surprise mandatory drug test to bus drivers at bus terminals in Pasay City and Quez.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

111 public transport drivers in Ormoc tested negative of drug use

ORMOC CITY, Leyte –  At least 111 drivers of public transport vans, buses and public utility vehicles all posted nagative results in the random drug testing held on Monday, October 28, 2019, in the city. The result elated Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, according to a report released by the city’s information office. “I am […] The post 111 public transport drivers in Ormoc tested negative of drug use appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

PDEA conducts Oplan Undaspot in Pasay, Quezon City

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA--The Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) on Monday conducted simultaneous surprise mandatory drug test to bus drivers at bus terminals in Pasay City and Quez.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

Random drug tests for PUV drivers ahead of Undas 2019

MANILA, Philippines – To keep both travelers and motorists safe during Undas, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is activating on Tuesday, October 22, Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Undas, which will include random drug testing for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors before they leave their terminals. "Bago mag-drug test, kailangang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2019

Coroner: Angels Tyler Skaggs died of accidental overdose

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of an accidental overdose from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol, a Texas medical examiner said in a report released Friday. Skaggs' family issued a statement suggesting a team employee was part of the investigation into the death. "That is completely out of character for someone who worked so hard to become a Major League Baseball player and had a very promising future in the game he loved so much," the family said less than two hours after the coroner's report was made public. "We will not rest until we learn the truth about how Tyler came into possession of these narcotics, including who supplied them." The 27-year-old Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office report said Skaggs died as a result of "mixed ethanol, fentanyl and oxycodone intoxication with terminal aspiration of gastric contents." It said simply: "Manner of death: Accident." The coroner's office didn't comment further. The death rocked baseball shortly before the All-Star Game and laid bare the emotions of Angels manager Brad Ausmus, star outfielder Mike Trout and fellow left-hander Andrew Heaney, his best friend on the team, along with the rest of his teammates and LA staff members. The family statement thanked police in the Dallas suburb of Southlake for its investigation and said they "were shocked to learn that it may involve an employee of the Los Angeles Angels." The family said it had hired Texas attorney Rusty Hardin to try to determine how Skaggs ended up with the drugs. "We are heartbroken to learn that the passing of our beloved Tyler was the result of a combination of dangerous drugs and alcohol," the family said. Southlake police said the investigation was ongoing and wouldn't release additional information. The Angels said the club was cooperating with the investigation. "We were unaware of the allegation and will investigate," MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said. Skaggs wouldn't necessarily have been subject to testing by Major League Baseball for the drugs found in his system. Players on 40-man rosters are tested for drugs of abuse only if the player-management joint treatment board finds reasonable cause, if a player has been found to have used or possessed a drug of abuse, or if a player is subjected to testing under a treatment program. The Southern California native was drafted by the Angels in the first round in 2009 and made his big league debut with Arizona three years later after being traded. Skaggs returned to the Angels in 2014 and missed all of the next season recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left elbow. He also spent more than three months on the disabled list in 2017 with a right oblique muscle strain. Skaggs was 28-38 with a 4.41 ERA in 96 career appearances, all starts. The day before he died, Skaggs posted a picture on Instagram of him and the Angels in cowboy hats and other western clothing outside their plane. Skaggs organized the effort because the club was stopping in both major league cities in Texas. The first game after Skaggs died was played without music or the usual in-game promotions for the Rangers, who painted his number "45" on the back of the mound at Globe Life Park. Ausmus and his players fought back tears talking about the death with reporters. In their first home game after Skaggs died, the Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 13-0 on a combined no-hitter from Taylor Cole and Félix Peña. All the LA players were wearing Skaggs' number and covered the mound with their jerseys after the victory. It was a day before what would have been Skaggs' 28th birthday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

Conduct random drug test on students, HEIs told

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has reminded public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) to conduct mandatory random drug testing on college students starting this school year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2019

Bottas, Verstappen crashes overshadow Austrian GP practice

By Eric Willemsen, Associated Press SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen both crashed and seriously damaged their cars during the second practice ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix as the high-altitude track in the Alps showed its perilous side on Friday. Mercedes and Red Bull blamed gusty winds in the montane surroundings for the incidents, which caused the 90-minute session to be red-flagged twice. A third big-name driver narrowly avoided a similar crash as Sebastian Vettel also spun off the track but his Ferrari came to a standstill just before the barriers, limiting damage to his tires only. Before his crash, Bottas posted the second fastest time of the session, trailing Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc by 0.331 seconds. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who led the first session in his Mercedes, had the fourth best time, 0.443 behind Leclerc. Bottas slammed his Mercedes into the barriers after he lost control of the rear and spun off the track at Turn 6, leaving the front of his car heavily damaged. The mishap came less than 15 minutes after Verstappen slid off the track backward in Turn 10, badly damaging the right rear of his Red Bull. "Hard to say what happened, maybe it was the wind," Verstappen said. "It's still only Friday so we have time to repair everything for tomorrow." Bottas and Verstappen are the last two winners of the race, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Neither was hurt in the crashes. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said Bottas couldn't be blamed. "Suddenly you have three, four kph more and you are beyond the limit," Wolff said about the strong wind affecting the drivers. Red Bull motorsport adviser Helmut Marko added that Verstappen "wasn't driving faster as before in that turn but the gust just swept away the rear." The incidents made for probably the most eventful practice of the season, hours after Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first practice. The British five-time world champion led Vettel by 0.144 seconds, with Mercedes teammate Bottas 0.161 slower in third. Bottas, who earned his first career podium on this track in 2014 and started the last two years from pole, had missed the first half hour as his power unit had to be replaced to fix an oil leak. Leclerc and Verstappen were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively. Practice was cut short after Niko Hulkenberg lost the left front wing of his Renault on the curb. Many racers, including Hamilton, damaged their front wing on the high edges of the track, called "yellow sausages" by many. TIRED OF TIRES While the opening practice showed Mercedes' unbeaten streak might continue this weekend, an attempt from various teams to create a more level playing field failed earlier in the day. At the center of the discussion was the new type of tires introduced by supplier Pirelli this season. They have a reduced tread gauge which should cut down on blistering. While most teams have found them unpredictable and have struggled to adapt to them, the new tires seem to perfectly fit the strategy of Mercedes, which has won all eight races this season, including six 1-2 finishes. To open up the battle for victories and make the races more appealing again, various teams, led by Red Bull, have been suggesting a midseason return to last year's rubber. But in a meeting with all team principals, Pirelli, and governing body FIA, the proposal failed to get the mandatory support of at least seven of the 10 teams. Apart from Mercedes, the idea was also rejected by Williams, Racing Point, McLaren and Renault. One of the reasons for the dismissal was the lack of data, as teams could only guess how the 2018 tires would work under the 2019 cars. Hamilton initially had been critical of the new tires during preseason testing, but has meanwhile slammed the idea of switching back to the old ones. "Last year you had to manage the tires to a temperature, which means you had to do more lifting and coasting. It was a lot worse," said Hamilton, who attended Friday's meeting. "That's an example again of different teams pushing for different things for their own personal goals rather than for the sport's." Tire management will become a key factor during Sunday's race with temperatures expected to rise up to 33 degrees Celsius (91 F) in thin air......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2019

Mandatory drug testing in schools: PDEA, PNP tells DepEd to take charge

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Since they have the expertise to deal with school children and the youth, the Department of Education (DepEd) should be tasked to implement the planned random drug testing among high school students, said Leia Albiar, spokesperson of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7). Albiar said that drug test […] The post Mandatory drug testing in schools: PDEA, PNP tells DepEd to take charge appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

PDEA-6 holds surprise drug test at Iloilo ports and terminals

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo 144 transport drivers were subjected to a surprise drug test under “Oplan Harabas” of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Western Visayas (PDEA 6) on Thursday. PDEA-6 conducted the surprise drug tests at – Parola Wharf, Ortiz Wharf, Loboc Wharf, Hibao-an Terminal and at the Iloilo Terminal Market. All the 144 […] The post PDEA-6 holds surprise drug test at Iloilo ports and terminals appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 17th, 2019

3 empleyado ng DoTr positibo sa drug test

TATLO sa 806 empleyado ng Department of Transportation ang nagpositibo sa paggamit ng ipinagbabawal na gamot. Ang tatlo ay sasailalim sa confirmatory test upang makasiguro ang ahensya sa resulta. Nakipag-ugnayan ang DoTr sa Dangerous Drugs Board na siyang nagsagawa ng mandatory drug testing. Ayon kay Transportation Sec. Arthur Tugade ang ahensya ay nagpapatupad ng “zero […] The post 3 empleyado ng DoTr positibo sa drug test appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Group bucks mandatory drug test for college students

MANILA, Philippines – A youth group has opposed a proposal of an official of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to make drug testing a requirement for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Pahinumdom sa DOLE sa pribadong sector: ipatuman ang mandatory drug test

MANILA, October 24 (PIA)&''Gipahinumdoman sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang nagkalain-laing kumpanya kalabot sa pagpahigayon og random drug testing sa ilang mga empleyado. Matud pa ni DOLE Kalihim Silvestre Bello III, istrikto kining ipatum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsOct 25th, 2016

TESDA kumasa sa drug test

BILANG tugon sa panawagan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na linisin ang hanay ng ahensiya ng gobyerno laban sa paggamit ng ipinagbabawal na droga ay kumasa na mandatory random drug testing ang mga kawani ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authori.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016