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Monday, July 18, 2016

Albay KBP chair, radio reporters submit to voluntary drug testing

By Julius Embile

LEGAZPI CITY, July 18 (PIA) – To show support on the present administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Albay chapter chairman Jun Alegre has submitted himself and his radio station’s reporters and employees to drug-testing, and urged all media practitioners to follow suit.

“We (media personalities) are the considered the watchdogs of society and should act accordingly as good examples”, said Alegre this afternoon, before submitting himself for drug-testing under the supervision of the Philippine National Police.

Alegre, also the station manager of Z100.3 Zagitsit News FM, voluntarily took the drug testing along with 20 employees and reporters of the said radio station.

“W have to walk the talk. We (in Zagitsit News) support the efforts of the government in combatting illegal drugs, which is why we do this,” stated Alegre.

Two weeks ago, during his interview with the new Presidential Communications Office (PCO) secretary Martin Andanar, Alegre expressed his and his station’s open support in the Duterte administration’s drive to curb illegal drug abuse.

Alegre believes that they are the first in Albay, if not the entire country, to take this initiative in conveying a drug-free stand on the local media body.

“On our upcoming KBP meeting, we will be sure in bringing this up so that the rest of the media community here in Albay would be one in this advocacy,” added the KBP chairman.

 Alegre is confident that many more of his fellow media practitioners would take the same initiative against drug use. (MAL/JBE-PIA5)

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