Official Publication of the Philippine Information Agency Bicol Regional Office, in cooperation with the RIAC-REDIRAS - RDC Bicol

Monday, October 3, 2016

DOLE Bicol pursues a drug-free agency, employee

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA) -- To show all-out unity and support to the government’s on-going campaign against illegal drug abuse, official anf employees of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol has underwent a Drugs and Substance Abuse Orientation recently.

On the said orientation, DOLE Bicol proved that their office is indeed a drug-free workplace, with none of its personnel branded as “drug or substance abusers”.

The department conducted the said orientation in consonance with the Anti-Drug and Substance Abuse Free Workplace policy, issued by the DOLE head office and locally adopted and implemented by DOLE Bicol.

The orientation took place at DOLE-5’s regional office and was attended by all regional office employees, including their off-duty security personnel. The activity was handled by experts from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Department of Health (DOH).

For DOLE-5 the orientation is just the first of many anti-illegal drug measures to be implemented by the department, not just to its personnel but also to its eleven attached agency.

The department also takes pride at being the first government office to have issued a concrete anti-drug and substance abuse policy, and one of the first to have successfully implemented the same in all of its regional offices.

Proving that DOLE can lead by example, DOLE Bicol officer in charge Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla said: “Our aim is more than info campaign but rather to prove to Bicolanos that we are true to our mandate in advocating a substance and drug abuse free work place by submitting ourselves, our office, and our personnel to this kind of orientation.”

It can be recalled that DOLE has been strict in the implementation of DOLE Department Order 53-03, which requires private business firms to implement anti-drug abuse programs in their respective workplaces. The move done by DOLE Bicol shows that they too can comply with the rules that they themselves enforce. (MAL/DOLE5/PIA5)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/3211475479842/dole-bicol-pursues-a-drug-free-agency-employee#sthash.HqNncfoQ.dpuf

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