The Philippine National Police (PNP) has reiterated its support for both national and local candidates to undergo drug test in order for them to set good example to the people.
At the same time, PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said that he had already instructed the PNP Drug Enforcement Group to look into the information that was revealed by President Duterte about a national candidate who is allegedly into cocaine use.
He stressed that any revelation of the President, being their Commander-In-Chief, prompts a fact-finding.
“If there are relevant information, definitely we will conduct an investigation. As of this time, we are trying to get additional information on that matter,” said Carlos.
He stressed that police action on the President’s revelation will depend on the sufficiency of the evidence.
“A person with a history of drug use may be arrested if there is an outstanding warrant of arrest in connection with the drug offense,” said Carlos.
The PNP earlier supported calls for candidates to undergo drug test to ensure that not one of them is hooked on illegal drugs.
Carlos said reiterated the call amid the revelation of Duterte.
“Although the PNP acknowledges that no law mandates the candidate to undergo a drug test, but doing so will set an example to their fellow countrymen by proving that they aren’t users of illegal drugs,” said Carlos.