- Rodrigo Duterte has promised that he would be battling illegal drugs, crime and corruption during his reign as President
- Military reservists have been one of the latest military branches who have taken a drug test
- Colonel Noel Buan, who has been awarded a Medal of Valor in 2004, joined the other reservists
President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing campaign against illegal drugs has pushed military reservists to take a drug test inside the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Reserve Command headquarters last Saturday, July 23.
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High-ranking officials of the Reserve Command, such as Acting AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Reservist and Retiree Affairs Colonel Noel S. Buan and Reserve Command Chief Brigadier General Leoncio A. Cirunay, Jr., join at least 1,000 military reservists.
Buan was also awarded with the highest military honor – the Medal of Valor – for his achievement on fighting against the Abu Sayyaf in Lantawan, Basilan, in 2004.
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According to the AFP, the high-ranking officials said that the drug test was meant to ‘set an example’ for the reservists. It turned out that no one was positive for illegal drugs among all those reservists who took the test.
Despite the fact that the drug test is voluntary, other military branches and government agencies have taken it as well. Recently, the Procurement Service, Command and General Staff College and Headquarters Service Command of the AFP have undergone the test, and all were ‘drug-free’.
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It is known that aside from illegal drugs, President Duterte has also advocated the fight against crime and corruption.-Kami Media