- The local showbiz industry is under scrutiny for its alleged involvement in illegal drugs, which has prompted Star Magic to conduct a 'supervised and mandatory' drug test on its talents
- Actor Patrick Garcia joins other celebrities who underwent a drug test and posted the result on his Instagram account
- Non-Star Magic talents, like Luis Manzano and Baron Geisler, also took the test and shared on social media that they were clean
Another celebrity took a drug test amid President Rodrigo Duterte's intensifying campaign against drugs.
Actor Patrick Garcia took to Instagram to prove that he underwent drug testing at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Yesterday, he posted a photo a proof of his deed which he went through last August 26, Saturday.
Garcia tested negative on both methamphetamine (locally known as 'shabu') and tetrahydrocannabinol (marijuana).
Netizens congratulated the actor for his efforts, mostly stating that other artists should follow what he has done.
They also agreed with him in supporting the war against drugs, which the president and the Philippine National Police (PNP) have been working hard on since the start of the new administration.
The entertainment industry has been under fire for its involvement in illegal drugs since the police acquired the list of celebrity drug users from Karen Bordador, a radio DJ who is currently detained at the Southern Police District along with her boyfriend Emilio Lim who supplies the drugs to his high-profile clients.
The artists of Star Magic, ABS-CBN's talent management arm, underwent a 'supervised and mandatory' drug test on the day Garcia also took his.
According to its statement, all of its 40 talents tested negative. However, only three of its talents, such as Enrique Gil, Diego Loyzaga, and Jake Cuenca, were named while the rest were not disclosed.
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Other non-Star Magic artists followed suit like Luis Manzano and Baron Geisler.
Manzano also took to Instagram to post his results, which was also negative. In his usual witty fashion, he joked that he was 'positive' on being good-looking.
The Kapamilya host took his drug test at PNP's crime lab.
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On the other hand, controversial actor Baron Geisler conducted a drug test on himself on Wednesday evening using a portable drug test kit brought by his friend, musician/actor Kowboy Santos.
Like Garcia and Manzano, he tested negative for both 'shabu' and marijuana.
(photo credit: facebook.com/baron.geisler.39)
He posted the results on his personal Facebook account and it can be seen that he took the drug test in between his taping for a show.