- JM de Guzman shares his two-cents on the government’s proposed drug tests for celebrities
- According to the actor, substance abusers should not be treated in a harsh manner
- The actor said that he is willing to be tested anytime, anywhere
JM de Guzman commented on the government’s plan to subject celebrities to drug testing.
According to the Kapamilya actor, celebrities have a social responsibility to set an example in the country’s efforts to get rid of illegal substances.
However, he also mentioned that the fight against drug use should be a “two-way street.”
As a former substance abuser, JM said that drug users take those substances because they have gone through tough moments in their life.
During his press conference for his new film “Last Fool Show,” he said: “Tatlong taon po akong na sa loob ng rehab. Araw-araw, kasama ko mga adik, pusher. Hindi lang po sila adik. Hindi lang po sila nag-take ng drug. May pinagdaanan din sila na hindi nila kinaya.”
JM pleaded for the government to treat drug users fairly. “Ang hinihiling ko lang, sana … huwag lang po sanang masaklap ‘yung pagtrato sa kanila. Umabot na sa point na pinapatay na nga, e… Ako, nasa posisyon ngayon na maging example na hindi lang kami hanggang doon,” he added.
But this doesn’t mean that JM is against the government’s efforts. The actor then said that he is willing to undergo drug testing “anytime, anywhere.”
JM de Guzman admitted in 2014 that he went into rehab due to drug abuse.
Watch his confession here:
In a previous report by KAMI, JM de Guzman revealed something about his Valentine's date.
JM de Guzman is a Filipino actor, model, and singer. In 2013, he went to a rehabilitation facility for 17 months due to drug abuse.
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