For Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, chair of the Home Committee on Harmful Medication, drug testing must be obligatory
for showbiz personalities earlier than engaged on motion pictures, tv exhibits, and different associated undertakings.
Barbers made the pitch in an announcement a day after the arrest of actor Dominic Roco and 4 different suspects in a drug buy-bust operation in Quezon Metropolis on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Roco, son of veteran actor Bembol Roco, and his cohorts have been caught with 15 grams of shabu, 10 grams of marijuana, a weighing scale, and the buy-bust cash.
Barbers stated that actors, actresses and different film celebrities should be examined for unlawful drug use to show some extent to the general public.
“They’re public figures which might be being idolized by the general public, significantly the Filipino youth. They’d be setting unhealthy examples if they might be concerned in the usage of medicine, or worse promoting medicine,” he harassed.
The Mindanao lawmaker cited the identical cause why the actors and actresses should be required by their film manufacturing corporations, administrators, and expertise brokers to bear a compulsory drug take a look at.
“Alam ko na halos lahat ng ating mga artista ay drug-free o malinis sa usapin ng unlawful na droga. Pero meron din na naliligaw ng landas, na gumagamit o minsan nagtutulak pa ng unlawful na droga (I do know that just about of our artists are drug-free or clear from unlawful medicine. However there are some who misplaced their means for utilizing and typically peddling unlawful medicine),” he stated.
Barbers inspired these within the film business to assist in the continuing marketing campaign towards unlawful medicine by policing their ranks.
In the course of the earlier Duterte administration’s anti-drug warfare, not less than eight celebrities have been arrested for alleged involvement in unlawful medicine since 2016.
Amongst them have been actor Mark Anthony Fernandez, starlet Krista Miller, former attractive actress Sabrina M, and radio disk jockey Karen Bordador, who have been all arrested by the police in 2016.
Included within the checklist have been former baby star CJ Ramos, Fliptop rapper Zaito, and actor Julio Diaz.
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