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The Davao City government called on all owners of service-oriented business establishments to undergo drug abuse orientation activities because the city is set to implement City Ordinance 0506-13 and Executive Order No. 32.

The ordinance and EO 32 were approved last year mandating establishments to craft a drug-free workplace program. The orientation is one of the requirements for the renewal of business permits starting next year.

Connie Domag, the Technical Adviser on Drug Prevention and Rehabilitation of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), said the orientation will prepare business establishment owners to follow the ordinance and craft own program.

“This will prepare them to comply with the requirements, which are the conduct of random drug testing for the employees and to formulate a drug-free workplace plan for prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment of employees – in case that during the drug testing, there will be confirmed positive (cases),” Domag said.

Domag said business establishment owners must attend the orientations to avoid problems in seeking renewal of their business permits next year.

Domag urged owners to enroll soonest in accredited schools.

The four accredited schools to conduct the orientations are the Ateneo de Davao University, Holy Cross of Davao College, University of Mindanao-Matina Campus, and the University of the Immaculate Conception.

The schedule of the seminar-orientation by venue and their contact details are:

  1. Ateneo de Davao University
    May 21-22, 2019 and June 25-26, 2019
    Contact: Ms. Elise Faith Pagatpat at 221-2411 loc 8886 and 8887
  2. Holy Cross of Davao College
    June 9-10, 2019 and July 18-19, 2019
    Contact: Ms. Leo John Deocariza at 221-9071 loc 209, 2010 and 2011
  3. University of Mindanao – Matina Campus
    May 28-29, 2019 and July 4-5, 2019
    Contact: Ms. Sitti Apadan at 305-0645 loc 147
  4. University of the Immaculate Conception
    May 16-17, 2019, June 6-7, 2019 and July 8-9, 2019
    Contact: Dr. Corazon Mamon-Umblero at 224-3292 or 221-8090 loc 16