Nine media practitioners covering the province’s police beat volunteered to have themselves subjected to drug testing on Thursday to show support for the police’s continued drive against narcotics trade.
Members of the newly formed Bohol Provincial Police Office Press Corps underwent drug testing inside the BPPO Multipurpose Hall at Camp Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City.
The testing was supervised by Cebu City Crime Laboratory chief Supt. Ruby Diangson.
According to Diangson, the test results will go out on Saturday.
All officials of the BPPO Press Corps submitted urine samples for the drug testing.
Reporters covering the police beat agreed to establish the group after a press conference called by BPPO director Sr. Supt. Angeles Geñorga on Thursday.
Members of the BPPO Press Corps elected Dave Charles Responte of dyTR as president of the group.
Other elected officials were Bob Galero of dyTR, vice president; Dave Albarado of The Bohol Tribune, secretary; Leo Udtohan of The Bohol Chronicle and a correspondent for GMA and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Treasurer; Helen Castaño, auditor; and Allen Doydora of dyRD, PRO.
The press corps appointed Rey Tutas and Willy Maestrado of dyRD and Frony Narisma of The Bohol Tribune as board of directors and Ric Obedencio of Bohol News Today as adviser. (R. Tutas)