The Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention stated that they are alarmed at the number of City Hall employees who tested positive for illegal drug use since the beginning of the year.
In random testing throughout the city government offices, to date, 10 employees have been found to be using illegal drugs. The numbers have been escalating as the first quarter of the year is not even close.
In 2014 the COSAP conducted random tests and found only 15 of them tested positive. Today 10 of those are in out-patient rehabilitation programmes within the city government. Though the group is in rehab their employment with the city is terminated – although casual employees can reapply after the rehabilitation.