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DepEd, solons oppose drug tests on grade schoolers

A proposal by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct mandatory drug tests on teachers and pupils Grade 4 and up, which is yet to be firmed up, has met resistance from the Department of Education (DepEd), teachers groups and several lawmakers. Such a plan would be against the dangerous drugs law, which currently authorizes random drug testing only for secondary and college students, and would cost a large amount, the DepEd said in a statement. Spending P200 for testing each of at le

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