Davao City -The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ROXI plays an active role in the implementation of Executive Order No. 32 which is anchored on Davao City Local Ordinance No. 0506-13, mandating all establishments to craft a Drug-Free workplace policy and program, to include PDEA  supervised random drug testing and the implementation of a 3-year plan for Drug prevention and control in their respective workplaces as part of the requirements for the renewal of business permits effective 2020.

The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), created a Technical Working Group to conduct a series of Training of Trainers for the Assessment Team of all establishments in Davao City employing 10 or more workers to prepare them in the renewal of business permits in 2020.

DOLE XI, through its representatives Jocelyn C. Flordelis, Program Focal and Maria Cecilia Gravino, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer,  stressed that DOLE Department Order 53-03 is promulgated as a guideline in the implementation of a Drug- Free Workplace Policies and Programs for the private sectors which facilitates the establishment’s compliance to the requirements of DOLE’s General Labor Standards.

After a series of conducting the activity this year, 2019, roughly, 171 establishments in Davao City have already attended the series of Trainings which was hosted by 4 CADAC-members from the Academe, namely Ateneo de Davao University, University of Immaculate Conception, Holy Cross of Davao College and University of Mindanao.  More batches of training schedules will soon be set to accommodate the rest of the remaining 7,000 establishments in Davao City (source: Business Bureau ) By: Joy Cordero-Flordelis, DOLE-DCFO

Joy C. Flordelis of DOLE Davao City Field Office stressing on DOLE’s Program of a Drug-Free Workplace.

Private Entrepreneurs. Participants from private establishments listening attentively during the session.

Stakeholders. City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC)Technical Working Group (TWG) representatives from DOLE , CHO, PDEA, UIC, HCDC, ADDU and UM.