Filipinos supports mandatory Drug test for student from age 10

A Majority of Filipinos has communicated support for a proposition to require illicit drug testing for student as young as 10 years of age. This test has been shelved because of strong resistance, according to a nationwide survey. The Manila-based pollster Social Weather Stations said 51 percent of 1,500 Filipinos reviewed across the nation concurred with the proposed required medication testing while 36 percent oppose this idea. Another 13 percent were undecided about the proposition of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, which noted that its specialists have in the past arrested children as young as 3 years of age who were either clients or vendors of illicit medications. The organization shelved the proposition after the Department of Education restricted it and focused on that student, particularly those still in basic, ought not be exposed to compulsory drug testing. The study, directed in September, likewise discovered that 76 percent of Filipinos were happy with the administration’s crackdown against illicit medications, which has left almost 5,000 suspects murdered. 12 percent were disappointed, while 11 percent were undecided, the SWS said. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has been condemned for its violet battle against illicit medications in the Philippines because of the high loss of life. According to official statistics, 4,948 suspects have been killed in police operations since July 2016, according to official statistics.

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