A Majority of Filipinos has expressed support for a proposal to require illegal drug testing for students as young as 10 years old. This test has been shelved due to strong opposition, according to a nationwide survey. The Manila-based pollster Social Weather Stations said 51 per cent of 1,500 Filipinos surveyed nationwide agreed with the proposed mandatory drug testing while 36 per cent disagreed. The agency shelved the proposal after the Department of Education opposed it and stressed that students, especially those still in elementary, should not be subjected to mandatory drug testing. 12 per cent were dissatisfied, while 11 per cent were undecided, the SWS said.
Source: Punch November 08, 2018 12:00 UTC