Ilocos Norte board members test negative for drugs

Kim Lorenzo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 04 2016 05:13 PM

ILOCOS NORTE- The legislative officials in the province of Ilocos Norte underwent drug test that yielded to negative results for 13 urine samples.

According to Ex-Officio board member Domingo Ambrocio, it was a surprised drug test that was announced after their session.

All of them underwent the test led by Vice Governor Angelo Marcos Barba, Senior Board Member Mathew Marcos Manotoc, and other 11 board members.

"Kakatapos lang ng session namin noong Monday, dun pa lang sinabi kaya katulad ng mga ibang nag drug test din, sorpresa rin sa amin at walang nakakaalam," Ambrocio said.

He added, the result implies that as a lawmakers and public servants, they should be the first one to abide and respect the law.

Meanwhile, all employees of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte already underwent a drug test that also turned to negative results last July.