University entrants set to face drug testsAljazeera.
"This was born out of the president's call to make campuses drug-free, because we see the pervasive effects of drug use," Julito Vitriolo, the executive director of the Commission on Higher Education, said. "What's important is for students not to use drugs. It will be a deterrent if they want to continue their studies."
Some universities in the Philippines have already introduced drug tests on their own volition. STI Education Systems Holdings Inc, which has more than 103,000 students this academic year, has performed mandatory drug testing for the past five years.
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