CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – The 6th Infantry Division inaugurated its newly established Drug Testing Center here this morning, November 11, 2019 that will cater mandatory and random drug test requirement of the unit.

Assistant Division Commander Brig. Gen. Juvymax R. Uy led the ribbon cutting at Camp Siongco Station Hospital, where the drug testing center is located.

The drug testing center will help strengthen the existing anti-narcotics regulation and policies of the AFP with the end view of totally eradicating illegal use of drugs.  This will also protect the unit and the personnel from the dangers of using illegal substances.

The establishment of the drug testing center is to support the directive of the Philippine Army in the conduct of mandatory as well as random drug test for all its uniformed personnel and Civil Service Law for its civilian personnel.

Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon, Commander of 6th ID, said that the establishment of the center will ensure the credibility and integrity of the Command that its personnel will abide by the law and deter and prevent them from illegal drugs addiction.

He also said that the 6th ID will strictly follow the directive of the government that all government agencies and institutions be drug-free so its personnel can perform their mandated tasks and duty and deliver their services effectively.

The new center will cater the Army as well as other AFP personnel under the jurisdiction of Joint Task Force Central and 6th ID in applying for promotion, reenlistment, schooling and applying for security and command clearances.