TUTOLĀ  si Senador Robin Padilla na magkaroon ng mandatory drug testing ang mga artista.

Kasunod ito ng pahayag sa Kamara na magkaroon ng drug testing sa mga artista bago sumalang sa proyekto.

Mismong si Surigao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Robert “Ace” Barbers ang nagpanukala sa nasabing hakbangin.

“I am one in seeking to protect our fellow Filipinos from the ill effects of illegal drugs. This includes my fellow workers in the showbiz industry,” sinabi ni Padilla.

“However, we cannot oblige anyone to undergo a drug test, as it is tantamount to violating their human rights. That said, I am for them taking a voluntary drug test – as this is for their safety and wellbeing. It would also be best if the employers shouldered the expenses for such drug tests,” dagdag pa niya.

Samantala, sinabi niya na ang mga government official ang dapat sumailalim sa drug test.

“It would be better if our government officials and employees take drug tests as they have the responsibility to provide our people with a good example,” ayon sa mambabatas. LIZA SORIANO