Davao Vice Mayor tested negative on drugs

Nov. 09, 2016

Vice Mayor Paulo Duterte’s drug test results. (Photo: CIO)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte tested negative for use of seven classes of drugs in a bid to clear his name on the accusations made by a Senator that he was a drug user.

A City Information Office dispatch on Wednesday said, the comprehensive seven panel drug test was conducted by Omega Laboratories upon the request of Hi-Precision Diagnostic Center where Duterte submitted hair samples for testing on Oct. 30.

The comprehensive drug test results showed that Duterte tested negative for amphetamine, methampethamines, cocaine/metabolites, opiates, extended opiates, phencyclidine, THC metabolite, and benzodiazepines.  All these types of drugs  can be detected using hair samples.

Duterte’s drug test results were released on November 8.

“I have submitted myself to yet another drug test, this time more comprehensive than the first test administered by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency,” the presidential son said.

He said the drug test was in “response to the challenge made by Senator Antonio Trillanes who said I was a drug user.”

“I have accepted his challenge not to dignify him, but to clear my name and the name of my family,” he said.

“His imputations that I was a drug addict were based entirely on a fabricated story by a man whose imagination is as twisted as the senator’s.”

Trillanes has been quoting self-confessed killer Edgar Matobato who said the vice mayor was a known drug addict in Davao City.

“The results of the comprehensive drug test is enough vindication for me as I was vilified and slandered as they apparently attempted to destroy my father and the entire Duterte family,” said the younger Duterte. (davaotoday.com)

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