Philippines wants mandatory drug tests for college admissions

September 2, 2016 3:29 AM

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Philippines wants mandatory drug tests for college admissions

MANILA The Philippines is stepping up President Rodrigo Duterte's battle on drugs with incoming college freshmen set to face tests for illegal drug use from next year, an education official said on Friday.

A wave of 2,400 killings unleashed in a war on drugs since Duterte came to power two months ago has gained popular support in the Southeast Asian nation, but has alarmed the United Nations and the United States, Manila's close ally.

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