Opinion of Aiko Melendez on mandatory drug testing
AIKO MELENDEZ – The actress politician is in favor of mandatory drug testing.
Aiko Melendez started as a child star in the early ’80s under Regal Films. The same movie outfit launched her together with Ruffa Gutierrez and Carmina Villaroel as teen actresses.
She also ventured into politics.
In 2001, Melendez ran for councilor of the 2nd district of Quezon City and won. She was reelected in 2004 and in 2007 and remained in office for 9 years until 2010.
She ran for vice mayor of Quezon City in 2010 as the running mate of Mike Defensor but lost to Joy Belmonte.
After her hiatus in politics, she returned to acting. Then, Melendez ran for Quezon City councilor in 2022, this time in the 5th district, and won.
Recently, she went to social media wherein she gave an opinion about mandatory drug testing.
“For me, as a public servant, just as they are, my take on this is that I AGREE on the mandatory drug testing kasi, aminin naman na natin, our industry is one of the most susceptible sectors to drug addiction,” she wrote.
Here’s the IG post of Aiko Melendez regarding mandatory drug testing:
Previously, Padilla made headlines recently after speaking out against a proposal to make drug testing mandatory for celebrities. Padilla believes that drug testing for celebrities should be voluntary in order to avoid human rights violations.
On the other hand, Richard Gomez stressed that he’s in favor of mandatory drug testing among celebrities.
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