Philippine Daily Inquirer - - NEWS - By Roy Stephen C. Canivel @roy­canivel_INQ

The Na­tional Pri­vacy Com­mis­sion (NPC) asked a col­lege in Baguio City to ex­plain the le­gal­ity of its manda­tory preg­nancy test­ing, amid the back­lash against the school pol­icy.

In a let­ter dated Nov. 8, the NPC asked top of­fi­cials of Pines City Col­leges to ex­plain the “le­gal­ity and pro­pri­ety” of the school pol­icy, given the sensi- tive in­for­ma­tion in­volved in it.

The is­sue re­volves around a con­tro­ver­sial school me­moran­dum cov­er­ing the col­leges of den­tistry, nurs­ing and phar­macy on the sub­ject of manda­tory preg­nancy test­ing.

“This com­mis­sion un­der­stands that Pines City Col­leges sub­jects its fe­male stu­dents to manda­tory preg­nancy test­ing,” the or­der read.

It was not clear yet how long the prac­tice has been on­go­ing.

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