PRIVACY COMMISSION SEEKS BAGUIO SCHOOL EXPLANATION
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.