- President Rodrigo Duterte warned government officials and employees who don’t stay in the office during work hours for personal leisure will be dismissed from service
- Government officials and employees were reminded by the President that they are being paid by the Filipino citizens so they should do their duties responsibly
- Duterte vowed that complaints reported by the public would be addressed and given action immediately
Government officials and employees were warned by President Rodrigo Duterte that they will be dismissed from service if they spend work hours in malls or for personal leisure instead of working in their respective offices.
The Presidential Broadcast Staff Radio-Television Malacanang released a video last Saturday in which the president pointed out that the Filipino people are paying for the government officials and employees’ eight-hour service. Duterte further stated that if they fail to do so, they would be committing “estafa” and swindling”.
"Bayad tayo. So pag-inindian mo ang tao, wala sa opisina mo... pag nangyari yan uli, dismissed ka," the president stated.
(We are being paid. So if you don’t work for the people, if you are not in your office, you will be dismissed from service.)
(Photo credit: inquirer)
The President explained that it is stated in Article 8 of the Revised Penal Code that government officials and employees who don’t serve the people are committing estafa and swindling because they are being paid the people, yet they don’t do their responsibilities to them.
Meanwhile, government offices are ordered by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia Dela Rosa Bala to review their Citizen’s Charter and to ensure the decrease in transaction processes and requirements in order to better serve the people.
"Give him/her a shopping list, yung requirements i-produce mo, ganun, tax, medical certificate o birth certificate. Huwag pagkatapos pagbigay mo sa tao, huwag mo na dagdagan. Pabalik-balik, lalo na yung mahihirap. Ang Pilipino sige bayad sa kalokohan. Ngayon, pagka natapos niya yan, na-produce niya lahat yan, tanggapin na ninyo, ilabas na ninyo ang permit,” said Duterte.
(Give the complete list of requirements. Don’t add to it once the person already submits the requirements. They keep coming back for completion, especially those who are poor. Once the requirements are completed, accept them, then release the permit.)
Duterte strongly encouraged government officials and employees to maintain simple lives and to refrain from availing first-class seats on flights and from going to casinos.
"You do not have the right to spend people's money nang ganun (like that),” he further reminded.
The President’s hotline 8888 will be launched next month and Duterte urged the public to report their complaints so that the administration would be able to address them. - NB, Kami Media