May 22, 2024

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Mabalacat mayor underscores need for employees to observe ethics

By Justine Rich Talusan

MAYOR Crisostomo Garbo of Malabalacat City in Pampanga underscored the need for government employees to abide by the rules governing conduct of workers in and out of the workplace.

Garbo, in a flag-raising activity this week, discussed to his employees honoring financial loans, avoiding drug abuse and illicit relationships between the employees of the city government.

“One of our objectives is for us all to observe rules towards moral and spiritual uprightness,” he said.

“It has come to my attention that certain employees have been missing out on their obligation to pay their dues to a home appliance store. Please do not do that. Please live only within your means. Mag-ipon para handa tayo para sa year 2023,” the mayor added.

“Lahat po ay kailangan sumunod sa alituntunin para sa kawani ng pamahalaan. Kayo man ay under job orders, casual or permanent employees. Meron pong batas para sa mga empleyado ng pamahalaan na nag-uutos na tayo ay manatiling morally upright,” he noted.

 Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees states that government employees should show proper decorum.

The code also enumerated prohibited acts and transactions, and provides penalties for violations.

Garbo warned employees that failure to appear on their scheduled drug test could lead to termination of employment.

“Kayo po ay tatanggalin from the rolls kung hindi po kayo sisipot sa naka schedule ninyong drug test,” he reiterated.

A born-again Christian, Garbo reminded workers to find time to go to church at least once a week no matter what religion employees belong to.

The Mabalacat City government, Garbo said, should be driven by moral code and ethics as a reflection of the city’s standard in serving all Mabalaquenians in the city.