By Philippine News Agency
A ranking official of the Dumaguete City local government unit (LGU) has stressed that the administration of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo is doing its best to ensure professionalism in the workplace.
Dino Depositario, the deputy city administrator and the human resource management officer –designate reiterated this Monday following a recent incident involving the arrest of a member of the city public market’s task force for alleged theft.
“So far, this involves a task force enforcer of the market and upon being informed by Col. Pineda ( Supt. Jonathan Pineda, the police chief) about the matter, immediately we filed a show cause order because this is quite any complaints and charges that might be filed against the guy,” said Depositario.
But as far as the city government is concerned, “dili mi mu tolerate ana (we will not tolerate that),” he added.
The show cause order had asked the employee in question to explain his side, however, the man who held a job order position, has since voluntarily resigned, according to Depositario.
This, even as the police are still investigating a complaint against him that he allegedly barged into a house and stole some things, but witnesses identified him and a security camera video clip had also reportedly showed the alleged theft in Barangay Piapi, Dumaguete City, Pineda earlier said.
“What I understand is that the criminal complaint against the guy has not yet been filed,” Depositario pointed out.
“But regardless of that, administrative-wise, kung dili siya mu-resign (if he would not resign), we would have filed the same,” he said.
The City Hall official reiterated that during the start of the Remollo administration, and since he reported for his current post, the city’s services have been professionalized.
“When you go into government (service), bear in mind that there is an extra consideration insofar as ethics, higher standard of values, demeanor, and others,” he pointed out.
“Maulaw man gud ta ana ky parang lumabas na ang buong City Hall ang may problema (it’s embarrassing because it would look like it’s the entire City Hall’s problem), when in fact, this is just an isolated case,” Depositario said.
And so now, City Hall is “extra careful” with regard to interviewing and screening applicants for job order positions, and though not required, the human resource office asks for a police clearance, barangay clearance, and sometimes some staff do a personal background check, he added.
For regular and casual employees, the city government does extra work like calling character references, and other measures to ensure that professionalism in the workplace is achieved at the maximum level, Depositario said.
However, there are instances when the city government does not have control of, such as the recent alleged involvement of a job order employee in the supposed burglary case, he added.