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Garbo reminds workers: Observe ethics, social code

MABALACAT CITY – Mayor Crisostomo Garbo underscored the need for the Mabalacat City Government employees to abide by the rules governing conduct of workers in and out of the workplace.

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

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

“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.

Garbo also reminded the city government workers to remain faithful to their partners and not fall into temptation in having office romance. He also called on department heads to shepherd their respective staff to be conscious of their commitments and obligations.

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.

Under the Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, the call for government employees to conduct themselves in proper decorum, enumerating prohibited acts and transactions, and provides penalties for violations.

Garbo also 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 stressed.

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

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