3 Lapu City Hall employees get citation tickets for failure to wear face masks
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- No excuses.
Three employees of the Lapu-Lapu City Halll received citation tickets from Mayor Junard Chan on Monday morning, March 8, for their failure to comply with health and safety protocols.
Loue Llimit, Fidel Inihao, and Rexor Dulangon agreed to render community service as a penalty instead of paying the P1, 000 fine.
Chan warned them of suspension, worst, termination from service if they are caught again for the same violation.
“Kung buhaton pani ninyo sunod, dili namo isyuhan ug citation ticket. Ang akong sunod nga ipahamtang ninyo nga silot mao ang suspension. Kung buhaton ni niyo sa ikatulo nga higayon, pasensyahay nata, dismissal ang inyong madawat,” Chan said.
(If you do this again, you will no longer be issued with citation tickets. I will already order for your suspension next time. If you do this again for the third time, I’m sorry but you will have to already face dismissal from service.)
Chan invited the three men, who are assigned to the city’s clearing team that is under the Solid Waste Management Office (SWMO), to appear at his City Hall office on Monday after he received a photo of the three who were without face masks that was sent through his Facebook page.
The photo was taken by a netizen on Sunday, March 7, when the service vehicle which they boarded came to a stop near a traffic light along M.L. Quezon Highway in Barangay Pusok.
“Timan-e baya nga ang inyohang paglakaw-lakaw sa mga kadalanan, kamo’y nag-representar sa atong siyudad. Tabla ra nga kamo’y nagpresentar sa pangalan sa mayor. Unya karon kamo rapo’y molapas. Dako na natong kauwawan, dako na natong tamparos,” Chan said.
(Please remember that while you are on the streets, you represent the city. You also represent the office of the mayor. And yet, you are the ones violating our policies. That is a shame, a big slap [to our faces].)
The three men admitted their mistake and apologized to Chan.
They explained that they came from clearing tree branches in Barangay Soong when the photo was taken.
Still, Chan warned them of suspension should they again violate health and safety protocols.
Last week, Chan also issued a citation ticket to a Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO) core group member for his failure to properly wear his face mask. / dcb
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