Engaging with constituents

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/21/2016

DENR Secretary Gina Lopez hit the ground running by meeting the agency officials together with the civil society leaders upon assuming her post. This was a first in the history of the department and was widely lauded.…

Pay cut for lawmakers

07/15/2016

Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco may be quite unpopular for a lot of people owing to his position as spokesperson of former vice president Jejomar Binay but his proposal for a “no work, no pay” bill for lawmakers…

Cebu City Hall must prove its employees deserve P30K bonus

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/10/2016

WHAT exactly did Cebu City Hall employees do to deserve a P30,000 across-the-board bonus in December last year? The Commission on Audit Central Visayas (COA 7) wants the Cebu City government to answer this through the submission…

Citizen’s Charter reviewed to hasten processes

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/08/2016

HEADS of government agencies including that of the Civil Service Commission are reviewing the Citizen’s Charter to find out if they can further streamline processes and requirements of government transactions. The memorandum up for review was issued…

Ombud orders suspension of Tudela mayor

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/07/2016

THE Ombudsman-Visayas ordered the one-month suspension of Mayor Erwin Yu of Tudela town in Camotes Island for simple misconduct. Portia Pacquiao-Suson, Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer II, said Yu defied an order by the Civil Service Commission…

Full force campaigns

03/29/2016

According to the regional Civil Service Commission (CSC), there is no specific election law that prohibits candidates from campaigning at government offices during work hours. But that doesn’t mean that campaigning during office hours will only disrupt…

Osmeña case prospers; city treasurer charged

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/30/2016

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) has charged Cebu City Treasurer Diwa Cuevas for “gross neglect of duty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service” in relation to the cases filed by former mayor Tomas…

CSC sets offsite exam application processing

Mary Claire U. Catado 01/19/2016

THE Civil Service Commission in Central Visayas (CSC-7) has scheduled offsite exam application processing for the upcoming eligibility examinations on April 17. The offsite exam application processing will be held in Bogo City on Feb. 16, Danao…

CSC to dismiss drug users in public service

Mary Claire U. Catado 01/15/2016

THE Civil Service Commission in Central Visayas (CSC 7) said during its Regional Advisory Council meeting yesterday that they will dismiss government employees who tested positive for drug use. Acting CSC 7 Director Ariel Bacatan said they…

City Hall told to reinstate official

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/18/2015

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) called on Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to reinstate former Management Information and Computer Services (MICS) head William Cris Artajo. In its November 11 decision, the CSC said the memorandum issued by…

Civil Service junks motion to suspend Cebu City treasurer

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/15/2015

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) has denied the motion of former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to put city treasurer Diwa Cuevas under preventive suspension. In a resolution dated November 11, CSC Director IV Karin Litz Zerna…

Legal support for employees

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/12/2015

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday assured legal support for City Hall employees and officials who were administratively charged before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) 7 for participating in a protest rally last month. “I can guarantee…

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