TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 5 (PNA) –- The Office of the Ombudsman in Eastern Visayas will hold a seminar tackling the elements of graft and corruption and its penalties to the members of the Leyte provincial board as well as legislative office employees.
Leyte Vice Governor Carlo P. Loreto said the seminar is a way of capacity building and at the same time human resource enrichment.
The whole day seminar on August 10 will cover the roles and functions of the Office of the Ombudsman, rules of procedures of the office, graft prevention programs/projects and initiatives and common crimes committed by public officials and employees.
After the lecture-proper, participants are given chance to raise questions or clarifications during the open-forum, Loreto said.
“The activity is in one with the national government’s call for daang matuwid, which we support because we are in the same party, but we believe it is the right thing to do.
For the longest time there was so much excesses in the government and through this, we may be able to help to minimize corruption,” Loreto explained.
The seminar will enable the government employees find ways to use government funds in the right ways, such as pushing for programs where children can go to school such a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
“International funding agencies will be inspired to help if we will help our own to prevent what is not good, what is not legal and what is not moral,” he added.
The seminar is dubbed as Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS), its objective is to provide venue whereby public service values are internalized and to enhance a deeper understanding of the role of public servants and the accountability attached to the positions in the government. (PNA)