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CSC reminds ‘No Gift Policy’ this holiday season

CSC reminds ‘No Gift Policy’ this holiday season

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminded all government officials and employees on the “no gift policy,” especially this holiday season.

Under Presidential Decree no. 46, “it is believed necessary to put more teeth to existing laws and regulations to wipe out all conceivable forms of graft and corruption in the public service, the members of which should not only be honest but above suspicion and reproach.”

Republic Acts 6713 and 3019 prohibit “directly or indirectly requesting or receiving any gift, present, share, percentage, or benefit, for himself or for any other person, in connection with any contract or transaction between the Government and any other part, wherein the public officer in his official capacity has to intervene under the law.”

Solicitation in any form is also prohibited.

“Sa mga heads of agencies be good examples wag po kayong magsosolicit kayo, ‘yung division chief niyo magso-solicit lahat ay magso-solicit. Sabihan niyo ho sa baba na kung may magpadala ng regalo ay no gift policy kayo so wag na ho hirap mga tao, hirap mag negosyo at hirap mga operators wag na po dagdagan ang cause of doing business nila,” she said.

“Gusto n’yo bang mapreso sa Pasko? When in government service ‘yung ating pagseserbisyo walang kapalit we are servicing the public,” Lizada added.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue also reminded their offices to decline all forms of gifts from taxpayers.

“Nagpaalala siya na sa nalalapit na Kapaskuhan na bawal tumanggap ng regalo o bawal mamasko sa ating mga taxpayer. Kasi nagkakaroon ng misimpression na nagiging kapalit ‘yan ng serbisyong idinudulot natin,” Sabariaga said.

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