Eastern Samar solon wants probe on re-assignment of gov’t workers
MANILA, Philippines — Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone wants an inquiry into the reported re-assignment of provincial employees allegedly on orders of Acting Governor Marcelo Ferdinand Picardal.
Evardone filed House Resolution No. 2405 on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, claiming that the transfer of employees between departments was a “clear violation” of Civil Service rules and laws like the Magna Carta for Public Health Workers.
“This is first time in the history of Eastern Samar that a massive illegal, immoral, anti-people and anti-family movement of Capitol employees has happened,” the congressman said in a separate statement Tuesday, claiming it was politically motivated.
At least 35 have been transferred to far-flung areas “to the detriment of their meager income and their families,” according to Evardone.
Evardone said one employee, who just gave birth, was assigned to a hospital 11 towns away from her place.
One laundry worker in a hospital was also moved to a far-flung hospital, and another worker was re-assigned to a hospital that is closed, he added.
“Clearly, this move is really inhuman. The CSC (Civil Service Commission) should reverse these moves. I am also calling both the DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government) and the Office of the President to investigate this arrogant official,” the lawmaker said. /cbb
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