BACOLOD CITY — The mayor of this city has called the attention of at least five employees of the City Treasurer’s Office whom he caught watching an entertainment program on television during office hours.
Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez on Wednesday, March 22, reminded city hall employees of their pledge to serve the people honestly and efficiently. He stressed that honesty and efficiency should be the topmost priority of city hall employees while at work.
City Administrator Pacifico Maghari III said notices to explain have been sent to the employees involved.
They were asked to explain in 48 hours to accord them due process after which the City Legal Office will act on the matter.
A memorandum has also been issued for the removal of television sets from city government offices to prevent the disruption of public service, Maghari said.
“Only television sets needed for work-related purposes will be allowed to stay,” he said.
Maghari said they will also act on employees using cellular phones and computers to play games and other non-work related activities during office hours.
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