PRRD: Gov’t workers should be honest, competent, decent

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he only expects two things from those who intend to join the government, following the end of the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for the May 2019 midterm elections. "My criteria is you must be honest and you must be competent. That’s it. If you can handle the job and if you are a decent person," the President said in Bisaya during a speech in Davao City.

SOURCE: GMA News (2018). Duterte to those wanting to join gov't: Be honest, competent. Published October 20, 2018 5:27pm. www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/671879/duterte-to-those-wanting-to-join-gov-t-don-t-hurry-just-work-hard/story/

Rodrigo Roa Duterte, also known as Digong and Rody, is a Filipino politician who is the 16th and current President of the Philippines and the first from Mindanao, the southernmost major island group of the country, to hold the office. He is chair of the ruling PDP–Laban party. SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_Duterte

Section 2. Declaration of Policies. - It is the policy of the State to promote a high standard of ethics in public service. Public officials and employees shall at all times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty, act with patriotism and justice, lead modest lives, and uphold public interest over personal interest. (Republic Act No. 6713. February 20, 1989)

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