Philippine government employees are usually put on a bad light, usually for overcharging services and not doing their best on the job. While this is not the case for everyone, there are some who are put on the spotlight and further highlights this notorious reputation.
One concern netizen shared on Facebook a photo of a chief officer of Pasig City Hall allegedly slacking on the job.
He arrived at exactly 11:30AM. According to some employees when I inquired kung sinong pipirma, they said “Ma’am, mga tanghali pa kasi dumadating si sir.” So…. dating ng tanghali, naglunch ng 12noon then nag papaalis ng puting buhok or kuto sa assistant nya? Sorry, ah. So sa tingin niyo aasenso pa ang Pilipinas?
(He arrived at exactly 11:30AM. When I asked who will sign [my form], some employees answered, “Ma’am, he usually arrives at noon.” So the guy arrives at noon, has lunch at 12nn, then asks his assistant to remove white hair or lice. I’m sorry, do you still think the Philippines will succeed?)
Marge C shared she went to have a form signed, and the officer’s assistant said their chief will arrive around noon. That said officer arrived at exactly 11:30a.m., then went to have lunch at noon. She even shared that the officer asked his assistant to have his white hair and some lice pulled out.
The post had gotten viral, receiving 17,000 likes and many negative comments.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda responded to the post. The employee, according to him, is under the BIR, and they are currently conducting an investigation on the matter. He also thanked Marge C for reporting the incident.
Good afternoon, this is Edwin Lacierda and I am respectfully posting here a message from Commissioner Kim Henares. She does not have a FB page and so she asked me to convey her message to this post – “The management of the BIR has started conducting an investigation on the matter as soon as the matter came to our attention yesterday. We would like to thank the people concerned for helping us make sure our people do their job by helping us monitor them by providing us with actionable information. To our people, we would like to remind them that we should perform our work efficiently and diligently as this is what we have sworn to do, and we are all accountable to doing so.”