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Local public officials watch Written by Archbishop Oscar V.Cruz Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Local public officials watch

It could have another title. It might have a different heading. But it surely carries and forwards one piece of great news for the Filipino people — for a change.
To the DILG belongs the credit. To its leadership goes the gratitude of the citizenry for the needed grading and upgrading of local public officials supposedly elected by their respective constituencies.

It can be said that the over-all commitment of said officials is to safeguard the public trust reposed upon them and to provide what the public service expected from them. Otherwise, there would be a distortion — or contradiction — of the nature and finality of a public office as such.

Irrespective of what it is called, the essence of the DILG leadership move or initiative can be summed up in the following agenda specifically on the part of those who elected their local public officials from the city or municipal up to the provincial levels: One, let civic organizations as well as individuals watch over their respective local public officials, particularly in terms of the evil they are doing and the good they fail to do. Two, have the said.... MORE

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