This was highlighted by former Health Undersecretary Dr. Mario M. Taguiwalo during the Consultation Workshop on Ethics and Accountability in Government conducted recently by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Dr. Taguiwalo, a much sought after consultant on various developmental concerns and chairman of the Committee to Energize the Bureaucracy under the administration of then President Corazon Aquino, led a select group of 40 government executives from different agencies in discussing the prevailing issues on ethics and accountability in government.
“Regardless of what has happened in the past and what continues to happen now, Filipinos from different sectors of society can do something to strengthen ethical accountability in the civil service,” he stressed.
He added that Filipinos themselves are the first beneficiaries of an ethically accountable civil service and are also the first victims of failure, breakdown and weakening of ethical responsibilities.
“Therefore, Filipinos have a prime interest in an ethically accountable civil service.” (PNA)