Officials and employees during the Lecture-Reorientation on R.A. No. 3019 and R.A. No. 6713 on 02 October 2018 at Room
109, NMP Training Building, Cabalawan, Tacloban City.
employees on R.A. 3019 and R.A. 6713
October 31, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The
National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) through its Administrative,
Financial and Management Division (AFMD) conducted a
Lecture-Reorientation on Republic Act No. 3019, known as Anti-Graft
and Corrupt Practices Act and Republic Act No. 6713, known as “Code
of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”
on 02 October 2018 at Room 109, NMP Training Building, Cabalawan,
The activity was
undertaken as part of the Agency’s anti-corruption initiatives with
the aim of providing an avenue for NMP employees to internalize and
enhance their understanding of their respective roles as civil
servants and their accountabilities to the public.
Thirty-nine (39) NMP
employees participated the lecture conducted by Atty. Janice G.
Gabrito-Agullo, Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer II of
the Office of Ombudsman for Visayas Regional Office No. VIII.
In his welcome message,
NMP Executive Director Romulo V. Bernardes emphasized that the
lecture will provide the NMP personnel with the opportunity to
revisit the concepts and principles of integrity, transparency and
accountability as public servants and promote practices towards
living a modest life.
Discussions focused on
salient points of R.A 3019 and R.A. 6713. Public officers and
employees must at all times be: (1) A-ccountable to the people, (2)
S-erve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty and
efficiency, (3) A-ct with patriotism and justice; and (4) L-ead
modest lives, said Atty. Agullo.
She further explained that
every public official and employee shall observe the standards of
personal conduct in the discharge and execution of official duties
as provided under Section 4, RA 6713 such as Commitment to Public
Interest, Professionalism, Justness and Sincerity, Political
Neutrality, Responsiveness to the Public, Nationalism and
Patriotism, Commitment to Democracy, Simple Living.
Guidelines in the proper
filling out of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)
Form was also tackled. The filing period could either be within (a)
30 days after assumption of office, (b) on or before April 30 of
every year or (c) within 30 days after separation from the service.
As a tool for learning, case digests of various situational cases
were presented for discussion and provision of possible solutions
Laws regulating the act or
practice of soliciting or receiving, directly or indirectly any
gifts were also highlighted during the lecture, making it punishable
for public officials and employees to receive or solicit, and for
private persons to give gifts on any occasion, including Christmas.
ED Bernardes expressed
confidence that through there orientation, NMP employees will be
more cognizant of their duties and responsibilities as public
servants, to build public integrity and give public service
Meanwhile, NMP continues
to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required
pursuant to the STCW Convention as amended in 2010 including
value-adding courses towards improving the qualifications of
Filipino seafarers for their employment acceptability and enhanced
competitiveness. It also regularly conducts maritime studies to come
up with policies for the improvement of the manpower sector of the
Those interested in NMP
research undertakings may visit the NMP website (www.nmp.gov.ph) and
access the e-Research Information System Portal which is designed to
gather inputs for NMP’s research, dissemination of NMP completed
researches and other articles pertaining to maritime research.
For more information about
NMP trainings viewers may visit the agency’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/nmptrainingcenter)
where all related information on NMP trainings are available.
Further, NMP encourages
seafarers to avail of the NMP-OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare
Administration) Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP) which entitles
the beneficiary to receive financial assistance for training costs
from the OWWA.