Calling Capitol workers ‘baits’ an insult to bureaucracy-A A +A
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
LAWYER Jose Maria Valencia, spokesperson of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., labeled as foul the statement of Board Member Patrick Lacson, who referred to Capitol employees as “baits” of the Capitol chief executive.
Lacson earlier said the Capitol employees are used as “baits” of the governor amid debates to get the 2013 budget passed by the Provincial Board.
“It is not only painful to the senses, but an attack on the integrity and self-worth of individuals. The word bait is demeaning, politically-incorrect and has no place in the league of genuine public service,” Valencia said.
The Capitol is an organization of professionals and civil servants committed to serve our less-privileged brothers and sisters in the countryside. They passed through stringent qualification standards set by the Civil Service Commission and calling them “baits” is tantamount to questioning their CSC qualifications, the governor’s spokesperson added.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 19, 2013.