Guv won’t tolerate ‘crocs’ in Capitol-A A +A
Monday, September 16, 2013
EMPLOYEES whose vested interest is far more important than public service have no room serving in the Iloilo Provincial Government, warned Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. during their flag raising ceremony on Monday.
“If you are here to fatten your pockets, then public service is not the right career for you. Better venture in business where you can easily be rich,” Defensor told the employees.
The governor also stressed that he has eyes on every employees and “graft and corrupt practices, no matter how small, will not be tolerated.”
Should there be someone who will disobey the principles of good governance, such person will be held liable, he added.
“You knew me. I am not the type of person who will take advantage of people’s money. If I am corrupt like other politicians, I should be rich by now yet I am not,” he said.
“I am telling you this again and again for I am not asking you to be exactly like me. All I wanted is for you to be part of the ‘reform and change’ this administration is doing,” the governor added.
“As you see, reform and change is now a reality but our efforts to sustain this should be institutionalized and your active participation in this endeavor is direly needed,” he said.
This call from former House majority leader surfaced as he lamented the spiraling scam involving the “pork barrel” or the Priority Development Assistance Fund.
“Plunder of public funds has exhausted people’s patience and this kind of problem should be prevented in all levels of management,” he said. (PR)