4 Pangasinan employees face admin raps-A A +A
Thursday, September 13, 2012
LINGAYEN -- Four employees of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan assigned at different departments are facing separate administrative charges for serious offenses.
Provincial Legal Officer Geraldine Baniqued said that beleaguered employees were given 10 days to submit their verified answer to the formal charges filed against them.
She said only one of the four respondent have, so far, submitted an answer. Hearing will commence as soon as the three others have submitted their replies, she added.
The subjects of the administrative complaints are assigned at the Provincial Veterinarian's Office (PVO), at the Provincial Hospital's Dialysis Center, at the Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital and at the Umingan Community Hospital.
She begged off, however, from naming the erring employees, for the meantime, while waiting for their respective answers and the scheduled hearing.
In one radio interview, Baniqued said the employee at the PVO was alleged to have been bringing 200 to 300 roosters from March 2012 to present at the Provincial Government's breeding station in Barangay Malabobo, Mangatarem, and was using the facility for personal/private use.
Meanwhile, the incident involving the personnel assigned at the Provincial Hospital's Dialysis Center happened on August 1, 2012.
She said the subject of the complaint allegedly took advantage of his position, harassed and abused one of his subordinates by suddenly pulling down her garterized work pants exposing her buttocks, then allegedly rubbed his palm, "causing the employee to be seriously offended and embarrassed."
The third complaint is against an admitting clerk at the Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital based in Tayug town.
Accordingly, from year 2010 to present, said personnel "stopped and failed to record and update the admission book of the hospital for Philhealth accreditation without any valid reason or order from higher authority." This resulted to the cancellation of the hospital's accreditation with the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp.
The last case is against a casual employee at Umingan Community Hospital who is acting as pharmacist. Allegedly, the personnel submitted falsified the documents/records when she applied for work. That she claimed to have passed the January 2009 Pharmacy Licensure Examination, but verification by the Provincial Human Resource and Management Office at the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) proved otherwise.
Baniqued assured that there will be no cover-up when it comes to dealing with the complaints and cases filed against the employees but they will be given just and fair treatment.
Baniqued said the administration of Governor Amado Espino Jr. is keen on improving the culture of work in the Provincial Government much as to give each employee proper recognition, respect, adequate compensation and reasonable incentives.
Several Provincial Government employees had either been removed from service or were meted penalties since the Espino assumed office as governor. (Liway C. Manantan-Yparraguirre/Sunnex)