MOST often than not, traditional politicians are afraid of being called by the Office of the Ombudsman. For many years, this office has been striking fear in the hearts of the crooks. The mandate of the ombudsman and his deputies, as protectors of the people, is expected to act promptly on complaints filed in any form or manner against officers of the government, including those from GOCCs.
Last August 23, 2017, the Office of the Ombudsman particularly from the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon in Diliman, Quezon City wrote a letter to Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan. The letter was signed by Director Raquel Rosario Cunanan-Marayag of Public Assistance and Corruption Prevention Bureau in Luzon.
“Dear Hon. Pamintuan, in line with the Office’s mandate to determine the causes of inefficiency, red tape, mismanagement, fraud, and corruption in the government and make recommendations for their elimination and the observance of high standards of ethics and efficiency, this Office conducts Blue Certification Assessments in the Local Government Units in Luzon annually.”
She furthered, “Last January 16 to 19, 2017, this Office conducted a Blue Certification assessment study in the Business Permit and License Division (BPLD) of Angeles City. After the conduct of the study, the BPLD of Angeles City successfully garnered a Level 1 Blue Certification for being compliant with some of the frontline service and red-tape eliminating standards prescribed by the Office [of the Ombudsman].”
In this regard, by the authority of the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon, the Office warmly invites Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan in the granting of the Blue Certification Award that will be held this September in their office in Diliman, Quezon City.
This is a kind of invitation that nobody wants to miss especially knowing that it came from this particular Office.
Congratulations to the Pamintuan administration and to all the hardworking employees of the Angeles City LGU! Mayor EdPam should get a bigger gallery to accommodate more space for awards, certificates and plaques such as this one.