Honesty law broached

AN INCENTIVE for honesty is being broached in Baguio City Hall.

A new ordinance was introduced by councilors Leandro Yañgot Jr. and Levy Lloyd Orcales and approved in first reading giving a reward for acts of honesty.

Both lawmakers said this will encourage more people to practice honesty.

“It is but appropriate to reward honest residents cash in the amount of P5,000 aside from the resolution of commendation/appreciation. The reward shall serve as a token of appreciation for their exemplary deed and act,” explained the proposed local law.

The law “Honesty Ordinance in the City of Baguio,” sets an appropriation from government funds of P1,000,000 to be able to give residents officially commended by the City Council for their acts or deeds of honesty.

Each one will then be given P5,000 as a cash reward provided a city council resolution of commendation or appreciation is issued.

The law said the City of Baguio has been known for the honesty of most of its people. Many times over, the City government honored honest taxicab and jeepney drivers, security guards, janitors or utility personnel for returning “lost and found” valuables and cash.

The Office of the City Human Resource Officer is tasked to formulate the guidelines necessary for the implementation of the new law.


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