Archives for August 3, 2018

Ombudsman-WV updates ISAT U Key Officials on ITAPS

Atty. Pio R. Dargantes  points out situations that breach integrity and accountability  in government service and are common to government employees.

The Administrative Services Division in coordination with the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas conducted a seminar-workshop on Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability in Public Services (ITAPS) among university key officials, directors, department heads, college deans, campus administrators and selected employees on July 25, 2018.

“This seminar-workshop will provide deeper understanding of our accountabilities in order to be corrupt-resistant officers whose guiding intention is to do what is right/legal for the benefit of the public, “ emphasized by Mr. Donald U. Daboy, Associate Graft Investigation Officer I, who talked on the topic Understanding Corruption.

The Speakers. (L-R) Atty Pio R. Dargantes, Regional Director, Office of the Ombudsman RO VI, Mr. Donald U. Badoy and Ms. Abigail R. Tan Yau,  Associate Graft Investigation Officers I.

A point of reflection was presented by Atty. Pio R. Dargantes, Director, Office of the Ombudsman RO VI. He cited situations common to government employees that breached integrity and accountability in government service. In his deliberation on the topic, Answering to the People: Accountability of Public Officers, he mentioned of intolerable acts like waiting at the biometrics five minutes ahead of dismissal period, having a cup of coffee or doing personal business with somebody during office hours, soliciting and receiving lechon from suppliers or contractors, or even bringing home two pieces of bond paper from the office supplies for a child’s assignment. He further elaborated on the repercussion of such acts on the topic Penalizing Corruption.   The regional director also accentuated RA No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees that upholds the time-honored principle of public office being a public trust.

A challenging call was delivered by Miss Abigail R. Tan Yau, Associate Graft Investigation Officer I. In her presentation on Self: Making a Difference in Public Service, she directed participants to examine themselves on what have they done and what should they do as public servant.

“This is the first time that we conducted such workshop,” said Mrs. Enieda G. Corona, Chief Administrative Officer, “but we will plan for another session for the faculty because the college deans recognized the importance of ITAPS to reinforce the commitment of the teachers in their service.”

ISAT U holds book fair for materials selection and updating

Instructors from different colleges and universities take time in selecting materials for their discipline.

“The book fair was held to update the collections of the university library and to give the faculty  a chance to have actual selection of materials needed for their respective disciplines,” explained Mrs. Ninfa G. Geloryao, ISAT U university librarian, during the Book Fair participated by eight bookstores  on July 12-13, 2018.

A total of 861  titles in general education, engineering, technology and education were selected by the college deans and instructors.  362 books were selected for College of Arts and Science,  135 for College of Engineering and Architecture, 188 for College of Industrial Technology and 176  for  College of Education.

Mrs. Geloryao said that, “all books selected were copyrighted for the last five years but we prefer to buy the 2016, 2017, 2018 and the latest editions, all paper and hard bound. The materials selected were for undergraduate programs and the graduate school as well.”

Past and Present Librarians. Mrs. Ninfa G. Geloryao (middle), strikes a pose with her predecessor,  Dr. Nida Gomez (left),  former ISAT U Librarian, who took time to visit the  Book Fair.

Considering the need for updated materials, the different college deans pledged to help cope with the financial requirements. Mrs. Geloryao said that the pledges will augment the Php 1.4 million budget allocation by the university library for books purchases for 2019.

Aside from librarians and faculty members from ISAT U external campuses, the Book Fair was also attended by delegates from University of Iloilo-PHINMA, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation Maritime University, St. Therese MTC Colleges- Main and La Fiesta Site, University of Antique, ISCOF-Barotac Nuevo Campus and Cabalum Western College.

The participating bookstores were the C&E Publishing, Inc. , Page One Trading, D’ Tops Bookstore, New Century Books and Gen. Merchandise, Global International Education Link Enterprises Co., Super Pages Trading, CD Books International, Inc. and Mind Mover Publishing House, Inc.

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