Fifty-nine LGU-Tacurong officials and 30 barangay chairpersons and treasurers participated in the Public Accountability and Values Formation Seminar (Module II) conducted on January 17-18, Jims Place II, Tacurong City.
            Module II is designed in response to the Anti-Graft and Corruption Prevention of the Transparency International Philippines and Office of the Ombudsman. Speaker and facilitator Jeannie Escolano discussed the biblical implications of moral values that are said to be necessary in public service.
            “Alam ko ang korupsyon maiiwasan yan kapag lahat tayo may malasakit…malasakit sa kapwa, malasakit sa bayan,” Escolano said as he began his two-day lecture. Escolano, throughout the seminar, challenged Tacurongnons to maintain and enhance positive practices and values in the workplace and even at home.

            Participants, led by Vica Mayor Charito L. Collado, agreed that the seminar was able to enrich their commitment to public service.
The Human Resource Management Office of the City Government of Tacurong, in cooperation with the Office of the Ombudsman, continues to organize activities that support the national government’s battle against graft and corruption.
            The participants had already undergone Module I of the said seminar on October 19-20, 2011.

Jezereel Louise C. Billano