ESSU Key Officials Attend ITAPS Seminar-Workshop

Key officials of the university headed by Dr. Edmundo A. Campoto, the University President attended the Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) Seminar-Workshop conducted by the Office of the Ombudsman Region VIII last November 23, 2017 at the 2nd Floor of the Main Library.

The central message of ITAPS, which is also an overarching priority of the current administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte is “zero tolerance to corruption.” The objectives of the said seminar-workshop was to identify and discuss the ethical norms of behavior of government officials; define and identify the causes and effect of corruption; discuss the features of Philippine anti-corruption laws; relate the anti-corruption laws to real-life experience; and for the participants to assess and write an individual integrity plan.

Four modules vis-à-vis its resource person were discussed to accomplish the objectives, namely: Module 1 (Understanding Corruption) by Ms. Janice E. Pagas; Module 2 (Answering to the People: Accountability of Public Officers) by Atty. Janice Gabrito-Agullo; Module 3 (Penalizing Corruption) by Atty. Eduardo B. Kangleon; and Module 4 (Mirror Imaging the Self: Making a difference in Public Service) by Atty Agullo.

Participants were given a comprehensive discussions on a myriad faces of corruption and its effects to individual, society and the economy with citations from various Supreme Court decided cases and pertinent laws that govern public officers and employees.

The seminar-workshop involved the participants in group discussions, simulations, and have drawn their personal assessments and opinions about various situations. The whole-day activity was capped with a Pledge of Service by the participants led by the Acting Director of the Office of the Ombudsman RO-8, Atty. Eduardo B. Kangleon.   

The event was steered by Ms. Vilma M. Domus as master of ceremonies while the Center for Continuing Education under Engr. Dan Viñas facilitated its holding in the university.


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