CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES, DAPAT BUMUKOD NA SA LGUs

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES, DAPAT BUMUKOD NA SA LGUs

Panahon na para bumukod ang mga constitutional offices ng pamahalaan para hindi na kailangang makitira sa mga municipal halls sa buong bansa.

                Ito ang sinabi ni Iligan City Rep. Frederick Siao kung saan kabilang sa tinukoy nito ang Commission on Elections (Comelec),  Civil Service Commission (CSC), Commission on Audit (COA), at ang Office of the Ombudsman (OMB).

“The constitutional independence and autonomy of Comelec, the Civil Service Commission, the Commission on Audit, the Office of the Ombudsman,  must also be realized in how the permanent official buildings and facilities of these constitutional bodies are designed, located, built, operated, and maintained, as well as how the temporary and rented offices of these bodies are acquired and maintained,” sabi ni Siao, chairman ng House civil service and professions committee.

Sinabi ni Siao na sa kanyang one-trillion peso multiyear infra at MOOE plan, nais nitong magkaroong ng sariling tanggapan ang nasabing mga ahensya na malayo sa mga local executive at local legislative offices upang malayo sa isipan ng taumbayan na nasa pamamahala ng mga alkalde at gobernador ang nasabing mga ahensya ng pamahalaan.

  “I further suggest a timeline of 10 to 15 years at the minimum, or longer if they believe more time is needed. Perhaps technical committees can already be formed to get the details worked out sooner than later. Making the concept happen on paper and in reality over at least 10 to 15 years or longer needs the technical inputs of the Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, and the Department of Public Works and Highways,” paliwanag pa nito.

                “DOF would have its say on how the distinct constitutional bodies’ field offices would be funded on a multi-year basis. Initially, I suggest the issuance of long term government bonds of at least 10 to 15 maturities for this ‘Build-Better-and-Wiser’ concept to happen for real,” dagdag pa ng kongresista

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