Gov't office chief's partner joins board meetings?
Which government agency has a boss who lets someone special join official meetings, wasting public funds?
Insiders say that whenever the head of the office is out attending meetings or conventions, the special someone gets to share the hotel room and even meals also paid for with government funds.
Sources sent various photos to Rappler, shocked at such brazenness, if not ignorance, about ethical standards in government.
The special someone even gets to sit around the directors' table during meetings of the office's board of directors. Informants worry about security breaches and well, yes, propriety.
Participation in meetings is seen as a violation of a circular issued by the government office itself a few years back, which declared it is committed to “confidentiality and integrity."
The said circular specifically says that confidential information includes, but is not limited to, protected information, personal financial information, or information gained from committee meetings, among others.
It further states that confidential information may be in any form, format or medium, technology, including, but not limited to:
- verbal or other human-to-human forms of communication
- handwritten notes or communications or machine-printed hardcopies
- audio and/or video recordings
- electronic/machine-readable formats
- wired or wirelessly transmissible formats
- any other unspecified form, format, media or technology for storing or sharing information
Insiders said the Board tolerates the presence of the special one during meetings because family members get to join officers in supposed official travels that turn into vacations.
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