Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto Promotes 53 Contractual City Hall Employees to Be Regular Workers
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto on Tuesday announced the registration of 53 contractual government employees as part of the fulfillment of one of his campaign promises.
According to the report of CNN Philippines, Sotto said the initiative aims to achieve their goal of providing job security to qualified workers; as he promised during the campaign.
During the campaign, he vowed for an Employee Learning and Development Program aimed to reassign qualified employees and providing continuous professional development. He shared data after that 89% of Pasig City local government employees are contractual/casual while 55% of regular plantilla positions are vacant.
The young politician said his office received information that city hall workers were under control and threatened during the election, and that this was what he wanted to end. The Eusebio clan have ruled the city for 27 years before Sotto won as mayor.
“Dati, lagi silang tinatakot na makikita kung sino ang binoboto nila at di na sila ire-renew kapag dun sila sa “kalaban”… Ngayon, wala nang ganitong takutan,” he said.
Sotto assured the public that regularization was not a political move, as he himself wanted to end the patronage system with the government. The mayor wants a bureaucracy with integrity, high capacity, and political distance.
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