In a bid to familiarize top officials of various departments at the provincial capitol here on Republic Act No. 9485, or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, a two-day workshop was held in Calamba City on December 16-17.
Lawyer Leonardo Ragaza Jr., Laguna’s provincial administrator, said the workshop, held at Makiling Highlands Resort and Hotel, aimed to familiarize the participants on the provisions of R.A. 9485 and other related laws and policies, update the formulated Citizens’ Charter of the province, and frontline services of the newly created satellite offices of the provincial government.
Ragaza said R.A. 9485 is an act to improve efficiency in the delivery of government services to the public by reducing bureaucratic red tape and preventing graft and corruption among government officials and personnel.
He said the undertaking, organized by the Resource Management Office and Department of Interior and Local Government-Laguna, is mandatory for all department heads, assistant department heads, unit heads, human resource management officers, administrative officers, and frontline personnel.
Ragaza said the participants took time out to discuss lengthily the Citizen’s Charter of Laguna, a document that contains information about the services and goods provided by local government units to their constituents.