Code of Ethics for Government Officials and Employees

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6713
Code of Ethics for Government Officials and Employees

AN ACT establishing a Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for public officials and employees, to uphold the time-honored principle of public office being a public trust, granting incentives and rewards for exemplary service, enumerating prohibited acts and transactions and providing penalties for violations thereof and for other purposes
Sec. 1. Title.
This Act shall be known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.”
Sec. 2. Declaration of Policies.
It is the policy of the State to promote a high standard of ethics in public service. Public officials and employees shall at all times be accountable to the people and
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• (b) Professionalism - Public officials and employees shall perform and discharge their duties with the highest degree of excellence, professionalism, intelligence and skill. They shall enter public service with utmost devotion and dedication to duty. They shall endeavor to discourage wrong perceptions of their roles as dispensers or peddlers of undue patronage.
• (c) Justness and sincerity - Public officials and employees shall remain true to the people at all times. They must act with justness and sincerity and shall not discriminate against anyone, especially the poor and the underprivileged. They shall at all times respect the rights of others, and shall refrain from doing acts contrary to law, good morals, good customs, public policy, public order, public safety and public interest. They shall not dispense or extend undue favors on account of their office to their relatives whether by consaguinity or affinity except with respect to appointments of such relatives to positions considered strictly confidential or as members of their personal staff whose terms are coterminous with theirs.
• (d) ) Political neutrality - Public officials and employees shall provide service to everyone without unfair discrimination and regardless of party affiliation or preference.
• (e) Responsiveness to the public - Public officials
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