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       Competency and integrity of TESDA strengthened
          
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has strengthened its campaign against graft and corruption through the implementation of the newly formed 'Efficiency and Integrity Development Plan' (EIDP) that will improve the delivery of programs and services of the agency.
 
This after TESDA Director General, Sec. Guiling "Gene" A. Mamondiong approved the EIDP that will be carried out within the current administration.
 
Mamondiong said that the EIDP will push for transparency in all government transactions, intensify the accountabilities of government employees and officials in all departments, and maintain the culture of recognizing the rule of law and tie-up with stakeholders in the improvement of government system.
 
"Efficiency and integrity development strategies shall be implemented in all offices and shall cover all its officials and employees. Regional, Provincial and District Offices, however, are not precluded from coming up with additional programs and projects provided that these are consistent with the goals and objectives of the Agency,"Mamondiong said.
 
In order to make the transactions in TESDA transparent, the agency will continue to post on its website the annual net worth of all officials with the director level based on their statement of assests and liabilities (SALN), status of administrative cases and complaints, management action on the Commission on Audit (COA) audit reports, annual procurement, bids opportunities and awards, programs and projects.
 
TESDA will also conduct periodic internal audit to ensure that the rules and regulations in the liquidation of cash advance and the Procurement Law or R.A. 9184 are continuosly adhered to.
 
Mamondiong also said that the agency will strictly follow its Code of Conduct and will hold moral and character development activities to nurture and encourage a culture of innovativeness and integrity among its employees and officials.
 
The TESDA chief encouraged the public to join in the creation of a mechanism that will promote good governance as the agency partners with various non-government organizations (NGOs), civil society groups and religious organizations such as the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
and Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), among others.
 
Following the creation of the National Efficiency and Integrity Board (EIB), it will serve as monitoring and oversight body of Regional EIBs and will have the power to recommend and to review the systems and procedures for efficiency and integrity development plan nationwide.
 
The Rregional EIB will make sure that the EIDP will be enforced based on the office performance commitment reviews (OPCRs), review the systems and regultions as well as monitor and submit report approved by the efficiency and integrity related committees.
 
On Oct. 17, 2016, Mamondiong formed the TESDA Efficiency and Integrity Board (EIB) which was chaired then by Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning Rosanna A. Urdaneta. END