Yesterday, the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Caravan was held at the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) Gymnasium. This caravan was organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) that urges young citizens/students to participate in reducing corruption in the government.
Students around Northern Mindanao got the chance to avail the government agencies’ frontline services during the Caravan. The caravan aims to increase the public awareness about the government services delivery and the government agencies’ deeds, with the #KontraRedTape: Kabataan, Kaakibat sa Mahusay na Pamamahala,” campaign. It is also to spread awareness of ARTA, to reduce long lines, slow processes, and discourteous employees in frontline government offices.
There were 19 government agencies participated in the ARTA Caravan, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Pag-IBIG Fund, Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
“The fight against red tape is a battle we can win. Be active participants in the process of reducing gaps between the actual and ideal quality of public service delivery”, says Alicia dela Rosa-Bala, Civil Service Commission Chairperson. “Students should be aware of the Citizen’s Charter of government agencies and what it can do for them”, she added.
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