Republic Act: 6713

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6713
February 20, 1989

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PUBLIC 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

THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE “CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES.” * SEC. 2
DECLARATION OF POLICY

* SEC. 3
DEFINITION OF TERMS AS USED IN THIS ACT, THE TERMS:
“Government” ,“Public Officials” ,“Gift”, “Receiving any gift”, “Loan’’ , “Substantial stockholder’’ , “Family of public officials or employees” , “Person” , “Conflict of interest” , “Divestment” , “Relatives”

* SEC. 4
NORMS OF CONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES
A. Every public official and employee shall observe the following as standards of personal conduct in the discharge and execution of official duties: a) Commitment to public interest.
b) Professionalism
c) Justness and sincerity
b) Political neutrality
e) Responsiveness to the Public
g) Nationalism and Patriotism.
h) Commitment to democracy.
B. Simple living.
C. The Civil Service Commission shall adopt positive measures to promote: 1) Observance of these standards.
2) Continuing research and experimentation on measures

* SEC. 5
DUTIES OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEESIN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES, ALL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES ARE UNDER OBLIGATION TO: a) Act promptly on letters and request.
b) Submit annual performance reports.
c) Process documents and papers expeditiously.
d) Act immediately on the public’s personal transactions. e) Make documents accessible to the public.

* SEC. 6
SYSTEM OF INCENTIVES AND...
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