Ra 6713 “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Offic...

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Ra 6713 “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”

By | November 2012
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ETHICS

“Is deciding what is RIGHT and doing it”

ETHICS is equated with:
* Good Governance: It requires us to decide what is good. * Public Service Ethics: Requires us to give quality service to the public. * Standards, Rules, Morals - ETHICS is the “science of human duty”.

ETHICS OF GOVERNANCE

Good Governance is characterized with:
* Accountability
* Transparency
* Participation
* Non-Discrimination
* Responsiveness
* Poverty Alleviation
(According to UNDP as cited by Cariño)
* Participation
* Rule of Law
* Transparency
* Responsiveness
* Consensus Orientation
* Equity
* Effectiveness and Efficiency
* Accountability

Ethical Bases

* RULES
* RESULTS
* RELATIONSHIPS
* TRADITION

RULES as an Ethical Basis

- We believe in them as coming by divine revelation.
- With authority or of our community.

The utilitarian principle focuses our attention on results or the consequences of our actions. It has been expressed traditionally as “Seeking the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number”

RELATIONSHIPS as an Ethical Basis

Confucius’ “Golden Rule” of caring: “Do not do to others what you would not have them do to you”. Jesus Christ’s expression of LOVE: “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you”.

TRADITION as an Ethical Basis

Traditional Ethics – the ethics of earlier generations that is based on tradition. It is right to act in certain way because that is what it has always been done.

RULES as an Ethical Basis

* Section 1, Article XI, 1987 Constitution – Public Office is a Public Trust. Public Officials and employees must at all times serve the people with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency, act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives.” * Section 28, Article II, 1987 Constitution – The State shall maintain honesty and integrity in the public service and take...