AANGAT TAYO Rep. Neil Abayon has filed a invoice requiring authorities officers to journey public transportation at the least once a month throughout weekday rush hour.
Abayon’s House Bill 6195 entitled “Public Servants Commuting via Public Transport Act” would cowl all elected and appointed public officers and civil servants in national and native authorities places of work, from division chief to division secretary.
They can be required to journey passenger buses, commuter trains, mild rail, taxis, and transport community automobile service, public utility jeepneys, and passenger tricycles once a month throughout weekday rush hour.
“Public service requires empathy and concerns for the people being served. Public service improves when it is rendered with empathy and compassion. Public service requires living modestly and does not mean entitlement to perks such as business class and first class accommodations with airlines,” Abayon mentioned in his explanatory be aware.
“Aside from their use of official government vehicles according to established rules and regulations, public servants should maintain their empathy with and compassion for the people by riding public transportation on occasion,” he added.
The measure additionally units economic system class because the mode of air journey of all elected and appointed public officers, in addition to civil servants no matter rank.
The invoice solely offers sure exceptions to the constraints on land, air, and sea journey, which embrace the next:
Actual current bodily handicap or severe medical situation that considerably limits bodily motion and mobility as licensed by a licensed working towards medical specialist;
Security threats and considerations involving the President, Vice President, the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court. However, these explicit constitutional officers might voluntarily put aside the exception however they could be accompanied by a private safety group.
“The personal, first-hand experience of riding public transportation will enable legislators to gain real world perspectives and inputs in aid of legislation,” Abayon mentioned. (PNA)