By Kathy Mateo
Some people—my mother, for instance—would regard government work as the safe road. Well, maybe it is, if you have kids to feed and bloated tuition and a mortgage fee to pay. But for a typical twentysomething whose only major yearning is a travel escapade each year, government service is anything but safe.
By Godofredo S. Habon
As I write this I will be bowing out of public service in a few days. It was such a servitude, with ups and downs; working in the government is not at all rosy, especially if one is not in the higher levels.
By Rina Jimenez-David
He can’t wait to leave government service. Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras says that as soon as he turns over to President Aquino all remaining “deliverables,” before P-Noy’s term comes to an end in 2016, he hopes he will walk away from his post and return to the private sector. The only reason he joined [...]
For so long I have experienced insufferable waiting in government offices whose officers are “in a meeting right now (and) cannot be disturbed” when I seek to talk to them.
I am writing this letter to express my disappointment with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) office in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Around 10:30 a.m. of July 9, 2012, I went to the PCA Pagadian office to get a shipment or transport permit for five Sweetwater Coconut seedlings that I intend to give to Secretary [...]