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Neda: Investigation on sexual harassment complaint underway

05:03 AM January 07, 2019

This is regarding Rina Jimenez David’s “#MeToo in a government office” (Opinion, 1/2/19).

As a primary advocate of the Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act No. 9710), the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) champions the protection of women’s rights and expects its officials and employees to conduct themselves to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

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The Neda firmly believes that every person, regardless of gender or social status, must be treated with dignity.

Respect for all, especially in the workplace, is a value that our institution upholds, as reflected in the Neda Code of Conduct. Any form of abuse or harassment — most especially sexual harassment — is not to be tolerated.

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The Neda acted swiftly on a sexual harassment complaint against one of its officials, even prior to the filing of a formal complaint.

The Neda Committee on Decorum and Investigation (Codi), which is tasked to investigate sexual harassment complaints, among others, has conducted its investigation in accordance with applicable civil service rules and will be submitting its findings following the prescribed timelines.

The Codi has been working with the Neda secretary and others concerned to ensure the investigation proceeds with utmost confidentiality in adherence to pertinent laws, rules and procedures.

The Neda is committed to ensure that, in the interest of justice, the principles of due process are strictly observed.

NERRISA T. ESGUERRA,
Director IV,
Development Information Staff,
National Economic and Development Authority, [email protected]

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