Press Release
May 7, 2020

Revilla commends CSC for issuing occupational safety, health standards for gov't employees during COVID-19 pandemic

Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. on Thursday commended the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for their joint issuance of occupational safety and health guidelines for government employees.

Earlier this week, Revilla, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation, called on the CSC and other concerned agencies to create interim guidelines which seeks to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 in public offices within areas affected by Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

"The joint memorandum circular No. 1, s. 2020 issued by CSC-DOH-DOLE today is testament to our government's commitment in flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases especially among our government workers and their clientele. With these guidelines, we can assure that urgent services will be delivered continuously to our kababayans during these trying times," Revilla said.

Bong Revilla urged all local government units and offices to follow the safety measures laid down in the memorandum while E.O. 112 allowing skeletal workforces in government agencies while ECQ and GCQ are still in effect.

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