Ad­min­is­tra­tor: MICS of­fice not aban­doned

The Freeman - - FRONT PAGE - Ali­cia Ivy L. Chua Staff Mem­ber

Cebu City Ad­min­is­tra­tor Floro Casas, Jr. clar­i­fied yes­ter­day that there was a skele­tal force left at the Man­age­ment In­for­ma­tion and Com­puter Ser­vices (MICS) when its work­ers went on a team-build­ing ac­tiv­ity start­ing yes­ter­day.

Floro was forced to is­sue the clar­i­fi­ca­tion fol­low­ing re­ports that the of­fice was left unat­tended be­cause of the ac­tiv­ity.

“Naa gyud nabilin. Dili man sab front­line ser­vice ang MICS; sup­port ser­vice ra man sab sila… and that per­son is enough to man­age every­thing, since com­puter ra man (Some­one manned the of­fice. Be­sides, MICS is not a front­line of­fice; it pro­vides sup­port ser­vice… and that per­son left is enough to man­age every­thing be­cause it’s all com­put­ers),” Casas said.

The staff mem­ber re­port­edly worked in the morn­ing and left be­fore mid­day to join the rest of the of­fice staff.

“At least four hours to­day ang nabilin nga skele­tal force, and un­til ugma ila team build­ing. Amo ni gi­tuyo nga week­end para dili ma-ham­per ang ser­vices (The skele­tal force manned the of­fice for at least four hours. The team build­ing will be un­til to­mor­row and we are hold­ing it pur­posely on a week­end so that ser­vices won't be ham­pered),” Casas said yes­ter­day.

MICS is in charge of the in­ter­net ser­vice at City Hall and trou­bleshoots in case of fail­ure in the sys­tem.

Casas said of­fices of­fer­ing front­line ser­vices are not al­lowed to hold ac­tiv­i­ties like a team-build­ing ac­tiv­ity on a week­day but those pro­vid­ing sup­port ser­vice are al­lowed as long as a skele­tal force is left be­hind to at­tend to con­cerns.

De­spite Casas' clar­i­fi­ca­tion, Mayor Edgardo La­bella said he would still look into the mat­ter.

“I will make an in­ves­ti­ga­tion if it is re­ally true that there was no skele­tal force left, es­pe­cially it was re­ally dur­ing of­fice hours. I made an or­der that “no noon breaks” and that there should al­ways be an em­ployee even it's be­tween 12 to 1 pm,” La­bella said.

He said he will call Casas, as well as the de­part­ment head, to a meet­ing to clar­ify the mat­ter.

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