By Prince Golez
To cut bureaucratic hurdles, President Rodrigo Duterte raised the idea of recording government transactions in a logbook.
During the situation briefing on the aftermath of the Taal Volcano eruption, Duterte ordered the use of logbooks to ensure faster processing of documents in government.
“I will require every department, all of you, Cabinet members, ask the bureaus to have a logbook. The time that the application is — sa bureau, and they have the papers,” he said.
“Ganito kasi ‘yan eh. Sabihin mo sa kanila you write all the things that you need for a particular transaction or paper or document in your office. You… Ilista mo doon sa logbook when it was submitted. Then another logbook or across it is kailan lumabas. So I will audit it,” he added.
Duterte also urged the public to report poor government services through 8888 hotline.
“Alam mo, may 8888 eh. You name the… You name the department and the name of the Cabinet member or director concerned. Sabihin mo lang because I will read it and I can call the attention of the particular officer in government para talaga matapos na itong ano.”