Palace extends the duration of ICOs in government agencies until December 31

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. extended the terms of designated department and agency officials from July 31 to December 31 this year or until a replacement is appointed, the Palace said.

“In order to ensure the continuous and efficient delivery of government services, it is necessary to amend and supplement Memorandum Circular 1 by extending the tenure of government officials and employees”, Memorandum Circular (MC) 3 signed by Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez on July 27, 2022 Reading.

“The Executive Secretary, under the authority of the President, has published a supplement to Memorandum Circular numbered 3 of MC1.
the authority of the officers in charge until December 31, 2022, unless a replacement has been designated or appointed, whichever comes first,” press secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in a statement.

So far, the president has yet to name those who would lead the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

Earlier, Rodriguez signed MC 1 declaring presidential appointees, non-CESOs (Career Executive Service Officials), and contract/casual employees separated from the services effective July 31, 2022.

MC 3 will ensure that no new contracts, projects or disbursements of extraordinary funds are made by any department, agency, office or bureau until the appointment is made by the President.

“All Departments, Agencies, Bureaux and Bureau ICOs, Non-Career Executive Service Officials in CES positions and contract or casual employees covered hereunder shall continue to hold office and perform their duties until until December 31, 2022 or until a replacement has been appointed or appointed, whichever comes first,” said MC 3.

“All officials and employees covered by this circular are mandated to legally perform their duties and functions and submit bi-monthly performance reports to their respective heads of department, agency, bureau, office or instrument; otherwise , they will be held accountable,” he added.

Ashley C. Reynolds