Cheating Has No Place in the Career Service

One of the big hazards that exam takers face all over the world is the temptation to seek instant gratification through cheating. I was reminded of this when I came across a news clip about the sophisticated cheating in China’s October 2014 national licensing examination for pharmacists.  Continue reading


Reassignment and Constructive Dismissal in the Civil Service

Giving employees work rotations or reassignments from time-to-time is healthy and in fact encouraged by most management gurus to promote employee satisfaction and development.

In the Philippine civil service (career or non-career), reassignment of employees appointed to first level (non-professional/sub-professional) and second-level (professional/technical/scientific) positions is governed by CSC Memorandum Circular No. 2, s. 2005. The MC gives the guidelines in order to determine if a reassignment is valid or not. Continue reading


jan8_majaAngelInfidelity remains to be a best-selling topic in media. One website was able to note eight movies and TV shows in the Philippines from 2011 to present which focused primarily on this hot topic, including Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real (GMA-2014), A Beautiful Affair (ABS-CBN – 2012), The Mistress (Star Cinema – 2012)My Neighbor’s Wife (Regal Films – 2011), and critically acclaimed The Legal Wife that starred Angel Locsin (as the hurting wife), Jericho Rosales (the philandering husband), and Maja Salvador (the proud mistress). Continue reading