Referral of bonding companies to clients an absolute prohibition to all NLRC officials and employees
In a Memorandum dated 09 January 2013, Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles reiterates the Administrative Order No. 09-01, Series of 2012, setting the procedure on the verification of the genuineness and authenticity of the appeal bonds posted in the Commission, and sternly reminded all officials and employees to strictly abide by Memorandum Circular No. 11-01, Series of 2004.
Under the said memorandum, “to avoid conflict of interest situations and perceptions of impropriety or partiality, all NLRC officials and employees, including their relatives up to fourth (4th) civil degree of consanguinity or affinity, are strictly prohibited from acting as commission agents or contract persons for bonding companies transacting business with this Commission.”
The memorandum reiterates the provision that any violation of the prohibition will be dealt with severely.
The reissuance of the memorandum was due to the proliferation of fake bonds, and as part of the strategy and administrative intervention of the NLRC in upholding its integrity in labor adjudication and arbitration.
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