Professor Sidney Shapiro’s study quoted in an article in Manila (Phillipines) Bulletin
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Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
July 21, 2011
MANILA, Philippines — As part of the agency’s efforts to streamline the bureaucracy, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has abolished three departments due to redundant functions and budget constraints.
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that the phase out will streamline operations and improve efficiency and professionalism.
The abolished departments include Roadway Cleaning Group and Roadway Clearing Operations Group (RCOG), and Construction Equipment Management Office (CEMO).
The MMDA Metro Parkway Clearing Group was created to perform the functions of the three dissolved offices.
The MMDA head said the permanent, casual and contractual personnel of the three abolished offices would not be terminated, but would be evaluated and placed in other offices within the MMDA based on the Agency’s needs and the employees’ skills, qualifications and previous performance.
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