GSO acts to safeguard government vehicles Print
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:52


The City General Services Office will soon require all government vehicles to use a standard sticker to pinpoint accountability and responsibility in the handling of all government vehicles.

The new requirement will apply to all vehicles of the local government regardless of who the vehicle is assigned to.

City General Services Officer Engineer Rene Dela Cruz said that this is in response to the increasing number of accidents involving government vehicles.

In an interview with RMN Zamboanga, Dela Cruz said that their office is now in the process of bidding out standard and uniform stickers with city government markings.

The stickers should be posted on both sides of each government vehicle for proper identification.

“This stickering system is necessary for us to identify if the vehicles running in streets or being involved in accidents” dela Cruz pointed out.

He also said that another purpose of the stickers is to pinpoint accountability in case anything happens to the vehicle.

The markings “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY,” larger than the former marking, is highly emphasized in the new design of the stickers.

There is no exemption in the use of the stickers, which will apply to all vehicles of the local government.

Dela Cruz has been reiterating his call to all government vehicle users to be extra careful in their use of the vehicle since taxpayers’ money is involved in the procurement and maintenance of such.

“I am reiterating my appeal to the city officials who were issued government vehicles to take care of them and maintain regularly as their own so that these units will last longer,” Dela Cruz said.  (Bhong Simbajon)