LMB Conducts Workshop on Records Management
“Records is the lifeblood of the bureau”, this is the line that defines how important the role of Records Officers as custodians of public documents. This is the very objective of the recently conducted Workshop on Records Management held last September 6-7, 2012 at the Citistate Tower Hotel, Ermita, Manila.
Composing mostly of personnel from the Records Management Division (RMD), Atty. Fe T. Tuanda, the chief of RMD, spearheaded the first batch of seminar on records management with the following objectives: 1) To revisit the 1987 Constitution on the provision on access to public records in relation to existing DAO’s, rules and regulations; 2) To know the importance of the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of Records Officers as custodians of public documents of the LMB; 3) To know/ internalize the values and conduct in the performance of their duties and responsibilities as the frontliners of the LMB; 4) To convert the paper based transactions in to paperless, and 5) To establish a harmonious linkages of the LMB between and among units sections and Divisions.
On the first day of workshop, the following topics were discussed by Atty. Fe. T. Tuanda, 1987 Constitution particularly Sec. & of the Bill of Rights in relation to DAO-97-34 dated July 30, 1997 (Procedure/Guidelines on the disclosure of Information and Public Documents and the Roles/Responsibilities/Accountabilities of Records Officers as Custodians of LMB Records. Atty. Alberto R. Recalde then discussed the topic about Admissible Documents used as Primary/ Secondary Testimony. On the following day, Atty Emelyne V. Talabis, Assistant Director of LMB discussed the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standard of Government Employees and followed by the Inventory, Sorting and Grooming (ISG) of Taguig Records and Friar Lands in relation to LAMS discussed by Mr. Rainier Balbuena and Mr. Cris Ilad.
After the presentation and discussion of the issues and concerns, the OIC Records Management Division, Atty. Fe T. Tuanda reiterated that records serve as the Lifeblood of the LMB and any hitches to its flow particularly the entry and exit of any documents always need a follow through “ medication and maintenance” to maintain its “healthy” flow otherwise will suffer “clogging”.
The second batch of seminar for the Luzon Group is scheduled sometime in October of this year.