Mayor warns municipal workers: “Don’t play mobile games during office hours or face dismissal”

A mayor issued a stern warning against those municipal workers playing mobile games during office hours.

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Naval, Biliran Mayor Gerard Roger Espina reminded municipal employees that public service should be their main focus during office hours and not mobile games. Espina issued a memo saying there have been reports that many workers are so busy playing mobile game, particularly Mobile Legends (ML) and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) during their work time.

Mobile Legends is known as a multi-player battle arena while PUBG is a third-person shooting game.

Image by Mayor Gerard Espina via Facebook page

The memo stated, “Let it be known to all municipal employees that this act is not included in your responsibility, obligation, and duty as public servants.”

Espina further ordered that employees who are found guilty of playing mobile games during office time shall face termination or dismissal from work.

The mayor also addressed “suspected employees” to work as public servants and “’level up’ their maturity in the seriousness of public service or ‘squad up’ to find a new place of employment.”

The memo was met with mixed reactions from netizens online. Some lauded the order; saying that it’s high time for municipal workers to be reminded of their job. A netizen CG commented, “’Yan ang tama. ‘Pag sa work, work; kung gusto maglaro, sa bahay.”

On the other hand, there are those who questioned if the order was a bit overboard. Netizen JRP asked, “During office hours? Kapag break time ‘di pwede? Dapat kung nakaduty lang at naglalaro ang tanggalin. Pero kung nakabreak, masyado nang OA ‘yun.”

After the memo went viral, Mayor Espina thanked those who are “supporting good governance.”