The Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Office of the Ombudsman has been asked to investigate Lorraine Badoy, spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) , by a large association of health workers for tagging the group as a communist front.

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The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) slammed  Badoy for her ‘ shameless insult and unwelcome statement’ against health workers who have been risking their lives as frontliners in the battle against Covid-19.

The group wants the head of Badoy over her April 7 FROM WHERE I SIT column in the Philippine News Agency website wherein she red-tagged the AHW alongside other organizations including the Senate employees’ union  and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT).

“We strongly urge the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Ombudsman to conduct a motu proprio investigation and act promptly on Usec Lorraine Badoy for grave misconduct and conduct grossly prejudicial to the best interest of the service and violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Government Officials and Employees,” the group said in statement on Saturday, April 10..

“We firmly maintain that our organization was established and exists within the framework of legal, constitutional and democratic grounds. We never promote terrorism,” AHW added in the statment.

“This reckless and injudicious statement of Usec Badoy is indeed a shameless insult and an unwelcome statement as health workers for more than a year now are in the frontline risking our lives and health battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” AHW said.

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