One day, our LBPSC janitor asked me, “Kapag ikaw na ba ang National Auditor ng LBPEA at may ipinanukala ang kapwa mo officer, na matalik mo pang kaibigan, ng isang bagay na ang makikinabang lamang ay kayong mga officers, pipigilan mo ba?” Medyo I was taken aback kasi ang nagtanong ay hindi naman LBPEA member. I looked at him straight in the eye and said, “Hindi lulusot sa akin ‘yon.”
As the watchdog of the LBPEA, an auditor has a huge responsibility of ensuring that the resources of the association are always in good hands. He/She can be the first or the last line of defense against erring, unscrupulous, and corrupt officers.
Sabi ko sa janitor namin, “Malaki ang responsibility but I take it as an opportunity to be able to do things, be it small, to a large number of people.” The responsibility will not be tough though, kung ang makakasama mo ay may integridad at ang leader mo naman ay si Lito Chua pa rin. Sa pagkakilala ko sa kaniya, and without question from any Landbanker, 100% ang kaniyang integrity at dedikasyon bilang pangulo. Also, the incumbent officers who are running under the COLA-BEP party have already proven themselves in terms of reliability, dedication, and genuine concern for the interest of the association members. They were able to turn around the negative net worth handed to them by the previous LBPEA administration. With these people beside you, sa harap mo, o sa likod mo man, nothing can go wrong.
Before we ended the topic, I asked our janitor, “Bakit mo natanong yan gayong hindi ka naman member ng LBPEA?” And he replied, “Masarap pa ring magtrabaho sa isang organisasyon kung saan ang mga empleyado ay masaya, kuntento, at tiwalang may mga tao sa isang malinis na LBPEA administrasyon na patuloy na tumitingin sa kanilang kapakanan.”
Wise words from a simple man in our institution!
Henry “Yeck” Bagatsolon
Requesting to be given the opportunity to be of help even to our janitor