The Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of the Bangsamoro Parliament’s Policy Research and Legal Services is being adopted in conformity with the policy of the state to “promote a high standard of ethics in public service”, and to promote and uphold “moral governance” as being mandated by the Bangsamoro parliament.
Article XI, Section 1 of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines solemnly enshrines the principle that a public office is a public trust and mandates that public officers and employees, who are servants of the people, must at all times be accountable to the latter, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency, act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives. Republic Act No. 6713 otherwise known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees” mandates the promotion of a high standard of ethics in public service.
Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 17 otherwise known as the “Bangsamoro Civil Service Code” mandates Bangsamoro Government officials and employees to uphold set of rules, practices, and processes of governance completely devoid of all evils of graft and corruption and shall be explicitly driven by the moral principles of utmost dedication, devotion, honesty, justice, and integrity.
In keeping with the mandates of the foregoing laws, it is hereby declared the policy of the Policy Research and Legal Services (PRLS) to uphold the highest ethical standards among its officials and employees. The office shall strictly comply with its obligations under these laws and shall be committed to uphold the ideals of “moral governance” as a conduit to the five immutable principles of faith, freedom, moral authority, common good, and social ethics.