General Services

IRR RA 7160, Rule XVIII, Art. 122

(t) The General Services Officer

(1) No person shall be appointed general services officer unless he is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident of the LGU concerned, of good moral character, a holder of a college degree on public administration, business administration and management from a recognized college or university, and a holder of a first grade civil service eligibility or its equivalent. He must have acquired experience in general services, including management of supply, property, solid waste disposal, and general services officer, of at least five (5) years in the case of the provincial or city general services officer, and at least three (3) years in the case of the municipal general services officer.

(2) The general services officer shall take charge of the office on general services and shall:

(i) Formulate measures for the consideration of the sanggunian and provide technical
assistance and support to the governor or mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out
measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and provision of adequate facilities
pursuant to Rule V of these Rules and which require general services expertise and
technical support services;

(ii) Develop plans and strategies on general services supportive of the welfare of the
inhabitants and implement them upon approval thereof by the governor or mayor, as the
case may be;

(iii) Take custody of and be accountable for all properties, real or personal, owned by the
LGU and those granted to it in the form of donation, reparation, assistance and
counterpart of joint projects;

(iv) With the approval of the governor or mayor, as the case may be, assign building or
land space to local officials or other public officials, who by law, are entitled to such

(v) Recommend to the governor or mayor, as the case may be, the reasonable rental
rates for local government properties, whether real or personal, which will be leased to
public or private entities by the LGU;

(vi) Recommend to the governor or mayor, as the case may be, reasonable rental rates
of private properties which may be leased for the official use of the LGU;

(vii) Maintain and supervise janitorial, security, landscaping and other related services in
all public buildings and other real property, whether owned or leased by the LGU;

(viii) Collate and disseminate information regarding prices, shipping, and other costs of
supplies and other items commonly used by the LGU;

(ix) Perform archival and record management with respect to records of offices and
departments of the LGU;

(x) Perform all other functions pertaining to supply and property management heretofore
performed by the treasurer; and enforce policies on records creation, maintenance, and

(xi) Be in the frontline of general services related activities, such as the possible or
imminent destruction or damage to records, supplies, properties, and structures and the
orderly and sanitary clearing up of waste materials or debris, particularly during and in the
aftermath of man-made and natural calamities and disasters;

(xii) Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the governor or mayor, as the case may
be, on all other matters relative to general services; and

(xiii) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be
prescribed by law or ordinance.