Hello! My name is Gelene . In May 2013, I started working as a lawyer for the Civil Service Commission Regional Office No. 5 (Bicol Region). There I fell in love with administrative law and learned so many things about government service, which I never would have learned in law school or even online. I had the opportunity to write opinions for querying government employees, draft decisions and resolutions on administrative cases, and be a resource speaker for civil service laws and rules.
In August 2014, I started this blog. I wanted ordinary government employees all over the Philippines to have answers to their (oftentimes) simple questions about government service. My first readers were family, friends, and office mates whom I
bullied requested to give feedback. Slowly readership grew and I was psyched when I began receiving e-mails from readers thanking me for coming up with the blog. The kind words were more than enough to keep me writing despite the bulk of office work I also had to do.
For those of you who’ve just started following this blog, I moved to Turkey with my husband mid of 2015 and had to put my career on hold. Seven months and bouts of depression later, I decided to move back to the Philippines while my husband waited two more months. Now I’m a civil servant again, hopefully with more to share in this blog. Once in a while, I will also feature topics about life, travel, career, and finance.