PASAY CITY COUNCILOR JOEY CALIXTO ISIDRO
Pasay City Councilor Joey Calixto Isidro: ‘Konsi Joey’ brings his brand of corporate leadership to the local community.
BY MAAN D’ASIS PAMARAN
Prior to his stint in public service, Pasay City 2nd District Councilor Joey Calixto Isidro was an advertising agency executive as the Freelance Events Director and Clients Servicing Group Head for Ideashop Manila. When he was elected as district councilor in 2016, he brought his 12 years of agency experience to his new office.
“Before I started, I wanted to privatize the public office. I don’t want people coming into the office wearing slippers. I don’t want their work stations cluttered. I also wanted to professionalize the service. My staff can't come in late, because I don’t come in late,” he shares. His office is also aesthetically pleasing,
with a theme of brown and gold, to encourage professional behavior.
To help keep things running smoothly, he also keeps a larger staff than most. “Other offices have seven people. I have 17 [employees]. I don’t want our services hampered by lack of manpower. I want to have more pairs of hands available to offer our services to the people, and these are people who are also ready to help out in other offices in Pasay if needed, such as the Office of the Mayor or the office of other councilors, such as my cousin Mark [Calixto] who is in District 1.”
Isidro shares that he employs strategies.....