BAGUIO CITY – The city government here getting ready for the celebration of this year’s 117th anniversary of the Philippines Civil Service this coming September.
As a continuing challenge to public servants and with this year’s theme, “Tugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago: Malasakit ng Lingkod Bayani”, this year’s activities are meant to remind public servants of manifesting “malasakit” in public service.
Highlighting the month long celebration is the recognition and awarding of city employees being public servants.
Loyalty awardees, outstanding employees of the year, outstanding employees of the semester, retirees, employees who have finished their masteral and doctoral at their own expense will be recognized and awarded.
As a gesture of appreciation for their hard work and dedication, 26 employees who have served the government for ten years, 76 employees who have served the government for 15 years, 22 employees who have served the government for 20 years, 70 employees who have served the government for 25 years, 28 employees who have served the government for 30 years, 16 employees who have served the government for 35 years, and six employees who have served the government for 40 years will be awarded this year.
Kicking off the celebration will be a Fun Run which is open to all government employees. This aims to promote healthy lifestyle and social consciousness.
The health and services office will conduct a two-day health and wellness activity.
To sustain and promote care for environment, a tree planting will be participated by the human resource management personnel.
Apart from the community service at the barangays, city employees will also have a clean-up drive along the Balili River.
There will be cash prizes through raffle draw during the flag raising ceremony for the whole month of September.
Retired and former city treasurer Alicia Onoza will be the guest of honor and speaker during the awards and dinner program on September 29 as the Hotel Supreme.
The anniversary celebration observes the enactment of Public Law No. 5, “an Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of Our Efficient and Honest Civil Servant in the Philippine Islands” on September 19, 1900.
Hence, the Civil Service Commission has been leading the way in molding a credible, competent, and motivated workforce who will uphold public service excellence. /Jho Arranz