BONTOC, Mountain Province – Employees and officials of the Provincial Government of Mountain Province are encouraged to participate in the activities prepared in celebration of the 117th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary this September.
Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. in his memorandum solicited the full participation and attendance of employees for a meaningful observance with this year’s theme “Tugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago: Malasakit ng Lingkod Bayani.”
Among the activities is the “Malasakit Para Sa Kapwa Ko Outreach Program: Damit Galing Sa Puso”. In the spirit of charity, a ”Goodwill Box” will be placed at the Provincial Capitol Frontage and Provincial Human Resource Management Office (PHRMO), 4th floor of the Provincial Capitol Building where provincial government employees may donate used clothings and other usable items starting this September until December 2017. Assistant Department Head Victorino D. Dines of the PHRMO said that good Samaritans and kind-hearted citizens from Mountain Province who wish to donate used clothings and other usable items may also drop their donation at the Good Will Box. The collected items shall be given to a recipient barangay in Paracelis in December.
Dubbed “Malasakit Para Sa Kalikasan,” each department of the provincial government shall schedule the conduct of tree planting and/or revisit their tree planting sites to assess the survival rates of the trees planted last year. Each department will be accompanied by a personnel of the Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) for validation of the survival rates of trees planted in the previous years. Environment and Natural Resources Officer Cornelio M. Diego assured the availability of tree saplings and advised all provincial offices to coordinate with the ENRO.
Adding to this year’s observance is the Provincial Government of Mountain Province’s Cordillera Hymn Challenge to be participated in by all provincial government offices.
“Instead of a choral competition, we shall be having the “Cordillera Hymn Challenge”, a group-singing contest where employees of each office or department shall be asked to memorize and sing the Hymn per office or office-cluster,” the governor stated in his memorandum.
Provincial Human Resource Management Officer Leonila Milagrose F. Malla-ao remarked that it is necessary that all employees should know by heart the hymn as proud Cordilleran and as public servants.“It should start from the employees,” Malla-ao said adding that this is an avenue of showcasing oneness and unity among fellow Cordilleran.
She explained that the offices were clustered to ensure participation of all offices in the competition set on September 28, 2017 at the Provincial Capitol Quadrangle. To achieve a decent, dignified, pleasing and proper vocal execution of the Cordillera Hymn, Maybel C. Amongan, the Chair Director of the Provincial Capitol Chorale Group shall be visiting the clustered provincial government offices to teach the proper melody and tempo of the hymn.
Malla-ao added that since it is a singing competition, cash prizes and consolation prizes will be given. She added that three musically-inclined individuals will be invited as judges.
As a gesture of appreciation for the hard work and dedication of provincial government employees, a special treat dubbed “Malasakit Para Sa Kapwa Bayani” shall also be conducted in coordination with the Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA) – Mountain Province. Among the services that can be availed of by the employees are beauty care, hair dressing and massage.
To promote camaraderie and health and wellness among civil servants, a trekking activity and some sports competitions will be spearheaded by the Provincial Sports Development Office (PSDO).
All employees shall also conduct a clean-up drive in their respective offices in the morning of September 29, 2017. In the afternoon, it shall be a “Family Day” or “Office-Get- Together” to include indoor games and other team building activities. This is a day of communion for the employees to come together, dine and have fun at their offices and need not to go outside.
Other activities are the launching of the 2017 Search for Best Performing Employees and the hanging of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary tarpaulin in front of the Provincial Capitol as a symbol of the Provincial Government’s cooperation with and support to the Civil Service Commission.
By Alpine L. Killa