LUNA, Apayao – The province’s month-long celebration of the CSC’s 123rd Anniversary not only underscored the significance of the Civil Service Commission’s roles but also highlights Apayao’s commitment to nurturing youthful and innovative government employees, poised for the challenges of the future.
The provincial government, in collaboration with the Civil Service Commission (CSC), marked the 123rd Anniversary of the Philippine Service on September 1, under the theme, “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes.”
Said festivities took place at the BGV JR Memorial Sports Center in Poblacion, Luna, Apayao.
The celebration commenced with a parade featuring different clustered government agencies, followed by an Online Zumba session that saw active participation from government workers across the country. This mass Zumba session symbolized not only a celebration of health and well-being but also a powerful testament to the unity among public servants working tirelessly toward a common goal.
Additionally, a Battle of the Bands competition between clustered agencies added a musical flair to the program.
Director Ruben U. Wacas, director of the Civil Service Commission of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), introduced CSC CAR Regional Director Fernando O. Mendoza, who graced the event, serving as guest speaker. In his address, Director Mendoza acknowledged Apayao as one of the fastest-growing provinces in the CAR region.
Attorney Karlo Alexie B. Nograles, Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission, joined the program virtually and conveyed a message aligned with the theme, saying, “I call upon my fellow public servants to live up to and embody dynamism, especially in the delivery of public services. To support our vision for 2040, the Civil Service must be prepared to meet the evolving demands of the digital age, fully embracing the shift from a transactional to a strategic mindset.
Personally, I renew my commitment to prioritize efforts to further professionalize the Civil Service. I hope that as we commemorate the 123rd anniversary of civil service and actively participate in the prepared activities, contests, and events, we can reflect on the significance of our roles and contributions toward providing a stable, prosperous, and secure life for our fellow citizens.” By Maureen L. Legazpi