BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged all officials and employees of the local government to actively participate in the various programs and activities not only of the city but also other local governments and concerned governments in the region.
The local chief executive expressed disappointment over the very poor attendance of city hall officials and employees in the Baguio leg of the Cordillera Unity Gong Relay last Friday at the city hall grounds and the 30th Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) founding anniversary main program held at the Wangal Sports Complex in La Trinidad, Benguet sponsored by the Benguet provincial government and the Cordillera office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP-CAR).
“We should always make it a point to actively participate in programs and activities organized not only by the local government but also other local governments and concerned government agencies for us to send the message of belongingness to our counterparts and our fellow public servants. We should abide with legitimate orders issued for us to participate in programs and activities outside our offices so we will interact with our fellow public servants,” Domogan stressed.
He pointed out the advance notices for city hall officials and employees to attend the gatherings were issued to serve as reminders for them but it seems most of them disregarded the said notices as part of their duties and responsibilities as city officials and employees.
According to him, city hall officials and employees should be proud of the fact they are part of the local government which is also a part of the region, thus, the need for them to always join whatever government or civic events organized even during weekends and holidays because it is part of their moral obligation to do so.
Domogan commended Assistant Human Resource Management Officer Edith Dawaten for being the only department head of the local government that joined Domogan and the Baguio delegation who joined the 30th CAR founding anniversary parade from the Benguet Capitol to the Wangal Sports complex for the main program.
He claimed by actively participating in the various events organized by other local government units, concerned government agencies and the private sector, officials and employees demonstrate their unity and teamwork worthy of replication considering they represent the only highly urbanized city in the Cordillera, thus, the need for them to excel in such endeavors.
Domogan is optimistic that city hall officials and employees will open their eyes to the reality that there is a need for them to show better unity and teamwork in their attendance to future events that require their active participation to erase the bad impression in the minds of the public that city hall officials and employees are not that sensitive in taking part in events outside the local government.
It has always been a practice of the local government to require all officials and employees to join events organized by other local government units, concerned government agencies and the private sector for greater participation in civic activities region-wide.
By Dexter A., See