BAGUIO CITY – A member of the local legislative body challenged the more than 1,500-strong employees of the local government to learn to love their work for them to be productive in their workplaces and ensure the delivery of basic services to the people of the city.
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., chairman of the City Council Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture, who rendered the inspiration message on behalf of Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the regular Monday flag-raising ceremony at the city hall grounds, echoed the local chief executive’s desire for every official and employee of the local government to continue striving to exceed their accomplishments for the previous week to help deriver service to the people transacting business with the different public offices.
He added what is important for city officials and employees is for them to internalize the famous lines of Japanese Imperial Army head Gen. Tomoyoki Yamashita that the ‘secret to success is for one to love his work.’
The alderman underscored it is important for everyone to love their work because it is their source of income to sustain their families and for them to render the needed services to their clients.
“Let us work, work, work and learn to love our work,” Yangot stressed.
He claimed government officials and employees need to continue working on innovations to will contribute to efforts in improving the delivery of quality services being sought for by the people.
The local government has a work force of over 1,300 permanent officials and employees, and over 400 casual and job order workers in the different departments rendering the needed services to the public.
According to him, the public looks for the best service that can be provided to them by the government officials and workers so it is best for the local government workers to continue striving for the best in terms of improving the present system of serving the needs of the people transacting business with the different offices.
He credited the local government’s work force for the numerous local, regional, national and even international awards the city has achieved through the years for their unsolicited individual and collective efforts they have pooled as a solid and formidable team.
The regular flag-raising ceremony in all government offices is a mandatory activity of officials and employees of government agencies, local governments, state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations and financial institutions to start the week.
The local legislator challenged the workers to continuing thinking out of the box as they aim for excellence because the quality of services rendered to the public could be attributed to the way officials and employees effectively and efficiently discharge their assigned duties and responsibilities for the people transacting business with the different offices of the city everyday.
By Dexter A. See