DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 2 (PIA) –Dumaguete City has enjoined state workers to actively participate in this year’s 114th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary month-long activities celebration in September with the theme, “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko, Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako.”
The city kicked- off the celebration yesterday with the first Monday flag-raising ceremony at City Hall led by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, with guest speaker CSC Provincial Director Merlinda Quillano.
In a short program, City Administrator William Ablong, in his welcome message to city employees said “Being in government is a call to service; it’s a vocation, a special calling to serve God’s people”.
For her part, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Dir. Quillano called on government employees to live their lives as public servant heroes.
Quillano said that one way of being a public servant hero is prioritizing work and working beyond office hours to meet deadlines without any expectation of a higher salary or promotion.
She said “It is high time that we should celebrate the ordinary things that we do for our agency or the office that we serve.”
Mayor Sagarbarria said that the city government highlights different activities in support of the celebration and urged city hall employees to participate.
The CSC anniversary celebration aims to promote, showcase, and celebrate heroism in public service.
The program ended up with the “Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno” led by City Sports Officer Ike Villaflores, while the City Treasurers Office choir rendered the praising song during opening program.
Activities that highlighted the anniversary include sports competition, city hall got talent, quiz bee and among others. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)