CSC honors exemplary public servants-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
"HONOREES have been shaped to make a difference practicing the virtues of wisdom, knowledge fortitude among other good virtues."
This was the observation made by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Commissioner Nieves Osorio as she lauded the outstanding public servants and agencies of the region in the annual Parangal Para sa mga Lingkod Bayani ng Kordilyera Monday evening.
Osorio said the awardees practiced generosity even at times sacrificing their lives and precious time for their families for the benefit of the public they serve as stewards of the government.
This year's honorees include the Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office as they were recognized as this year’s Citizen's satisfaction Center receiving the Seal of Excellence Award and P100,000 incentive for garnering excellent rating in implementing the Anti-Red Tape Act.
Given weight by the CSC are the satisfaction ratings given by the clients of the agency which Regional Director Leonardo Reynoso attributed to the training of its staff and employees. He said they will use the incentive to further improve their services for the numerous indigents and poor people they serve on a daily basis.
Three heroes, SFO2 Richard Balusdan, SFO2 Siegfred Ngoloban and barangay councilor Rex Mang-oy, who sacrificed their lives to save other people during the height of typhoon Pepeng, were also posthumously recognized during the program giving their families a cash grant and a plaque of recognition from the Pondong Pamana ng Lingkod Bayani.
Osorio said it took time for the CSC to give recognition to the public servants but she stressed this is because they have to ensure the families will be given the incentive they deserve for the selfless dedication and heroism demonstrated by their loved ones.
Receiving this year's CSC Pagasa Award were Abra Renal Disease Control Program Team (national finalist/awardee); the Department of Trade and Industry-Kalinga Provincial Office (national finalist/awardee); and Tabuk City Agriculturist’s Office (semi-finalist).
Cordillera's Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award winner and semi-finalist to the national search is Police Regional Office-Cordillera Regional Director Benjamin Magalong.
The presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is conferred to an individual or group for exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had a nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony.
This year's Dangal ng Bayan awardees were Jimmicio Daoaten of the Department of the Interior and Local Government – Abra provincial Office and Sagada Municpal Health Officer Dr. Evelyn Capuyan.
The Dangal ng Bayan awardees demonstrated exemplary ethical behavior on basis of the public servant’s observance of the eight norms of the of behavior provided by Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Public Officials and Employees.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 03, 2013.