Mayor Oca finalist in 2012 Lingkod Bayan Awards-A A +A
Monday, June 25, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Mayor Oscar Rodriguez has made it to the final list of awardees for the 2012 Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Search for Outstanding Public Officials & Employees.
This was disclosed by the CSC Monday being the Honor Awards Program (HAP) secretariat that conducts the annual search for public service exemplars based on the 1987 Philippine Constitution and as provided by law.
Public Employment Services Offices (Peso) Manager Donny Sayre also made as finalist.
The CSC described the annual nationwide search as the agency’s advocacy of promoting excellence, recognizing and rewarding civil servants for their outstanding performance, contribution and achievements or consistent manifestation of exemplary ethical behavior in public service.
It is also deemed as the highest and most coveted recognition to be conferred by no less than the President of the Philippines.
Rodriguez will compete in the finals with eight other outstanding civil service officials, among them Mayor Edward Hagedorn of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; Jose Garcia of Balanga City, Bataan; and Governor Vilma Santos-Recto of Batangas.
Sayre on the other hand was included in the top 12 individual finalists for the CSC “Pag-asa” Awards for his exemplary service in the local government unit. He was also conferred Best Peso Manager in 2011 along with Rodriguez as Best Peso local chief executive.
During the Monday flag rites at City Hall, Rodriguez expressed happiness for being a step away from winning the prestigious award. “It is really overwhelming to know that two civil servants here in San Fernando are again recognized as the best public servants in the country,” he said.
The criteria for the Lingkod Bayan and CSC Pagasa Awards include noteworthiness of outstanding performance or contributions; impact of performance or achievement; reliability and effectiveness; consistency of performance; demonstration of teamwork; cooperation; and camaraderie and cohesiveness.
The awards will highlight the annual celebration of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary in September.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 26, 2012.