A NUMBER of employees of the City Government of San Fernando became part of one of the significant events in the province for the celebration of the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary -- the "Color Fun Run for a Cause."
This was hosted on September 20 at the Clark Parade Grounds by the Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners (CHRMPs) of the Pampanga National Government Agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), and water districts, together with the Civil Service Commission-Field Office Pampanga.
Considered to be a fund-raising activity, the run for a cause was staged not only to promote health and wellness among public servants, but also to promote the values of heroism and volunteerism among them.
This was achieved as the proceeds from the run will go to Haven for Girls in Pampanga, a residential care facility of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in a bid to extend aid to its young women beneficiaries who undergo restoration and rehabilitation.
Mayor Edwin Santiago, for his part, extended his gratitude to the participants and City Government employees who joined in the event.
"Nais kong magpaabot ng pasasalamat sa mga empleyado ng ating siyudad sa pakikiisa sa adbokasiya na tumulong sa mga less privileged na indibidwal sa pamamagitan ng pagkikilahok sa run for a cause. Ito naman yung lagi nating sinasabi sa ating mga kasamahan, na pairalin ang imahe at kaugalian ng isang public servant," Santiago said.
At the end of the run, winners from both 3k and 5k categories were awarded with cash prizes. Raffle draws were also held during the activity.
The CHRMPs are currently chaired by Mark Anthony Lodrigito for the NGAs, Angelica Manabat for water districts, and City Government's Human Resource Management Officer Rachelle Yusi for the LGUs. (PR)