OUTSTANDING civil servants from the Cordillera are set be recognized Thursday in the "Parangal sa mga Lingkod-Bayani ng Kordilyera" in Sagada, Mt. Province in celebration of the 114th Philippine Service Anniversary Celebration.
This is in honor of the best public servant heroes in the region who are semi-finalists and awardees in the nationwide Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees under the Civil Service Commission's Honor Awards Program.
Among the awardee is Presidential Lingkod-Bayan semi-finalist Ramon Dacawi, Supervising Administrative Officer of the City Government of Baguio who has been consistent in his contributions that had nationwide impact on public interest, environment and patrimony.
Dacawi’s award includes his initiative and superior accomplishments in leading fund raising activities for diabetic patients and other people on need, conducting activities for clients in jail and activities geared towards protection of environment and heritage.
Dacawi was also a recipient of the Lingkod Bayan award in 2001.
Another is Dangal ng Bayan 2014 national awardee Roldan Colas, Heavy Equipment Operator I of the Mt. Province District Engineering Office.
Colas has shown consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior based on the eight pillars of behavior provided by Republic Act No. 6731 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
The City Agriculturist's Office of the City Government of Kalinga (with 10 members) is also a national awardee for this year's CSC Pagasa Award conferred to outstanding individuals or groups whose contributions have been greatly beneficial to more than one department of the government.
These are in addition to the 2014 Pamanang Lingkod Bayani award given to the bereaved family members of Maynard Barcelano, Administrative Assistance III of the Vice Mayor's Office of the City Government of Tabuk and the CSC Seal of Excellence awarded to Department of Labor and Employment and Commission on Higher Education regional office in CAR in May.
According to the CSC, the HAP awards is held not only to recognize the outstanding public servants but also to inspire government officials and employees both in the career and non-career service to improve their performance in service and inculcate deeper involvement in public service.
So far, Cordillera already has a total of 75 awardees under the HAP composed of 29 awardees for the Lingkod Bayan, 32 for the Dangal ng Bayan and 14 for the Pagasa.
The other 19 accredited government units and agencies under PRIME-HRM, which are not yet awarded will also receive their recognition on Thursday.