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Tacloban City mayor urges civil servants to work hand-in-hand with elective officials

By Jonnie H. Buenaventura

Tacloban City (4 September) -- Hon. Alfred S. Romualdez, Tacloban City Mayor, urged the government workers to work hand in hand with elective officials and use all necessary measures in the delivery of services to the people.

Mayor Romualdez, who spoke before the crowd during the kick-off celebration of the 107th Philippine Civil Service Celebration today, held at the Leyte Academic Center (LAC), Pawing, Palo, Leyte further asks the regional directors or head of offices to strengthen their capability network and involved local officials in their programs and projects in the delivery of services where the people are the beneficiaries of the outcome.

"There is no such thing as civil service, if the people are not aware and cannot avail of the social services employed of the government agencies concerned", he added.

According to Atty. Rodolfo Encajonado, Regional Director Civil Service Commission (CSC), the Philippine Civil Service Commission is intended to the workers of the government, where most of their time are devoted in the performance of their official functions and duties. We the civil servants are being given recognition of the time, talents and effort we vested in the name of public service and for the betterment of our country, he said.

He further added that the workers in the government are distinct institution that helps the country in nation building.

The glamorous and joyous celebration of the 107th Philippine Civil Service was participated in by workers of different government agencies, directors and heads of agencies.

The colorful event of the celebration was the presentation of cheer dance competition, unexpected display of talents among participating agencies evolved. Good camaraderie, esprit de corps are among the reasons why good relationship and team building become recipe in winning all contests. This was proven were the participants from the Department of Health (DOH) bested other 18 contenders in the cheer dance competition. Dancing to the tune "mosquito" a dengue-dance fever, where they portray the killer mosquito thru a dance for the public to be aware for the spread of dengue as one killer disease.

Landed 1st runner-up are contestants from Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) who portrays wounded civilian during arm conflicts and where hailed with the intervention of medical practitioners. Young, talented, beautiful and handsome doctors and nurses infuse the importance of medical practice in times of difficulties. Other finalists are Leyte Normal University (LNU), Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) and Bureau of Internal and Revenue (BIR). (PIA-8) [top]

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