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Bike-for-fun highlights Philippine Civil Service anniversary in NorMin

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

Cagayan de Oro City (21 August) -- Instead of the usual motorcade, a "Bike-for-Fun" will be among the highlights of the Philippine Civil Service (PCS) Anniversary celebration in Northern Mindanao, next month.

"September has always been the PCS month and the entire bureaucracy, not just the Civil Service Commission, will be celebrating its 108th year with the theme 'Republic Service - Kabalikat ng Bayan sa Panahon ng Paghamon' (A Partner of the Nation in these Challenging Times)," Atty. Lourdes Clavite-Vidal, Regional Director of CSC-10, said.

Under CSC Memorandum Circular No. 8, s. of 2008, the different agencies and instrumentalities of the government are encouraged to undertake activities which are simple and inexpensive, yet responsive to the theme of the celebration.

Thus, Clavite said, the Bike-for Fun project on Sept. 5, from 5:00-8:30 a.m., will be participated in by some 80 bikers/cyclists/bicycle enthusiasts coming from the different government agencies of the city following this designated route within Cagayan de Oro City:

From CSC-10 to Bulua, to Bulua-Canitoan Road, out to the Macapagal Drive passing thru SM City, then to Pelaez Bridge, to Aluba Subdivision, Macasandig via Tomas Saco to the new Carmen-Ilaya Bridge, down to Zayas Road, to Villarin St., out to Patag Road, then back to CSC-10 office in Carmen.

Clavite also said the PCS celebration will actually start with the airing of a 30-60 seconder inspirational message by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo thru national television and radio stations on Aug. 31 at 8:00 p.m.

In region 10, the PCS activities include a simultaneous flag-raising by government agencies and mass on Sept. 1, Fitness Walk and Let's Go Physical "Hataw," Sept. 2, Talakayan sa PIA, Sept. 4, Blood Letting and Medical Check-up for Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol and Bone Check, Sept. 9 and the Barangay Outreach Program "Adopt a Depressed Barangay," Sept. 10.

Recognition rites for the 2008 Ligkod-Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan and CSC Pag-asa Awards, Sept. 19, Quiz Bee, Sept. 23, general assembly of Career Executive Officers (CEO) of region 10, Sept. 24, Government Employees In Concert, a musical variety show, Sept. 25 and Agency's Family Day by the different agencies, Sept. 26 and "Parangal at Pasasalamat" with CEO dances, Sept. 30. (PIA 10) [top]

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