Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Saturday, 26 September 2020 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << September 2020 >> 
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Central Visayas gov't workers unite in providing services on Independence Day

by Roberto M. Cabardo

Cebu City (12 June) -- After the flag raising ceremony in today's 111th Independence Day Celebration in Malacanan sa Sugbo, over a thousand government workers from the national government agencies joined their ranks in providing services to the public in one of the biggest malls in Cebu City.

Unlike in the past celebrations that started with a parade in major thoroughfares in the city, the government workers this year first had the flag ceremony led by Press Secretary Cerge Remonde together with Pres'l Assistant for Central Visayas Felix Guanzon, DOLE 7 OIC Reg'l Director Exequiel Sarcauga, and Dep. Omb. for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol followed by a mobile caravan to SM City in Cebu's North Reclamation Area for the simultaneous opening of a festival of various government services that would run till June 14 (Sunday).

DOLE 7 OIC Regional Director Exequiel Sarcauga disclosed that among the activities in place for the celebration are medical-dental mission (DOH, AFP, PCSO, and PAGCOR), livelihood fair (DA, DTI, DAR, DENR, DSWD, and NFA), job fair (DOLE, POEA, PEZA, CSC, and other government agencies), skills demonstration (TESDA, DOST, CSCST), housing cliniquing (HUDCC, Pag-IBIG, HLURB), and one-stop-shop (DFA, PRC, NSO, DOJ, NBI, SSS, COMELEC, PhilHealth) for clearances and other queries.

In his speech, Remonde commended the workers from the national government agencies for without them the goals President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have set for her administration would not have been achieved.

He also said that while most are now enjoying the freedom that heroes fought in the past, those in government service must not hold their guards down as the country still faces an enemy of Philippine Independence which is poverty.

"While we have started to gain from the efforts of our Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who fought so hard to implement fiscal and economic reforms, we must still go on for we are still facing the external threats in the form of hunger, ignorance and lack of food," said the official.

With what government agencies offered in today's celebration, organizers hope to alleviate the Cebuanos' hunger for government services up close even for a moment. (PIA Cebu) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»PGMA leads nationwide 111th Freedom Day rites in Koronadal City
»PGMA appoints Ermita Lakas-Kampi-CMD interim prexy
»Feature: Dengue fever cases rising in number annually
»Suspected Cases of A(H1N1) in Davao Region turn negative
»Nat'l agencies to open vacancies in Kalayaan jobs fair at Davao NCCC mall
»DAR celebrates 21st CARP anniversary
»Davao City 2nd district allots P4M for college education
»Fresh grads land as DTI price monitors
»Zambo del Sur MNLF coop's aquaculture income gets boost
»DepEd reiterates no collection fees, optional uniforms for public schools
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines