Akbar leads 109th Civil Service Anniversary in Isabela City
Isabela City, Basilan (1 October) -- Isabela City Mayor Cherrylyn Santos Akbar leads some 600 employees of the City Government of Isabela to a family day celebration commemorating the 109th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with the theme "Honoring our Heroes in Republic Service –Responsive, Ethical Public Servants with Vision, Impact, Commitment and Excellence."
The employees participated in the various activities like, showcases from inter-department clusters' presentation, the untiring fun games and the awarding of prizes and recognition of city government employees.
The Family Day culminates the celebration as part of the occasion of Philippine Civil Service anniversary under the administration of Mayor Akbar. It is aimed not only to build harmony among employees but also establishing a "family" within the level of public service.
This year's Family Day was celebrated on September 24, 2009 that started with a lecture on the importance of family and the unveiling of Alta and releasing of manual for the Citizen's Charter, which can bee seen now at the lobby of the City Hall.
In her message, Mayor Akbar reminded employees to make best of their time in office. "Give your best to the people whom you know and also to the people whom you do not know."
The lady Mayor reiterated her call to the employees to perform their best services and conform to the traits and qualities encapsulated to the 109th Philippine Civil Service.
"As I said, anyone among you can be a hero of today, especially in public service if you possess those traits and qualities", the Mayor stressed.
"Serve the public with courtesy, honesty and dedication to quality service. Teamwork to the common interest and the general welfare of the Isabeleños is what brings excellence in public service. Building a beautiful family is also another thing which makes us the hero of today." Mayor Akbar added.
In the early month of September, the Office of City Health had initiated the medical outreach program that provided free medical consultation, giving of medicines, dental extraction and other services in the City. Sports tournament dubbed as Mayor's cup which was played in inter-department grouped into six clusters is also one of the significant events that graced the observance of the 109th Philippine Civil Service anniversary. (FS/PIA9-BST) [top]