Tagum City bags 2009 National Best PESO Award
Davao City (14 October) -- In celebration of the Annual National PESO Congress, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) held the 9th National PESO Congress for the year 2009.
The Congress was held at Clark Field, Pampanga last October 7-9, 2009 with the theme "Bridging the Employment Initiatives of Stakeholders for Community Development" in relevance to the special role of local government units, private companies and other stakeholders in creating job opportunities to Filipinos in our challenging times.
One of the highlights of the said Congress was the Awarding Ceremony held at Oxford Hotel, Clark, Pampanga. The City Government of Tagum through its Local Chief Executive Hon. Rey T. Uy emerged as the 2009 National Champion in the National BEST PESO Awards - Component City Category.
In behalf of Mayor Uy, PESO Manager Ms. Nilda A. Garcia, MPA received the award. Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Ofelia B. Domingo of DOLE Region XI and Mr. Anwar E. Maadel, MPA, PESO Senior Staff were also present to grace this momentous event for Tagum City.
Mrs. Nilda A. Garcia, in her acceptance speech said, "The vie for excellence … when I was a child, my parents taught me that work badly done, is worst than work undone, as I have grown up my principles in life was changed into: In whatever I do, do Not settle for second best,but only for the BEST. Later as I became matured, I read in - I Cor: 9:24 "Run a good race and win a prize, a crown that will last forever". (CIO Tagum) [top]