Guesting in the Kapihan sa Kapitolyo, CSC Davao del Norte Provincial Director Ma. Faith Presbitero said this year’s theme for the Philippine Civil Service 111th year celebration is "Championing R.A.C.E.: Public Service at Full Speed." She said it advances the thrust of CSC to wield a much better way of providing government services and it also brings a message of building a responsive, accessible, courteous and effective public service.
Presbitero said that with the R.A.C.E. principle of public service, the government will be gaining the trust and confidence of more people. “Wala na tong mahadlok nga moadto sa opisina sa gobyerno,” she said.
The memorandum circular of CSC signed on July 22 by CSC Chairperson Francisco Duque III states that this year’s Civil Service celebration is anchored on President Benigno S. Aquino’s call for “reform, daang matuwid, and on his pledge to implement change in government.”
“The theme urges civil servants nationwide to respond to call for change and be servant-heroes,” Duque said.
CSC has lined up activities such as conducting the Honor Awards Program (HAP) rites for the 2011 Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan, and CSC Pag-asa Awardees.
It also sets to organize R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run, contests on photography, chorale, essay writing and graphic designing.
The Provincial Government of Davao del Norte through the Provincial Human Resource Management Office has also lined up activities in line with the Philippine Civil Service 111th anniversary.
PHRMO department head Monica Salido said there will be training and seminars on stress management, communication skills, personality development and nutrition for elders.
Activities on physical development of provincial government employees will include the Pinoy Biggest Loser Davao del Norte Capitol Edition and Capitolympics 2011. There will also be free health care services and a talent search activity dubbed as Capitol DavNor Got Talent 2011.
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