City observes 117th Phil. Civil Service anniversary celebration

The city government of Baguio launched the 117th Philippine Civil Service anniversary celebration, Monday, during the regular flag raising ceremony at the Baguio City hall grounds.

The month-long celebration started with a raffle draw for all employees of the city government. Said raffle draw will be done during the flag raising ceremony for the whole month of September giving away cash prizes.

The health services office will be conducting a two-day health and wellness to all employees on September 12 and 13 at the Baguio City multi-purpose hall, city hall clinic and city hall museum.

Free services such as digital/rectal examination, dipstick screening, reflexology, eye consultation, blood letting, nutrition counseling/assessment, ventosa, acupuncture, heating bed, dental services, pap smear, manicure/pedicure/haircut and beauty care, among others.

With the city’s drive in preserving the environment, the human resource management personnel will be planting trees at the Happy Hollow on Sept. 15.

There will be a clean-up drive at the Balili River on September 22 and community service in the different barangays morning of Sept. 29.

Highlighting the 117th PSCAC will be awards and program in the afternoon of Sept. 29 at Hotel Supreme.

As a gesture of appreciation for the hard work and dedication of city hall employees, plaques of recognition, cash incentives and gift certificates will be given to employees who have been in the government service for ten, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years.

Moreover, outstanding employees of the year will also be awarded and employees who have finished their masters, doctorate as well as bar passer will likewise be recognized.

Retired employees and outstanding employees of the semester will also be acknowledged during the program.

The Philippine government celebrates the 117th PSCAC giving emphasis on Public Law No. 5, “An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of Our Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands,” enacted on Sept. 19, 1990.

As a continuing challenge to public servants, this year’s theme “Tugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago: Malasakit ng Lingkod Bayani,” reminds government employees to manifest malasakit in the delivery of public service. *Jho Arranz