Fifty-five civil servants who turned ten to forty years in the local government service received loyalty pins and rings during the opening of the 113th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary Celebration on September 2, 2013 in Tacurong City.

Among the 55 civil servants: 31 received the 10-year loyalty award; 5 received 15-year loyalty award; 3 received 20-year loyalty award; 6 received the 25-year loyalty award; 4 received 30-year loyalty award; and 5 received the 35-year loyalty award. Mrs. Patria P. Cedullo of the City Assessor’s Office, the lone recipient of the 40-year loyalty award, received an 18k loyalty ring aside from a cash incentive.

“These rings and pins will serve as reminders that we should continue serving our citizens excellently. Of course, these also symbolize our gratitude for your selfless service throughout the years,” said Hon. Lina O. Montilla.

Aside from the loyalty awardees, the LGU through its City Human Resource and Management Office (CHRMO) recognized the significant contributions of city officials and department heads to the city. Committee members of the Strategic Performance Management System and the Human Resource Strategic Plan were also recognized.

The recognition rites highlighted LGU-Tacurong’s kick-off activity for the 2013 Philippine Civil Service Month.

Other LGU activities for the 2013 Civil Service Month include: Hataw and Walk for a Cause (September 12); Civil Service Commission On Air (Sept. 20); Orientation on Batas Kasambahay (Sept. 23); and Employees’ Family Day (Sept. 27). A culmination program will be conducted on September 30, 2013.

CHRMO spearheads the LGU-Tacurong celebration of the 113th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service with the theme Tatak Lingkod Bayani: Isabuhay, Ipagmalaki, at Ipagbunyi.

Jezereel Louise C. Billano (LGU-Information)