The Civil Service Commission Regional Office No. 6 held the Recognition Rites for Regional Winners of the 2014 Honor Awards Program (HAP) on September 4, 2014 at the SM City Activity Center, Iloilo City.
This year, 6 out of 37 nominees from Western Visayas were chosen as semi-finalists in the HAP which is an annual Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees covering three categories: (1) CSC Pagasa, (2) Dangal ng Bayan, and (3) Presidential Lingkod Bayan awards. Pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1302208 promulgated on September 24, 2013, HAP semi-finalists are automatically considered as regional winners.
This year’s regional winners are as follows: (1) Ms. Concepcion T. Tababa, Division Coordinator- Alternative Learning System, Department of Education Division of Iloilo (CSC Pagasa); (2) Ms. Maricel M. Bechayda, Local Government Operations Officer VI, Department of the Interior and Local Government Aklan Provincial Office (CSC Pagasa); (3) SPO3 Rhia B. Sotomil, Pavia Municipal Police Station (Dangal ng Bayan); (4) Ms. Alicia B. Rebuelta, Agricultural Technologist, Municipal Government of Kalibo, Aklan (Dangal ng Bayan); (5) Regional Director Ma. Janet C. Mesa, Philippine Information Agency Region 6 (Dangal ng Bayan); and (6) Supt. Gilbert D. Peremne, Regional Chief of Staff, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Region 6 (Presidential Lingkod Bayan).
CSC Commissioner Nieves L. Osorio graced the awarding ceremony. In her speech, the CSC Commissioner lauded the HAP regional winners for their outstanding performance, contribution, and consistent manifestation of exemplary ethical behavior.
Commissioner Osorio, assisted by Director IV Rodolfo B. Encajonado and Director III Raymund F. Gonzales, gave the Certificate of Recognition to the HAP regional winners. The awardees also received a cash reward of P20,000 each.
The Recognition Rites is one of the highlights of the 114th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration in region 6 with the theme “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko, Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako,” which celebrates heroism in public service.
Aside from the Recognition Rites of the 2014 HAP Regional Winners, the CSCRO6 also organized “Government Express at the Mall,” which ran from September 1-5, 2014 at SM City Iloilo. Around 29 government offices, including the CSC RO6 and the Regional Association of Government Retirees, Inc. joined the service fair. Participating agencies provided frontline services and served as an action and information center to the public.
The CSCRO6 capped the anniversary celebration with its own version of the R.A.C.E. To Serve IV Fun Run on September 6, 20014, 5AM, in Iloilo City.