ZCHS Main confers ‘Achievers’ Award’ on Kit Barredo PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 August 2014 11:42

Former City Social Welfare and Development Officer (CSWDO) Francisco “Kit” Barredo received an Achievers’ Award during the 69th Founding celebration of Zamboanga City High School (Main) yesterday.

Barredo, who is one of the school’s golden jubilarians this year, received the Achievers’ Award for his meritorious achievements, having been the “Regional Most Outstanding City Population Officer” in 1980, the country’s “Most Outstanding City Population Officer” in 1982, “Top Regional Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Officer” for 18 consecutive years from 1994-2012, “Employment Service Achievement Award” in 2003, the “National Best PESO Award for Highly Urbanized City” in 2011, and the “Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN Award)” “Green Banner” award for three consecutive years from 1993-1995.

He was also instrumental in the conferment of “Gawad Parangal Award” on the former city mayor now District 1 Rep. Celso L. Lobregat as the “Most Outstanding City Mayor”. He likewise supported the implementation of several social welfare and development programs of the city government.

Barredo has also initiated the establishment and the construction of the Social Development Center (SDC), the Women Crisis Center, the Elderly Centers in the barangays and the Center for Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) in Culianan.

As former CSWD officer, Barredo championed the advocacy against human trafficking and drug abuse; has played critical role in the immediate and long term disaster relief efforts, and has facilitated various employment opportunities for qualified applicants to work locally and abroad.

An advocate of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES), otherwise known as summer job, Barredo played an important role in the release of six city government workers who were kidnapped in Licomo in 1988, and the release of three teachers kidnapped on Sacol Island in 2009.