Civil servants should epitomize ‘heroism’ in delivery of public service — CSC PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2013 17:16

Civil Service Commission chairman Francisco Duque Saturday urged all employees of the government to demonstrate “heroism” in rendering public service.

He made the appeal during the opening ceremony of the celebration of the 113th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila with a fun run among government employees.

“Let us follow the theme for this year, ‘Tatak Lingkod Bayani: Isabuhay, Ipagmalaki at Ipagbunyi’ by continuing the desire to showcase heroism in rendering public service,” said Duque in an interview with the Philippines News Agency.

He said that every male or female civil servant should always remember his/her duty to deliver public service for the welfare of the public.

He also emphasized that every government employee should bring the message that they support the push for quality government service.

“We must aspire to deliver excellent public service especially those in the front line service. Moreover, we should be like heroes doing great jobs for our countrymen,” he advised the civil servants.

During the kick-off ceremony, he also hailed 15,000 government employees led by different government agencies who actively participated in the fun run.

He explained that the activity is on its third year that serves as opening ceremony during the observance of civil service anniversary.

The activity encourages all government employees from different parts of Metro Manila and other parts of the country to run with a cause or proceeds that grant financial aid to immediate family members of state workers who died in line of duty.

Those who emerged as winners in the fun run categories also received corresponding prizes consisting of gift checks.

Aside from the fun run, which promoted health and wellness among government employees, a raffle draw where stubs of 25 lucky government employees who registered and joined the fun run, were picked up from the drop box .

The event was supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine National Police, Pasay City government, Manila City government, National Parks Development Committee and Metro Manila Development Authority.

Personalities who graced the event included Vice President Jejomar Binay, GSIS General Manager Roberto Vergara, Public Attorney’s Office Chief Percida Rueda-Acosta, Optical Media Board chairman Ronnie Rickets and PNA editor Louie Morente.