Hundreds of city government employees, firemen and other civil servants joined the rest of the country in celebrating the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary this morning at the City Quadrangle.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo urged all of his fellow city officials and employees to work harmoniously and honestly to earn the trust of the people whom they serve.

Bishop Julito Cortes of the Diocese of Dumaguete earlier presided the Eucharistic celebration and offered prayers that the noble and laudable objectives of the Remollo administration encapsulated in the LUPAD vision to build a just, peaceful, prosperous and health city will be realized.

Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova, Councilors Michael Vandal, Bernice A. Elmaco and SK Federation President Lei Marie Danielle Tolentino participated in the Holy Mass and the flag raising ceremony.

Mayor Remollo credited the industrious taxpayers, City Treasurer Cristina Merced and her staff for the bigger revenues that the city government has collected.

In 2020, the city government will propose a P 925 million annual budget which is higher than the current year (2019) budget of P 790 million. This significant increase in the budget will translate to more basic social services and benefits for the citizens particularly the senior citizens, the poor and PWDs.

Mayor Remollo also lauded the City Nutrition Office, City Tourism Office, City Health Office and other departments for winning regional and national awards for the outstanding service provided to the people of the Dumaguete.