Top officials of the City Government of Dumaguete, representing about 2, 000 employees, reaffirm their pledge to serve the people with integrity and excellence as they join the rest of the country in celebrating the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with an opening salvo this morning at the newly restored Presidencia.
Mayor Felipe Antonio commended his fellow public servants for rising above the challenge by continuing to provide basic social services to the citizens amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
No less than Civil Service Commission Chairperson Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala addressed the assembled officials and urged them to find the means to serve the public by maximizing the use of technology.
Assistant City Administrator and Human Resource Management Officer Dr. Dinno T. Depositario, who organized the event, said that only the department heads and elected officials attended this morning’s ceremony in compliance to the prohibition on large mass gatherings.
Presently, Dumaguete City has no active COVID case due to the strict implementation of local health protocols coupled with the meticulous and sincere efforts of the health workers and other frontliners that contained the spread of the disease.
Despite the COVID pandemic, Mayor Remollo and the City Council continue to fund and implement various infrastructure projects to include 2 major concrete bridges in Colon Extension and near the Bureau of Internal Revenue; City’s evacuation center, satellite hospital, Central Materials Recovery Facility, restoration of the Presidencia to be converted into a museum, shoreline protection at the Rizal Boulevard, opening and concreting of major road networks and two multi-purpose buildings at a donated lot in Barangay Batinguel.
All these infrastructure projects will not just benefit the people today but the future generation. Indeed, a lasting legacy of the honest and dedicated civil servants of LGU-Dumaguete.