By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
President Benigno Aquino III will honor this year’s batch of exemplary state workers in ceremonies to be held in Malacañang on Wednesday.
The President will lead in conferring the Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan and Pagasa Awards to government employees for their dedication and outstanding performance in the completion of their jobs.
Awardees include former DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo (posthumous); Governor Vilma Santos-Recto of Batangas; Mayor Oscar Rodriguez of San Fernando City, Pampanga; retired Police Chief Superintendent Arturo G. Cacdac, Police Deputy Director General; B/Gen. Romeo T. Tanalgo, Chief of the AFP Command Center; Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III of Balanga Bataan; and Mayor Cesar C. Carolina Sr. of Maragusan, Compostela Valley.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) administers the Honors Awards Program (HAP), an annual undertaking that rewards and recognizes public officials and employees for outstanding performance and/ or contributions and for consistent ethical behavior.
The goal of the Honors Awards Program is to motivate and inspire state workers to improve the quality of their performance and instill deeper involvement in public service.
The awarding ceremony for the 2012 Outstanding Public Officials and Employees is one of the highlights of the 112th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration.
Joining the President will be CSC Chairman Francisco Duque III.