PSA-ARMM joins celebration of 117th Civil Service Anniversary

September 30, 2017News Article Ref No.: NL-ARMM-17-007
PSA-ARMM and PSA-Maguindanao employees with Director Dominador E. Gonzales, Jr. of CSC-ARMM during the Opening Program of the 117th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.

PSA-ARMM and PSA-Maguindanao employees, headed by Assistant Statistician and CRS Outlet Supervisor Ysmael N. Baraguir who was the OIC-Regional Director during that time, participated in the kick-off parade and opening of the month-long celebration of the 117th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, with the theme “Tugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago, Malasakit ng Lingkod-Bayan”, spearheaded by the Civil Service Commission in ARMM (CSC-ARMM) last September 5, 2017 at ORG-ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.

“Malasakit sa kapwa, not malas at sakit sa kapwa,” Director Dominador E. Gonzales, Jr. of CSC-ARMM said as he explained the meaning of this year’s national celebration of public service to the employees of line agencies and local government units who attended the said event. According to him, machines are slowly replacing humans in the workplace nowadays, most especially in the mass-producing industries. However, Dir. Gonzales emphasized that the public demands services that are implemented with utmost sincerity and care amidst the challenge of rapid change in the use of technology. A public servant always prioritizes the public’s welfare. And despite the difficulty of the job, public service should always be acknowledged and celebrated.
CSC-ARMM marked the opening of the Inter-Agency Sports Competition through lighting of torch and Pledge of Sportsmanship. This is among the highlighted events for this month-long celebration that is open to all agencies who would want to join.

Moreover, the symbolic flying of white balloons and exhibition of Drum and Bugle Corps of Regional Science High School of Parang, Maguindanao amplified the festivity of the event.