TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN October 1, 2019 - Personnel of Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 02 (DILG R02) shined like stars during the Search for the Top Achievers of Region 02 (STAR 02) on October 01, 2019 at Meynard’s Resort, Pallua Road, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
STAR 02 celebrates individual and collective efforts of the DILG R02 personnel behind the successful implementation of the Department’s Programs, Projects, and Activities (PPAs). The award system aims to inspire other personnel and operating units to continuously improve their performance in the implementation of the Department’s PPAs.
During the activity, Hon. Jefferson P. Soriano, Mayor of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to DILG R02 for the assistance being provided by the DILG Officers in the City and commended the office for their initiative in recognizing its personnel’s accomplishments. He said that they will replicate same in the city.
“I know the sacrifices you do for the great Filipino people in this part of our country. Hopefully, with all of us together, we will be able to give the service that our people deserve from us because we are government servants”, Mayor Soriano addressed to the DILG R02 personnel.
Meanwhile, Asec. Florida M. Dijan, CESO III, DILG Assistant Secretary for Human Resource Development, expressed her appreciation to the Office for organizing the activity as it highlights the exemplary and innovative achievements of DILG R02 employees. Being aware of the multitude of tasks the Department is dealing with, she acknowledged the sacrifices of the DILG employees in carrying out the Department’s mandate, especially with the pressing concerns and directives given. She said that the challenge to maintain and sustain the highest level of accomplishment and the efficiency of service is tantamount to the effort we exert to deliver. This is the reason why she commended the DILG R2 the DILG in conducting the events to recognize the employees’ exemplary performance.
Towards the end of her address, she posted three (3) challenges to DILG R02. First is to raise the bar of performance higher than the previous benchmark/performance. From better to great, she encouraged the personnel not to be satisfied with the status quo. Second is to focus on the direction of sustainability towards growth and development, Last is to replicate good practices. She encouraged DILG Officials to coach and mentor personnel as they embark on journey towards higher challenges in their career and to help them achieve higher levels of greatness.
The CSU Dance Troupe captivated the crowd by showcasing one of the most popular folk dance in the Philippines.
The precipice of the activity is the awarding of finalists for STAR 02 individual and team category.
In honor of the retiring officials and employees of the Department, Pasasalamat at Pagpupugay Program was conducted to recognize their unselfish services, efforts and contributions shared in their most productive years in the government service. The retirees were Eunicia Gato, Magdalena Oranda, Edgar Macarubbo, Edgar Reyes, and Aprilisa Perez. ASEC Dijan thanked the retirees and congratulated them for a job well done.
The activity culminated with the renewing of commitment to service and singing of Baya’t LGOO, which was led by LGOO IV Jemma Dela Rosa