CSC Ilocos 1All dressed in beautiful Filipina costumes and barong, the hardworking and dedicated men and women of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Office of Ilocos Sur, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Bantay and Tagudin were honored in the "Panagsaludo Ken Panagyaman" culminating program of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary and 122nd Land and Management Bureau Anniversary held on October 03, 2023 at Ban-aw Resort, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

The event was graced by Regional Executive Director Atty. Crizaldy M.Barcelo together with Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, For. Felix C. Taguba.

In his message, RED Barcelo applauded the workforce of Ilocos Sur for consistently surpassing their annual targets. This achievement led to his and PENR Officer Jornacion's nominations for the EAGLE Awards 2022 in the Regional Executive Director and PENRO categories, respectively.

RED Barcelo also recognized the competent and capable leadership of PENRO Jornacion, who extensively and effectively implemented the Department's National Land Titling Program (NLTP). As a result of this program, the Municipality of Sta Catalina, Ilocos Sur was recognized as the Best Local Government Unit (LGU) during the 122nd Land Anniversary.

He encouraged them to continue working diligently and effectively, without expectations of awards or recognition in return. In his words, "Plant seeds of excellent work every day, and the day will come that you will reap what you sow, may it be in the form of recognition, promotion, or the pride of working in the agency that protects and conserves the environment in the future generations."CSC ilocos 2

In totality, thirty-four (34) civil servants were recognized for their loyalty, seven (7) for their meritorious performance, four (4) for their Sikap Aral, and forty-seven (47) for their special contributions. The Say-awit Contest was also a fun and exciting part of the program where the three offices of Ilocos Sur showcased their talents in singing and dancing.

EMS Germalaine I. Labiano was one of the contracts of service civil servants of DENR-1 Ilocos Sur who received special awards for her exemplary performance and contributions to the attainment of the targets of her respective office. In her response message, she expressed her gratitude to the management for appreciating their work and contributions to the department. This award serves as an inspiration to better their best and improve themselves for future bigger roles in the department. 

Overall, the "Panagsaludo Ken Panagyaman" program was a wonderful tribute to the hardworking workforce of DENR-1 Ilocos Sur Field Offices. It was a joyful and inspiring celebration of their achievements and contributions to the department, and a reminder to continue striving for excellence in their work every day (RSCIG/JAP)