The Western Mindanao State University commended 104 WMSU loyalty awardees including retirees during a simple celebration held on September 30, 2016 at the WMSU Social Hall.
The event was held in line with the celebration of the 116th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service which carries the theme “Sigaw ng Lingkod Bayani: Malasakit Para sa Taumbayan, Kapwa Kawani, at Kalikasan”.
The honored speaker of the fitting ceremony was Ma. Sarah L. Amores-Batoy, CPA, Officer-In-charge Chief Human Resource Specialist, Human Resource Department, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Region IX. She said that public servants are meant to instill compassion with action for the health, the environment, other public servants, and the Filipino public who are the clients of the government offices. “As public servants, we should also promote, showcase and celebrate heroism in public service,” the guest speaker said. She encouraged the government servants to “serve the public with a heart”. She also acknowledged that it was in the Social Hall where the maiden recognition day for public servants was held.
Mrs. Batoy further urged WMSU honorees that as state workers, we should be worthy of the seal “Tatak Lingkod Bayani” by shunning mediocrity and upholding excellence in what we do and how we act in the workplace. She inspired the public servants to “give the best version of yourself when serving the public; to show genuine care towards our fellow civil servants; and being mindful of the environment. “We can be a Lingkod Bayani in our own rights, and we can influence our fellow civil servants to be a Lingkod Bayani,” she emphasized.
University President Dr. Milabel Enriquez Ho also congratulated and thanked the honorees for their service to the university. “All of us have contributed to the success of where WMSU is,” she said. She also encouraged everyone to be committed and dedicated to public service.
Awardees were given certificates and cash gifts and those who were in public service for 30, 35 and 40 years were awarded wrist watches, rings and pendants, respectively.