By Helen Castano, J. Jala | 07:42 PM October 14, 2020
Gerard Lavadia, Tagbilaran City’s disaster risk reduction and management action officer, has been chosen as one of the regional winners for Outstanding Government Workers’ Program.
The Pag-Asa award is part of the Honor Awards Program (HAP) given by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) every founding anniversary of their agency, to deserving employees.
Lavadia was chosen from among his fellow nominees from Central Visayas for his remarkable contributions to the city and the community.
As a disaster action officer, he diligently led the department in any disaster preparedness for the safety of the residents.
True enough, dedication, love for work and service to others are the traits that made Lavadia stood out among the rest.
Last 2019, Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell “Baba” Yap bagged the CSC PAGASA Award in both the regional and national Levels.
The Search for Outstanding Government Workers (SOGW) can now be submitted to the provincial and regional offices of the CSC.
The SOGW is part of CSC’s Honor Award Program where the government will award individuals or group of individuals who have excelled in public service and shown utmost dedication and commitment.
All elective and appointive government workers, including barangay officials, may be nominated in any of the three categories, namely: the Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan Awards, and Pagasa Awards.
The Presidential Lingkod Bayan award is conferred to an individual or group for their exceptional or extraordinary contributions that had nationwide impact.
Meanwhile, the Dangal ng Bayan award is given to employees for adherence to the norms of conduct which positively influenced others to observe high standards of ethics in doing their duties.
The Pagasa Award is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefited more than one department of the government.