Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Iloilo mayors among semi-finalists in search for outstanding public servants

by Lilibeth A. French

ILOILO CITY, July 5 (PIA) -- Two local chief executives in Iloilo province were included among the 52 individual and 8 group semi-finalists in the Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees this year, according to the Civil Service Commission recently.

Mayor Ma. Teresa Debuque of the Municipality of Anilao was named semi-finalist for the Lingkod Bayan Award, and Mayor Christine Garin of Guimbal town for the Pagasa Award.

Vice Mayor Jose Neil Olivares of the Municipality of Oton is also a semi-finalists for the Pagasa Award. On the other hand, Jelyn Duting of Panay Power Corporation, Iloilo City was named semi-finalists in the Dangal ng Bayan.

The Lingkod ng Bayan, Pagasa, and Dangal ng Bayan are part of the Honor Awards program of the Civil Service Commission conducted annually to recognize government officials and employees who have displayed outstanding work performance.

In line with this, the Civil Service Commission is urging the public to provide valuable information on any of the semi-finalists in the different awards. The feedback gathered will be used by the Search Committees in re-evaluating the semi-finalists’ nominations to determine this year’s winners in the three categories.

CSC Chair Francisco Duque III through a CSC press report advised the public to be judicious in providing information on the semi-finalists.

“Feedbacks gathered from the public will be taken seriously and they can make or break a nominee’s chances of getting an award. Moreover, keep in mind that whoever will be chosen as this year’s awardees will serve as models of exceptional public service within the bureaucracy,” said Duque.

The complete list of the semi-finalists can be accessed at the CSC website at or at the posters displayed in CSC regional and field offices nationwide.

The Search committees will welcome feedback on the semi-finalists on or before July 22 through telephone numbers 931-7993, 932-0381, 932-0111 or 932-0179 or text CSC 0917-8398272 or e-mail at or

CSC assures the public that all information received will be kept in strict confidence. (JCM/LAF/PIA-Iloilo)


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