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‘Pag-ulikid sa Guimaras’ response overwhelming

September 11, 2006

ILOILO – In less than a week after the Civil Service Commission Regional Office VI (CSC RO6) launched the project “Pag-ulikid sa Guimaras”, the Ilonggos’ response was overwhelming.

The two trucks loaded with boxes, bags and sacks of goods which were turned over to the Province of Guimaras last September 1, 2006 as a kick-off activity of 106th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration, was a manifestation of the Ilonggos’ sympathy to their brothers and sisters who were in need in times of crisis.

CSC Regional Director Imelda Abueg said she was impressed by the tremendous response of Ilonggos despite the very short time of appeal to government agencies/employees.

Alma Ravena, officer-in-charge, Human Resource Management and Development Office (HRMDO) and at the same time President of the Iloilo Council for Personnel Officer (for LGUs), acknowledged all the local government units and chiefs of offices of the Iloilo Provincial Government who heeded the call to support the affected families in Guimaras.

Fe Robles, president, Iloilo Council for Personnel Officer (for NGAs), also expressed appreciation to the national government agencies employees for their generosity and social responsiveness.

Meanwhile, Elmer Ganancial, Provincial Administrator of Guimaras who received the donations in behalf of Gov. Rahman Nava, said what they can give in return to those who shared their blessings is “a prayer that they may reap the fruits of seeds they sow.”

He said the oil spill that turned into an environmental catastrophe left 26,000 individuals affected; most of them marginalized fisherfolk whose means of livelihood disappeared in a bat of an eyelash.

In a simple ceremony held at the capitol lobby, the following were breakdown of goods turned over to Guimaras: 96 sacks of rice, 293 bags of assorted goods, 13 plastic bags of assorted good, 18 sacks of assorted goods, a bag of used clothing, a sack of sugar, bag of hair (from Iloilo Rehabilitation Center) and P1,958.75 cash from concerned citizens and elementary pupils and high school students of Tigbuan.

The Iloilo City Government also sent an elf truck loaded with assorted goods as well as the Provincial Government of Capiz.

Abueg said another turnover ceremony will be held before September ends.

(From Panay News, Sept. 11, 2006.)

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