Nasipit, Agusan del Norte - To help make our country resilient amidst the threat brought about by climate change, this year’s activities in line with the 116th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary highlights the care for environment.
Around 4,000 mangrove seedlings were planted in a mangrove planting activity participated by various government agencies at USS Marshall Memorial Complex, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte today September 23, 2016.
Armed with digging tools such as hoe, shovel and bolo, around 30 personnel of the Department of Agriculture Caraga representing various divisions and sections headed by the Human Resource Section arrived at the planting site around 6:00 in the morning and took part the activity.
The mangrove planting is one of the highlight of the 116th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with the theme “Sigaw ng Lingkod Bayani: Malasakit para sa Taumbayan, Kapwa Kawani at Kalikasan.”
Earlier, a coastal clean-up campaign was also conducted at Brgy. Masao, Butuan City.
Every September, Philippine government workforce will celebrate the civil service anniversary as an observance of the enactment of Public Law No. 5, “An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of our Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands” on September 19, 1900 with the Civil Service Commission as lead agency.
This year’s activities are meant to instill malasakit or compassion with action for our health, the environment, deserving public servants, and the Filipino public who are the clients of the government service offices. (Aurelius P. Arais/DA Caraga)