Davao mayor opens 74th 'Araw' celebration

Subscribe Now March 15, 2011 at 06:46pm

THE opening of 74th Araw ng Dabaw celebration Monday was joined by over a hundred City Government officials and employees at Rizal Park as the city also unveiled the P1.5 million newly-renovated stage at the heart of Davao. Six sturdy and roofed bleachers were built for spectators of the Araw ng Dabaw and other events. Each bleacher reportedly cost P300,000, bringing to a total of P1.8 million.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said the timely completion of the stage renovation for the 74th Araw ng Dabaw festivities was made possible by the United Architects of the Philippines Davao Chapter (UAP) and home-grown artist Kublai Millan, who made the sculptured Philippine Eagle.

"It is designed like the Philippine Eagle, the eagle that can only be seen here and the pride of Davao," Duterte said in an interview after Monday's opening ceremony at Rizal Park.

Duterte also thanked employees who received the awards from the different City Government departments for showing exemplary performance in relation to their tasks as government employees.

"They are nominees from the different agencies or departments, sila nga 33 kabuok among gitagaan isip pasalamat sa ila tanan," Duterte added.

The awardees received P3,000 cash incentive and plaques of recognition for exemplary service rendered.

The commendable City Government employees for second level are Elizabeth C. Escuadro, administrative assistant VI from the City Accountants Office; Mary Frances L. Resma, supervising administrative officer of the City Administrator's Office; Corazon C. Lorzano, Agricultural technologist from City Agriculture's Office; Paz Ibarra, budget officer II of the City Budget Office; Shirley S. Arendain, registration officer from the City Civil Registrar's Office; Tessie Calimpong, cooperative development specialist II of the City Cooperative and Development Office; Melagros E. Nakahara, environmental management specialist I from City Environmental and Natural Resource Office; Virginia H. Bautista, social work officer III of the City Social Services and Development Office; Nestor E. Ong, local revenue collection officer II of the City Treasurer's Office; Dr. Clarita A. Tellano, veterinarian IV of the City Veterinarian's Office; Anita S. Montecalvo local legislative staff officer V of Sangunniang Panglungsod; and Christian D. Cambaya, economist I of the Davao City Investment and Promotion Center of the City Mayor's Office.

The 12 commended employees from the first level representative include James R. VillaCeran, social welfare assistant of the City Mayor's office Rehab Center; Meriam T. Dingal, computer operator III from the City Council; Marila S. Edrerosas, meat inspector II from City Veterinarian's Office; Ester Balangue, revenue collection clerk I of City Treasurer's Office; Julie P. Dayaday, social worker I of City Social Services and Development Office; Alberto N. Baltazar, driver II of City Environmental and Natural Resource Office; Otto Manreal, clerk II from City Cooperative and Development Office; Ma. Theresa H. Bentilanon, administrative aide IV of the City Civil Registrar's Office; Danilo G. Celades, clerk IV of City Budget's Office; Heldee E. Pamisa, administrative aide IV of City Administrator''s Office; and Florenza N. Par, administrative assistant III of the City Accountants Office.

For the job orders or service contract employees, the awardees are Sherry Mae C. Solidas, accounting staff of the City Accountants Office; Fidela T. Aliermo, economic development researcher of the City Administrator's Office; Segundina L. Gertos, laborer from City Budget Office; Mabel Grace E. Ravina, local registration worker from City Civil Registrar's Office; Julio Abestros, cooperative extension officer of the City Cooperative and Development Office, Rodolfo A. Panao; head painter from City Social Services and Development Office; Mary Joy Mamites Sarillana; Lea A. Palpal-Latoc, auxillary service workers from City Treasurer's Office and City Veterinarian's Office; Pilar T. Galimbas, janitress of the City Council; and Joseph G. Griar, executive service officer traffic enforcer for the City Mayor's Office Traffic Management Center.

Duterte said that through Proclamation Order 3, she declared March 14 as Social Workers Day.

"We would like to honor our social workers who are our front liners in times of calamity," she said.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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