The National Economic and Development Authority-Cordillera Administrative Region (NEDA CAR) employees joined the nationwide month-long celebration of the 113th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with a short opening program and a mass last September 2, 2013 at the NEDA/RDC Hall, Baguio City.

The activity was in line with the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 13 s. 2013 which enjoined all government agencies to take part in the celebration with the theme “Tatak Lingkod Bayani: Isabuhay, Ipagmalaki at Ipagbunyi!”

The Civil Service Anniversary is celebrated every month of September to encourage public servants to be more than ordinary civil servants.

NEDA CAR OIC Assistant Director Florida Faculo challenged the staff members to become exceptional civil servants as she said: “We have to be servant heroes not only for this month but always.”

OIC Chief Administrative Officer Jedidiah Aquino likewise cited RA 6713 “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees,” which reminds all government employees to remain committed to public service and help promote the primacy of public interest over personal interest.

The short program was followed by a Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Father Eligio Lubina.

Lined up activities for the whole month include medical examinations, sport days, team building activities, participation to the Engradeng Pagtitipon ng mga Lingkod Bayani ng Kordilyera and awarding of loyalty certificates.