Dialysis patients receive financial assistance during 119th PCSA program

Bontoc, Mtn. Prov. – A financial aid of P 91, 000.00 was turned over to 27 dialysis patients (i.e., six government employees and 21 other patients) undergoing dialysis treatment at the Bontoc General Hospital during the Malasakitism Program held at the Multipurpose Building Conference Hall last September 23, 2019 as part of the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) celebration.
The amount was the proceeds of the Tree Planting cum Trekking-for-a-Cause held last September 20, 2019 and was turned over by Civil Service Commission Field Office (CSC-FO) – Mountain Provine Director II Anita Verina T. Paredes and Mountain Province Provincial Council of Personnel Officers (MP-PCPO) President Victorino A. Dines with the assistance of MP PCPO Treasurer Janet A. Valencerina.
According to Senior Personnel Specialist Vanessa Rose B. Gal-gala, around 100 government employees participated in the planting of 600 tree seedlings in Data, Sabangan despite the rains.
“As part of the activities in celebration of the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, the CSC Field Office-MP and the PCPO spearheaded the Tree Planting and Trekking-for-a-Cause activity. The rain and mud did not daunt around 100 government employees who participated in the event planting 300 pine trees and 300 narra trees. The group continued with a trek to Kaman-utek or Blue Soil Hills in Balili, Bontoc,” Gal-gala said.
“We could not have done it in the CSC Field Office alone. We deeply recognize the role of everyone who supported our cause through their innate compassion – the DPWH- Mountain Province First District Engineering Office (MPFDEO), the Provincial Government, the Philippine Statistics Authority, the PCPO and all other participating entities for the provision of vehicles and the use of their private cars for the said activity.
We also commend those who generously shared their food like the MPFDEO led by its Administrative Officer Janet A. Valencerina and District II Board Member Henry D. Bastian who readily opened his home for us to eat our lunch,” she added.
In their response, the dialysis patients expressed their gratitude and acknowledged the concerted efforts of the different government and non-government entities who made the fund-raising activity a success.
“We are thankful for all of your efforts. You have showcased the real meaning of service – which is sharing, caring and looking for the well-being of fellowmen,” one beneficiary said.
According to Paredes, the program was meant to highlight the value of altruism among other values which are innate in the people of Mountain Province.
“The activity is meant to showcase the oneness and shared commitment of civil servants in building a more compassionate world. Also, it served as an avenue to strengthen and embrace the spirit of volunteerism, malasakitism and generosity among public servants in our province,” Director Paredes said.
Meanwhile, the CSC-FO also awarded plaques of recognition to all government and non-government organizations and overseas Filipino workers who have shown benevolence in the past year.
On behalf of the CSC family, Paredes expressed her appreciation to everyone for their invaluable support and cooperation which led to the success of the month-long 119th PCSA celebration in Mountain Province.
“We hope that these timeless values of compassion, empathy, cooperation and unity will live on and that such will be emulated by the next generations, especially civil servants – all for the good of our people and of our province as a whole,” Paredes said.**Erwin S. Batnag, Kris Lee A. Lamangen

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