COA IX celebrates 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary and PhilGASEA Month
COA Region IX held its Region-wide celebration of the 120th Philippine Civil Service and the PhilGASEA Anniversary in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte. Attended by 268 COAns, the activity was held at Manuel Resort, Piñan on October 18-19, 2019.
Regional Director Visitacion Q. Mendoza formally opened the celebration. This was followed by talks on Bloodletting Awareness and Investment Opportunity Programs of HDMF, given by Atty. James P. Verduguez from the Philippine Red Cross, Zamboanga del Norte Chapter and Mr. Ronaldo B. Uycoco from HDMF respectively. Thereafter, the first ever Multigenerational Knowledge Whiz Quiz Bowl commenced, which was participated in by Personnel of all ages ranging from 22-60. Ms. Jeni Theresse E. Ignacio, Vice President of PhilGASEA IX, also discussed pertinent matters during the PhilGASEA time.
Assistant Regional Director Daphne Grace P. Bellen formally closed the celebration. All in all, it was a very successful event that helped buttress everybody’s sense of commitment and dedication to the goals and aspirations of COA in particular, and of public service in general.