The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here commended 169 personnel across Central Luzon for their exemplary performance and service milestones as part of the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE).
DENR Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno, Jr. extolled the commitment and dedication of the awardees, noting that they served as model servant-heroes who embodied values of responsibility, good governance and nationalism.
“Looking at all our awardees, I am certain that you all embody the characteristics of a lingkod-bayani—servant-heroes and servant-leaders in your field, who enter public service knowing deeply that it is a public trust that must not be broken,” Moreno said.
Meanwhile, Director Miriam Marcelo of the DENR Human Resources Development Service (HRDS) commended the DENR here for its initiative in recognizing and rewarding its workforce and taking the time to inspire other employees towards excellence.
Eighty-eight employees, who tendered 20 to 40 years of service, received loyalty awards, while 75 workers, who passed the Civil Service Commission professional and sub-professional examinations and various professional licensure examinations, and those who showed unparalleled dedication to the organization received special awards.
Service awards were likewise conferred to those who recently retired or are about to retire, with one posthumous award given.
Field offices of the DENR here held simultaneous awarding ceremonies with their respective workforce.
The annual awarding ceremony is part of PRAISE, which is designed to encourage creativity, innovativeness, efficiency, integrity, and productivity in the public service by recognizing and rewarding officials and employees. (-30-)