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FIRST OF ALL, I AM OVERWHELMED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF SO MANY EMPLOYEES WHO ARE WEARING “THE GREAT GATSBY” ATTIRE!

NINDOT KAAYO TAN-AWON UG NALINGAW KO GATAN-AW NINYO NA BUSY UG PICTURE-PICTURE DINHA SA PHOTOBOOTH.

EQUALLY OVERWHELMING IS THE PARTICIPATION OF OUR OFFICIALS AND I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PRESENCE OF:

VICE-GOVERNOR JIJIE ALMONTE…

BOARD MEMBERS…

I AM VERY PLEASED TO SEE THE FACES OF SOME OF THE HEADS OF NATIONAL LINE AGENCIES:

DIRECTOR ABDULLAH M. DATU – DACULA OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION…

I SEE DIRECTOR PABLIO “JUN” BENITEZ OF DILG AND STAFF NGA NAKA GATSBY ATTIRE GYUD…

AUDITOR REBECCA C. OZARAGA OF THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT AND STAFF…

SECTION HEADS OF DPWH…

PNP PROVINCIAL DIRECTOR HEBRON…

LET ME ACKNOWLEDGE ALSO OUR ESTEEMED BOARD OF JUDGES WHO FLEW IN ALL THE WAY FROM MANILA AND CEBU…

HEADS OF PGMO OFFICES. HAPIT KO WALA KAILA NINYO KAY GWAPA UG GWAPO KAAYO MO SA INYONG GATSBY ATTIRE…

EMPLOYEES OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT…

GUESTS AND VISITORS…

MAAYONG GABII KANATONG TANAN!

NOT LONG AGO, I STOOD BEFORE YOU HERE IN THE SAME VENUE DURING THE OPENING OF THE 118TH PHILIPPINE CIVIL SERVICE ANNIVERSARY.

AND TONIGHT, WE HAVE COME TO THE CULMINATION OF THE MONTH-LONG CELEBRATION.

I WANT TO PARTICULARLY COMMEND AND APPRECIATE THE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES IN LINE WITH THE CIVIL SERVICE ANNIVERSARY.

STARTING OFF WITH THE THANKSGIVING MASS, THE RECOGNITION OF OUR PGMO EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR, THE WELL-PARTICIPATED CORPORATE ATTIRE FRIDAY THEME DAY, MANGROVE RESTORATION AT MOAP, THE VERY ENJOYABLE TIENDESITAS SA KAPITOLYO AND KANTAHAN NG MGA KAWANI NG GOBIERNO, THE SUCCESSFUL RESPECTIVE OFFICE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY, THE TREE GROWING AT THE PROVINCIAL HOUSING, LAST WEEK’S COASTAL CLEAN-UP AT TABOC SUR, AND WORTHY TO MENTION IS LAST FRIDAY’S OUTREACH MISSION TO SUBANENS AT SITIO KANOWANAN WHICH WAS A PURELY VOLUNTEERS’ INITIATIVE, THE PGMO SPORTSFEST WHICH WILL OPEN ON OCTOBER 8 AND OF COURSE, THE GRAND FINALE, TONIGHT’S PGMO VARIETY SHOW.

DAGHAN KAAYO ANG ATONG ACTIVITIES. BUSY MO KAAYO ANING MONTH OF SEPTEMBER PERO SIGE LANG TUNGOD KAY PARA MAN KINI SA MGA EMPLEYADO NGA SELEBRASYON.

NAKITA NAKO ANG INYONG INTEREST, NABATI NAKO ANG ENTHUSIASM SA PAG-PARTICIPATE UG ANG SINCERIDAD SA PAG-APIL SA NAGKALAIN-LAIN NGA MGA ACTIVITIES.

INYONG NAKITA NGA ANG ATONG ACTIVITIES DILI TAMAN LANG SA PAGLIPAY-LIPAY SA MGA EMPLEYADO KUN DILI ADUNAY PAGPAPAKABANA SA ATONG ENVIRONMENT UG SA KAHIMTANG SA MGA KATAWHANG MISAMISNON.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US SHOULD SPEND OUR LIVES MAKING OTHER’S LIVES BETTER AND EXPRESS OUR CONCERN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. KINI TUKMA SA ATONG TEMA SA SELEBRASYON – MAKA-DIYOS. MAKATAO. MAKAKALIKASAN.

GOOD JOB TO ALL OF US!

MOMENTS LIKE THIS, I FEEL SO PROUD TO BE YOUR GOVERNOR BECAUSE THIS IS A TESTAMENT THAT UNDER MY LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE, I HAVE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE, CONSCIENTIOUS AND DEPENDABLE.

ANGAY GYUD NGA PAGATAWAGON KAMO NGA MGA LINGKOD BAYANI. ANG SERBISYO NGA INYONG GIHALAD TAMAN SA MAKAYA UG WALA KAMO GATAN-AW SA KABUG-ATON, KAHAGO UG KABAYARAN SA TRABAHO.

I ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT A LINGKOD BAYANI’S HEROIC DEEDS HAVE TO BE SPONTANEOUS – A GENUINE RESPONSE TO ANY SITUATION. IT HAS TO COME FROM THE HEART, WITHOUT ANY THOUGHT OF REWARD.

MAO NGA USAHAY MAKAINGON KO, IT IS UNFAIR TO OUR EMPLOYEES DIRI SA KAPITOLYO UG ILABI NA SA ANAA SA ATONG LIMA KA HOSPITALS, NGA SILA RECIPIENT SA MGA COMPLAINTS UG MGA PAGBATIKOS.

SOME COMPLAINTS MAY BE LEGITIMATE BUT MOST ARE UNFAIR AND UNREASONABLE. TAKE THE CASE OF THE PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL. SA 150-BED CAPACITY, DILI SILA UNDERSTAFF PERO KABALO MAN TA NGA ANG MGA PASYENTE SA MOPH MUABOT UG 300 PER DAY.

DINHI SA KAPITOLYO, NAGKADAGHAN ANG ATONG MGA PROGRAMA UG MGA ACTIVITIES, MULTI-TASKED NA GANI ANG UBAN.

DILI LALIM ANG KAHAGO SA USA KA GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE. ANG MAAYO NINYONG BINUHATAN LISUD KAAYO MAKITA, APAN ANG SAYOP DALI RA KAAYO MAKITA.

ANG KINATIBUK-ANG KAMAAYO SA SERBISYO, MALIMTAN TUNGOD LAMANG SA USA KA GAMAY NGA SAYOP.

BUT, I TELL EVERYONE NOW – OUR PGMO EMPLOYEES ARE BETTER THAN PEOPLE GIVE THEM CREDIT FOR.

AND TONIGHT, AS I STAND BEFORE YOU, AS YOUR GOVERNOR, I GIVE YOU MY SALUTE!

MAY I REQUEST ALL PGMO EMPLOYEES TO STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED. ATO SILANG PAKPAKAN. CONGRATULATE EACH OTHER. BE PROUD THAT YOU ARE EXEMPLARY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

SA AKO NANG GIINGUN, KINI ANG KATAPUSANG TUIG NGA AKO MUATUBANG KANINYO SA PANAHON SA CIVIL SERVICE ANNIVERSARY MATAG SEPTEMBRE TUNGOD KAY SUNOD SEPTEMBRE, DILI NA AKO ANG INYONG GOBERNADOR.

AS I REFLECT AND ASK MY OWN SELF, IN TERMS OF EMPLOYEE WELFARE, WHAT LEGACY WILL I LEAVE THE 2,000 EMPLOYEES OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT?

SOME OF MY TRUSTED SAID, “GOVERNOR, DAKUNG BUTANG NA NGA WALA KAY GI-LAY-OFF SUGOD PAGLINGKOD NIMO UG KANANG GI-REGULAR NIMO ANG MGA DUGAY NA SA SERBISYO NGA WALAY PAGDAPIG-DAPIG.”

YES, PROBABLY, IT IS ONE OF MY LEGACIES. SULTIHAN KO KAMO, NAHIMO KANA NAKO TUNGOD SA AKONG PAGTAN-AW KANINYO NGA SAMA SA USA KA INAHAN.

DILI LALIM ANG MAWAD-AN UG PANGINABUHI ILABI NA KAY ADUNAY MGA PAMILYA NGA MAAPEKTUHAN.

GITAGAAN PUD NAKO UG PRIORITY SA REGULAR APPOINTMENT ANG DUGAY NA SA SERBISYO NGA WALA GYUD MA-REGULAR PERO DESERVING.

I WOULD NOT HAVE ARRIVED WITH THIS DECISION IF I DO NOT LOVE YOU – MY EMPLOYEES – LIKE MY OWN CHILDREN.

THE THING I WILL VALUE THE MOST WHEN I LEAVE AS GOVERNOR, WILL BE THE TRACES OF LOVE I WILL LEAVE BEHIND.

WHAT IS THE POINT OF LOVE IF IT DOES NOT MAKE US KIND?

WHAT IS THE POINT OF LOVE IF IT DOES NOT MAKE US FAIR?

YOU ARE MY FAMILY, NOT IN BLOOD, BUT IN EVERY WAY THAT MATTERS.

YOU HAVE SERVED WELL FOR MANY YEARS AND YOU DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED.

UG TUNGOD NIANA, KARONG GABHIUNA, MAGHATAG PUD KO UG GAMAY NGA GOOD NEWS ALANG SA TANAN.

FIRST, I HAVE DIRECTED OUR LOCAL FINANCE COMMITTEE TO GRANT ANNIVERSARY BONUS THIS COMING NOVEMBER AND TO INSTITUTIONALIZE THIS GRANT ANNUALLY. MAGAHANGYO AKO SA ATONG SANGGUNIAN NGA I-APPROVE KINI SA SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET.

SECOND, I HAVE ALSO INSTRUCTED OUR LOCAL FINANCE COMMITTEE TO FIND THE MEANS THAT WE CAN GIVE A HIGHER CHRISTMAS CASH GIFT THIS COMING DECEMBER PROVIDED IT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF EXISTING POLICIES.

THIRD, BECAUSE OUR EMPLOYEES ORGANIZATION IS NOW ACCREDITED, I WILL APPROVE WHATEVER AGREEMENT THE MOGEA AND THE PGMO MANAGEMENT WILL ARRIVE AT. DEFINITELY, THERE WILL BE CONTRACT NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT INCENTIVE AT THE END OF THE YEAR DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF MOOE SAVINGS.

KINING CNA INCENTIVE SHOULD BE A COMBINED EFFORT KANATONG TANAN. EACH OFFICE SHOULD TAKE A MORE RESPONSIBLE ROLE.

AND LASTLY, TO ALL JOB ORDERS, I ASSURE YOU OF STATUS QUO UNTIL I FINISH MY LAST TERM AS GOVERNOR.

ANG KINABUHI, GIVE-AND-TAKE MAN. KANA TANAN ADUNAY CORRESPONDING OBLIGATION O PARTE GIKAN KANINYO MGA EMPLEYADO.

GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN GOOD TO YOU. ATONG BALUSAN ANG GOBIERNO SA KLASE SA SERBISYO NGA TIUNAY UG TINUORAY.

AS YOUR GOVERNOR AND THE MOTHER OF THE PGMO FAMILY, I GIVE YOU THIS PIECE OF ADVICE.

AS PUBLIC SERVANTS, BE BEAUTIFUL IN EVERYTHING – YOUR WORK, YOUR MORALS, YOUR BEHAVIOUR AND CHARACTER, YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS AND EVEN IN DISAGREEMENTS, BE BEAUTIFUL.

THAT ADVICE HAS COME TO BE A GREAT CHALLENGE FOR ME TOO.

FOR SOME TIME NOW, I HAVE KNOWN OF SOME MOVES BY COLLEAGUES IN POLITICS OF NOT JOINING IN THE UPCOMING PROVINCIAL ANNIVERSARY AND PASUNGKO FESTIVAL CELEBRATION.

THE PROVINCIAL ANNIVERSARY AND PASUNGKO ARE NON-POLITICAL, NON-PARTISAN EVENTS.

DILI UNTA NATO APILON KANI NGA MGA ACTIVITIES SA ATONG PAMOLITIKA.

DILI BA DIAY MAHIMO NGA BISAG DILI KITA KAUBAN SA POLITICA PERO MAGKAHIUSA KITA ALANG SA KAAYUHAN SA ATONG PINALANGGA NGA MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL?

HOW I HOPE THAT DESPITE SITTING ON DIFFERENT POLITICAL PARTIES, MY COLLEAGUES WILL SHUN PARTISAN INTIMIDATION IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON THE GOOD OF OUR PROVINCE.

ANG ATONG PASUNGKO FESTIVAL HAS ACHIEVED THE HIGHEST NATIONAL RECOGNITION, THE PEARL AWARD 2018.

SAYANG KAAYO ANG ATONG NAKAB-OT. DILI MAN UNTA KINI PARA KANAKO. PARA MAN KINI SA ATONG PROBINSIYA.

WHY WOULD MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL SUFFER JUST BECAUSE IT’S ELECTION TIME? I BELIEVE WE SHOULD REFORM AND PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS.

KAILA MAN GYUD MO NAKO. IN MY 18 YEARS AS ELECTED OFFICIAL, WALA KO GAHUNAHUNA UG PAGDAUT UG PAGPANG-GIPIT UG POLITIKO.

REMEMBER, POWER AND POSITION ARE BUT A FLEETING MOMENT. KITA NGA MGA ELECTED OFFICIALS, WE MUST DO OUR BEST WHILE WE ARE GIVEN THE CHANCE BY GOD. LET’S SHOW MISAMISNONS OUR GOOD EXAMPLE AND OUR INTEGRITY.

POLITICS DOESN’T CHANGE WHO YOU ARE BUT IT REVEALS WHO YOU ARE.

IN MY AGE NOW, MY EYESIGHT MAY WEAKEN YET I CAN SEE THROUGH PEOPLE MUCH BETTER. KABALO KO KUNG KANUS-A KO BINUANGAN.

FALLACES  SUNT RERUM SPECIES. “THE APPEARANCES OF THINGS ARE DECEPTIVE.”

AGAIN I SAY, DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ME.

LASTLY, EXCITED NA ANG TANAN PARA SA VARIETY SHOW. LET’S KEEP THIS A FRIENDLY COMPETITION AND A CHANCE TO SHOWCASE THE DIFFERENT TALENTS OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL LINGKOD BAYANI. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

MABUHAY ANG MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL!

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Posted: October 8, 2018 at 5:58 am