- Written by ADAS III Christine S. Palma
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- Published: 26 January 2015
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More than being an annual awarding ceremony, Pagdayaw 2014 highlighted its relevance as its theme “Edging-out Challenges. Enriching Collaboration. Exemplifying Commitment” focuses on the new direction for the DILG 6 and the Local Government Units as champions of good local governance. The Pagdayaw 2014 was held on December 16, 2014 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel.
“This year’s theme is in line with the new perspective we wanted to usher for the Local Government Units and the DILG Region 6 that even through our rough and valuable experiences in the previous years, with the systems and mechanisms in place, we are ready to move beyond promoting excellence in local governance,” DILG Regional Director Anthony Nuyda said.
“We are transcending the practice of good governance. We believe that with the mechanisms in place and the systems on top, we now make things easy.” RD Nuyda added.
Pagdayaw serves as a venue to give recognition and to showcase the innovations and best practices of the local government units and DILG personnel and offices in Western Visayas towards excellence in local governance through awards systems such as the Excellence in Local Governance Awards or popularly known as EXCELL Awards and the Personnel Incentives for Service and Novelty or PISAN Awards.
“This is not only the time to give recognition to the winners but also the opportunity to say thank you for doing your jobs well as public officials and as public servants.” said Ms. Celia Matea R. Flor, a Good Governance Practitioner and keynote speaker in the said affair.
“We chose what we are now as we are here in the government….thank you for keeping your promises, for holding trust and keeping faith in God because these are the qualities we lack for good government and good governance.” Matea added.
Pagdayaw is the most anticipated affair of the DILG Region 6 to be graced by the presence of the local chief executives and functionaries, head of the national government agencies in the region, stakeholders and partners and the DILG Region 6 personnel and retirees. Attendance for the 2014 PAGDAYAW was around 531.
Part also of the program was the narrative presentation of the DILG Region 6 accomplishments dubbed as the Stories of Six. (ADAS III Christine S. Palma, DILG6)