Organized by the Office of the City Human Resource Management and the Isabela City Employees Association, officials and employees of the city government enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship, September 30 at the Tabiawan Multipurpose Gymnasium, as its culmination of the month-long celebration of the 122nd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.
The 2022 LGU-Isabela City Employees’ Day formally opened with words of welcome from City Human Resource Management Officer Rosella Luna. With Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman and Vice Mayor Jhul Kifli Salliman in attendance, the assembly was served with various entertaining activities such as the TikTok-inspired dance contest and the superhero costume tilt among office clusters. Adding to the excitement was the raffle draw which featured a brand-new motorcycle as grand prize in addition to a refrigerator, LED TVs, smartphones, and cash. In the same event, winners of the LGU-Isabela City Sports Fest were awarded with corresponding cash gifts.
Highlight of the hours-long gathering was the recognition of the city’s retirees whose years of service were rewarded with a plaque of appreciation and cash incentive. In the same vein, the HAPIsabela Award of Excellence was launched to reinforce positive work ethic worthy of emulation and honor individuals and offices that received regional and national acclaim. Awardees were given a framed commendation from Mayor Turabin-Hataman and gift certificates.
Meanwhile, in their short remarks, both Mayor Turabin-Hataman and Vice Mayor Salliman expressed gratitude for the collective sacrifice and effort of the city government’s employees in rendering the best public service possible to all Isabeleños especially at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Joining the local government executives were some members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, namely Councilors Ar-Jhemar Ajibon, Alan Ritchie Luis Biel, Khaleedsher Asarul, Jeromy Casas and ABC President Tammy Ismael. Also present were the heads of the city’s various departments and divisions.
The LGU-Isabela City Employees’ Day resumed as an in-person activity this year after two years of muted observance due to social gathering and mobility restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 scare. [Words by M. Guerrero/Photos by K. Galos, CIO]