February 28, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The celebration of the 123rd Civil Service anniversary in the province was highlighted with activities where government workers reached out to children in remote schools.Civil Service Commission Mountain Province Director Anita Paredes led the outreach activity dubbed “Give a smile to the last mile” in Besao on Sept. 22.They went to geographically distant schools, namely Agawa Elementary School, Gueday Multi-grade School, Masameyeo Primary School, and Lacmaan ES to distribute school uniforms, hygiene kits, bags, school supplies, and snacks.These were all provided through the collaborative efforts of the national line agencies and the provincial government.Paredes said the activity aimed for the learners to be inspired in going to school.“We gave these gifts to you so that you will study well. No one will now be saying he or she is absent because he or she doesn’t have a bag,” she said.Besao Mayor Bryne O. Bacwaden expressed gratitude to the civil servants and challenged the beneficiaries to do good in their studies.Aurita Baldas was thankful for the supplies her grandchildren received. “Iyaman unay sinan blessings ay inpaali yu kendakami sina ay eskwelaan di Gueday, Agawa, Masameyeo ya Lacmaan. Thank you sinan amin ay participating agencies ya supporters sinan nay outreach. Iya-iyaman tay wada nan inted yu sinan an-ak mi,ap-o mi ay eskwela,” she said. – Clienteast Van B. Totanes