BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong announced the new format of the local government’s regular flag raising ceremony to allow the participation of members of the local legislative body in rendering inspirational messages to the officials and employees right at the start of the work for the week.
The local chief executive said that it should not only be the mayor who provides inspirational messages to the local government’s work force every Monday just at the start of the work of the week, but it is important for other officials and department heads to share their insights on certain programs and projects of the city.
He stated starting July 22, 2019, sponsoring departments of the regular Monday flag raising ceremony will have to select from one of the local legislators to speak about their programs and projects as part of their information and education campaign on the programs and projects of their offices and committees.
Under existing civil service rules and regulations, government offices, including local governments, are mandated to hold regular Monday flag raising ceremonies to signal the start of the work of the week and to serve as a venue for heads of offices to issue marching orders to their employees as their overall guide in the performance of their assigned duties and responsibilities.
During the conduct of the regular flag raising rites, offices and departments are obliged to provide updates on the implementation of their programs, projects and activities and to render reports on their accomplishments in a given period.
Members of the local legislative body were elated on the recent pronouncement of Mayor Magalong for them to be given a chance to provide the inspirational message during the regular Monday flag raising ceremony considering the importance of the programs, projects and activities of their committees and the important legislations that were filed supporting the administration’s bid to establish a better Baguio.
Officials and employees of government offices are mandated to attend the regular Monday flag raising ceremony in their respective offices pursuant to existing civil service rules and regulations that their failure to do so will cause the deduction of their leave credits.
Magalong urged officials and employees of the local government to always internalize the messages by the speakers and use the same as their inspiration and motivation to exceed their accomplishments for the previous week and excel in the delivery of services to their clients.
Earlier, the local government introduced the needed facelift in front of the city hall, particularly the put up of a stage, as a venue for various related activities in open areas and which will also serve as a venue for the city’s regular flag raising ceremony.
He stated he is optimistic that by providing local legislators with opportunities to explain their programs and projects, the people will be aware the local government is doing something to address the problems of the city within their level in a bid to achieve the overall objective of establishing a better Baguio in the next three years.
By Dexter A. See