By: Elena S. Pelare
The City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) office has led the local government employees in the distribution of foods used clothing and various toys to around 507 kids from the poor families living in the coastal and urban areas during the Pamaskong Handog program of Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez held inside the Fuerte dela Concepcion y del Triunfo on the afternoon of December 21, 2012.
The Pamaskong Handog program was Mayor Nova’s way of sharing to the under-previlleged children on this season which was on the original plan only foods are to given . However after meeting of minds on making the event more meaningful for children the employees from the different departments of the local and national government had end up of a gift pack for each children.
The young Lady Mayor in her message during the program said, she was touched with what the employees did like cancelling the department’s Christmas party , instead of preparing foods for the occasion the amount for the affair were diverted into a gift for the children.
She also emphasized the efforts of the private groups and individuals’ in reaching out the CSWD for their contritbution to make Pamaskong Handog a real success.
The Mayor told the government employees that their act of sharing to the less previllege is a way of thanks giving of being having a permanent job.
“I am so much greatful to the employees of the LGU and the employees of the national government for sharing your money and efforts to make the more than Five Hundred children felt the spirit of Christmas thru the small valuable things you wraped into a gift. I hope that with what we did, you appreciate more and realized how previlleged you are being a government employees , “ the Lady Mayor said.
The Mayor also made the an earlier announcement on her personal Christmas gift for the government employees including the members of the Traffic Management Unit, permanent casuals at the Slaughterhouse, Garbage collerctor and Street sweepers a 25-kilo of rice.