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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Salceda named 2013 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardee

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared Albay governor Joey Salceda as the 2013 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardee this year besting the other 16 semi-finalists selected out of 97 qualified nominations all over the country.

CSC Chairman Francisco T Duque recently made the announcement in a letter addressed to Salceda congraulating the latter for being chosen as the 2013 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee!”

Salceda in response said: “It is my honor to serve the people of Albay, and to be chosen as Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee for 2013, after six years, I thank the CSC and His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III for this recognition.”

Previous recepients of the award include Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Jesse Robredo, Batangas governor Vilma Santos-Recto and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology director Renato Solidum Jr.

The province of Albay has reaped many recognitions and awards under Salceda.

Such honor includes the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award conferred by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to Albay last March for exemplary performance in administrative, social, economic and environmental governance.

The province also received the much coveted Galing Pook Award, recognition for innovative approaches in local governance from the United Nations Development Program and another from a Dutch development agency.

With intensified tourism programs and advocacies for the province, Albay ranked 7th among the fastest growing tourist destination in the country.

Salceda initiated disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation programs for local government units

He is currently the board director of the Green Climate Fund representing Southeast Asia and developing countries.

He was also acclaimed Senior Global Champion with the province declared the global model for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation by the United Nations.

The Lingkod Bayan Award is given to an individual or group in recognition of the recipient’s exceptional performance and extraordinary contributions to public welfare, resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony. (MAL/SAA/PIA5-Albay)

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