Around 400 government employees joined the CSCROVI tree-planting activity dubbed as “Pag-Ulikid sa Dunang Manggad” held on October 11, 2022 at Brgy. Badiangan, Ajuy, Iloilo. 

The region-wide tree planting activity spearheaded by the Civil Service Commission Regional Office VI, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region VI and the Iloilo Provincial Government, gathered 35 national and local government agencies in Western Visayas.

Gracing the activity were Ajuy Municipal Mayor, Jett C. Roxas, Acting Vice Mayor Loida J. Espinosa, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO), Atty. Cesar Emanuelle P. Buyco and Civil Service Commission Regional Office VI (CSC RO VI) Regional Director, Nelson G. Sarmiento. Likewise, joining the activity were the heads of the participating agencies and their representatives. 

Mayor Roxas and Acting Vice Mayor Espinosa welcomed all the participants of the said activity. In his speech, Mayor Roxas shared that the tree-planting activity came in time with their celebration of the 15th Hayashi Day, commemorating the municipality’s harmonious partnership with the government of Japan.

In his message, Director Sarmiento, encouraged everyone to be a responsible member of the community by raising awareness among government workers on corporate social responsibility advocacies that are geared towards nature restoration and preservation.

PENRO Buyco delivered the congratulatory message of Iloilo Provincial Governor Arthur R. Defensor Jr. to the Municipal Government of Ajuy and the Civil Service Commission, for the success of the activity.

“The Pag-Ulikid sa Dunang Manggad” is held annually in celebration of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.