19 September 2013

Garcia cites employee contributions to SBMA’s much improved performance

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto V. Garcia congratulated employees of the agency on Monday for their contribution in drawing out a much improved performance of the Subic Bay Freeport in the past several months.

In a special flag-raising ceremony here to start the month-long celebration of the 113th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service, Garcia said that everything is going fine for the Subic agency, thanks in part to the good performance of its employees.

“SBMA is so lucky this year, because we are performing much better than at this time last year,” Garcia said.

He added that in terms of mandated business, the SBMA is also doing well as the Board of Directors has already approved more than $600 million worth of new committed foreign investment this month.

Garcia also announced that Subic’s tourism industry is enjoying increased growth, with the possible holding of the Ad Summit Pilipinas in Subic Bay this year, as well as the planned hosting of the Safeguard 5i50 triathlon here soon.

He also said that with the upcoming meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC), Subic Bay has also been chosen as among the strategic places to host one of the ministerial meetings where at least 1,000 delegates are expected to attend.

“Subic will be busy this part of the year. So please be with me in maintaining our environment to put SBMA in a status as model for all government agencies,” Garcia urged the employees.

The Civil Service Commission led other government agencies nationwide in marking the civil service day with programs hewing on the theme "Tatak Lingkod Bayani: Isabuhay, Ipagmalaki, Ipagbunyi!"

Here in Subic, Chairman Garcia led employees and officials in reciting the “Panunumpa ng Lingkod Bayan,” while 2012 SBMA employee of the year Marivic Seguiban recited the “Panunumpa ng Kawani ng SBMA.”

In the same ceremony, Garcia also read a message from President Aquino congratulating government employees for being with the administration’s thrust in providing the best public service anchored on transparency and professionalism.

A video-message from CSC Chairman Francisco Duque III also urged government employees to continue serving the public to the best of their best abilities.

As part of the civil service anniversary celebration, the SBMA has also launched several projects to acknowledge the best performance of employees.

These include free shuttle rides in the morning and afternoon, free review classes for employees planning to take the CSC eligibility examination this October, and a free “Zumba” physical fitness program every Friday just before the close of office hours.

“This is our little way of thanking our employees who work hard so that the SBMA meets what the government is expecting from it,” Garcia also said. (RAV/MPD-SBMA)

SBMA Chairman Roberto V. Garcia (extreme right) joins employees in reciting the “Panunumpa ng Kawani ng SBMA” during a simple ceremony held Monday morning as part of the nationwide simultaneous celebration of the 113th anniversary of the Civil Service Commission.