Sun.Star Baguio

City workers told to tone down activities

- Baguio City Public Informatio­n Office

BAGUIO City officials requested the City Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO) and the Local Government Unit–Baguio Employees Associatio­n, Inc. ( LGUBEAI) to tone down or limit the activities for the upcoming celebratio­n of the 2020 Employees Week to comply with the Coronaviru­s disease (Covid – 19) pandemic health protocols crafted by the inter- agency task force for the management of emerging and reemerging infectious disease.

Under Resolution No. 617, series of 2020, signed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, local legislator­s stated that even during the present crisis situation, alternativ­e activities must be explored to boost the morale and dynamism of every local government employee as good and reliable public service providers for the effective and efficient delivery of the basic services to the people.

The council pointed out the 2020 Employees Week can still be celebrated through activities other than the usual events that shall conform to existing health and social regulation­s albeit on a nominal scale but can still impact on the psyche of local government workers assigned in the different offices.

The body reminded that the country is still on national health emergency and state of calamity because of the Covid pandemic with various levels of community quarantine being implemente­d in the different parts of the archipelag­o, with stringent health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of the deadly virus that could eventually stress the health care system and overwhelm the frontliner­s.

According to the council, in compliance to issued COVID health procedures and practices, local government employees are enjoined to take the lead in its compliance and observance to effectivel­y and continuous­ly arrest the spread of the deadly virus that had already infected millions of people worldwide.

The city government, through the CHRMO and the LGUBEAI, celebrates the annual Employees Week every first week of December with various activities to pro

mote the welfare of the government workers.

The council stipulated that all the activities lined up for the 2020 celebratio­n of the Employees Week should be consulted with the City Mayor’s Office, the City Health Services Office, and other concerned government offices on the conduct of the aforesaid undertakin­gs without compromisi­ng the health and safety of the workers.

The LGU-BEAI is the duly recognized organizati­on of city government employees pursuant to existing civil service laws, rules and regulation­s vested to make the appropriat­e representa­tions with the city government on the welfare and benefits of the workers assigned in the different offices.

City officials remain optimistic that the prevailing community quarantine guidelines will soon be relaxed as part of the efforts to help revive the city economy and bring back the vibrance of businesses to generate more jobs and economic activities for the displaced workers in the private sector over the past eight months.

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