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CSC Cites San Fernando For “HRM Excellence” [ Thursday | 13th day of December, 2018 | 5 days ago ]


The City Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO) of the Local Government of San Fernando became the first office in the province to be cited by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for an “HRM excellence.”


On
December 10’s flag raising ceremony, CSC Regional Director Nelson Sarmiento and
CSC Pampanga Field Office Director Emily Reyes officially handed the
recognition to Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago and CHRM Officer Rachelle Yusi.

Now,
all four (4) HR systems of San Fernando’s CHRMO are Level II Accredited by the
CSC, including recruitment, selection, and
placement, learning and development, performance management, and rewards and
recognition.

This accreditation is under CSC’s Program to Institutionalize
Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM), which goal
is to develop government agencies’ HR management competencies, systems, and
practices.

Ang parangal na
natanggap ng
San Fernando ay hindi
birong
award dahil kaakibat nito ang dalawang
mabibigat na salita, ang ‘
meritocracy’ at ‘excellence’ at sa Pampanga, kayo
(CSF) lang ang nakakuha nito,” explained
Sarmiento.

Sarmiento also congratulated Santiago, together with the
Sangguniang Panlungsod and all the offices, for their excellent leadership,
citing that “they will be given credit not only in San Fernando, but in the
whole nation.”

Meanwhile, Santiago reiterated that “human resource” is still
the “greatest of all resources.”













“We give importance to human resource management because in the city, we
still consider them as the ‘greatest of all resources.’ May kakayahan tayong mabigyan ng magandang serbisyo ang mga Fernandinos
dahil hinuhulma nating maigi ang mga empleyado sa siyudad
,” Santiago added. 


First CSF Employees’ Outreach Program A Success [ Monday | 3rd day of December, 2018 | 2 weeks ago ]


The first-ever “City Employees’ Outreach Program,” a project of the city government, culminated successfully on November 27, 2018, at City Hall, following its launch in September during the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration.


An initiative of the City Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO), together with the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), and Local Council for the Protection of Children, the project aims to extend help to some street children in the city, through gift-giving, in time also for National Children’s Month.


During the program, a total of fifty-two (52) street children and mendicants, coming from several villages in the city, were given school supplies, hygiene kits, clothes, and foot wears, all donated by CSF-LGU employees.


These children were also given chances to share stories with the employees, and play fun, traditional Filipino games.


For his part, Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago thanked all employees who shared gifts for the children, which they can use for their everyday living.
“Napakahalaga na may sapat na gamit sa eskwela ang mga bata upang makapag-aral sila ng mabuti. Napakahalaga din na may sapat silang damit at mga hygiene kits upang maprotektahan ang kanilang katawan mula sa sakit,” expressed Santiago.


“The real meaning of public service is ‘extending help to disadvantaged people, especially the children.’ To all employees of the city, congratulations for a job well-done,” Santiago added.


CSF Farmers Finish School In Organic Vegetable, Rice Production [ Thursday | 22nd day of November, 2018 | 4 weeks ago ]


Some one hundred (100) Fernandino farmers from several villages had their graduation day on November 20, 2018, after completing their training course on organic vegetable production and rice production.


The
activity, which was held in Del Carmen village, is a culminating activity following
the farmers’ four (4)-month attendance in the Farmer Field School, a project of
the Local Government of San Fernando, through the City Agriculture and Veterinary
Office.



For
the organic vegetable production, according to Engr. Francisco Cangco, CAVO
Crop Division Chief, the project is in compliance with City Ordinance No.
2012-011, which aims to promote and strengthen the organic agriculture in the
city.



Mayroon tayong ordinansa dito sa siyudad
kung saan sinasabing dapat nating ipakilala, isulong, at palaganapin ang
organikong agrikultura
. Ang
organic agriculture ay mas ligtas para sa
mga tao dahil hindi tayo gumagamit ng anumang kemika
l,” said Cangco.



Meanwhile,
for the training on rice production, Cangco stated that they followed the
‘PalayCheck System,’ a program of the Department of Agriculture.



Yung sa rice production training on
‘PalayCheck System,’ nag-introduce naman tayo ng sampung varieties ng hybrid rice para ma-distinguish ng ating
mga
farmers yung akmang variety sa kani-kanilang barangay na maaari
nilang itanim,” Cangco added.



For
his part, Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago urged Fernandinos to become part in
intensifying agriculture practice in the city.



“Without
agriculture, paano tayo makakakonsumo ng
pagkain
? Agriculture is our life and we rely to agriculture every single
day. Kaya ang siyudad, gumagawa ng
ganitong programa para masuportahan ang ating mga magsasaka,
” said
Santiago.



CAVO
meanwhile imparted that they are planning to accommodate the next batches of
trainees, which will come from other barangays.



 


DOST, PSAU To Test ‘household Biogas Digester’ In CSF [ Thursday | 22nd day of November, 2018 | 4 weeks ago ]


Three (3) units of portable household Biogas Digester will be used by the City Government of San Fernando, as the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) partnered with Department of Science and Technology Region 3 (DOST-R3) to install and conduct Sub-Project of pilot testing of the said facilities in the city. 


After the
Monday’s flag raising ceremony, Mayor Edwin ‘EdSa’ Santiago together with PSAU
President Honario Soriano Jr., Dr. Norman De Jesus, Director of Organic Farm in
PSAU respectively, and DOST Pampanga Provincial Director Michelle Quiambao
signed a Memorandum of Agreement.

In an
interview, PSAU President Soriano discussed the function of the household
Biogas Digester which was developed by DOST and fabricated by PSAU that
converts biodegradable wastes in to gas that can be used in a single-burner gas
stove.

“Layunin din nito na mabawasan yung ating dependents sa conventional
energy, yung liquefied petroleum gas and ma embrace yung problema natin sa
ecological solid waste management and climate change. Sa pamamagitan nito,
pwede na itong gamitin pangluto o kung ano man bagay na nangangailangan ng
energy, kaya malaking bagay din ito,”
he said.

The DOST,
being a member of the City Solid Waste Management Board, selected CSF as their
recipient to conduct the pilot testing in the City Composting Center and to
help it in reducing organic wastes.

For her
part, CENR Officer Regina Rodriguez stated that the initiative of the Local
Government is to find innovative ways and technology in achieving their
environmental campaigns.

“Nais ng Syudad na mabawasan talaga ang basura, kaya naghahanap tayo ng
mga pamamaraan upang ma divert ang ating nalilikhang basura. By this pilot
testing
ng household biogas digester ay
makikita natin dito kung ang portable biogas digest ay akma sa pangangailangan
ng Syudad,”
Rodriguez said in an interview.

Meanwhile, Santiago expressed his
gratitude to the PSAU and DOST R-3 for choosing the City of San Fernando to
conduct the said project. He believes that, this will be truly helpful to the
city in achieving total zero waste.

Malaking
tulong ito para sa Syudad upang mas mapanatili pa ang kalinisan. Kung kaya’t
hindi tayo magsasawang gumawa at mag-isip ng mga estratehiya para sa kaayusan
ng San Fernando,”
he said.

















The project duration of the household
Biogas Digester is one (1) year. 


CSF Holds 2018 Taxpayers Symposium [ Wednesday | 21st day of November, 2018 | 4 weeks ago ]


Some three hundred (300) business establishment owners and personnel gathered over the past week for the 2018 Taxpayers Symposium, held at Heroes Hall.


Hosted annually by the City Government of San Fernando, through the City Treasurer’s Office, the symposium highlighted topics on Collection Updates for 2018 and Collection Target for next year.


City Treasurer Mary Ann Bautista, during her discussion, revealed that as of October 31, 2018, the city has already accomplished 1.43 billion pesos (combination of the city’s Internal Revenue Allotment or IRA and Local Income), close to the target for the year which amounts to 1.67 billion pesos.


“Hindi po natin target na magkaroon ng 100% or perfect collection pero ito po ay napakaganda ng koleksyon para sa ating lahat and hindi ito magma-materialize kung hindi sa inyong (Taxpayers) kontribusyon. This is a manifestation of a strong public-private partnership,” expressed Bautista.


In his speech, Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago cited that Taxpayers are the blood life of San Fernando, enabling the city to create programs and projects for the Fernandinos.


“I always say that Economic Development is a work of the private sector. Kaming nasa gobyerno, we utilize that ‘economic’ share ng Taxpayers para makagawa ng programa at proyekto para sa komunidad,” expressed Santiago.


He added that with the help of these establishments, the city became inspired to go extra mile in investment, citing a bigger projected income for the next year.


“Tayo ang pamantayan ngayon sa investment at ease of doing business. Every year, lumalaki ang income ng siyudad, and for this year, ang projected income natin for 2019 will be 1.91 billion pesos. This is because you (Taxpayers) really help us make a stronger investment,” he added.


Meanwhile, Business Permit Processing, and Business Permits and Licensing System (BLPS) Requirements and Procedures were also discussed by BLP Division, through its Chief Joseph Garcia, while, the City Health Office held re-orientation on the Smoke-Free Ordinance of the city, which also covers business establishments.


Also present during the activity were Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, City Councilors Reden Halili and BJ Lagman, and some CSF-LGU heads of offices.


PhilHealth San Fernando Recognized By CSF-LGU [ Thursday | 15th day of November, 2018 | 1 month ago ]


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has been pushing for local government units to conduct a ‘Citizen Satisfaction Survey,’ with an aim to cater the feedback of citizens on the delivery of services in the aspect of health, education, social welfare, governance, among others.


Thus, the City Government of San Fernando, in its recently conducted survey to a total of 2,399 respondents from 35 villages, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth topped the list in the area of Program Effectiveness and Citizen’s Program Awareness.

Through its Local Health Insurance Office, the survey showed that 80% of the respondents stated that the PhilHealth Program is the most effective program being delivered by the city government.

It also garnered the highest rank in program awareness, with a rating of 92.21%, which means that majority of Fernandinos are aware of the implementation of the program.

It could be recalled that Walter Bacareza, PhilHealth Regional Vice President has mentioned in 2017 that about 98% of CSF’s total population has been covered with the program.

Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, for his part, expressed that being health as one of the city’s top priorities, it will expand its efforts in reaching a 100% rate of PhilHealth coverage among Fernandinos.

“Every Fernandino must have access to quality health care. This is part of our drive in complying with the Universal Health Care. Target natin that by 2019, lahat ng Fernandinos, covered na ng PhilHealth,” said Santiago.


PhilHealth San Fernando Recognized By CSF-LGU [ Thursday | 15th day of November, 2018 | 1 month ago ]


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has been pushing for local government units to conduct a ‘Citizen Satisfaction Survey,’ with an aim to cater the feedback of citizens on the delivery of services in the aspect of health, education, social welfare, governance, among others.


Thus, the City Government of San Fernando, in its recently conducted survey to a total of 2,399 respondents from 35 villages, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth topped the list in the area of Program Effectiveness and Citizen’s Program Awareness.

Through its Local Health Insurance Office, the survey showed that 80% of the respondents stated that the PhilHealth Program is the most effective program being delivered by the city government.

It also garnered the highest rank in program awareness, with a rating of 92.21%, which means that majority of Fernandinos are aware of the implementation of the program.

It could be recalled that Walter Bacareza, PhilHealth Regional Vice President has mentioned in 2017 that about 98% of CSF’s total population has been covered with the program.

Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, for his part, expressed that being health as one of the city’s top priorities, it will expand its efforts in reaching a 100% rate of PhilHealth coverage among Fernandinos.

“Every Fernandino must have access to quality health care. This is part of our drive in complying with the Universal Health Care. Target natin that by 2019, lahat ng Fernandinos, covered na ng PhilHealth,” said Santiago.


EdSa, Lazatin, Grace Robinsons Christmas Tree Light Up [ Tuesday | 13th day of November, 2018 | 1 month ago ]


Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago and Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin joined Robinsons Starmills Pampanga in its Christmas Tree Lighting Event, held on November 10, 2018.


The said mall highlighted the lighting
up of its twenty-five (25) feet ‘Gingerbread Tree,’ which signified its
welcoming of the forthcoming yuletide season.



Santiago, during his speech, shared
that Christmas trees have become the trademark of Robinsons in celebrating the
Christmas season.



Naging
tradisyon na ng
Robinsons ang
pagsisindi ng gahiganteng
Christmas tree tuwing sasapit ang kapaskuhan. Binabati natin sila dahil isa itong
paraan para magpasaya ng mga tao at pamilya na bumibisita sa
mall at at madama nila ang diwa ng pasko,
said Santiago.



He also extended his gratitude to the
mall, citing, “We should be thanking Robinsons for bringing Christmas early in
our city.”



Lazatin, on the other note, likened
the lighting of the tree with having hope during this season.



“I wish that upon lighting this tree,
Fernandinos will realize that there is real light, and that light is hope. Let
us all have that ‘hope’ in us during this wonderful season,” expressed Lazatin.



Apart from the traditional tree
lighting, the signing of Memorandum of Agreement for the upcoming two (2) major
festivals, the Sinukwan and Giant Lantern, among the city officials, Robinsons
Land Corporation (RLC) Executives, and festivals committee members, was also
staged.



Jodee Paulette Arroyo, Regional Operations
Manager of RLC, revealed that the said festivals will once again happen in
Robinsons – embracing the tag for the mall as “The Home of Kapampangan
Festivals.”



“We’ve been hosting the Sinukwan Festival and Giant Lantern
Festival for several years now and we are beyond grateful to our partners for
their unwavering support and trust to Robinsons. This is part of our drive in
promoting Kapampangan festivals,”
cited Arroyo.



Meanwhile, the candidates for this
year’s Lakan at Lakambini ning Sinukwan, including the eleven (11) participating
barangays for the Giant Lantern Festival 2018 were also presented.



Sinukwan Festival will kick-off on
November 23, while the GLF will happen on December 15.



 


CSF Stages Tournament For Young Fernandino Athletes [ Tuesday | 13th day of November, 2018 | 1 month ago ]


“Sports unite people, sports unite young Fernandinos.”

This was Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago’s remark to hundreds of Fernandino student-athletes during the opening ceremony of CSF-EDSA Inter-Collegiate and Senior High School Games 2018 at Colegio de Sebastian on November 9.


Participated by a total of ten (10)
schools, the tournament features events on Basketball and Volleyball, alongside
dance competition and presentation of muses, which were already staged during
the said ceremony.

Joining the roll of participants are
AMA Computer College, Central Luzon College of Science and Technology, City
College of San Fernando, Colegio de Sebastian, Northville High School, Our Lady
of Fatima University, Pampanga High School, St. Nicolas College of Business and
Technology, Systems Plus College Foundation, and University of the Assumption.

The activity, according to Santiago, will
serve as a realization for student-athletes on the importance of having a
better physical health and a better understanding of sportsmanship and
camaraderie.

Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, on the other
hand, highlighted his message on the two (2) faces of sports, citing “young
Fernandino athletes have to accept defeat and celebrate victory.”

Meanwhile, two (2) ladies, namely
Cyril Reign Nulud of St. Nicolas College of Business and Technology and AJ
Morris Garcia of University of the Assumption were named as Best Muses for Senior
High School and College categories, respectively.

For the Dance Competition, team from
CELTECH won the championship title for Senior High School category and for the
College category, team from SNC was proclaimed as winner.

Also present during the activity were
City Councilor Ato Agustin, Colegio de Sebastian Marketing Manager Brenda
Arlene Dizon, Felino Sawal of the City Schools Division, and sports
coordinators and coaches from participating schools.















The tournament is expected to
culminate on December 15, 2018.


Paalala Mula Sa Tanggapan Ng Ingat Yaman [ Sunday | 11th day of November, 2018 | 1 month ago ]


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CCSFP: ‘Aslag Ning Balen’ The Beginning Of A Brighter Future [ Wednesday | 7th day of November, 2018 | 1 month ago ]


Another significant milestone was happened last October 29, 2018 in the City College of San Fernando, Pampanga as it launched its new school branding the “Aslag ning Balen”. 


Mayor Edwin ‘EdSa’ Santiago together with Vice Mayor Jimmy
Lazatin, and CCSFP Coordinator Rachelle Yusi led the official launching of the
school brand, which represents a brighter future for the City College.

‘Aslag’ is a Kapampangan word which means ‘brightness’ that symbolizes
the continuous development and progress of the school.

It was in 2009, when the Local Government of San Fernando
formally opened the City College to the public with an aim to provide free
quality education to poor but deserving Fernandinos.

By then, CCSFP has become the ‘second home’ of the Fernandino
students, which they started to build their dreams.

During his speech, Santiago likened the progress of the CCSFP
to the “parul” or lanterns of the city.

He said that like the shining and dazzling lanterns, the
CCSFP serves as a ‘light’ to every Fernandino who aspire to have a better and
brighter future.













“Ang
City College ang ‘Aslag ning Balen’ dito sa Syudad, dahil dito nagsimula ang dekalidad
na edukasyon, gaya ng mga parul ito ay nagsilbing liwanag a


CSF Promotes Child’s Protection, Rights [ Wednesday | 7th day of November, 2018 | 1 month ago ]


One of the most valuable sectors in the City of San Fernando are the ‘children’, wherein Mayor Edwin ‘EdSa’ Santiago believes that ‘they are the future of the nation and they deserve to be recognized’ that is why the month of November is the best season for the Fernandino children, as the Local Government celebrates ‘Children’s Month’ pursuant to Republic Act 10661, or also known as “National Children’s Month Act”. 


Anchored
with a theme, “Isulong: ‘Tamang Pag-aaruga para sa Lahat ng Bata’ the unveiling
of Children’s Month calendar of activities was led by Mayor Santiago and
Senator JV Ejercito together with Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, City Councilors
Harvey Quiwa, Ruping Dumlao, and members of the Local Council for the
Protection of Children (LCPC).

For
this year’s celebration, various activities were lined-up which aim to promote
the rights and protection of the children including the “Lakbay Bulilit” on
November 9, wherein children may enjoy exploring the tourist destinations in
the city followed by “Mendi Camp 2018” on November 10.

On
November 13 and 16, there will be a Day Care Provincial and Regional Children’s
Congress.

While,
the Child and Youth Leader’s Camp Cum Search for Fernandino Child and Youth
Ambassadors 2018 will take place on November 17, 2018.

Members
of the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) and Barangay Council
for the Protection of Children (BCPC) will undergo training at Las Casas,
Bataan from November 21-22, while Camp Bulilit will take place from November
22-25.

The
first ever ‘Therafree’ for children with disabilities will be on November 25,
followed by a LCPC Humanitarian Service (Government Social Responsibility
Program) on November 27.

To
cap-off the month-long celebration, Santiago will deliver his annual ‘State of
the Children’s Report’ during the Children’s Summit on November 29. A Child
Friendly Barangay Governance Award will take place on the same day.

For
his part, Santiago reiterated that every child in the City of San Fernando
deserves to receive proper care and treatment to ensure their total well-being
and to provide them a healthy, protective, and safe environment.

“Lagi kong sinasabi na walang maiiwan
dito sa Syudad San Fernando, ang lahat ng mga programa at proyekto natin ay
hinahanay natin sa mga pangangailangan ng bawat sektor. Isa sa mga binibigyan
natin ng halaga ay ang mga bata, na kung saan tayo ay naniniwala na sila ang magtutuloy
sa ating magagandang nasimulan kung sa simula o sa murang edad pa lamang nila
ay nabibigyan na sila ng tamang pag-aruga at naipaglalaban ang kanilang mga
karapatan bilang isang Fernandino,”
Santiago ended.



















 

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