Cotabato City (September 18, 2015) – The Civil Service Commission of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CSC-ARMM) launched its annual sports competition among the region’s public servants in line with the agency’s 155th anniversary celebration.
Participating employees and officials attended the opening ceremony held on Thursday, September 17, at the Commission on Audit-ARMM covered court located within the regional government’s compound here.Atty. Rasol Mitmug Jr., ARMM chief of staff, encouraged the employees to utilize the activity to promote sportsmanship among them. “Gamitin natin ang kompetisyon na ito upang makilala ang bawat isa at mabuo ang sportsmanship sa bawat empleyado ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno ng ARMM (Let us utilize this competition to unite and build sportsmanship among employees of the various agencies in the ARMM government),” said Atty. Mitmug.Al-Trekee Dayan of the Regional Sports Coordinating Office – ARMM reiterated that “a healthy mind lies in a healthy body.” Leopoldo Valderosa Jr., CSC-ARMM regional director, said the annual sports competition aims “to develop camaraderie among government employees within the ARMM and to develop physical well-being to deliver effective public service.”
The employees will compete in various sports like basketball, volleyball, and badminton. The competition is in keeping with CSC Memorandum Circular No. 08, Series of 2011, or the “Reiteration of Physical Fitness Program for Government Personnel.”
This year’s anniversary bears the theme “Kayang-Kaya Mo, Lingkod Bayani.” The celebration in ARMM was formally opened on September 1 wherein the agency conferred the CSC seal of excellence award to PhilHealth regional office-ARMM, Social Security System-Basilan Branch, PhilHealth Marawi-Local Health Insurance Office, and Philippine Statistics Authority-Lanao del Sur provincial office. (Bureau of Public Information)