URIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Feb.19 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform in Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN) conducted recently a seminar on Gender and Development anchored on Public Accountability and Values Enhancement (GAD-PAVES) held at the Kasili Mainit Lakeside Resort in Brgy. Quezon, Mainit, this province.
The three-day activity aims to raise active accountability partners in transforming and rebuilding the nation by reinforcing positive personal values system; creating synergy between organic agencies and private sectors; producing a pool of manpower who will advocate transparency and accountability in public service; developing active consciousness and vigilance in the promotion of equal rights and opportunities of men and women; and attaining righteousness at all cost by imploring the aid of the Almighty God.
A total of 79 DAR-SDN personnel participated in the said activity ready to take on the shoes as “doctors of society.” The “doctors” will deal with the 10 identified illnesses of the society.
According to Teofilo Birad, one of the participants, the seminar was very timely and helpful in his daily undertaking to serve the agrarian reform beneficiaries and the general public.
He said it enlightened him on his outlook towards gender equality, to be tactful in dealing with his fellowmen, and more importantly to be a model public servant as public office is a public trust.
Three speakers coming from the Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values (CRFV) served as the resource persons namely, Richard Razon, Jesus Sison and Greg Remando.
CRFV is a civil society organization (CSO) and the corruption prevention unit of the Transparency International Philippines which was appointed by the Civil Service Commission in 2013 as the implementing civil society organization of the Values Restoration Program of the government. (SDR/Daryll M. Tumbaga, DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)