City Hall awards outstanding employees

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

“THE youngest, yet the most dynamic,” is how several Cebu City Hall employees described lawyer Rafael Christopher Yap.

Yap was awarded as this year’s outstanding department head while the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) under Ester Concha was named as the outstanding department.

Yap, who heads City Traffic Operation Management (Citom), was chosen for the award since his office addressed and managed most of the major events last year.


Citom did not just attend to traffic concerns last year, it also responded to calamities, such as the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October and typhoon Yolanda last November.

“To whom much is given, much will be expected. To the enforcers, parking aides and office personnel, they are the real awardees here. It is in their behalf that I accept this award,” Yap said in his acceptance speech.

In an interview with Sun.Star Cebu, Yap said the award was a recognition of the hard works of his personnel.

“They have shown exceptional service, a show a super service in line with our thrust,” said Mayor Michael Rama.

The other awardees include Ma. Suzzane Ardosa, of Department of Manpower Development and Placement, as outstanding assistant department head; Oscar Abordo, of City Planning and Development Office; and Raquel Arce, of City Markets Operations as Outstanding Division Heads.

Outstanding sections heads include Sonia Empinado, of CCMC; Jino Cabuguas, of City Accounting Office; Annalyn Calungsod and Raymond Ogan, of City Health Department.

Outstanding employees in rank and file category are Rodulfo Atillo, of DMDF; Portia Masmayor, of DSWS; Francisco Batismo, of CHD; Teresita Figuracion, of CCMC; Noel Baritua, of Markets; Rupert Baoy, of OCCR; Jose Cosedo, of DPS; and Joselito Gilbuena, of Citom.

Awardees under the Mayor’s Special Award are Guilermo Viola, of DEPW; Chard Consolacion, of Mics; Loida Antonio, of Mics; Francis Bernard Yu, of Mics; Joy Descamento, of Mics; Belinda Navasques, of Mayors; Jerone Castillo of City Legal, Cynbeth Orellano of Mayors; Apollo Dante, of DEPW; Jose Marie Poblete of DEPW, Ruben Baculi of Mayors, Adelaria Arado, Mayors, Juvelyn Montecillo of Mayors, Lucia Mahusay of DSWS; Ester Concha, of DSWS; Harold Alcotin, of Mics; Diwa Cuevas, of CTO; Carlo Dugaduga, of PIO; Farlash Acenas, of PIO; and Marie Gesta, of Agriculture.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 24, 2014.

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