UPRIIS UPRIIS Interim Division 6 Head Engr. Jose Ariel G. Domingo (4th from right) hands over to John Angelo G. Sotelo, the division’s designated public relations officer, the ‘Gantimpala Agad Award’ (GAA) in recognition of his efforts that helped build a good image for Interim Division 6. Sotelo, the division’s electronics communications system operator, is one among six employees who were given the UPRIIS’ 2022 GAA. Photo courtesy of UPRIIS

Ecija’s UPRIIS bestows ‘GAA’ to honor employees

September 30, 2022 Steve A. Gosuico 356 views

CABANATUAN CITY – The National Irrigation Administration-Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) here joined the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in celebrating the 122nd anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service during simple ceremonies honoring its top employees for their loyalty and dedicated service to the agency and to its farmer-clienteles on Thursday here.

UPRIIS Head Engr. Rosalinda B. Bote spearheaded the event held simultaneously in all of its division offices in Nueva Ecija, centering on the CSC’s 10-year overarching theme, “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes.”

Highlights of the event, which was dubbed as UPRIIS’ version of “CSC Day”, included the conferral of the “Gantimpala Agad Awards” (GAA) and commendation to employees who have shown commitment and dedication while in the performance of their duties as public servants.

In her address, Bote challenged her subordinates to follow and uphold these three keywords — “Objectives, Relevance, and Success”, laid down by NIA Administrator Benny D. Antiporda as the agency’s mission to be able to provide efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers.

At the Interim Division 6 Office headed by Engr. Jose Ariel G. Domingo, some 14 deserving employees assigned in various capacities, were given awards and citations during a simultaneous activity held at their office in Guimba on Thursday.

Those bestowed with the GAA and a UPRIIS special GAA pin were Jaime Salvador, John Angelo Sotelo, Clint Pascua, Al John Santos, Marlon Velayo, and Mary Jaycel Orlene Melegrito.

Eight other honorees who were also given commendations were Rey Asuncion, Henry Bustillos, Walter Carbonel, Dan Erwin Cayanga, Joselito Dela Cruz, Jonar Macasaya, Jaime Mallare, and Ruel Nazar.