Aquino will lead in conferring the Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan and Pagasa Awards to government employees for their dedication and outstanding performance in the completion of their jobs.
Awardees include former DILG secretary Jesse Robredo (posthumous); Batangas governor Vilma Santos-Recto; San Fernando City mayor Oscar Rodriguez; retired Police Chief Superintendent Arturo Cacdac; AFP Command Center chief B/Gen. Romeo Tanalgo; Balanga mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III; Maragusan mayor Cesar Carolina Sr.
The awarding ceremony for the 2012 Outstanding Public Officials and Employees is one of the highlights of the 112th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) administers the Honors Awards Program (HAP), an annual undertaking that rewards and recognizes public officials and employees for outstanding performance and/or contributions and for consistent ethical behavior.
The goal of HAP is to motivate and inspire state workers to improve the quality of their performance and instill deeper involvement in public service.