The Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office II
(PSA RSSO II) celebrated its 6th year anniversary on September 12, 2019 bannering
this year’s theme “Working Smarter through Innovation.”
at the Regional Government Center here at Tuguegarao City. The fun walk convoy was led by Regional Director (RD) Marilyn T. Estrada accompanied
by her two division chiefs of the regional office and actively participated
by the Chief Statistical Specialists of the provinces of Batanes and Cagayan,
their staff and employees of PSA RSSO II.
The initial activity was then succeeded by tree planting at the grounds
of PSA Regional office new site in fulfillment to its commitment
for an environment friendly society. Thereafter, the group proceeded
with the Thanksgiving Mass to thank the Almighty for another blessed year of the agency and its employees.
Afterwards, a short formal program transpired. In her opening speech, RD Estrada shared that the agency will continue to fortify its commitment to excellence in delivering quality general purpose statistics and civil registration services. “Let’s continue to support one another, let us think out of the box, welcome innovations and respond positively
to change,” RD Estrada said. She also added to finish the work first before diverting their time to social media sites.
Subsequently, to promote health and wellness, nursing students from Saint Paul University Philippines (SPUP)
led the group with cheerful zumba exercises that lasted for about 30 minutes. Together with their clinic instructors,
the students also administered anti-flu vaccination to employees of the office with the vaccines courtesy
of the Provincial Health Office of Cagayan.
The whole day celebration also includes a lecture on Disaster Preparedness and Emergency discussed extensively
by Civil Defense Officer II (CDO II) Chonna Cherry C. Cepeda from the Office of the Civil Defense in the Region 02. CDO II Cepeda shared
the importance of disaster preparedness- that it is imperative to have preventive measures when it comes to calamities to reduce the effects of disasters. She added that emergency and disaster planning encompasses a coordinated, co-operative procedure of preparing to match urgent needs
with available resources.
In her closing remarks, Chief Administrative Officer, Milagros C, Adduru acknowledged all the efforts and hard work of the employees. She motivated
them to continue to persevere in righteousness not for earthly prizes but for heavenly reward. She added that good working ethics is the key
in having a fulfilled work-life that good working ethics is the key in having a fulfilled work-life.
In line with the month-long celebration PSA-RSSO II also conducted PSA- RSSO II also conducted a training on Infographic Design on September 11,2019
for its technical staff to be well adapt on the use of infographics and that the data provided by the agency will be easier to understand
through visual information.
Aside from these, as part of the social responsibility of the agency, the office conducted Feeding Program and Gift Giving to identified
thirty seven (37) indigent senior citizens of Barangay San Gabriel on September 30, 2019 in coordination with their Barangay Senior Citizens Association.