Bago water firm
gets CSC award
The Bago City Water District received the Citizen’s Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence award from the Civil Service Commission at the Bago City Community Center recently, a government press release said.
CSC assistant commissioner David Cabanag Jr. turned over the glass seal and P75,000 to BACIWAD manager Leo Espada in the presence of officials led by Mayor Ramon Torres, employees, and the Board of Directors of the water utility.
BACIWAD garnered the highest customer rating of more than 90 percent and passed the CSC screening processes, entitling the office to get the award, which is a first in Region VI, the press release said.
Cabanag said the award recognizes how good the water firm is in competence, talent and the dedication of its employees in their work.
He added the prize is not really big, and was intentionally done to draw attention more on the award and achievement rather than on the material gain. “The award cannot be equated with money,” he said in the press release.
Torres said the CSC Seal of Excellence showcases the transparency dealings of BACIWAD and the able management of its leaders.
The award is an added luster to the city’s image, having also won the Housekeeping Seal of Excellence from the Department of Interior and Local Government and 10 other awards for Bago’s environmental programs, the mayor added.
In his speech, Espada thanked the CSC for the award that he dedicated to BACIWAD employees and the technical men and women, who are willing to work night and day, rain or shine, for their clients.
“We assure the water consumers that we will further improve our services,” he added in the press release.
BACIWAD supplies water to households in barangays Poblacion, Lag-asan, Balingasag, Napoles, Ma-ao, Sampinit and Calumangan, and the town of Pulupandan.*
Brgy. 12 health
Renovation work has started on the Barangay 12 health center in Bacolod City, with about P2 million allocated by SM Foundation and BDO Foundation, a press release from the mall said.
Both foundations will give the facility a makeover, inclusive of layout improvements, furniture and equipment. The donation will enable the health center to house a dispensary, dental clinic, lying-in clinic, breastfeeding station, consultation area and play area for children, the press release also said.
Once completed, the health center will be a clinic for care and wellness to residents of barangays 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 21.
SM Foundation representative Albert Uy and SM Bacolod PR manager May Castro met with Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently to present the plans for the health center.
The mayor welcomed the initiative, noting the benefits that residents reached by the health center will receive from the improved facility, the press release said.
The project is expected to be finished in three months, the press release added.*