The CSC RO VIII, in partnership with Department of Health’s Philippine Blood Center through Eastern Visayas Medical Center (EVMC) and other participating government agencies, organized the "Dugtong Buhay, Handog ng Lingkod Bayan" bloodletting activity, highlighting this week "Linggo ng Malasakit" theme at the HRC Building, Patriotism Hall, CSC Regional Office VIII, Palo, Leyte, on September 19, 2023.
Employees from the different government agencies registered for this bloodletting activity. In an effort to give back to the community and as expression of compassion, this initiative was designed to assist individuals in dire need of blood transfusions and to raise awareness about the importance of regular blood donations while bolstering blood reserves, thereby encouraging government workers to join the nationwide blood drive.
CSC RO VIII Director Taldo expressed in her message that the activity aims to awaken the spirit of volunteerism among government employees and emphasized that through this bloodletting activity, the donor is giving a part of himself to support the medical needs of others which is a noble and selfless act. She also extended her gratitude to the EVMC and those generous individuals who took part in the said activity.
This event constitutes a significant undertaking by the Civil Service Commission as part of the commemoration of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary in September 2023, centered around a decade-long theme: "Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant Heroes."