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 Around 100 participants from the different national line agencies and partner organizations were in attendance during the launching of the Lingkod Bayani Eco-Park on September 22, 2023, in Sitio Kulago, Barangay Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City. The Lingkod Bayani Eco Park is a remarkable initiative by CSC ROX dedicated to recognize and honor the outstanding contributions of HAP Awardees, CSC Loyalty Awardees, and PRIME-HRM Awardees. It stands as a testament to the commitment of CSC ROX to celebrate and acknowledge the exceptional dedication, service, and achievements of government workers in the region who have gone above and beyond their commitment to public service.

During the launching, more than a hundred indigenous trees of different species were planted in the Lingkod Bayani Park. The participants of the said tree planting were from the Civil Service Commission Regional Office X (CSC ROX), Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 10, CENRO Initao, Kulago Farmers Association, 2023 CSC Honor Awards Program awardees, CSC Loyalty Awardees, PRIME-HRM Awardees and other government employees in Northern Mindanao.

The launching of the Lingkod Bayani Eco-Park is in line with the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary and one of the initiatives of the CSC RO X in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 and the Kulago Farmers Association.  

A signing of Memorandum of Understanding for the said activity was initiated by CSC ROX Acting Regional Director Noemi Rabe-Torres, DENR 10 Regional Executive Director (RED) Henry A. Adornado, and Kulago Farmers Association President Jessie S. Gayla. The signing was witnessed by CSC Acting Assistant Commissioner Atty. Karin Litz P. Zerna, CSC ROX Acting Director III Atty. Cosette Maglasang-Mundo, DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Ma. Theresa J. Allen, and Administrator Roy P. Raagas of Cagayan de Oro City. It was assisted by DENR 10 Conservation and Development Division Deputy Chief Mercedita P. Barbarona.

“We look forward to this partnership in developing this area into Lingkod Bayani Eco-Park,” Regional Executive Director Henry A. Adornado, DENR 10, said adding that the Lingkod Bayani Eco-Park Park will surely be a sustainable one in the future through the involvement of the People’s Organization and other stakeholders.

CSC Acting Assistant Commissioner Atty. Karin Litz P. Zerna commended everyone who made the Lingkod Bayani Eco-Park possible. Atty. Zerna further said that she is positive that the said initiative will prosper as it will cultivate dynamism among government workers together with the involvement of the community.

“This will be our legacy to our future generation,” Acting Regional Director Noemi Rabe-Torres said in her message. She further said that every year, CSC or any government agency awardees can plant a tree in the Lingkod Bayani Eco Park.