SCs to head reg’l offices on Monday, Oct. 2

Regional line agencies shall have Senior Citizen Officials for a Day (SCOFAD) this Monday.

This is in line with the celebration of October as Filipino Elderly month, with the theme, “Kilalanin at Parangalan: Tagapagsulong ng Karapatan ng Nakatatanda Tungo Sa Lipunang Mapagkalinga.”

The senior citizens were rigidly screened by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and other representative offices.

The elderly heads of offices for a day shall function as the regional directors they replace. They applied for the position last September and have undergone an orientation conducted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod staff.

SC Ricardo Wong is Regional Director of the Commission on Election (COMELEC), unseating Atty. Julius Torres for a day; Erlinda Bueno takes over the Civil Service Commission (CSC) office, vice Atty. Marilyn Taldo.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-CAR) is taken over by Vicente Veneracion, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) by Juliana Aguilan; Mining and GeoSciences Bureau (MGB) by Emilia Jarata; Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-CAR) by Adeline Bautista; Department of Tourism (DOT-CAR) by Ruby Agpawa; Department of Trade and Industry (DOT-CAR) by Basilio Fongayao;

Department of Health (DOH-CAR), Marian Fernandez; Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR-CAR), Marian Lamsis; Department of Agriculture (DA-CAR), Rosviminda Orig; National Nutrition Council (NNC-CAR),Leonora Jose; Social Security System (SSS); Agapita Baluca; Technical and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-CAR), Susan Abenoja; Philippine Information Agency, Norma Bustarde; Philhealth-CAR, Milagros Agnote; and Philhealth City, Victoria Sabas.

City officials and department heads are also taken over by Senior Citizens, on the same date. Designation of positions shall be during the flag raising ceremonies at city hall.  –juliegfianza with reports from the CSWDO