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Employees of COMELEC in Biliran receive commendation

March 11, 2007

NAVAL, Biliran  –  Hardwork and dedication to the job pay. These what had earned the employees of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the province of Biliran to receive commendation from Comelec Central Office.

The Comelec employees in Biliran who received a certificate of commendation from Resurreccion Z. Borra, Commissioner-In-Charge in regions VI, VII and VIII are: Atty Sabino C. Mejarito, Provincial Election Supervisor, Deogracias Salas, Municipal Election Officer (MEO) of Kawayan, Marietta Ventulan, MEO of Caibiran, Alfredo D. Estoya (deceased), MEO of Culaba, Nilo Masalihit, MEO of Biliran, Salud Vida G. Donaldo, OIC-MEO of Culaba, Joelibeth Ong, Election Assistant 1 (EA) of Almeria, Lanie R. Quijano, EA1 of Maripipi and Jorge C. Fabon EA 1 of Culaba.

The Comelec employees receive the commendation for accepting the challenge to educate the Filipino electorate and in grateful recognition in their active participation and wholehearted dedication in the successful implementation of the Comelec Voters Education Program in the province of Biliran.

The certificate of commendation given on June 7, 2006 was also signed by Milagros L. Desamito, Director IV of the Education and Information Department of Comelec Central Office.

Director Desamito was the one who led the Voters Education Program of the commission and introduced it in the province of Biliran last year.

Likewise, a memorandum dated February 20, 2006 from Comelec Central Office was sent also to the employees of Comelec-Biliran thru Atty. Sabino C. Mejarito acknowledging and commending them as the new breed of Comelec employees for having initiated the kind of moral commitment in helping the commission realize its primary goal of maintaining a clean, honest and credible elections.

The memorandum was also in recognition to the pledge of commitment of employees of Comelec-Biliran during a two-day retreat and recollection entitled “Empowering Decision to Change” held on January 11-12, 2006 in the province.

The document further recognized the distinct brand of initiative and leadership which is exemplary and worthy to be emulated by their peers in the commission.

Atty. Mejarito said that these documents would prove that the voter’s education campaign in the province of Biliran has already been noticed by the top officials of the commission.

He said that it is only the province of Biliran that successfully implemented the program in the entire country.

The chief of Comelec-Biliran assures that he will exert his best effort to continue educating the electorates here in the province of Biliran with the assistance of his personnel and with the able help of the Comelec Community Volunteers (CCVs) plus the support of some professional organizations in the province.

Atty. Mejarito added that it is through giving them the proper and appropriate information and knowledge about the electoral processes where people will arrive in selecting good leaders in the community and in the country as a whole.

At present, personnel of Comelec-Biliran with the assistance of 200 CCVs continued their voters education campaign in the different barangays in the province of Biliran.