Lingayen- - -It’s a red letter holiday for more than 3,000 employees of the provincial government as they indulged themselves with relaxing and fun-filled activities like free beauty care services, massage and reflexology on February 28 at the Provincial Training and Development Center (PTDC) here.
The activity dubbed, “Employees’ Family Day” is part of the Wellness and Fitness Program which was launched by Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. three years ago as a gesture of love and care for all hardworking workers of the provincial government.
Gov. Espino commended all employees for continuously doing their best in providing quality services to the public.
It can be recalled that under the leadership of the governor, the provincial government employees (both regulars and casuals) have experienced an unprecedented salary increase for six times.
Aside from increased wages, the Espino administration since July 2007 has launched an innovative approach to improve the welfare of the employees through the conducts of team building activities, series of study tours, provision of additional trainings/seminars or workshops to improve their level of competency and build a better human infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. said that the activity is aimed to provide a venue where employees from different offices can meet, socialize, and enjoy even for a day.
Calimlim also said that the Employees’ Welfare Month which is celebrated every February was institutionalized to provide ‘stressed-free’ activities for the employees of the provincial government as well as their families.
The event also featured group ballroom competition where employees especially the rank-and-file have displayed their hidden talent in dancing.
Cooking demonstrations and indoor games were also held during the whole-day workers respite.