A three-day long painstaking 2018 Regional Planning Workshop was held under the auspices of the PSA Negros Oriental at a scenic and breezy Sea Dreams Resort in a tranquil town of Dauin, Province of Negros Oriental on December 13 – 15, 2017, inclusive.
The workshop was indeed remarkable albeit the noteworthy and thought-provoking issues and concerns that were tackled during the Regional Planning sessions catapulted and propelled by the eloquence and fluency of the Resource Speakers all of whom have strongly driven the excitement and motivation of the delegates to pay their full attention and actively participate in the planning workshop.
The forum was intellectually-driven and filled with high-spirit and dynamism as it was graced by the charismatic leaders and top-caliber statisticians. Worthy of naming them here are the following personalities like: Engr. Ariel Florendo, RD, PSA RO7; Firmo Diputado, PSO, PSA-Cebu; Joy Sarmiento, OIC-PSO, PSA-Bohol; Fiel Valios, PSA-Siquijor, and of course, the ever-hospitable and whole-hearted host Ariel Fortuito, PSO, PSA-Negros Oriental. Most especially, the forum was highlighted and championed by no less than the untiring and zealous Undersecretary and National Statistician of PSA, Dr. Lisa S. Bersales.
Jumping in and hitch-riding on the bandwagon bound toward the 2018 Regional Planning Workshop were, namely: Supervising Statistical Specialists, Senior Statistical Specialists, Statistical Specialists II, Registration Officers II and Bookkeepers.
Naturally, after the three-long-days of rigorous and stressful but very productive planning workshop, the participants deserve a joyful health-break, fun-filled bonding and fellowship to unwind and be relieved from stress aimed at promoting and sustaining sound and healthy well-being, high morale, camaraderie and esprit-de-corps of the PSA Officers and Staff. Hence, on their fourth day of their sojourn in Negros Oriental, all the planning workshop delegates and some more of PSA Organic Personnel and Job Order Employees joined into the bandwagon and converged together in a General Assembly held at Sierra Resort, Dauin, Negros Oriental.
It was an earth-shattering event for the delegates, especially those who are from the PSA-Cebu Province, for bagging a well-deserved special award in mustering a 100-percent perfect attendance of all PSA-Cebu Personnel betting off all the other component provinces of Central Visayas.
Our notion of change will only get off the ground if we continue to be united and work together aimed at realizing our theme for 2018 “Healthy PSA and Happy PSA” and for the next coming years to come.