LILOAN City, Cebu Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco was awarded the Presidential Lingkod Bayan regional award in the Civil Service Commission's 2021 Search for Outstanding Government Workers, Friday, September 10, 2021.
Garcia-Frasco was recognized because of her "proactive initiatives" as a local chief executive towards innovation in governance and sustainable programs fostering excellence in government service.
The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is awarded to an individual or a group for "exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security, and patrimony."
Frasco was given the Award in a virtual ceremony held by the CSC on Friday as part of its Honor Awards Program which recognizes government officials and employees who have displayed outstanding work performance.
Frasco's accomplishments include the introducing of smart technology-based governance innovations to combat the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic; implementing one of the country’s largest scholarship programs; engendering patriotism and pride of place through grassroots programs supporting local artists; promoting sustainable development by incentivizing the protection of the environment; promoting responsive and inclusive governance through economic recovery and social protection programs; and building vital public infrastructure to spur economic growth and improve the quality of life of Filipinos.
Her efforts at increasing professionalization, transparency, and connectivity of government transactions, implementing strict measures of accountability and performance, with zero tolerance for corruption, resulted in Liloan being a three-time recipient of the much coveted Unqualified Opinion from the Commission on Audit (2021, 2020, 2018), a two-time recipient of the Most Resilient Municipality Award from the Department of Trade and Industry (2019, 2020), and awarded Top Philippine Model Municipality (2019).
In a letter addressed to the Mayor, CSC 7 director Carlos Evangelista said "your laudable endeavors and accomplishments as the Municipal Mayor is truly an inspiration and worthy of emulation.” (WBS with PR)