The Civil Service Commission-Cordillera has spearheaded on Thursday an eco-trek in honor of women and nature as part of the Women’s Month celebration.
The CSC-CAR led the almost 200 government employees from the regional line agencies, state universities and colleges, infra-utilities group and local government units in Baguio City and nearby Benguet municipalities in a three kilometer uphill climb at the Camp John Hay (CJH) Eco Trail to the CJH Historical Core Amphitheater.
CSC-CAR regional director Fernando Porio said the purpose of the activity is to raise greater awareness of government personnel on the value of walking and trekking as a form of wellness in communing with nature to enhance the spirit.
Porio informed that they thought of the eco-trek adventure to be main part of the Women’s Month celebration to have fun and do away with the traditional forums and programs being done by the government and non-government organizations.
“This year we will do it more fun with the government offices at the same time have some sightseeing on the mountainside of John Hay while promoting walking as part of the healthy lifestyle,” said Porio. ‘Many have not yet climbed this trail in John Hay and as people from Baguio City, they should experience what Baguio has to offer,” he added.
At the CJH Historical Core, the Department of Health led the participants in the Cordillera Hataw, an exercise with the touch of the traditional dances and movements in the Cordillera.
The event was also highlighted by an informal story telling of men and women leaders of the region including Police Regional Office Cordillera regional director PCSupt. Benjamin Magalong and City Health Services Dr. Celia Brillantes, a CSC Lingkod Bayan awardee.
A mini-photo gallery exhibit on anti-violence against women and children and a group marking of support in promoting gender and development and anti-violence against women and children was placed for public viewing.
The CSC-CAR also made a soft launch of its website, which will enable its clients and the public an easy access to the programs, activities and services of the Commission.
Philippine Information Agency News Release