The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) officially welcomed the newly-installed Regional Director and Assistant Regional Directors of the DSWD Field Office (FO) V, during the turn-over ceremony on Monday, October 3, in Legazpi City, Albay.
The ceremonial turnover was led by Undersecretary for Special Concerns Vilma Cabrera, together with Assistant Secretary for Luzon Affairs Marites Maristela, and Assistant Secretary for Office of the Secretary (OSEC) Concerns Irene Dumlao.
In her message, Undersecretary Cabrera conveyed her congratulations, on behalf of DSWD Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo and the whole DSWD.
“From our Honorable Secretary Tulfo, good luck po sa inyong trabaho. Simula pa lamang po ang Karding at marami pa darating. Please be strong at lagi ninyong i-consider kung ano ang strength ng Region – at ang strength niya ay ang ating mga tao. To the Angels in Red Vest, continue serving but also please be mindful of the hazards and the threats along the way (From our Honorable Secretary Tulfo, good luck on your work. Typhoon Karding is just the start, expect that there are other challenges that will come. Please be strong and always consider the strength of the region which are the employees. To the Angels in Red Vest, continue serving but also please be mindful of the hazards and the threats along the way),” Undersecretary Cabrera said.
Meanwhile, Regional Director (RD) Norman Laurio, along with Assistant Regional Director for Operations (ARDO) Melchor Sañano and Assistant Regional Director for Administration (ARDA) Raul Enojas, expressed their gratitude to the DSWD as they accepted the responsibilities of being the new leaders of FO V.
“I am extremely privileged and honored to accept my appointment as Regional Director of DSWD Region 5, mostly because I will be working with people whose dedication to service has made the DSWD Region 5 what it is today,” Regional Director Laurio said.
“Together with my team of Assistant Regional Directors – ARDO Melchor Sañano and ARDA Raul Enojas, we are more than pleased and confident to be working under Secretary Tulfo whose passion for public service and great work ethics is widely acclaimed,” he added.
RD Laurio also ensured that he will perform his duties and responsibilities in providing prompt, caring, and compassionate services to his constituents.
“Sa aking magigiting at masisipag na empleyado, ako po ay taos pusong nagpapasalamat sa inyong dedikasyon at angking galing na may pusong pagmamalasakit sa kapwa tao. Sama-sama nating itaguyod ang Serbisyong Oragon sa lahat ng panahon dahil Bawat Buhay Mahalaga sa DSWD (To my brave and hard-working employees, I sincerely thank you for your dedication and your wisdom. Together, let us continue and promote Serbisyong Oragon at all times because Bawat Buhay Mahalaga sa DSWD),” RD Laurio said
RD Norman Laurio and the ARDs of Region V are among the newly-appointed officials under the administration of Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo.