The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Western Visayas has urged its 48 newly-promoted and hired personnel to create an impact on the lives of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) by breaking the cycle of poverty through agrarian reform.
DAR-Western Visayas director Sheila Enciso led the oath-taking rites in Bacolod City yesterday, and said 16 personnel were newly-promoted and 32 were newly-hired.
She urged them to be humble and share their learning and expertise with various stakeholders, particularly the farmers.
“Being humble does not mean to be obedient at all times but rather by sharing our God-given assets to our clients that would help them uplift the quality of their lives,” Enciso said.
She also told the personnel to maintain the cleanliness of their names “by avoiding doing transactional business that will give them a price tag.”
Lucrecia Taberna, DAR Region 6 assistant director, said promotion is coupled with responsibility which a person must perform to achieve the social justice agenda of the government.
“You must work in DAR not for comfort but for greatness especially now that we are expecting much from you to help us accomplish three major final outputs,” Taberna said.
For his part, Gideon Umadhay Jr., also assistant regional director, appealed to the newly promoted and appointed personnel to maintain integrity, dedication, and honesty in serving the public.
Also present at the oath-taking ceremony were provincial agrarian reform program officers of DAR-Negros Occidental, division heads, and other personnel.*