By: Shalie Jainar-Balas
Mayor Revita received the Gold Gilded Medallion from Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during the awarding ceremony of the 2008 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award at Malacañan Palace
Honorable Ricardo V. Revita was chosen as 2008 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee, the highest award given to a public official by the Civil Service Commission, in the search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees.
The award was bestowed by Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on September 19, 2008 at Malacañan Palace. The event also highlights the nationwide celebration of the 108th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.
As a recipient of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award, the Honorable Mayor, Ricardo V. Revita receives a Presidential plaque, a gold gilded medallion and a cash reward of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P100,000.00).
Mayor Revita was honored for his “outstanding service and excellent accomplishments in the field of Public service through significant projects leading to the invaluable investments that improved and revitalized Rosales into a progressive town”.
He was also invited to be interviewed at DZRB Radyo ng Bayan as a personal choice of the Civil Service Commissioner Mary Ann Fernandez to speak on how he turned an undeveloped town into a sub-urbanized one. Despite of the achievement, he talked humbly and shared some of the things that greatly help in accomplishing these achievements that he may set a great example for the others to have ideas and eventually follow.
These achievements of the Honorable Mayor were originally his dreams that he wished would later come true, now these dreams are becoming a reality. Quoting the Mayor, “dreams can be turned into reality by adding perseverance and hard work into it, and then later everything will be achieved”.
But every thing doesn’t end here; he assured that this award will push him to work harder and to continue improving the lives of his constituents.