As part of their continuing efforts to maintain the “bond that ties,” graduates of the Values Orientation Workshop (VOW) recently conducted a Local Study Tour in Marikina City.
The activity was aimed at exposing the graduates to outstanding local government units (LGUs) practicing productivity, professionalism in public service.
VOW Batch 3 President Rom Cumagun Broadcast Media Dept. who spearheaded the activity says, “Marikina was chosen because of their proven credentials in the area of excellent local governance and was highlighted in a discussion on how and why the Marikina administration was able to transform the once sleepy municipality into a disciplined, active and industrialized city.”
The activity was also an opportunity for the VOW graduates to present TLRC’s programs and services including the center’s new flagship program ASAHAN.
In line with the Center’s new thrust in industry development, the group also discussed the present tie-up between TLRC and Marikina on the shoe industry development. They reiterated the need to technologically develop and aggressively promote the industry in view of the implementation of GATT-WTO.
As a whole, the study tour served as an effective tool to inspire the 24 VOW graduates who participated in the activity to work towards greater productivity.
“What the Marikina government has done to transform their community could serve as a challenge for us to do better,” says one VOW participant referring to the values learned in the VOW seminar should be practiced in their respective work areas.
— Report by Rich Canlas