BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya - Oct. 11 (PIA) - A handicapped Novo Vizcayano is among the recipients of this year's Lingkod Bayan Award given by the Civil Service Commission.
Engineer Marcelino Odon, engineer III of the National Food Authority (NFA) Provincial Office here received his award last September 26, 2018 in Malacanang, including a P.1 million incentive from President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is the highest award given to a public servant or group of public servants for exceptional or extraordinary contribution having national impact on public interest, security and patrimony.
Odon was also presented and awarded by provincial officials during the Flag Raising Ceremony headed by Governor Carlos Padilla.
"We are not just outstanding Vizcayano. We are outstanding Filipinos. We are proud to have a Novo Vizcayano Lingkod Bayan awardee," Padilla said.
Padilla expressed elation over Odon's outstanding feat in public service despite being handicapped.
The governor also said the provincial board has already crafted a resolution honoring Odon and commending his achievements and outstanding performance in government service. (MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)