Plariza01The Municipal Government of Dalaguete (MGD) was blissful and proud for the milestone of Euthemia G. Plariza as one of the Regional finalists of the Civil Service Commission’s Honor Awards Program under the Dangal ng Bayan category. The awarding ceremony was held at the Social Hall of Cebu Provincial Capitol on September 3, 2014. Mayor Allan Cesante and some Department Heads of the municipal government, together with Euthemia’s children attended the Award Rites. Director Karen Litz Zerna, Regional Director of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Region 7 gave the Opening Message and expressed her warm welcome to all the awardees, guests and performers. City of Bogo Science and Arts Academy Rondalla and the City of Bogo Chorale took turns in giving color to the event through their heartwarming rendition of unforgettable Filipino and Visayan songs including “Lagkaw” and “Rosas Pandan.”

CSC Commissioner Robert S. Martinez who was the Guest Speaker of the ceremony gave his Inspirational Message. According to him, anyone could be a “Lingkod Bayani” and turn every worker into a hero by little acts that make a difference. Encouraging public servants to continue giving the honest Encouraging his fellow public servants to always give service that is beyond ordinary, he ended his speech by saying “Ipagbunyi ang tapat at sinsero na serbisyo.”

Plariza02Working at the Municipal Health Office as Midwife, Mrs. Euthemia G. Plariza was nominated to the Dangal ng Bayan Awards for her exemplary job performance and going beyond the call of duty. “Themia” as fondly called by friends and colleagues, has served the Dalaguetnons for 26 years. She was the 3rd of the 12 children of Eulogio and Teonila Geverola. A native of Argao, she was raised to the life of simplicity by her farmer-parents who had worked very hard to be able to make both ends meet in sending all their children to school even when they were confronted with financial crisis. Such determination had paid off when almost all of their children finished a degree in college. She obtained a degree in Midwifery at Cebu School of Midwifery in 1986 and passed the Board examination for Midwifery in the same year.

Her 26 years of extending health-related services to barangay folks, Themia has been through a lot of challenges and safety risks. Even during disasters such as typhoons or even how dark the night is, she has continually responded to the call of duty until she met an accident in 2009 after attending to a child delivery of a pregnant woman in one of the barangays where she has been assigned. Despite the slight limp and the pain and discomfort that she has experienced even years after the incident, her passion and dedication to serve the people has not diminished.

As one of the Regional Finalists, Mrs. Plariza automatically qualifies for the final screening at the national level. If selected, she will be one of the National Awardees of the Dangal ng Bayan category. MGD Officials and employees are praying that she could it to the national level.

Congratulations Themia and good luck!



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