SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
SPEAKER Martin G. Romualdez on Thursday underscored the importance of mind and body wellness among employees of the House of Representatives during the opening of HRep Month held at the grounds of the Batasan Complex.
Romualdez, who spoke as the keynote speaker during the opener, said he puts a premium in making sure that “our most valuable asset – our people – are provided with a conducive work environment.”
“To address the holistic wellness and development needs of our people, we have a number of sports, health and wellness activities lined up, not only for our anniversary but also in the days and months to come,” Romualdez said of the activities included in this year’s HRep Month.
“We have great plans for you, our dear House employees, and we are determined to look after your welfare. I will not make promises but one thing is sure: You will have a listening Speaker, who is willing to hear you out with regard to employees’ issues and concerns,” Romualdez told HRep employees.
Today kicked off the start of a month-long celebrations to commemorate the anniversary of the House of Representatives with the theme “One House, One Voice.”
The event began with a parade of participating employees of the House
of Representatives led by the MMDA Drum and Bugle Corps.
The first day also featured games for employees such as banner making,
MX HRep and a cheering competition.
Romualdez also expressed full support to a proposal by House senior Deputy Majority Leader and Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand Alexander "Sandro” Marcos that would enhance the skills of HRep staff, including
House members, officials, secretariat and congressional employees.
“I am concerned not only in your health and physical well-being. I also wish to ensure that advancement of careers in the House of Representatives will be based on merits,” he said. "We have to advance the development of existing legislative skills and capabilities of Members, officials, secretariat and congressional staff of the House."
“We are assured of a safe workplace by strictly enforcing health and wellness protocols and providing systems and safeguards that will protect the House Members, officials and employees, and even our guests,” he further added.
The HRep Month will also feature a sports fest and other activities in the coming days.(END)