Gelson Rili Receives "Dangal ng Bayan" Award from President Duterte

PIO Department


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Gelson Rili finally received his “Dangal ng Bayan” Award from President Rodrigo Duterte at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace on September 27, 2018.

Photo above shows Gelson (third from right) and the other awardees of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) 2018 Outstanding Government Workers Awards alongside President Duterte, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and CSC Chair Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala.

Gelson, who works as a street sweeper for the City Environmental Management Office (CEMO) for 15 years, is the first employee of the Marikina City Hall to win the coveted and prestigious award from the CSC.

As a Dangal ng Bayan, Gelson received a gold-gilded medallion, a trophy designed by National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon V. Abueva and a cash prize of P200,000. He will also be entitled to an automatic promotion to the next higher position, subject to the provisions of Section 6 of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

(Photo credit: Toto Lozano of the PCOO)

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