Former DSWD-6 head returns old post

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI welcomes returning regional director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre on Jan 11, 2019. (Gail T. Momblan)

By: Gail T. Momblan

THE new regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI will encourage the culture of respect and integrity, among others.

Newly installed regional director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre made the pledge during the turnover ceremony on Jan 11, 2018.

Macapobre laid down her expectations in her speech. Among them is safety, not only in the physical aspect but also in the “safety of work”.

She said it is important that every DSWD personnel are concerned with his or her physical and mental health in order to serve the community efficiently.

She pointed out the safety in delivering tasks, particularly with paper works.

“We cannot promote the feeling like he or she is risking her hands and much more his or her future signing questionable documents,” she said.

“We will not have doubts signing those documents since we are assured na yung mga tao o lamesang dinadaanan nitong mga papel na ito tinatrabaho nila nang mabuti at siguado tayo na ang ating pipirmahan ay walang korapsyon, kung hindi (ito’y) tama,” she added.

Macapobre said that the DSWD staff could expect her in “telling the truth.”

“I also expect the same from each one of you,” she said.

Spreading hearsays, on the other hand, will not be tolerated in the office.

The new regional director also wants to see that the DSWD staff respect one another regardless of the position.

Respecting one another creates a good working atmosphere that allows everyone to have fun while working, Macapobre said.

“We should respect to each other hindi sa position but because each one of us is a child of God. Kailangan natin ng respeto sa isa’t-isa,” she said.

Macapobre also encourage each staff to ask help and to extend help to fellow workers if necessary.

“You could help other do a better job so pwedeng kayong humingi ng tulong pwede din kayong tumulong. We should be working as a team,” she said.

Macapobre is replacing outgoing director Rebecca P. Geamala who will be transferred to Cebu.

Macapobre headed DSWD-6 in 2013 to 2016, especially during the relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Yolanda hit the region.

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