department of environment and natural resources - civil accountability and values enhancement seminar (denr - caves)
We have been exposed to graft and corruption and other forms of illnesses in society. The CAVES program came at a time that we really need transformation within ourselves and become better persons.
Past learning events have not given much on the spiritual perspective - of our being as civil servants and of our being a devoted husband or wife. This time, this module shared these things with us... We, the pioneer group of this program was offered transformation motivated by love of God, love of country, love of family, transformation that touches our heart and our values.
This program is trying to build our relationship with God as we perform our tasks in our respective offices to provide an excellent service to the public. All the topics are interrelated; they were discussed/ presented in a manner that is very understandable where the participants themselves could relate to.
We have learned so much in this learning event… It is not hard to make decisions when we know what our values are - especially so in the spiritual context. When our values are clear to us, making decisions become easy. The decisions we now make reflect the values we choose and it must reflect our transformed lives.
Our values are not by pointing fingers… Its about offering a helping hand in our family, in our community and in our workplace. This strengthens our resolve to be better stewards of mother earth.
There’s this one story I read in a newspaper and it somehow reflects the condition of graft and corruption in our country.
A priest parked illegally and left a note on the windshield, saying: “I’m a priest, can’t find a parking space. Please don’t give me a ticket. Forgive my trespasses”. Upon returning, he found a ticket on his windshield with this note: “I’m a cop. If I don’t give you a ticket, I’ll commit sin. Lead me not into temptation. P.S. but if you attach a P50 bill in your license, all is ok”.
Let me express my sincere thanks to the resource persons from CRFV, who unselfishly shared their knowledge and experiences, with their very own personal touches, to make the learning event on CAVE Values Restoration Program very relevant and timely, and a venue to touch our hearts, to create the transformation in our individual lives.
To the DENR HRDS, maraming salamat din po, for making this seminar possible.
The program comes with a challenge to the first batch of being transformed civil servants.
With the inspiration and motivation provided by our resource persons, let us practice good governance guided by the Divine Grace.
Arniel Rey G. Alcaraz
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Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values (CRFV-CPU)
Composed of nameless and faceless personnel, we only want to reach out to every Pili-pino. We believe that as a nation with one heart, one mind and one spirit, our beloved Philippines can rise up and demonstrate that truly, our Lord is the God of the nations! Righteousness exalts a nation!