The Department of the Interior and Local Government Province of Pampanga has launched the maiden issue of its official publication dubbed as “ASLAG” on October 2, 2012 at the DILG Provincial Office, St. Catherine Building, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
According to DILG Pampanga Provincial Director Angelina Blanco, “ASLAG”, which is a Kapampangan term for light, connotes DILG’s sincerest objective to enlighten people of the various programs, plans, activities and other pertinent information that the agency is currently undertaking. “The said initiative is actually in keeping with the people’s right to information which is enshrined in no less than our Constitution”, she said. PD Blanco likewise appreciated the provincial staff and MLGOOs of the province for their efforts and contributions which made the release of “ASLAG” possible.
The said publication which highlights the different activities of DILG Pampanga in line with the Department’s program thrusts will be released quarterly.
DILG-3 Assistant Regional Director Abraham A. Pascua graced the said event and congratulated DILG Pampanga Team for coming up with such an important advocacy strategy. “Napakaraming programa ng DILG na dapat ipagbigay alam sa ating mga mamamayan, at ito ay isang epektibong stratehiya upang ipaabot sa lahat ang ating ginagawa sa DILG”, he said.
On the other hand, Fr. Homer Policarpio, in his homily shared the acronym he made for “ASLAG” i.e. A for Angels, S for Sincerity, L for Lowliness, A for Appreciation and G for Guidance. He mentioned that as public servants everyone shall have the character of an angel, possess sincerity in doing everyday tasks, observe lowliness and humility, learn to appreciate good deeds of other co-government workers and always seek guidance from the Almighty. “This is social network accountability so we need God’s guidance”, he stated.
The activity, which was attended by Pampanga Provincial/Field officers and staff, DILG Regional Office personnel, representatives of Local Government Units, National Government Agencies and media coincided with the birthday celebration of PD Blanco.