MODERN REVOLUTION. Civil Service Commission Chairperson Karlo Nograles leads a "green revolution" to celebrate the 159th birth anniversary of the "Father of Philippine Revolution" Andres Bonifacio on Tuesday (Nov. 29, 2022). Nograles urges civil servants to emulate Bonifacio's love and dedication to the country. (Photo courtesy of CSC)

MANILA – To show its love for the country and the environment, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has kicked off its “Green Revolution”, a tree-planting project to also mark the 159th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, the “Father of the Philippine Revolution," on Nov. 30.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles, in a statement posted on the agency's website on Tuesday afternoon, said it is CSC’s way of honoring and commemorating the heroism and legacy of Bonifacio, a Supreme Leader of the Katipunan, and also carrying out a modern revolution for better lives and country.

“Sa harap ng kabi-kabilang sakuna na nagpapahirap sa ating mga kababayan, isang ‘green revolution’ ang uri ng rebolusyong hinihingi sa makabagong panahon. Hinihimok ko ang iba pang mga ahensya ng pamahalaan na samahan kami sa proyektong ito at magsagawa rin ng kani-kanilang (In the face of various disasters that makes our countrymen suffer, a 'green revolution' is what we need in this time and age. I urge other government agencies to join us in this project and carry out their respective) tree planting activities,” Nograles said.

The CSC, Nograles said, is already gearing up for a nationwide tree-planting activity to be conducted next year, in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Banos.

He said that the CSC opted for native fruit-bearing trees to maximize the potential of the planting site and because “they will not be forgotten.”

Emulate Bonifacio’s values

Meanwhile, Nograles called on civil servants to emulate the values exemplified by Bonifacio in facing modern-day challenges of public service.

He urged government workers to match Bonifacio’s love for the country by serving the people despite the challenges and hardships faced daily.

“Nawa’y ang pamana ni Bonifacio ay magpatuloy sa atin, mga kapwa ko lingkod bayan, habang pinaglilingkuran natin ang ating mga kapwa Pilipino nang may buong husay, katapatan, at dedikasyon. (May Bonifacio's legacy lives on through us, my fellow public servants, as we serve our fellow Filipinos with honesty, and utmost dedication),” he said. (PNA)