CITY OF ILAGAN – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial office here officially launched yesterday its ‘SHAPE UP’ program which aims to promote a healthy and productive lifestyle among workers of the department in the province.
Elpidio A. Durwin, DILG Provincial Director, said, considering the nature and rigors of their job, the DILG provincial employees deserve to call time-out from their busy schedule to de-stress themselves by engaging in physical exercises.
SHAPE UP stands for “Sustaining a Healthy, Able and Productive life through Exercises and UPbeats”.
PD Durwin said the project covers all provincial staff, Cluster Officers, Team Leaders and City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (C/MLGOOs). It encourages them to spend some time to engage in all forms of physical activities purposely to shed some calories and relieve themselves of stress.
DILG provincial employees and staff are scheduled to have their physical exercises twice a month at the Isabela provincial capitol’s sky park or immediately after their bi-monthly ‘Monday Kapihan Meeting’ in which they discuss issues and concerns pertaining to field operations.
On the other hand, fieldmen are enjoined to engage in such physical exercises during their cluster meetings and provincial team conferences.
PD Durwin expressed his optimism that the year-round wellness program will not only improve the physical appearance of the DILG-Isabela employees but more importantly, it will help to increase organizational productivity.
The official launching of the ‘SHAPE UP’ program took place at the ILAGAN (Isabela Landmark Garden and Nature) Sanctuary, also known as Fuyot Springs National Park, located at barangay Santa Victoria, this city on the occasion of the DILG-Isabela’s first Provincial Team Conference (PTC) for this year.