Regional Director Estela Leon-Cariño and ARD Benjamin Diaz Paragas have both encouraged DepED RO2 family to embrace fitness as part of their Friday working schedule to “ feel good” as they tend to have a physical and mental balance that results in a more positive attitude in the workplace.

The Friday wellness activity, which is now on its fourth month, covers Zumba for dance exercise enthusiasts along with badminton, volleyball and videoke singing between 3 and 5 in the afternoon.

TEAM BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES. DepED RO2 Plantilla and job order employees mixed up to show off team work capabilities every Friday afternoon as part of their Wellness activities within the open grounds of DepED Regional Office 2 at the Regional Center in Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

“Having encouraged us to be engaged in fitness activities every Friday demonstrates a sincere concern for our well-being by our Directorate officials,” a job order employee said.

“Somehow, it is also an avenue where employees release their emotional and physical tensions brought by daily stressful routinary works,” PDO II Maribel C. Buyogan of the Public Affairs Unit added.

The Friday Wellness activity is by virtue of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 8.s.2011 dated march 7, 2011 which reiterates the Physical Fitness Program “Great Filipino Workout” that should be adopted as an integral part of the National Physical Fitness and Sports Development Program for government personnel.