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As part of its moral renewal program, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) headed by OIC-Executive Director Mary Grace L. Riguer participated in a feeding program last December 07, 2015 at Hospicio de San José, Manila.


The ILS staff, assisted by Hospicio’s social workers actively and patiently took the time to feed and spend time with persons with special needs (PSN). Scheduled as lunch, the feeding took place in the Hospicio’s playground area. The last time ILS conducted a feeding program in the institution was in December 2013.


Hospicio de San José, a Roman Catholic welfare institution in Manila, is the first social welfare agency in the country, founded in 1782. As a foster care institution, it has been a home for orphans, the abandoned, and the elderly.


Apart from the feeding program, ILS has been organizing other events like iGov Talks to fulfill its commitment in implementing a moral renewal program. The said program was initiated in 2008 through Administrative Order 255 signed by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Order directs all Cabinet officials and heads of offices to ensure that all attached agencies and bureaus adopt and implement the Integrity Development Action Plan (IDAP).


Moral renewal refers to values formation and ethical behavior for government officers and employees, as well as the strengthening of people’s values to achieve zero tolerance for corruption.





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