Davao City  -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here welcomes CY 2016 by sponsoring the ARENA XI Quarterly Flag Raising ceremonies at People’ Park as well as hosting the ARENA XI Lecture Series at Grand Menseng Hotel on the first working day of the year, January 4, 2016.

Over 400 government workers from about 40 national government agencies are expected to participate in the First Quarter Joint Flag Raising rites which will be led by officers and members of ARENA XI (Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region XI).

Organized in 1978, ARENA XI is composed of heads and assistant heads of regional offices of national government agencies based in Davao City.  It was organized in 1978.

Regional Director of DSWD and Business Manager of ARENA XI Priscilla N. Razon said around 40 heads of offices will participate in the Lecture Series which will be conducted after the Flag Raising and program.

“We will also award the winners of the recently concluded ARENA XI Sports Festival which fostered games such as basketball, volleyball, bowling, dart, cheer dance, table tennis, lawn tennis and badminton,” Director Razon said. (DSWD)