On a bigger scale, PDL has made an impact on the work ethics and professionalism of local government officials and employees. Marikina City Mayor Marides Fernando ensured that more than a thousand city government staff would benefit from the 40 DOP.
“We have been busy bringing about the physical transformation of Marikina. Now, it is time for a spiritual transformation to take place. Our vision is to have a Purpose Driven Marikina,” Mayor Fernando stressed. The 40 DOP at the City Women’s Council encouraged the participants to conduct the campaign in their offices. Hence, the Council coordinated with the City Administrator to launch another campaign for all city hall employees. Because of the size of the event, churches in Marikina and other parts of Manila volunteered to facilitate small group sharing and discussion.
“This program is very important for us to discern what it is that is important for us to decide what direction we should take as a community,” Mayor Fernando said.