Employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) who showed exemplary performance in their respective fields took the limelight as they received their Plaques of Recognition from Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman during the Department’s 63rd Founding Anniversary Celebration on Thursday.
Leading the awardees for the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) are Director Adelina S. Apostol of DSWD-Field Office III for Best Manager and Evelyn S. Madrio of DSWD-Field Office X for Best Social Worker.
Dir. Apostol was cited as Best Manager for her resourcefulness, innovativeness, and her networking and advocacy work.
Among her notable accomplishments include raising funds for the repair of the center for children with special needs; developing a three-year partnership with a Japanese Government-funded NGO for a capability-building program of houseparents/caregivers; tapping the Provincial Government of Pampanga for a donation of one covered court and a dormitory with beds and beddings which can accommodate 40 girls in a women’s center in Pampanga; implementing a monitoring strategy which aims to promote public governance; and, establishing an Inter-agency Regional Task Force for Bajaus.
Madrio, on the other hand, was recognized for her contributions in disaster relief programs.
The other PRAISE awardees who were recognized for their positive behaviour, work attitude, integrity as public servants, and excellent performance are:
Angelita B. Amista of Field Office CARAGA for Best Division Chief
Riduan P. Hadjimuddin of Field Office IX for Best Division Chief
Naira S. Aratuc of Field Office XII for Best Technical Staff
Jennifer D. Ordonio of Field Office III for Best Technical Staff
Pio V. Japitana Field Office CARAGA for Best Support Staff
(Professional Level); and,
Olipio G. Albao of Field Office X for Best Support Staff
Aside from the PRAISE awardees, some 80 officials and employees who have rendered 10 to 45 years of dedicated service to the Department were accorded Loyalty Awards.
Rogelio Ordonez, a driver, was cited for his 45 years in public service.
The PRAISE and Loyalty Awards were also among the highlights of the DSWD anniversary with the theme “DSWD @ 63: Kaagapay sa Pagbangon at Bagong Simula”. ###