BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – In recognition of employees who have dedicated their public service and exemplary performance in the discharge of duties and responsibilities, the Provincial Government of Mountain Province feted its retired employees for cy 2017 including the ten (10) top performing employees during the Mabuhay- Pasasalamat Program held at the Multi-purpose Hall Building, Bontoc, Mountain Province on December 19, 2017.
The retirees were: Ms. Imelda A. Sabog- Medical Officer V, Dominga G. Castaneda- Social Welfare Officer I, Ms. Betty P. Managtag- Administrative Office V, Concepcion K. Chumacog- Nurse III, Prisca D. Belino- Nurse II, Raymundo P. Villanueva- Administrative Officer III, Martha C. Bocad- Laboratory Aide II, and Raymunda A. Daguio- Nursing Attendant II, all from the Bontoc General Hospital; Evangeline A. Andrada- Assistant Provincial Treasurer and Rosa M. Lengwa- Administrative Officer III from the Office of the Provincial Treasurer; Corazon S. Bulawan- Administrative Aid VI and Elizabeth B. Damayan- Administrative Aide VI from the Office of the General Services Officer; Moises A. Ocatenn- Mechanic II and Villamor B. Capcapen- Heavy Equipment Operator I from the Motor Pool Office; Andres C. Alipen- Construction and Maintenance Man and Manuel G. Payacda-Administrative Aide IV from the Provincial Engineer’s Office; and Evangeline K. Guilay- Administrative Aide IV from Paracelis District Hospital.
Meanwhile, the top performing awardees include: Rafael L. Lingbanan Jr.- Local Treasury Operations Officer IV, Gemma Teresita R. Fateg- Local Revenue Collections Officer IV, and Marlon C. Kawi- Administrative Aide III of the Office of the Provincial Treasurer; Marina T. Angiwan- Medical Specialist I, Dolores B. Te-elan- Nurse III, Genalyn D. Manao- Nurse II, all of the Bontoc General Hospital; Crisanta P. Juan and Noreen C. Gomgom-o of the Office of the Provincial Accountant; Leonardo B> Manangdang- Engineer III of the Office of the Provincial Engineer; and Heide Y. Bete of the Office of the Provincial Human Resource and Management Officer.
These awardees belong to level 1 and level 2 positions and each were given a Plaque of Recognition, Cash Incentives of ten thousand pesos (P 10,000.00), and a three (3) days Special Privilege Leave.
On the other hand, retired employees were also given a Plaque of Recognition and cash incentive under the Retirement Assistance Fund Program out from the one percent (1%) deducted from the basic salary of all employees of the Provincial Government of Mountain Province.
According to the Office of the Provincial Human Resource Management Officer (PHRMO) the top performing employees had been nominated by the clients, peoples/civic organizations, and their co-employees, and had passed the scrutiny of the Programs on Awards Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee.
The PRAISE program aims to give due recognition to employees who have maintained very satisfactory rating in their respective Individual Performance Commitment Rating (IPCR), displayed innovativeness and initiative in the discharge of their duties, and observe Civil Service Rules and Regulations such as wearing of office identification card and uniforms while on duty, not spitting momma and smoking around the government offices’ premises, not under the influence while on duty, etc.
Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan Jr., in his message, expressed his appreciation to the great contributions and supports of the provincial employees to the current administration, most especially the top performing and retired employees.
Referring to the retirees, the governor wishes a happy life and good health and solicited their continued supports to the agency where they came from.
The governor also acknowledged the great contributions of each and every one, most especially the provincial government employees that led in the inclusion of the province in the various regional and national awards.
It is to be noted that the provincial government is a recipient of major awards for this year such as the Red Orchid award of the Department of Health, Seal of Good Governance of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Drug Free award of the Philippine National Police and recently the KALASAG award of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management
“Working together is better said than done,” he said. According to him, we cannot work together if we do not understand each other and have ill feelings against each other.
As an expression of appreciation, the pro-employee governor announced that the provincial government granted Loyalty Cash Award and Anniversary Bonus to its employees for this year, apart from the year end Productivity Enhancement Incentives (PEI).
Employees who have rendered at least ten (10) years of continuous and satisfactory service in government in a particular agency granting the award will be receiving a P 10,000.00 and an additional P5,000.00 for every five (5) years of service thereafter as loyalty cash award.
Each employee will be also receiving a P 3,000.00 as an anniversary bonus, since the province marks its 50th anniversary this year, provided that she/he met the qualifications as prescribed in the guidelines issued by the Department of Budget and Management Local Budget Circular.
According to PHRMO Leonilla Milagrose F. Malla-ao, granting Loyalty Award and Anniversary Bonus is the first time for employees of the provincial government to receive and it is because Governor Lacwasan is very supportive as far as personnel developments and benefits are concerned.
She added that an employee or official who incurred an aggregate of not more than 50 days authorized vacation leave without pay within the 10-year period shall be considered as having rendered continuous service are entitled for the cash award. In the same way, the PHRMO added that an official or employee who also incurred an aggregate of not more than 25 days authorized leave without pay within the 5-year period may qualify for the 5-year milestone loyalty award.
“This year’s Christmas is the most fruitful and meaningful season I have in my life for the past 10-years in public service,” quipped one of the awardees.
By Alfred Macalling