March 3, 2018, Filed under Press Release

Director Hedy Jose Lardizabal

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Civil Service Commission – Regional Office 1 (CSC-RO1) recently lauded the “strong culture of rewards and recognition of the Pangasinan provincial government.”


Chief Human Resource Specialist Minda Cabañero of CSC-RO1, who represented Director Hedy Jose Lardizabal, hailed the provincial government workforce during the 7th Employees’ Awards and Recognition of the provincial government held on February 23 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center gymnasium.


The employees’ awards and recognition is a component of the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) of the provincial government.


Cabañero attested that Pangasinan has “a strong culture of rewards and recognition” made evident with the remarks she received from the management, supervisors and rank-and-file employees during an onsite assessment / audit in the provincial government held October last year that she was part of. The audit was intended for the PRogram to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) of the commission.


“All of them were one in saying that the province has its own many ways of providing positive motivation techniques which encourage employees to produce more and better quality work,” Cabañero said.


The CSC official, likewise, lauded the Governor’s office and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) as “think tank” of directional settings, and the source of inspiration and motivation of employees to strive for excellence.


“Without the governor’s office and the SP, there will be no programs and projects alongside learning and development and performance management endeavors in the pipeline of development,”  Cabañero said.


Cabañero disclosed that the province of Pangasinan is set to receive its bronze award for PRIME-HRM, the commission’s flagship program of which rewards and recognition is one of the guiding systems.


The CSC official attributed the excellence in local governance of the provincial government to the competence of the Human Resource Management and Development Office, and those who are part of the employment and selection process in sustaining a productive workforce, and positive working environment.


Lauding the vital contribution of the employees and offices of the provincial government to the over-all performance of the institution, Cabañero urged them to “Challenge yourself, take the extra mile, reform as your perform, and do not be afraid to challenge the status quo for the better.”


The CSC enjoins the provincial government to join the 2018 search for outstanding government workers. Stipulated in CSC Memoradun Circular No. 1 s. of 2018, head/s of offices are encouraged to automatically nominate their PRAISE awardees to the search.

The employees’ awards and recognition this year had the Provincial Employment Services Office and the Dasol Community Hospital as winners of “Service Excellence” award for office and hospital categories, respectively.

Other citations bestowed to offices and hospitals, which are classified into categories A, B and C include: recognition and performance incentive, good housekeeping award, people’s choice award, program management award, innovative program award, award for best performing office/hospital, and award for service excellence.

On the other hand, awards conferred to office/hospital employees were: longevity award for retirees, award for best performing employee, leadership awards (health and wellness focal person, public assistance desk officer, 7S focal person, and performance management team), health and wellness award, good housekeeping award, people’s choice award, and award for best performing chief of office and chief of hospital.

The employees’ awards and recognition was organized by the Provincial Human Resource Management and Development Office led by Chief Janette C. Asis.

/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca


[in photo is Director Hedy Jose Lardizabal who represented Chief Human Resource Specialist Minda Cabañero of CSC-RO1]









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