DSC_0124Koronadal City, South Cotabato. – The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) XII was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Civil Service Commission Regional Office XII for having met the Maturity Level 2 standard requirements of the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM)f on 24 February 2016, 9:00 AM, at Villa Princessita, Koronadal City. The award was received by Regional Director Arturo G. Valero, together with Assistant Regional Director Noel E. Quiratman, NRO XII PMT Chair, Chief Administrative Officer Julie Esperanza B. Chung and Supervising Administrative Officer Lalaine M. Sajelan.

Other PRIME-HRM awardees from SOCCSKSARGEN Region, specifically in the area of Performance Management System (PMS), were Department of Education RO XII, Department of Labor and Employment RO XII, Department of Trade and Industry RO XII, Provincial Government of South Cotabato, Polomolok Water District, Municipality of Banga, City Government of Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat Water District, City Government of Kidapawan, Municipality of Mlang, City Government of General Santos, and General Santos City Water District.

In her welcome remarks, Director Venus O. Bumanlag of the CSC-South Cotabato Field Office congratulated the awardees and shared that the PRIME-HRM journey was not “an ordinary walk in the park” for they have to pass a series of validations for Maturity Level II of the Process-Defined HRM. She labeled the awardees as “The Magnificent 13” of the region.

The Regional Director of the Civil Service Commission XII, Grace Belgado-Saqueton, in her message, has expressed appreciation on the achievement of the thirteen awardees. She added that the feat is something to be proud of by the awardees since only 13, out of the 175 agencies in the region, have met the standard requirements of Maturity Level 2. Director Saqueton challenged the awardees to dream big and target the Maturity Level 3-Integrated HRM including other areas such as recruitment and selection, learning and development, and recognition, awards and incentives.

The officials representing the agencies-awardees also gave brief messages. The recognition program was capped by the recitation and signing of the pledge of commitment and support to PRIME-HRM which was led by RD Valero. (Lalaine M. Sajelan, FAD)