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Regional Development Partners Forum Held

Regional Development Partners Forum Held

Various public and private sectors attended Regional Development Partners Forum conducted by the Regional Development Council VI in partnership with the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental at the Technology and Livelihood Development Center, yesterday. */Capitol photo

In an effort to mobilize and engage private sector organizations to support and participate in the realization of goals, targets and strategies outlined in the local development plans and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Regional Development Council (RDC) VI conducted a forum with various private sectors and partners at the Technology and Livelihood Development Center (TLDC), yesterday.

The forum also served as an opportunity to highlight the good partnership between the public and private sectors in solving local issues and intensify the collaboration of activities to further maximize the use of resources, rationalize community assistance and avoid duplication of efforts.

NEDA-VI Regional Director Ro-ann Bacal shared the highlights of the Regional Development Plan for 2011-2016.

She stated that the four-year development plan which resulted from a series of consultations from various sectors reflects the sentiments of the majority of the important groups in Western Visayas.

Director Bacal also commended the province of Negros Occidental for its beautiful and world-class products.

Mary Ann Dino, Executive Director of Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, Inc and Leni Rose Lobrino, Provincial Education Officer of ERDA Foundation also shared the best practices on public-private partnership.

A workshop entitled “Identifying Challenges and Opportunities to be responded through Public-Private Partnership” was also conducted.

Also present during the forum are Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan, Provincial Planning and Development Officer Ma. Lina P. Sanogal, and NEDA-VI Asst. Regional Director Atty. Raul Anlocotan, among others. */CAPITOL NEWS

Governor Marañon Turns Over On-farm Mechanization Program to Recipients

Governor Marañon Turns Over On-farm Mechanization Program to Recipients

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. with the recipients of the On-Farm Mechanization Program of the Department of Agriculture and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist during the distribution of machineries/equipment/facilities and seeds at the Negros Occidental Multi-purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC), yesterday. Also in photo are PhilMECH Visayas Region Cluster Head Engr. Cesar Balajadia, La Carlota City Mayor Atty. Juliet Marie Ferrer, San Enrique Mayor Mario Magno, Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Cipriano Remo, Jr., and Manapla Councilor Marcos Bruno Escalante.* /CAPITOL PHOTO

Governor Marañon Turns Over On-farm Mechanization Program to Recipients

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (2nd from left) hands over the certificate of ownership to one of the representatives of the recipients of the On-Farm Mechanization Program of the Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist during a ceremonial turn-over at the Negros Occidental Multi-purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC), yesterday. In photo are (l-r) Philippine Center for Post Harvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMECH) Visayas Region Cluster Head Engr. Cesar Balajadia, La Carlota City Mayor Atty. Juliet Marie Ferrer, San Enrique Mayor Mario Magno, Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Cipriano Remo, Jr., and Manapla Councilor Marcos Bruno Escalante.* /CAPITOL PHOTO

Capitol Honors 2012 Awardees for Service Excellence

PASE 2012 Awardees and Judges

The 2012 PASE Awardees pose for a souvenir photo with the judges after the awarding ceremony at the Capitol Social Hall, yesterday. */Capitol photo

In an effort to promote a high level of morale and integrity in public service, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental honored this year’s provincial awardees and nominees for service excellence as it marks the 6th staging of the Provincial Awards for Service Excellence (PASE) in an awarding ceremony at the Capitol Social Hall, yesterday.

PASE, which seeks to honor employees whose performance, acts and accomplishments exemplify the best in public service, is supported by the creation of the Committee on Negros Occidental Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence or PRAISE by virtue of Executive Order No. 022, Series of 2006 and composed of Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. as Chairman, Enrique S. Pinongan as Vice Chairman with Provincial Human Resource and Management Officer Virginia Parreño, Provincial Planning and Development Officer Ma. Lina P. Sanogal, Provincial Budget Officer Percival P. Salado Jr., Acting Provincial Accountant Carolina G. Isuga and PACE representatives Al Ceralbo and Alfredo Dinoy as members.

This year, the awardees were nominated and judged into three different categories namely, the professional supervisory, professional-non-supervisory, skilled and unskilled.

The awardees are Maria Elena Buligan San Jose of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO); Lucita Caña Jarabes of Cadiz District Hospital under the Economic Enterprise Development Department (EEDD) for the Professional Non-Supervisory Category; Roderico Villanueva Bolo of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and Robert Sauce Hulleza of the Cadiz District Hospital under the EEDD for the Skilled Category; and Brendo Quindo Tabligan of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist for the Unskilled Category.

The awardees received P10,000 cash, plaque of recognition and a digital camera while the nominees were given P2,000 each.

Gov. Marañon with EBA Robert Hulleza

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. hands over the plaque of recognition to Robert Sauce Hulleza (right) of the Cadiz District Hospital, awardee of the Exemplary Behavior Award and Skilled Category in the presence of Board Member Salvador Escalante (2nd from left) and Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan (left) during the Provincial Award for Service Excellence (PASE) yesterday. */Capitol photo

Hulleza was also the recipient of the Exemplary Behavior Award and received additional P5,000 cash, a netbook computer with accessories and a plaque of recognition.

The nominees underwent series of interviews and assessments from the board of judges composed of Laarni T. Aguilar; MBCCI Vice President for Internal Affairs Frank Carbon; TUP-V Chief Administrative Officer Nona E. Escandelor; CSC Bacolod Personnel Specialist Kristine M. Estorque; and DILG Provincial Director Ma. Joy Maredith R. Madayag.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. commended the awardees for exemplifying excellence in the delivery of basic services and for fully meeting the demands of their constituents.

Other nominees also include Ronilo Labosana Isuga of the Provincial Health Office (PHO), Wella Mae Sandoval Evidente of EEDD-Cadiz District Hospital, Teresita Octavio Jingco of PHO, and Joeben Sevilla Veloso of the Provincial Administrator’s Office.*/CAPITOL NEWS