IN PHOTOS: DOST-ASTI Employees as Honorees at the CSC-NCR HAP Recognition Rites

13 Sep 2019 3:58 PM

The Civil Service Commission - National Capital Region celebrated the 119th Anniversary of the CSC last 11 September 2019 at the Luxent Hotel, Quezon City.  Part of the celebration is recognizing the six (6) regional finalists to the CSC's Honor Award Program, among them are the Advanced Space Technology, Research and Services (ASTROS) Team and Acting Director Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr. who bagged the Presidential Lingkod Bayan (Group Category) Award and the Dangal ng Bayan Award, respectively. 

CSC-NCR officials and the Regional Awardees during the recognition rites of the Regional Winners in the 2019 CSC Search for Outstanding Gov’t Workers

The Honor Awards Program (HAP) serves a motivation and ispiration to government employees to improve the quality of performance and instill deeper involvement in public service. The CSC-NCR also conferred the Prime-HRM Gold Award to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for obtaining indicators for maturity level 4 under the program to institutionalize meritocracy and excellence in human resource management.

Director IV Judith Dongallo-Chicano opened the program. She said that the event is a celebration of the achievements and contributions of the men and women in government who uphold their respective organization goals and overall vision.

The ASTROS Team and Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr. at the Recognition Rites

Read full article of their contributions and initiatives here.

The ASTROS Team recently received their recognition as they were among the recipients of the 2019 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award held at the Malacañan Palace on 10 September 2019.

To strengthen the merit and rewards system in the government, the CSC administers an annual nationwide Honor Awards Program (HAP) through the annual Search for Outstanding Government Workers.  HAP seeks to recognize and reward state officials and employees for their outstanding contributions and achievements in government service. 

Dr. Marciano was also chosen to deliver the awardees' responsorial message.

I'm sure, many of us have similar stories of how to trust in our abilities and [how it] carry us forwardto hopefully inspire others to have confident in themsemselves and to contribute to collective and common good.

"We look forward to continuing this job, continuing to perform as best as we can. The task that is before us is to use this platform to inspire and motivate others, not necessarily to attain similar recognition but to find common purpose and reiterate that purpose to public service. Public service is for public good, and we all should have this longer-term vision of making impact, apply our training,and make sure it is translated into services that benefit the country. With limited resources, we are asked to do a lot more. It doesn't end here. We'll report to work everyday and do even a better job and inspire others to also be in the same platform [and in turn] inspire others, too," he ended.

Also among the honorees was the Irradiation Services Team of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute. Congratulations to the Department of Science and Technology!

HAP is for recognition of a job well done, and a job that is done right. Congratulations to all the regional awardees. Congratulations, DOST-ASTI!