“One DepEd, One Caring and Sharing Community”

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SDO Navotas’ Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) Level 2 Accreditation by the Civil Service Commission was once again benchmarked by DepEd offices from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Promoting a practice of one caring and sharing community in the Department of Education, the virtual benchmarking activity was participated by: (1) DepEd Regional Office V – Bicol Region with Regional Director Gilbert T. Sadsad , together with twenty (20) RO personnel; (2) Schools Division Office – Legazpi City (Region V) led by Schools Division Superintendent Crestito M. Morcilla, CESO VI together with thirty SDO personnel; (3) Schools Division Office – Baybay City (Region VIII – Eastern Visayas) led by Schools Division Superintendent Carmelino P. Bernadas, CESO VI, accompanied by twelve (12) SDO personnel; and (4) Schools Division Office – General Santos City (Region XII – SOCCSKSARGEN) with the Schools Division Superintendent Romelito G. Flores, CESO V, together with twenty (20) SDO personnel. Welcome remarks and SDO Navotas Journey in PRIME-HRM were presented by our Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez, CESO VI. In his message, Dr. Ibañez warmly welcomed the four DepEd offices in the virtual activity and accentuated the importance of benchmarking to foster a caring and sharing community in the Department of Education. Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad praised SDS Ibañez opening presentation and lauded the generosity of spirit of the SDO personnel for sharing lived experiences in PRIME-HRM. SDS Morcilla, SDS Bernadas and SDS Flores all congratulated SDO Navotas for its achievements and expressed their utmost gratitude for supporting their respective SDO’s quests for PRIME HRM Level 2 accreditation. The abled speakers of SDO Navotas PRIME-HRM Level 2 accreditation journey were Mr. June Fermin L. Javier, Mrs. Eleonor Cansino and Dr. Maria Cristina A. Robles for Recruitment, Selection, Placement, and Induction (RSPI); ASDS Isabelle S. Sibayan for Performance Management (PM); Chief CID Loida Balasa, EPS Marco Meduranda and PSDS Ms. Fresnedi Natividad for Learning and Development (L&D) and SEPS HRDD Sarah M. Sison and Chief SGOD Gemma Villaluna for Rewards and Recognition (R&R). It can be recalled that on September 23, 2021, SDO Valenzuela in NCR and SDO Camarines Sur in Region V also did the same thing in SDO Navotas. In her closing remarks, Mrs. Isabelle S. Sibayan expressed solidarity with the DepEd offices that benchmarked in SDO Navotas and lauded their efforts to continuously improve their human resource management system through PRIME-HRM.

The event was ably moderated by Mrs. Cecilia S. De Ocampo and Dr. Marco D. Meduranda.