DR. IBAÑEZ ADJUDGED VERY INNOVATIVE PERSON BY THE CAREER EXECUTIVE SERVICE
By virtue of Board Resolution 1606 dated August 12, 2021, Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez was conferred the CES Very Innovative Person (VIP) award by the Career Executive Service Board after a national rigorous screening process. Dr. Ibañez was commended for conceptualizing and implementing Navoschool-in-a-Box, a package of self-learning modules, activity sheets, USB on the Go that contains video lessons, and COVID kit that became a springboard of activities, such as the Hatid Aral and Tutor a Learning Child. These innovations have ensured that the needs of every learner in the Division of Navotas, especially the disadvantaged, are provided and supported. These initiatives also earned the respect and recognition within the Department of Education, private sector, the local government units, and other government offices.
It could be recalled that the Navoschool-in-a-box was adopted by the Central Office as a way to ensure learning continuity amidst the pandemic. Simulation activities of distance learning were well-received by DepEd, Congress, Senate and other private organizations. Through Dr. Ibañez leadership, SDO achieved 100% performance rating and passed ISO surveillance, ensured provision of learning resources (1:1 modules per learner), passed PRIME-HRM level 2 accreditation and continually monitored quality of distance learning through community-based monitoring and sustained delivery of basic education services amidst the COVID 19 health emergency.
The CES VIP Award seeks to recognize CESO’S and Third-level Eligibles who initiated a novel policy or program that improved operational processes or methods and have assisted in meeting organizational sustainability and/or wellness. After his nomination was made by Dr. Meduranda, a series of interviews and validation processes were conducted by PCUP Regional Director Chloe Osano. A number of SDO and school personnel, including Chief Education Supervisors and School Heads, were selected for the interviews that happened on May 3-5, 2021. Some of Dr. Ibañez superiors were also interviewed including Assistant Secretary Malcolm Garma as well as external stakeholders/partners of the Division.
Congratulatory messages flooded the FB announcements for Sir Al’s achievement. Still, Sir Al dedicated this milestone to all the men and women of SDO Navotas who worked tirelessly and relentlessly in providing our Navoteño learners quality basic education. First to greet Dr. Ibañez are our City Congressman, John Reynald M. Tiangco and Mayor Tobias Reynald M. Tiangco.