Stunning beauty. Glamorous ASEAN attire. Glittering charm. These described the CMU faculty and staff in their best ASEAN attire during the Employees’ Awards Night at the University Convention Center, September 13.
Employees’ Awards Night highlighted the untiring service of the distinguished faculty and staff who have rendered service to CMU for ten years and more. The awardees were recognized during the event as part of the 108th Unified Foundation Celebration and Alumni Homecoming.
In accordance with the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE), the Human Resource and Management Office (HRMO) facilitated the Search for the Outstanding Employees. It also acknowledged the exemplary contribution of employee awardees in a nomination process.
This years’ celebration was held under the theme “Embracing ASEAN Integration: CMU’s Role in Advancing Inclusive Education. “The search for outstanding faculty and staff has started since 2015. The nominee’s relevant documents were screened by the PRAISE committee.
Dir. Lourdes B. Pelaez, Director II of Civil Service Commission Field Office graced the event as the guest speaker. In her inspirational talk, she encouraged civil servants to support the celebration on its 118th year anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service.
According to her, Filipinos are excellent, talented, capable and can survive in whatever adversities. “We have proven ourselves to the world that we are a country that has all the makings of greatness,” Dir. Pelaez added.
She said: “It is commendable for CMU to have this program like the search for outstanding civil servants… in CMU it is very difficult to screen, many are nominated but few are chosen.”
Dir. Pelaez emphasized the challenges of ASEAN integration in the global arena. “There are forces of standards, international set of standards that we have to cope with, and that we have to live with,” Dir. Pelaez cited.
The awarding was divided into two parts: the presentation of loyalty awardees who rendered ten years onwards and the awarding of faculty and staff. There were two categories for the outstanding employees’ awards: for faculty – Outstanding Instructor, Outstanding Assistant Professor, and Outstanding Professor; and for staff – Outstanding Administrative Aide, Outstanding Administrative Assistant, Outstanding Administrative staff, and Outstanding Administrative Officer.
Dr. Emmanuel P. Leaño, awardee from the College of Arts and Sciences (Professor Category) gave thanks to the CMU administration and community for the award received.
As employees showed off their best attire of the night, another distinct award was given to Ms. Ma. Viviene J. Segumpan-Salon and Mr. Rustan Jay O. Bucag from the College of Education as the ‘Darling of the Crowd.’
Moreover, Dr. Athena Jan I. Derayunan from the College of Arts and Sciences and Mr. Bobby D. Visayan, University and Board Secretary were awarded as the ‘Best ASEAN attire’ for female category and male category, respectively.
After the giving of tokens and plaques to the awardees, the program was followed by a fellowship dinner together with the CMU key officials.(MJTalisay)
Here is the list of Outstanding Employees and Special Awardees:
Instructor Category Ms. Shiela Mae L. Poliran College of Business and Management
Assistant Professor Category Dr. Queenie Ann L. Curayag College of Human Ecology
Assistant Professor Category Dr. Teresita H. Borres College of Education
Professor Category Dr. Emmanuel P. Leaño College of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Aide Category
First Place Mr. Justice J. Cuchapin College of Arts and Sciences
Second Place Mr. Esterlito E. Tabamo Accounting Office
Third Place Mr. Semonico Z. Cañete Auxiliary Office
Administrative Staff Category
First Place Ms. Helen E. Panganiban University Extension Office
Second Place Ms. Leizel R. Jupakkal University Research Office
Third Place Ms. Vanissa B. Gutang University Planning and Dev’t Office
Administrative Assistant Category
First Place Ms. Conrada P. Yecyec University Extension Office
Administrative Officer Category
First Place Ms. Iris D. Opiso Financial Management Services Office
Second Place Ms. Alma S. Ilasin Office of the VPRDE
Third Place Ms. Marichu M. Bonalos College of Arts and Sciences