DepEd PRAISE honors 2015 top performing offices and employees

LA TRINIDAD – After objective assessments and validations, the Programs on Awards Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) committee of the Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Region (DepED-CAR) recognized and awarded in a fitting ceremony the top performing Schools Division Offices (SDO), schools, school heads, teachers and non-teaching employees in the region last January 7.

The Division of Baguio City was adjudged the Best Performing SDO for its institutionalized Performance Management and Awards System which they use as basis for rewards and recognition of their teaching and non-teaching employees, project advocacies, curriculum implementation, and community service, among others.

After receiving their award, Baguio City’s OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Agustin P. Laban III said that the performance of their employees can be attributed to their division’s rewards system or practice of acknowledging outstanding employees which further inspires and challenges their employees to do more for the service and to strive with a purpose because in the end, they get what they deserve.

He also shared the commendable efforts of the Best Performing Non-Teaching Personnel Alfonso L. Awas of Baguio City High School. Awas is a utility staff of the school for several years and is under the school’s and Parents and Teachers Association’s payroll.

The search committee echoed Laban’s commendation of Awas. The committee, through on-site interviews of other employees of Baguio City High School and further investigation, learned about the praiseworthy efforts of Awas.

Glenn B. Duguis of Benguet Division and Gary B. Tukaki of Guinzadan National High School, Mt. Province were second and third placers under the non-teaching personnel category.

The top three best performing public elementary schools are Loo Elementary School of Benguet followed by San Luis Elementary School of Baguio City and Casigayan Elementary School of Tabuk City.

Under the public secondary school category, Baguio City High School garnered first while Pingad National High School of Mt. Province and Lepanto National High School of Benguet settled for second, and third respectively.

For the best performing public elementary school teachers, Chadrey T. Madume of San Luis Elementary, Baguio City was adjudged first. Teresita S. Madino of Loo Elementary School, Benguet and Olivia D. Eheng of Burnay Elementary School, Ifugao were adjudged second and third, correspondingly.

On the other hand, in the secondary school teacher category, first placer is Marites V. Osoteo of Baguio City High School followed by Junjun L. Mek-eng of Mt. Data National High School, Mt. Province.

In the school head category, best performing public elementary school heads are Rufina A. Suanding of San Luis Elementary School, Baguio City, Marilyn B. Pecua of Dilag Elementary School, Tabuk City and Rosa A. Kiser of Mt. Province SPED Center, Mt. Province.

Best performing public secondary school head was Georgina C. Ducayso of Tublay School od Home Industries and best performing private elementary and secondary school head was Evangeline Rachel Salinas-Mandapat of H.O.P.E Christian Academy, Inc., Benguet.

Adjudged best performing education supervisors were Renaldo D. Umayat of Baguio City, Joseph L. Daganos of Benguet, and Silverio W. Tawatao of Kalinga.

The recognition and awards program for top performing offices and employees aims to recognize and reward outstanding achievements in the delivery of basic education, encourage innovative and sustainable practices in education and promote quality performance and commitment to public service. – Georaloy I. Palao-ay