In line with the celebration of Women’s Month 2015, the NAMRIA GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) conducted its first GAD Quiz Bee on 19 March 2015 at the NAMRIA lecture hall.
NAMRIA personnel went to the lecture hall to cheer on and give their moral support to their respective teams. The teams were composed of the following: Rosal H. Dolanas, Rico P. Mendoza, and Norman N. Boydon for Geospatial Information System Management Branch (GISMB); Lew Anthony A. Quincena, Bai Dyanna G. Sinsuat, and Kerwin C. Ferrer for Hydrography Branch (HB); Sheila P. Eugenio, Roger G. De Luna, and Hennesey R. Marohom for Mapping and Geodesy Branch (MGB); Cristina M. Montoya, Reneo B. Vicente, and Rose Arianne E. Borlaza for Resource Data Analysis Branch (RDAB); and Nessil Marie B. Gonzalvo, Alex Leonard R. Garbo, and Anjanette V. Alabas for Support Services Branch (SSB). Ms. Dolanas, Mr. Quincena, Ms. Eugenio, Ms. Montoya, and Ms. Gonzalvo served as Captains of their respective teams.
In her message, RDAB Director and concurrent NAMRIA GFPS Focal Person, Dr. Rijaldia N. Santos, motivated the teams to do well. She further stressed the importance of having knowledge on women concerns and on GAD as a whole.
Teams GISMB and MGB were eliminated in the first round of competition while Teams RDAB, HB, and SSB moved on to the second and final round. Team RDAB placed first, Team HB second place, and Team SSB third place.
NAMRIA Deputy Administrator and concurrent NAMRIA GFPS Adviser, Efren P. Carandang, congratulated all the teams for their participation and to the GAD Quiz Bee committee for a job well done. He expressed his pleasure with the idea of having this kind of activity again in the future. “Marami akong bagong kaalaman na nakuha mula sa mga tanong na ibinigay,” he said further.
The Board of Judges in charge of complaints resolution during the conduct of the GAD Quiz Bee was composed of MGB Assistant Director Ofelia T. Castro, Board Chairperson, with Geospatial Information Services Division (GISD)-GISMB Chief Maria Romina D. Pe Benito and Administrative Division-SSB OIC Administrative Officer Xenia R. Andres as Board Members.
Mr. Jeffrey A. Quodala of GISD-GISMB was the GAD Quiz Bee Team Leader and the Quizmaster, with the support of the temporary special working committee created for its purpose composed of Ms. Pe Benito, Mr. Quincena, Ms. Trinidad R. Garbo, Ms. Sylvia L. Esperanza, Ms. Zenaida A. Leaño, Ms. Jeanevie T. Habitan, Ms. Jzan Brie P. Galvez, Ms. Maria Isabel V. Calivara, Mr. Jonathan S. Ballesteros, Mr. John Richard R. Bongalos, Ms. Arlene M. Balauro, Mr. Keith C. Lagunday, Ms. Aileen H. Argente, Mr. Andy Nicolas G. Adeva, Ms. Michelle Ann M. Aguilar, and Mr. Arnie A. Berriber.
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