NAMRIA has once again proven its commitment in observing important public service milestones. This time, amidst an emergency health crisis, the agency kicked off its virtual celebration of the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) celebration via Facebook streaming on 01 September 2020.
He recounted how, for the last six months, the agency’s very own information system portal has played a huge part in supporting its operations. Activities and events such as employee engagement; learning and development; courses and trainings; and, recruitment, selection, and placement have gradually transitioned from physical to digital. The COVID Map App was produced, in collaboration with the Department of Health, to disseminate to the general public vital information related to the pandemic.
The Administrator concluded with a reminder to continue these good practices and embrace the human side of digital transformation: showing empathy, providing support mechanisms, managing change, fostering a learning culture, and empowering employees.
Also included in the program was a pre-recorded doxology by Ms. Rosalyn D. Sontillanosa and Mr. Aljerico A. Alcala, while the national anthem was sung by the NAMRIA Choir. The recitation of the Panunumpa ng Katapatan sa Watawat ng Pilipinas and of the Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno was led by Deputy Administrators Jose C. Cabanayan, Jr. and Efren P. Carandang, respectively. The Credo of the Public Servant of former Civil Service Commissioner Amado T. del Rosario was read by Geospatial Information System Management Branch (GISMB) Director John Santiago F. Fabic, Mapping and Geodesy Branch (MGB) Director Ruel DM. Belen, Resource Data Analysis Branch (RDAB) Director Rijaldia N. Santos, Support Services Branch (SSB) Director Febrina E. Damaso, and Hydrography Branch (HB) Director Commander Antonio G. Valenzuela, Jr. The recitation of the NAMRIA Quality Policy was led by Organization of NAMRIA Employees (ONE) Representative, Albert Morris D. Odtohan.
Deputy Administrator Cabanayan leads the recitation of the "Panunumpa ng Katapatan sa Watawat ng Pilipinas."
Deputy Administrator Carandang leads the recitation of the "Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno."
The "Credo of the Public Servant" was read by...
...GISMB Director Fabic,... ...MGB Director Belen,...
...RDAB Director Santos,... ...SSB Director Damaso, and...
...HB Director Valenzuela.
ONE Representative, Mr. Odtohan leads the recitation of the NAMRIA Quality Policy.
In addition, the activities lined up for the month-long celebration were presented. The following are the four sub-themes and activities: Linggo ng Lingkod Bayani – virtual kick-off celebration and physical and digital display of PCSA banners in Fort Bonifacio, San Nicolas, Magnetics Observatory, survey vessels, NAMRIA website, and official social media accounts; Linggo ng Yaman Tao – webinars, e-learning sessions, vaccination programs, and competitions such as photo-story, spoken poetry, slogan making, and poster making; Linggo ng Malasakit – online workshops and morale and welfare activities; and Linggo ng Pasasalamat – a live stream of NAMRIA thanksgiving Mass, announcement of competition winners, and the loyalty service awards ceremony of the Program on Rewards, Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence. Zenaida A. Leaño of SSB hosted NAMRIA’s virtual PCSA kick-off event.
NAMRIA Administrator Tiangco also presided over the oath-taking ceremony for newly-hired and promoted employees. Aside from online, the event utilized three venues, namely: NAMRIA Administrator’s Office, Boardroom, and Lecture Hall in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City to adhere to the guidelines and protocols of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Screenshots taken of the oath-taking event...
The newly-hired and promoted employees from the different Branches are the following: MGB – Cesar B. Buenaobra, Engineer IV; Froilan D. Cortez, Photographic Color Processor III; Johny Rey I. Montemayor, Photographer III; Rosell A. Carranza, Cartographer II; Mario Gabriel R. Orantia, Cartographer I; and Arnold R. Santos, Surveyman • RDAB – Gemini Chris D. Saludar, Administrative Aide VI (Clerk III) • SSB – Lorenzo W. Fernandez, Accountant III; April Gem R. Mendoza, Administrative Officer V (Management and Audit Analyst III); and Conrado F. Apolonio, Administrative Officer II (Budget Officer I) • HB – Jomar R. Manaois, Probationary Ensign and Janine Ann D. Magmoyao, Probationary Ensign. Gemavill M. Retardo of HB emceed the event.
NAMRIA’s virtual PCSA kick-off event was organized and conducted by SSB with the support of GISMB.