by Office of Publication & Information
The Institute gave citations and cash awards to 12 personnel from the Administrative & Non-Teaching staff and 27 faculty members as the 2016 Outstanding Employees of MSU-IIT during the Christmas Party held at the Gymnasium on December 21, 2016.
The PRAISE awards were to recognize the achievements of MSU-IIT employees based on a Civil Service requirement and to correct an omission in giving out the awards for about 10 years, according to Chair of the PRAISE Awards and Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance (VCAF) Dr. David N. Almarez in a brief phone interview with OPI.
Almarez acknowledged “some errors” in the implementation of the PRAISE awards but, he said, “it is a good start and later we can institute reforms to this”.
Ms. Cynthia Sagario of the Human Resource Management Division (HRMD) told OPI that the PRAISE awards were approved for implementation by the MSUS Board of Regents on July 29, 2016. The PRAISE awards is to be distinguished from the Exemplary awards employees receive during Charter Day on July 12 each year.
Nominees to this year’s first PRAISE awards were selected based on a set of criteria and interviews by a panel of interviewers. They had to make the grade of at least 80 per cent to be able to receive the award.
The 12 faculty members who received the awards for various categories were:
Institute Faculty Award (Cash Prize P40,000.00): Sergio R. Canoy, Jr. (CSM)
College Award: Instruction (Cash Prize P10,000.00 each): Mary Ann S. Sandoval (CASS); Divina Corazon M. Gallardo (CBAA); Monera A. Salic (CEd); Cesar S. Gabo (COET Tech); Leah May P. Madjus (CON); Ruben F. Amparado (CSM); Michael A. Nabua (SCS).
Research (Cash Prize P20,000.00 each): Sulpecia L. Ponce (CASS); Pamela F. Resurreccion (CBAA); Imelu G. Mordeno (CEd); Jeprie L. Gultia (COET Tech); Roselyn M. Butalid (CON); Olga M. Nuneza (CSM); Lemuel Clark Velasco (SCS).
Extension (Cash Prize P10,000.00 each): Maria Cecilia M. Ferolin (CASS); May A. Canedo (CEd); Roque B. Requino (COET Tech); Karen R. Veloso (CON); Rosario L. Reserva (CSM); Orven E. Llantos (SCS).
College (Cash Prize P10,000.00 each): Liwayway S. Viloria (CASS); Julita W. Bokingo (CBAA); Josefina M. Tabudlong (CEd); Chinet M. Overstreet (COET Tech); Gloria Shiela E. Coyoca (CON); Sergio R. Canoy, Jr. (CSM) and Cenie V. Malabanan (SCS). For this award, Canoy received only the cash prize for the Institute Faculty Award.
The 12 personnel from the Administrative & Non-Teaching Employees:
Institute Level (Best Cost Center Head Award – Cash Prize P25,000.00 each)
Akima M. Bangcola (Budget); Dr. Mohammad Putting (Clinic); Kristela Diana Mae R. De la Rama (Accounting); Eduardito C. Maruhom (Security); Zayda O. Macarambon (Cultural Development Office).
Administrative & Non-Teaching Employees Union (ANTEU) Awards (Cash Prize P25,000.00):
Best Section Head Award: Rodelito E. De la Cruz (Supply Office)
Best Administrative & Non-Teaching Employee Award (Cash Prize P20,000.00): Fe Palmero (CASS); Victoria Panes and Ofelia M. Japzon (Purchasing); Bainora Amate (OVCPD).
Best Administrative & Non-Teaching Support Employee Award (Cash Prize P15,000.00): Romeo C. Patayon (Supply Office).
Best Administrative & Non-Teaching Research and Extension Employee Award (Cash Prize P15,000.00): Irene A. Estrada (OVCRE).
Members of the PRAISE Awards Committee were VCAF Almarez, Prof. Elmer Nacua, Acting Head of the HRMD, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Dr. Feliciano Alagao, Monawira A. Ali, President of the Administrative & Non-Teaching Employees Union (ANTEU) and Santiago R. Evasco, Jr., President of the Faculty Union.