BUTUAN CITY – 03/01/2022

Regional Director Ma. Gemma Mercado Ledesma spearheaded DepEd Caraga’s annual Bulawanong Pasidungog 2021 through the Human Resource Development Division led by Dr. Flordelisa R. Dalin and the PRAISE Committee yesterday, February 28, at the Amontay Beach Resort, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

The event aimed to recognize the outstanding contributions and exemplary achievements of Education Program Supervisors, Non-Teaching Personnel Level 1, Non-Teaching Personnel Level 2, and employees who have been in the service for 15 to 35 years.

The following were the nominees, finalists, and awardees for the different categories, to wit:

• Outstanding Education Program Supervisor
a. Dr. Edmund D. Mendoza- Quality Assurance Division (Winner)
b. Dr. Violeta C. Nunez- Human Resource Development Division (Finalist)

• Outstanding Non-Teaching Personnel Level 1
a. Coniefe C. Artista – Administrative Assistant I from the Quality Assurance Division (Certificate of Nomination)
b. Menchie L. Salang – Administrative Assistant I from the Records Unit, Administrative Services Division (Certificate of Nomination)

• Outstanding Non-Teaching Personnel Level 2
a. Megnon P. Beldad- Program Development Officer II from the Education Support Services Division (Winner)
b. Sheryl R. Puyo- Administrative Officer V from the Personnel Unit, Administrative Services Division (Finalist)

Furthermore, the Service Loyalty Awardees were the following:

• 15 years
o Jonathan F. Garzon-Education Program Supervisor, FTAD

• 20 years
o Sheryl R. Puyo- HRMO, Personnel Unit
o Rosalinda A. Sajol- Administrative Aide, ASD
o Dr. Gladys S. Asis- EPS, CLMD
o Dr. Violeta C. Nunez- OIC-Chief, PPRD
o Anven P. Maglasang- AO IV, RPSU Head
o Evelyn C. Buo- AO V, Budget Unit
o Paulita S. Lomonsod- Legal Assistant II

• 25 years
o Danilo G. Sotto- Administrative Aide I, Accounting Unit
o Elaine N. Navaroo- SAO, Finance Division

• 30 years
o Manuel O. Caberte- OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent
o Meriam C. Dela Rita- Supervising Administrative Officer, ASD
o Elizabeth M. Ysulan- EPS, CLMD
o Atty. Fiel Y. Almendra, CESO V- Assistant Regional Director
o Ma. Gemma Mercado Ledesma- Regional Director

• 35 years
o Dr. Isidro M. Biol Jr.- Chief, CLMD
o Julieta P. Erazo- EPS, CLMD

After the awarding ceremony, officials and employees of the regional office then paid tribute to its retirees, namely Mr. Owen Ronald B. Elicano, Administrative Officer V, and Mr. Nestor J. Berdera, both from the General Services Unit Administrative Services Division.

In her message, RD Ledesma praised all the awardees and thanked them for their sacrifices in performing their duties as public officials and as members of DepEd Caraga.

“Our success and outstanding performance do not come from doing something out of the ordinary or from something that we have not done before. We do things that fall within our level of competence, not beyond. It is all about what we can do and not about what we cannot do.” said RD Ledesma, inspiring everyone to seek excellence in every task that they are assigned to do.

After the ceremony, RD Ledesma led all employees outdoors for some fun games and activities as she raffled off various items and cash gifts to the delight of everyone. Ms. Junnah Tiu and Mr. Dan Ralph Subla hosted the events.