Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala challenged Bohol to become first province to champion Human Resource in the whole country.
She hailed the transformation of Bohol which she attributed to innovations and strategies, among which is the holding of the first ever Human Resource Summit that she keynoted on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Bohol Cultural Center.
Bala, who used to serve the Department of Social Welfare and Development said she is witness to how Bohol rose from being top 20 poorest provinces to its growth and development today.
The innovations and strategies that Bohol adopted in governance, including human resource management, makes Bohol a cut above the rest, she stated.
Bala shared one of HR gains is the recent adoption and signing of the Declaration of Role of civil service in achieving community goals by the ASEAN leaders on its 50th year.
Civil servants are a backbone of good governance and the declarations ensures commitment to sustainable development in the ASEAN region through human resource development, she added.
Gov. Edgar Chatto for his part expressed support for Human Resource activities such as the summit.
New innovations and strategies to answer to constituents are welcome as the governor recognized the important role of government employees in public service. More importantly, the governor underscored joy and compassion in serving the people as a necessity to being civil servants.
Chatto has always put premium on human resource as he believes progress and development stems from a strong and able workforce.
Organized by the Bohol Council of Human Resource Practitioners headed by provincial human resource officer Jo Relampagos, the CSC, and the Provincial Government recognized Human Resource champions in Bohol which best practices contribute to the promotion and elevation of the state of human resource in the province and the country.
Awarded plaques were the Provincial Government of Bohol and LGUs of Bien Unido, Tagbilaran City, Talibon, Inabanga, Trinidad, and San Miguel.
The summit is themed Evolving Compassionate Public Service and is part of the celebration of the 117th Civil Service Anniversary.
Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap welcomed participants from LGUs, and national government agencies.
Bala, Acting Gov. Benjie Arcamo, and First Lady and Mayor Pureza Veloso-Chatto cut the ribbon to open the exhibit of best practices in Human Resource.
The summit discussed CSC program on meritocracy and excellence PRIME, policy updates, and change management from resource speakers who include CSC Regional Director Editha Lozano, CSC Bohol field director Elizabeth Mateo, Negros field director Atty. Gina Crucio, and CSC-7 Atty. Ariel Bacatan. (Leah/EDCOM)