March 11, 2016

Most teachers hold fort in the classrooms. There are teachers however who are not bound by the four walls of the classroom. These are the mobile teachers who patiently pursue their tasks in less comfortable environments.

One such teacher is Jinglebert Collado, an Alternative Learning System (ALS) mobile teacher in Davao del Norte.

Teacher Jinglebert catered to the learning needs of the Dibabawon and Ata tribes of Davao del Norte in Mindanao. These indigenous groups have built their communities far from mainstream society, so he had to travel to reach and interact with them.

Also, he did not live the traditional class teacher’s lifestyle that revolved around lesson plans and school calendars. In teaching the tribes, he also had to learn about their culture and lifestyle. To gain their trust and attention, he had to be one with the community. He also did not limit himself to teaching academic concepts and principles; he also paid attention to building life skills that would greatly help communities engage in livelihood projects and employment opportunities later on.
 
Teacher Jinglebert believes that “teaching is touching lives forever”. He is guided by the adage, “give people fish and they’ll eat for a day, but teach them how to fish and they’ll eat for a lifetime.
 
When he accepted his assignment as a mobile teacher, he began a journey literally and figuratively, a journey that led him to receive the CSC Pagasa Award for his commitment and dedication.
 
The CSC is in a continuous search for public servants like Jinglebert Collado. CSC encourages the public to look for outstanding state workers by sharing stories of remarkable accomplishments and pleasant encounters with them.
 
“We are encouraging the public to submit nominations to the Search to recognize our lingkod bayani who helped transform the civil service to one that we can truly be proud of—makatao at may malasakit sa lahat—and who have committed themselves to effect exemplary public service,” said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala.
 
All employees in the career and non-career service of the government, including appointive barangay officials and employees recognized as government employees, may be nominated. Employees who are under job order or contracts of service are excluded from the program.
 
The Search forms part of CSC’s Honor Awards Program (HAP), and has three award categories.
 
The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is conferred to an individual or group for exceptional or extraordinary contributions that had nationwide impact.
 
The Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or the Dangal ng Bayan Award is conferred to an individual for performance of extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of his/her adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
 
The CSC Pagasa Award is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government.
 
Nominations for all award categories can be submitted to any CSC provincial/field or regional office until March 31, 2016. Only nominations with complete requirements will be accommodated for screening and evaluation.
 
Nomination forms and guidelines are available online. For further inquiries, please contact the HAP Secretariat at telephone numbers (02) 931-7993, (02) 932-0381, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .