12 November 2021 - Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Search for Outstanding Government Workers will be conferred recognition during an online awards rites to be aired on 15 November at 2 p.m. via the Radio Television Malacañang’s Facebook page and YouTube channel and the Civil Service Commission’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites the public to watch the broadcast of the awards rites and join in expressing appreciation and paying tribute to the country’s exemplary government workers.

The winners come from three (3) award categories. The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award recognizes exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security, and patrimony.

The CSC Pagasa Award is given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government.

Meanwhile, the Dangal ng Bayan Award is given to an individual for exemplary ethical behavior in observance of the code of conduct under Republic Act No. 6713.

Nationwide impact

The 2020 winners of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award are all groups. These are the Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter Team of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute; Bayawan Aquaculture Team of the City Government of Bayawan, Negros Oriental; and National Retail Payment System (NRPS) Core Team of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

The NRPS Core Team will be recognized for creating a platform that allowed interoperability of all payment systems, resulting to better services for consumers. It spurred the use of payment platforms such as PESONet and InstaPay, which hastened migration to online payments and provided wider financial inclusion for its digital-enabled system.

Meanwhile, the 2021 recipients of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan are University Researcher II/Scientist I Nelly Siababa Aggangan of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines Los Baños; Deputy Executive Director IV Flordeliza Hidalgo Bordey of the Philippine Rice Research Institute; Director III Rey Mancera Cueva of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority- Agusan del Norte Provincial Office; Police Chief PGEN Guillermo Lorenzo Tolentino Eleazar of the Philippine National Police; Agricultural Center Chief II/Scientist I Angel Balisi Encarnacion of the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Director IV Dr. Gerardo Dizon Legaspi of the University of the Philippines Manila-Philippine General Hospital; Executive Director IV Dr. Rose Marie Rosete Liquete of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Quezon City; the Hope Behind Bars Project of the Bataan Peninsula State University; and the Outpatient Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

Outstanding contributions

The CSC Pagasa awardees for 2020 are composed of the End Hunger Program Team of the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro; the Medical Social Welfare Department of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center; Principal I Jesus Catigan Insilada of Caninguan National High School in Lambunao, Iloilo; and Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer IV Gerard Marta Lavadia of Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The End Hunger Program Team of the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro will be cited for adopting an effective approach to end malnutrition and undernutrition, achieving the highest average rehabilitation rate at 90.69% and exceeding the nationwide target of 70% set by the Department of Education (DepEd).

Completing the list are 2021 CSC Pagasa awardees: Professor VI Ambrose Hans Guiyab Aggabao of Isabela State University; Supervising Science Research Specialist/Scientist I Dr. Ester Battad Flores of the Philippine Carabao Center; Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Carmel Bonifacio Garcia of the Provincial Government of Catanduanes; Master Teacher I Hadjuria Cornelio Gonzales of Tagabakid Elementary School in Mati City, Davao Oriental; the COVID-19 Crisis Management Team of National Kidney and Transplant Institute; Jobscouts: Pathfinders of Employment Opportunities of the City Government of Tagum, Davao del Norte; and Technology Commercialization Team of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology, Los Baños, Laguna.

Exemplary ethical behavior

The recipients of the 2020 Dangal ng Bayan Award are Principal III Jeremy Atun Cruz of Pagasa National High School in Legazpi City; Teacher I Jeffrey Galera Dimalig of Mate Elementary School, Tayabas, Quezon; Principal I Gregorio Apues Legal of Mary Perpetua E. Brioso National High School, Masbate City; Administrative Aide I Dennis Llanes Suero of the Schools Division Office of DepEd, Vigan City; Medical Specialist III Dr. Elizabeth Jaravata Batino of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center; Daycare Worker Dina Entendez Diaz of the Local Government of Surigao City; Master Teacher I Edgar Tolentino Elago of Jagupit National High School in Agusan del Norte; and Administrative Aide IV Benito Ronato Ong of the Commission on Audit.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Dangal ng Bayan awardees are Administrative Aide I John Laumoc Alcazarin of the Municipal Government of Numancia, Aklan; Administrative Aide VI Anthony Durante Atas of Commission on Audit-Regional Office I, San Fernando City, La Union; Medical Technologist I Lucia Jacinta Santiago Benter of the Municipal Government of La Trinidad, Benguet; Instructor I Don Sean Arvie Valenzuela Buencamino of Aurora State College of Technology in Baler, Aurora; Master Teacher I Ma. Theresa Hermoso Criste of DepEd-Schools Division of Cavite; Medical Specialist III Dr. Jose Jonas Diño del Rosario of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital; Teacher II Sherwyne Tubal Manlangit of Cagraray Elementary School in Bato, Catanduanes; Administrative Aide III Aquilino Ronquillo Mapili Jr. of the Municipal Government of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Education Program Specialist II Markson Bosquillos Mejia of DepEd-Schools Division of Sorsogon City; and Head Teacher III Analyn Climaco Perez of Dina-ut Elementary School in Altavas, Aklan.

2020 Dangal ng Bayan awardee Dr. Elizabeth Jaravata Batino, Head of the Women and Children Protection Unit of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, created a safe haven for women and children who are victims of violence and abuse by providing essential bio-medical, psychosocial, and legal assistance to facilitate recovery from trauma and stigma. Her resourcefulness enabled the WCPU to provide comprehensive services which include 24/7 availability of medical social welfare assistance, ready to use rape kit, and a full-time detail of a police officer.

The annual Search for Outstanding Government Workers is administered by the CSC’s Honor Awards Program (HAP). For more information on the Search and the awardees, contact the HAP Secretariat, Public Assistance and Information Office through email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Contact Center ng Bayan email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; and via the CSC Facebook page.