QUEZON CITY, Feb. 21 (PIA) -- Six local government operations officers (LGOOs) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government-National Capital Region are among the passers of the Dec. 1, 2019 Career Executive Service-Written Examination or CES-WE, with LGOO V Jean Redi Briones making it to the top ten, an article posted on its website said.
Briones ranked ninth with a score of 90.89% out of the 264 passers of the Nationwide CESWE.
The CES-WE is the first of four-stage CES Eligibility Examination Process to obtain CES eligibility. The Career Executive Service is the 'third level' or the managerial class in the group of career positions in the Philippine civil service. The CES was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1 to "form a continuing pool of well-selected and development-oriented career administrators who shall provide competent and faithful service."
Briones serves as chief of the Peace and Order and Public Safety Section of the Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division, with project management and development on concerns relating to public safety as his specialization. He gained recognition as an outstanding RPOC focal person for his efforts in making the Regional Peace and Order Council-National Capital Region (RPOC-NCR) the best RPOC in the country, as recognized by the National Peace and Order Council.
He also represented DILG-NCR in the Development Academy of the Philippines' 2019 Public Management and Development Program for middle managers.
Apart from Briones, LGOOs VI Abigayle Baligod, Ana Jury Castillo, Franie Rios, and LGOOs V Lea Evangelista and Zotico Gerson Villanueva Jr. passed the CES-WE.
Baligod, who holds a Juris Doctor degree is currently the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Regional Director, overseeing daily technical and administrative operations of the regional office and provides support to its legal unit.
Castillo, who is an environmental planner is a key figure on local development planning of DILG-NCR and serves as the assistant division chief of the Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD).
Moreover, Rios, a lawyer, is currently assigned in DILG Pasay Field Office and is a proponent of the Kambal Konsehal program, a mentoring program between city and barangay councilors for the creation of responsive ordinances in the communities and the city.
On the other hand, Evangelista, a licensed electronics and communication engineer heads the Local Government Compliance Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation and Special Project Section which is responsible for the timely submission of compliances of LGUs to the central office.
Villanueva, leads LGCDD's Capacity Development and Technical Assistance Section and is at the forefront of DILG-NCR's efforts for Gender and Development (GAD). As a GAD advocate and environmental planner, he is currently working on the mainstreaming and institutionalizing GAD tools in local development plans for gender-responsive local governance.
For DILG-NCR Regional Director Maria Lourdes Agustin, the accomplishment of DILG-NCR's LGOOs is a reflection of its commitment to the matino, mahusay, at maaasahang brand of DILG. She noted that 2 DILG-NCR LGOOs were also part of the top ten of the June 2019 CES-WE.
"The accomplishment of our people shows the region's desire to provide top-notch service that our clients deserve. This is a proud moment for our region as we reap the fruits of our investment in our people," she noted.
Out of 397 examinees, 264 passed the written examination. (PIA NCR)