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The Career Executive Service Governing Board

The Career Executive Service Board is the governing body of the CES. The CESB is mandated to promulgate rules, standards and procedures on the selection, classification, compensation and career development of members of the CES.

The CESB is composed of eight (8) members, namely: the Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the President of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) as ex-officio members, and six (6) others appointed by the President of the Philippines for a term of six (6) years.

Day-to-day operations are handled by the CESB Secretariat headed by an Executive Director and a Deputy Executive Director. Five (5) operating divisions are tasked to handle specific program areas.



Civil Service Commission and
Career Executive Service Board Chairperson

Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) once acted as deputy secretary-general of the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.

She served the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in 1976 as a training officer and left the department in 2005 as an Undersecretary.

Chairperson Bala was appointed CESO Rank I in 2010 and was conferred the Presidential Gawad CES in 2012.

She completed her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of the Philippines.



President and Chief Executive Officer
Development Academy of the Philippines

Officer-in-Charge, Development Academy of the Philippines

BM Magdalena L. Mendoza, fondly called “Dedeng” by her family and colleagues, is currently the Senior Vice President and Alternate of the President of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). Apart from her managerial responsibilities, she provides high-level management consulting, research, policy advisory, and capacity building to the Philippine government.

Combining her passion in public governance and education, Dedeng shares her knowledge and expertise by teaching at the DAP School of Public and Development Management as lead faculty for the Master in Productivity and Quality Management and the Governance Module of the Master in Public Management.

She received her Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1983 and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering in 1991 from the University of the Philippines. In 2008, she earned her Master's Degree in Public Administration from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the University of Singapore.

Moreover, she has been cited for various awards including the President's Citation for Breakthrough Contributions as PPQTI-DPPC Project Team in Janualy 1995; Certificate of Recognition for the Japan International Cooperation Agency as Productivity Development Program for the Republic of the Philippines in September 1994; and the Natatanging Obandeño in the Field of Public Service in May 2003.



Board Member

Board Member Elegir has vast experience working with the country's top leaders.

She was a former Deputy Head of the Presidential Management Staff from 2002- 2009, Undersecretary from 2003 - 2009, and Assistant Secretary from 1998 - 2003.

A pride of Santiago, Isabela, Board Member Elegir took her Master of Science in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom and her Master of Arts in Corporate Planning / Economic Research from the Center for Research and Communication.

She finished her Bachelor of Science in Commerce at the University of Santo Tomas in 1964.



Board Member

Board Member Cruzado is a familiar figure to the Community and the Board. As the President of the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers (NUCESO) from 2006 to 2009, she used to occupy an observer seat in the Board.

A CESO III, she spent 44 fruitful years in government service, 22 years of which as Deputy Administrator of the NAMRIA from 1987 to 2009.

While serving as NAMRIA Deputy Administrator, she covered several grounds in the area of environment management after being assigned in different offices within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

She also served as Senior Department Manager in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation from 2008-2010.

She earned her Master's degree in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines and Public Administration from the University of the Philippines.

She also has Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from the University of the Philippines.



Board Member

BM Metin is a familiar figure in the CES Community as this is his second term as its Board Member, having appointed to the same position in 2006 until 2010. He was Undersecretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from 2003 to 2004 and in that period, he accomplished a lot of innovations such as introducing a competency-based assessment and placement of DENR Directors and increasing the local capacity of extension workers through intensive training and provision of logistic support.

Board Member Metin, who hails from Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro holds a Doctor of Public Administration, Master in Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degrees, all of which he completed from the University of the Philippines.



Board Member

Atty. Alberto A. Bernardo is the current Deputy Executive Secretary for Internal Audit (DESIA) in the Office of the President (OP) and holds the rank of Career Executive Service Officer I (CESO I) in the career service. As DESIA, his work encompasses the conduct of audit, good governance and anti-corruption measures in the OP-Proper, Office of the Vice-President and other agencies under OP.

DES Bernardo holds Bachelor Degrees in Commerce and Law. He took and passed the CPA Licensure Examination in May 1979 at the age of 19. In the same year, he entered law school as a working student and subsequently took and passed the Bar Examination in 1984. He also holds two Doctoral Degrees in Peace and Security Administration and in Criminology and a Master's Degree in National Security Administration.

He underwent specialized trainings to include Advanced Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the US Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations Division of the US Department of Treasury.



Board Member

Board Member


Board Member

Atty. Erwin M. Enad is concurrently the Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President at the Office of the President.

He earned his Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo de Davao University in 2003. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2003 having passed the bar examinations held that year. In 2007, he earned his Master in Management degree from the University of the Philippines – Mindanao.

In 2008, he completed the Training Program for Young Leaders – Legal and Judicial System Development Programme sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held in Tokyo, Japan. In the same year, he completed the Executive Course on Governance and Strategic Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Makati City.

He previously served as Special Prosecution Officer at the Office of the Ombudsman-Mindanao and Chief of the Regional Legal Service of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Region XI.

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