The Career Executive Service Board (CESB) names five (5) awardees to the 2012 Gawad CES: Undersecretary ALICIA D. BALA, Department of Social Welfare and Development; Provincial Director, GRACE F. BALUYAN, Department of Trade and Industry Kalinga; Regional Director ARNEL B. GARCIA, Department of Social Welfare and Development Region II; Regional Director BRENDA N. MANZANO, Department of Science and Technology Region IX; and OIC Schools Division Superintendent RAMIR B. UYTICO, Department of Education Division of Dumaguete City.
A Presidential Award given annually, GAWAD CES was established by virtue of Executive Order No. 715 on March 28, 2008. The award recognizes members in the Career Executive Service (CES) for exemplary performance and significant contributions, particularly in the areas of innovation, information and communication technology, social services, administrative reforms and public policy.
The 2012 Search for GAWAD CES included a two-tiered rigorous evaluation screening. A Screening Committee composed of previous GAWAD CES winners initially short-listed the nominees into eleven finalists. The finalists were subjected to a field validation of accomplishments and performance. The final selection was done by the Committee on Awards that is chaired by Presidential Communications Operations Office’s (PCOO) Secretary Hon. Herminio B. Coloma, Jr. This year’s judges also included Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government Associate Dean Dr. Mario C. Villaverde, People Management Association of the Philippines’ Immediate President Mr. Arthur Luis P. Florentin, Manila Bulletin Publishing Company’s Assistant Editor-in-Chief Mr. Vicente Edgardo C. Bartilad, CESB Board Members Mr. Antonio D. Kalaw Jr., Mr. David Cabanag and Ms. Charito Elegir.
The Awardees shall receive a plaque of recognition from His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III and a PhP100,000.00 cash prize.
The 2012 Gawad CES awarding ceremonies will be on July 31, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at the Heroes Hall, Malacañang Palace, Manila.