The Iriga City government was selected as Bicol region’s Outstanding Local Government Unit (non-accredited category) by the Civil Service Commission, Regional Office No. 5 during the awards rites held at the La Roca Suites in Legazpi City on Sept. 8, 2010 with no less than Legazpi City Mayor Geraldine Rosal, Albay Vice Gov. Harold Imperial and CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III, in attendance.
Iriga City won over five other LGUs shortlisted for the award. The other finalists were the municipalities of Mobo and Baleno in Masbate province, Municipalities of Libon and Polangui in Albay, and the municipality of Bulusan in Sorsogon.
The award is given annually to the most outstanding LGU in the Bicol region in recognition of their “exemplary performance and unwavering support to public personnel management.
This is the first time Iriga has been a finalist for the prestigious award, which excited the members of the city’s contingent attended that awarding rites.
The group composed of human resources management personnel and other department heads, who was the largest contingent there, came full force, even standing up all at once when Iriga’s name was called as winners to the amusement of everybody else.
Dr. Nenet B. Beriña also won over four other Human Resources Management Practitioners (HRMPs) when she was adjudged as the Region’s Outstanding HRMP for LGUs (non accredited category).
The other finalists were Jesus Gabionza of Bulusan, Ida P. Reforsado of Polangui, Concepcion A. Duran of Mobo, and Marites A. Reolo of Libon.
Iriga City Water District also made it as one of six finalists vying for the Outstanding NGA/WD/SUC accredited category.
Other winners honored during the awards rites are:
Naga City – Accredited LGU
Tabaco Water District – Accredited NGA/WD/SUC
Nida Bunoan of Aroroy, Masbate-HRMP Accredited LGU
Cynthia Extremadura of Magallanes, Sorsogon-HRMP Accredited LGU
Theresa B. Velasco of Tabaco City Water Dist.- HRMP Accredited NGA/WD/SUC
Eva V. Fraginal of NIA RO5- HRMP Non-accredited NGA/WD/SUC Chin Pineda