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PHilMech recognizes Natatanging Kawani, Dangal ng PHilMech

In its 43rd anniversary, the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) recognized its Natatanging Kawani for their outstanding performance in the year 2020.

Dr. Baldwin G. Jallorina, PHilMech Director IV, together with Arnel Ramir M. Apaga, Director I and Dr. Michael Gragasin, Asst. Director, led the awarding ceremony on May 27, 2021during the agency’s blended online and physical celebration via Zoom platform and at the PHilMech Auditorium.

The Natatanging Kawani of PHilMech is an annual search of outstanding employees of PHilMech. It is a means of paying tribute to employees’ outstanding performance contributing to the agency’s fulfilment of its mandate in terms of Research & Development, Training and Extension, and Support Services.

The following are this year’s roster of awardees under different categories:

• Natatanging Kawani for Technical Support 1st Level: Ms. Daisy O. Tesorero, Science Research Assistant from the Socio-economic and Policy Research Division (SEPRD);

• Natatanging Kawani for Administrative Support (1st Level) Edgardo S. Ligisan, Computer Operator II from the Planning, Management and Information Technology Division (PMITD);

• Natatanging Kawani for Support Services (Junior Category) Ms. Junnifer M. Mabanto, Accountant I from Finance Division (FD).

• Natatanging Kawani Support Services (Senior Category) Engr Billy T. Belonio, Information Technology Officer II from Planning, Management and Information Technology Division (PMITD).

• Natatanging Kawani for Training and Extension (Junior Category) Mr. Jett Molech G. Subaba, Science Research Specialist II from the Applied Communication Division (ACD);

• Natatanging Kawani for Training and Extension ( Senior Category) Ms. Bezt Gee S. Magararu, Senior Science Research Specialist also from the ACD;

• Natatanging Kawani for Research and Development (Junior Category) Engr. Aileen R. Ligisan, Science Research Specialist I from the Bioprocess Engineering Division (BPED) and

• Natatanging Kawani for Research and Development (Senior Category) Dr. Gigi B. Calica, Senior Science Research Specialist from the Socio-economic Policy Research Division (SEPRD).

Engr. Billy T. Bilonio, an awardee for Natatanging Kawani for three years (2013, 2016, 2020) under the Administrative Support Services (Senior Category) received this year’s Hall of Fame award.

From among the Natatanging Kawani, the Management Committee select the Dangal ng PHilMech . The Dangal ng PHilMech Award is given to the Natatanging Kawani who embodies PHilMech’s corporate values of Creativity, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Spirituality. Mr. Jett Molech G. Subaba from the ACD was hailed as this year’s Dangal ng PHilMech. Subaba is a project leader of RCEF-Mech communication support under the Science and Technology Information Packaging Section (STIPS). He spearheads the promotion of effective communication mechanisms to cascade technology innovations and development down to the grassroots level.

“We are doing this not just for ourselves , not just for the farmers but also we are doing this for the next generations. May we never give up and never stop in our efforts until we see our farmers become competitive in their lives, and have improved … This way, the next generation can see an easy and comfortable path in agriculture” PHilMech Director Jallorina said.
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