The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch-Cordillera Administrative Region is proud to announce the recognition of one of its personnel as one of the Board’s Best Employees during the maiden Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) on January 4, 2022.

Ms. Maggie B. Balagtey, Supervising Labor Employment Officer, was conferred Best Employee for the Technical Group after besting candidates from other regional branches.  “I did not expect this. But I am earnestly grateful for this recognition. Being the first awardee of PRAISE is really an honor. Thank you Ma’am Lulu for your nomination and for believing in me. Also, the selection body for its appreciation of my humble contribution to the commitments of the Board.  I will continue to do my best for the Agency. To my technical team, this is for us,” she said after her name was called.

The recognition is among the five citations included in the Board’s recently approved PRAISE.  It is granted to employees who excelled among peers in a functional group or position and have consistently shown excellent performance, demonstrated integrity, and a strong commitment to the vision, mission, and core values of the Board. Candidates were judged based on their performance, integrity, commitment and work attitude, interpersonal skills, punctuality, and attendance.  The four remaining awards are Diligence, Bright Idea, Good Job, and Cost Economy Measure.   

Regional Branch Director Lourdes P. Estioco congratulated Ms. Balagtey and told her to carry on her outstanding job and continue serving as an inspiration to all staff.  “Thank you, Maggie, for all your hard work, and I know for sure that you are worthy to win this award”, she added. 

Ms. Balagtey joined the RCMB-CAR  family in July 1990. She worked with the Administrative and Financial Unit (AFU) for 19 years until she joined the Technical Services Unit (TSU), where she currently supervises. After more than 12 years in the TSU, she got this award.   

The awarding is one of the highlights of the Board’s 34th-anniversary celebration. 

Lyla Jane B. Tacio