Around 350 HR practitioners and advocates from various government offices in Western Visayas gathered in the 6th Regional Congress of Human Resource Management Practitioners (HRMPs) on August 23-25, 2017 at the Sugarland Hotel, Bacolod City.


The Congress is a bi-annual undertaking of the Councils of HRMPs in coordination with the Civil Service Commission Regional Office VI (CSC RO VI). This year’s theme is “HRMPs: Game Changers Towards Globally Strategic HR.” The theme highlights the role of HRMPs as game changers in their respective organizations in the light of recent trends in HR concepts and practices. It emphasizes the changes that HRMPs must embrace considering the societal and technological developments, for them to effectively transform the game towards globally strategic HR.

CSC Commissioners Robert S. Martinez and Leopoldo Roberto W. Valderosa graced the event. On the first day of the Congress, Director II Erna T. Elizan, CSC Negros Occidental Field Office, gave an Overview of the 6th Regional Congress of HRMPs. Commissioner Martinez served as Keynote Speaker while Commissioner Valderosa discussed the Opportunities and Challenges of Public Sector HR in the ASEAN Integration. On the other hand, Ms. Milalin S. Javellana, Facility Director of Philippines- Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF), presented the Emerging Trends in Strategic HR. Mr. Leo F. Jamorin, Chief Human Resource Specialist, CSC RO VI, tackled the Essentials of Social Media Management.

On the second day,Department Head Nephtali F. Morgado of the Provincial Information Management Office, Agusan del Sur, discussed the HR Information System while Acting Director III Cherry G. de la Cruz, CSC RO VI, gave an update on the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service. OD Consultant and HR Practitioner Karen Melanie Yao, tackled the Evolving Roles of HR. In the evening, participants gathered for the Fellowship Night at the New Government Center, Bacolod City.

On the last day of the Congress, Director IV Rodolfo B. Encajonado, CSC RO VI, gave an update on the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other HR Actions.

CSC RO VI Field Directors and Division Chiefs also attended the Congress. The 6th Regional Congress of HRMPs is one of the activities lined up in celebration of the 117th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary in region 6.