A total of 614 participants turned up for the 2022 Regional HR Summit organized by the Civil Service Commission Regional Office VI on April 27, 2022 at the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City.

Participants came from the six provinces of Region VI namely, Aklan (52), Antique (101), Capiz (63), Guimaras (74), Iloilo (172), and Negros Occidental (152).

CSC RO VI Regional Director Nelson G. Sarmiento welcomed all the delegates to the Summit. In his message, he expressed the Office’s gratitude to all the participants and guests for partaking in the first face-to-face event of the Regional Office after two years. He emphasized the need to future-proof the government workforce through skills and knowledge-building, particularly in the four core HR systems. 

The first day was graced by virtual messages from Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Trenas,  Iloilo Provincial Governor Arthur R. Defensor, Jr. In a keynote speech from CSC Chairperson Karlo A.B. Nograles, he highlighted the importance of advancing the field of HR in response to the challenges in the new normal such that, “Ang Lingkod Bayani dapat handa sa hamon ng makabagong panahon.”

A talk on the Latest Issuance and Decisions on Civil Service Matters and EODB-EGSD was given by CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel G. Ronquillo. His talk included cases and jurisprudence relevant to HR management like Jurisdiction, Due Process, Offenses, Backwages, Dropping from the Rolls, Effect of Dismissal from the Service, and Appointment.

Also present during the Summit are CSC RO VII Regional Director Carlos P. Evangelista, CSC RO VI Assistant Regional Director Atty. Erna T. Elizan, and heads of the CSC Field Offices in Region VI.

The Summit is a continuing professional education for HR managers and leaders to capacitate them in their role as CSC’s partner in the implementation of the Commission’s programs and policies.  It is in response to the call of Chairperson Nograles to modernize public service delivery and professionalize the civil service, with emphasis on empowering civil servants through digital solutions.

This event will run until April 29, 2022 with subject matter experts in the field of service delivery, information technology, psychology and values formation.