/ 15 January 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education thanked its various partners for strengthening the function of the agency’s Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development.

“For organizational effectiveness, we have strengthened our linkages to other government agencies. [We have partnered] with Pag-IBIG for socialized housing para sa ating personnel,” Undersecretary for Human Resource and Organizational Development Wilfredo Cabral shared during the DepEd 2021 General Assembly.

Cabral highlighted the collaboration of the bureau with the Civil Service Commission for the successful conduct of the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test for DepEd Central Office and National Capital Region employees in increasing their chances of qualifying for their desired post.

To foster trust in the government through secure and reliable online transactions, the BHROD and Information and Communications Technology Service partnered with the Department of Information and Communications Technology to register DepEd employees for their Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure Digital Signature.

“We could not achieve all of these without the help of our valued stakeholders and partners. Consistent provision of professional development programs; simplified systems and improved working conditions; and allowances, bonuses, and other incentives are only a few items that the agency is continuously working on. Let us focus on preserving the health, safety, and well-being of all in these trying times,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

Meanwhile, Cabral emphasized that BHROD takes part in the engagements with the International Cooperation Office in enhancing Philippine participation and cooperation in international bilateral and multilateral programs on education.

Through the BHROD and ICO, the DepEd was able to join last year the Online Teacher Exchange Programme, the Princess Maha Chakri Award, ALCoB ICT Volunteer Training Program under APEC, the ASEAN high-level meetings and the Forum on International Commitments in Basic Education.