Outstanding stakeholders recognized at DOST-TAPI anniversary


As a culmination of the past year, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) recognized the outstanding external and internal stakeholders of the Institute on 31 January 2020 at the DOST-TAPI Audio-Visual Room, Taguig City.

Being part of the 33rd anniversary celebration of DOST-TAPI with the theme, “TAPI turns 33: Trailblazing Accomplishments, Leveraging Advancements,” these outstanding stakeholders have majorly contributed to the Institute’s success in 2019 especially in attaining the targets set by the technical and administrative divisions.

External Recognitions

Each program has identified the exemplary individuals or organizations in terms of advocating technology promotion, transfer, and commercialization.

“We are very fortunate of the continued support of DOST’s top management and our clients to our mandated functions as they make our jobs in the Institute easier and more meaningful,” said DOST-TAPI Director Edgar I. Garcia.

With a plaque of recognition and gift bags full of products from the Institute’s beneficiaries, the following is the complete list of external awardees:

  •  Exemplary Inventor under the Industry-Based Invention Development (IBED) Program – Mr. James Bryan Camacho for his Foldable Crutch System
  •  Exemplary Inventor under the Component 1 of Invention-Based Enterprise Development (IBID) Program – Mr. Daniel Camacho for his Green Eco-Toilet System (GETS)
  •  Exemplary Office with the Most Successful DOST-Academe Technology-Based Enterprise Development (DATBED) Projects – DOST Region I
  •  Exemplary Organization under the Venture Financing Program – B&C Healthy Snack Foods, Inc.
  •  Outstanding Technology Transfer and Business Development Officer (TTBDO) – Mr. Gregory Ciocson of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI)
  •  Exemplary Region with the Complete Entries and Awardees for the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) Categories – Region III
  •  Outstanding Accomplishment in Commercialization Value and Initiatives – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI)
  •  Outstanding Media Partner in 2019 – ABS-CBN’s Bandila

Internal Recognitions

Headed by the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE), the Institute has also recognized the most outstanding employees who have contributed to the accomplishment of the targets and overall operations of DOST-TAPI.

The awards given were the Certificate of Recognition in attending the flag raising ceremony, Loyalty Award, and the prestigious Director’s Award for Excellence which is given to the employees who have showed exceptional performance and achievements.

The complete list of awardees is as follows:

 Best Delivery Unit – Invention Development Division (IDD)

 Director’s Award for Excellence

  •  Outstanding Division Chief – Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena
  •  Outstanding Senior Technical Staff (IDD) – Elizabeth I. Garcia
  •  Outstanding Senior Technical Staff (Investment and Business Operations Division [IBOD] ) – Mylene A. Alano
  •  Outstanding Senior Technical Staff (Technology Information and Promotion Division [TIPD]) – Rodelia R. Padilla
  •  Outstanding Senior Technical Staff (Finance and Administrative Division [FAD]) – Josephine Q. Reyes
  •  Outstanding Senior Technical Staff (Office of the Director [OD]) – Atty. Israel Jacob R. Zaragoza
  •  Outstanding Junior Technical Staff (IDD) – Richelle C. Malaay
  •  Outstanding Junior Technical Staff (IBOD) – Lea Ruby C. De Castro
  •  Outstanding Junior Technical Staff (TIPD) – Jund Rian A. Doringo
  •  Outstanding Junior Technical Staff (FAD) – Alona D. Iguiz
  •  Outstanding Junior Technical Staff (OD) – Janice W. Cornel

Loyalty Award

  •  Virma E. Dimaguila (more than 30 years)
  •  Johnny S. Villegas (30 years)
  •  Teresita R. Alarcon (30 years)
  •  Florencia P. Pangilinan (25 years)
  •  Wilson I. Manza (20 years)
  •  Marissa A. Melosantos (20 years)
  •  Nora N. De Guzman (10 years)
  •  Theda Mae S. Dumali (10 years)

 Certificate of Recognition

  •  Alona D. Iguiz
  •  Christopher C. Gealan

The recognition capped off with the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected officers of the DOST-TAPI Employees Association, Inc. (TAPIEA).

“With a vision to create an empowered community that promotes social development and sense of belongingness, I believe that TAPIEA will be the champion in promoting a harmonious relationship in our workplace,” said TAPIEA President Rodel R. Oracion.

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