In line with the observance of the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) held its Digital Quiz Bee Contest participated in by 7 selected DENR-XI personnel both from the Regional and Provincial offices.

As per Presidential Proclamation No. 1050 series of 1997, the whole month of September is declared as the Civil Service Month. This year’s theme is “Philippine Civil Service @120: Public Sector in the Age of Digital Transformation”.

Assistant Regional Executive Director (ARED) for Management Service Atty. Ma. Mercedes V. Dumagan welcomed the participants and thanked them for their participation. She mentioned during her message that because of the on-going global pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease or COVID-19, DENR-XI conducted its Digital Quiz Bee activity through Google Meet.

On the other hand, Administrative Division Chief Atty. Chelin Joan Sonza Alug said that the activity is a venue to review the different Human Resources mechanisms as well as to allow participants to cope with the “new normal” in order to maintain vigorous mental alertness and well-being, especially during the on-going pandemic.

“As public servants, we have to remain competitive and receptive enough to meet the evolving needs of our clientele in this age of technological advancement,” she said.

The activity also aims to expand the employees’ knowledge and understanding of the agency’s various fields of endeavors and to showcase their wit and excellence in these different fields that they have gained through working in the agency.

This year’s Digital Quiz Bee Champion is Ms. Ginaville L. Vilchez of the Management Services while other winners are: Cyrian Anthony S. Durban of PENRO Davao del Oro for the 1st place; Milan N. Jerusalem of PENRO Davao Oriental for the 2nd place; and Luke Phillips G. Rubellano of PENRO Davao Occidental for the 3rd place.