With the primary goal to help sustain excellent public service at the Capitol, project proposal to establish an association for job order personnel won in the recently concluded Capitol Citizenship and Leadership Academy (CCLA).
The proposal pushes for the creation of the Job Order Workers’ Association (JOWA), which aims to enhance Capitol’s public service by looking after the welfare of its work force.
“Aside from casual and regular employees, JOs comprise nearly 30% of Capitol workers. It is important to look into their concerns and in this way, the association can make them feel valued. This aids in improving their performance in the long run,” said Ma. Dayien Callano, one of the proponents of the proposal.
The JOWA, which will be adopted after it goes through deliberation, will include skills and professional enhancement trainings for JOs, and a regular dialogue wherein they can air out their concerns.
Thirty JO personnel from different offices joined the CCLA, focusing on character-building, competence and skill enhancement, and fundamentals to leadership and citizenry development. The leadership camp concluded with a presentation of project proposals from six teams.
“This culmination activity is not the end, but the start of a more meaningful public service here in the Capitol,” said Human Resource Management chief Bonifer Nacorda.
Aside from the Best Project Proposal, among the awards given during the culmination activity are the Best Video Presentation, Best Proposal Presenters, and Outstanding CCLA leader.
“My journey in CCLA is life-changing. Through the program, we were made better. The academy transformed us to become citizens with stronger sense of nationalism and leadership with a heart and purpose to serve,” said CCLA Outstanding Leader Joanna Lañojan.
In her inspirational message, 1st Lady of Cebu Province, Jobel Angan-Davide expressed her hopes for the CCLA leaders to uphold the true essence of public service at the Capitol.
“You (CCLA leaders) are very lucky to have this opportunity. I hope you got valuable insights which you can re-echo to your fellow public servants,” Mrs. Davide said.
The CCLA is implemented in partnership with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) – Eduardo Aboitiz Development Study Center which facilitated the ten modules of the program.