Government Best Practice Recognition 2019 winners with the DAP Project Team

The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), through its Productivity and Development Center (PDC) and Center of Excellence – Public Sector Productivity (COE-PSP) has recognized seven (7) best practices from six (6) public sector organizations in the annual Government Best Practice Recognition (GBPR) awarding ceremony held last December 16-17, 2019.

The GBPR is a flagship program of the Government Quality Management Program (GQMP) that aims to promote and showcase outstanding and innovative practices demonstrated by the public sector organizations. It is one of the Academy’s strategy responses to the rising call for public sector organizations to further enhance the quality of service delivery. Further collaboration and funding support was provided by the DAP’s COE-PSP starting last year to strengthen the integration of efforts in GBPR.

DAP-PDC Director of the Productivity and Quality Training Office (PQTO) Ma. Theresa A. Agustin shared that, “Government institutions at all levels of governance and all fields of practices are invited every year to submit their institutions’ best practices. Last year’s record-breaking increase in the total number of entries, from 95 to 145 entries is reflective of the bureaucracy’s efforts to improve its services.

The seven (7) recognized best practices were the: Project TEACH of the City Government of Mandaluyong; Sustaining Business Excellence through Unit Scoreboards of the Philippine Heart Center; the TeleCARE Nursing of the Philippine Heart Center; MMDA Children’s Road Safety Park: Keeping Children Safe on the Roads of the MMDA; The University as a Social Entrepreneur – Synergism of SUCs Trifocal Functions towards the 2030 Agenda for SDG – The case of Hablon sa Cebu Handwoven in Argao Cebu; Technological University Integrated Community-Based Eco-Tourism Industry and Coastal Resource Management of the LGU-Palompon, Leyte; and, The Students Today, Road Users Tomorrow or STRUT Program of the Land Transportation Office in Bicol Region.

The shortlisted entries that were carefully chosen among the several submissions included: Disaster Risk Management – Health Emergency Network of the  Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital; Communicating S&T Through DOSTv Broadcast and Web Platforms of the  Science and Technology Information Institute; Settlement Guarantee Mechanism of the  Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Angat Buhay: Partnership Against Poverty of the  Office of the Vice President; Bombastik Pumping Stations of the  City Government of Navotas; e-learning for Agriculture and Fisheries  of the  Agricultural Training Institute; PhilRice Text Center of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice); Revitalized Records Management Program through the PRMIC of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan, City of Ilagan; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center of the LGU-City Of Ilagan; PCIC-Provincial LGU Partnership to Raise Insurance Consciousness of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation; Mobile Blood Donation System of the LGU-Kiamba, AntiMicrobial Stewardship Outreach Program of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital; City Government of Zamboanga Learning and Development System of the City Government of Zamboanga; and, Community Finance Management System of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office XIII.

“All the information related to the 145 entries for GBPR 2019 can be easily accessed in the COE-PSP Knowledge Bank,” said DAP Project Manager, Richmond Acosta. The sharing of best practices helps spur change and improvement in the public sector that the citizens deserve, he added.