The “Provincial Revenue Generation Tax Force” and the “Provincial Tax Enforcement Program” has exceeded 100 percent mark in Tax Collection Efficiency.

These are the taxes which the Provincial
Government is entitled to collect, namely: Real Property Tax (RPT), Fees and
Charges, Business Tax, and Economic Enterprise, which have reached a total of
135.5 percent efficiency rate.



On July 24, 2019, Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy and Davao De Oro’s Human Resource Management Officer Lara Zaphire Kristy N. Bermejo received the “Prime HRM Bronze Award” from Civil Service Commission (CSC) in recognition of our LGUs’ Level 2 Accreditation to the “Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management System” or PRIME-HRM.

But prior to the Awarding, the CSC through CSC Resolution no. 1801485, officially declared that the Provincial Employees had passed based on the result of the CSC Onsite Assessment, the PRIME HRM Maturity Indicators which are the Systems, Practices, and Competencies of the 4 Core HR – Systems namely Recruitment, Selection, and Placement; Performance Management System; Learning and Development; and Rewards and Recognition.

This CSC Resolution signed by CSC Chair Alicia De La Rosa-Bala and CSC Commissioner Leopoldo W. Valderosa Jr. on Dec.4, 2018, further cited PLGU Davao De Oro as compliant to other Civil Service Laws and Rules in implementing other programs and had maintained its HR Records.

As a reward for being a level-2 PRIME HRM accredited, according to PHRMDO Bermejo, the appointment of the employees and workers of the province signed by the appointing authorities, Gov. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy and Vice Gov. Maricar S. Zamora, the appointing authorities, are already considered lawful and valid.

One of the most important factor for faster acceleration into the Level-2 Standard of the PRIME-HRM according to Miss Bermejo is approved Human Resource (HR) Master Plan where the most important component is the “Functional Mechanism of the Human Resource Management System“.


The Provincial Government also earned Civil Service Commission (CSC) approval in its Honor Awards Program. Three of the entries reached to the Regional Level, and one in the National Level. “We congratulate Vice Gov. Maricar Zamora, Senior BM Arturo T. Uy, and our Youth Development Officer Janice Clarion.”

The Provincial Blood Services Program was also hailed as National Semifinalist.



To compensate the hard work of the employees, the provincial Government will raise their basic pay ny 2020.

The Job Order Workers who are classified under Salary Grade I shall enjoy a 46.5 percent increase, from 279 to 409. While those who are still below 5 years shall get 23 percent increase in their basic pay. For Professionals, they will receive a 45.4 percent increase in their salary. 


Blazing heat ignites the Capitol Complex in the “Provincial Sports Fest 2019” that took place on September 12-13, 2019.

In line with the celebration of the “119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary” with the theme “Upholding Integrity and Building a High Trust Society.” Sports Fest 2019 is one its highlight events.

The “Provincial Employees Sports Fest 2019” commenced for two consecutive days by the employees of the Provincial Capitol. Patterned with last year’s Sports Fest, four competing teams were named after the cat family respectively Team Red Lion, Orange Tiger, Yellow Leopard and the Black Panther. Teams competed to grab the first place for various events namely; Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Tug of War, Karang, Skipping Rope, Octo Sack Race, Banner Raising and the Search for Ginoo and Binibining Siksik 2019.

The “Provincial Employee’s Sports Fest 2019" were led by different officials of the Province of Compostela Valley. Golden Leopard was lead by Gov. Tyron Uy, Orange Tiger by Vice Gov. Maricar Zamora, Black Panther by Cong. Atty. Ruwell Peter Gonzaga and the Red Lion by Cong. Manuel “Way Kurat" Zamora together with the Provincial Administrator Virgilia S. Allones.

During the first day of the Sports Fest 2019, Gov. Uy gave his inspiring message to all employees of the Provincial Capitol. Day 1 was led by the Parade of Teams at the Capitol Grounds followed by the opening remarks of the Vice Gov. Maricar Zamora.

Gathering an over-all score of 1,095 points, team Red Lion is the over-all Champion for the “Provincial Sports Fest 2019” and maintains its consistent victory. This year, the Red Lion was followed by the Black Panther as the 2nd Runner-up, Yellow Leopard for the 3rd Spot and the Orange Tiger for the 4th place.

The Goal of the “Provincial Sports Fest 2019" is to promote healthy lifestyle among employees. Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy highlighted the importance of camaraderie and sportsmanship among employees, thus promoting good relationship at the workplace.


Through Vice Governor Maricar Zamora, the department heads are undergoing a series of workshops on “Governance and Leadership Development (GOLD)” as we aim to become ISO Certified. ISO or International Organization for Standardization develops a set of “standards” in order to certify businesses and organizations. Being certified means that businesses and organizations are more efficient and have improved customer satisfaction.

ISO 9001 is among ISO’s most well-known standards, and it defines the criteria for meeting a number of quality management principles. It improves an organization’s ability to fully understand and meet customer requirements consistently. Facts and data are easily managed over opinions, and goals and objectives are easily met.

The ISO 9001 standard is revised and reviewed every 5 years: The current one being implemented is the ISO 9001-2015 version.


The International Standard is based on the quality management principles which are customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making, and relationship management. It also promotes the process approach on its development, improvement, and implementation of the quality management system to enhance customer satisfaction.


For our Provincial Government to become ISO Certified, we shall adopt the “Quality Management System” as a template in making strategic decisions which can be of great help to improve its overall performance and provide a sound basis for its sustainable development initiatives.


The Quality Management System, also known as QMS, is a formalized system of documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities in achieving quality policies and objectives designed   to increase an organization’s awareness of its duties and commitment in fulfilling the needs and expectation of its customers and interested parties. It also helps coordinate organization’s activities to meet customer and regulatory requirements and improve its effectiveness and efficiency in continuous basis.


Once established, QMS may develop an organization which has the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet client and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements; facilitate opportunities to enhance customer satisfaction; address risk and opportunities associated with context and objectives; and demonstrate conformity to specified quality management system requirement.


5S is a system for organizing spaces so work can be performed efficiently, effectively, and safely. This system focuses on putting everything where it belongs and keeping the workplace clean, which makes it easier for people to do their jobs without wasting time or risking injury.


The term 5S comes from five Japanese words with its English and Pilipino equivalent namely; 


1. SEIRI – Sort (Suriin), the first step of 5S

Sort, involves going through all the tools, furniture, materials, equipment, etc. in a work area to

determine what needs to be present and what can be removed.


2. SEITON – Systematize /set in order (Sinupin)

Once the extra clutter is gone, it’s easier to see what’s what. Now work groups can come up with

their own strategies for sorting through the remaining items.

3. SEISO – Shine/Sweep (Simutin)

The Shine stage of 5S focuses on cleaning up the work area that includes sweeping, mopping,

dusting, wiping down surfaces, putting tools and materials away, etc.

Once the first three steps of 5S are completed, things should look pretty good. All the extra stuff

is gone, everything is organized, spaces are cleaned, and equipment is in good working order.


4. SEIKETSU – Standardize (Siguruhin ang kalinisan)

Standardize makes 5S different from the typical spring-cleaning project. Standardize systematizes

everything that just happened and turns one-time efforts into habits.

Standardize assigns regular tasks, creates schedules, and posts instructions so these activities

become routines. It makes standard operating procedures for 5S so that orderliness doesn’t fall

by the wayside.


5. SHITSUKE – Self Discipline/Sustain (Sariling kusa)

Shitsuke or sustain the developed processes by self-discipline of the workers. Also translate as

“do without being told”.


(“Bayanihan sa Paaralan” program makes way in remote village in New Bataan)

Maya, an 8-year old girl sat closely beside her father. A look of amazement and wariness at the same time as her eyes wandered at the new faces who came in their remote village. Her attention was cut off when an army gave her some candies, and upon her father’s prodding, shyly accepted. She gingerly popped it in her mouth, as if savoring its sweetness, her eyes lit up.


Maya is among the estimated 40 children living in the remote area of Sitio Danawan Barangay Manurigao in New Bataan.  With Manurigao identified as a geographically isolated and disadvantaged area (GIDA) in the province, the sitio is the farthest of the said barangay already bordering Davao Oriental Province. It has about 28 families with an estimated population of 144 Mandaya community who subsists mainly on farming such as corn, camote and abaca.


Reaching Danawan is not an easy feat. One has to walk 9 kilometers to reach Sitio Biyangunan where single motorcycles for hire will transport you to the town center in New Bataan for P1,000 per head, one way.


“Mga 3-4 hours gyud ang baktas gikan diri padulong sa Biyangunan, pagsakay pud ug motor padulong New Bataan mudagan pud ug minimum nga 4 ka oras, lisud gyud kayo ang dalan,” (One has to walk 3-4 hrs going to Biyangunan. From there, it’s another 4-hour ride via single motor for a minimum of 4 hours travel), said James Balingan, SK Chairperson of Brgy Manurigao.


On September 29, 2019, the provincial government of Davao de Oro led the peace-building initiative where a kick-off ceremony was held for the “Bayanihan sa Paaralan” program for the construction of a 1-unit, 2 classroom building plus an additional component for a 1-unit teacher’s cottage, and 1 unit Kusina ng Kalinga (kitchen).


Due to the remoteness and difficulty in hauling the materials, the Bayanihan build in Sitio Danawan took a week before it commenced construction.


Meanwhile, other 4 school sites in the identified GIDAs and conflict-affected areas (CAA) kicked off the build simultaneously on September 20, 2019 in the following municipalities: 2 school sites in Compostela, New Bataan, and Pantukan.

In each of these sites, the different offices of the provincial government took the lead in the management of the bayanihan build. They are partnered with the municipal and barangay LGUs, Department of Education-Comval, the Philippine Army, other government agencies, NGOs, among others. Volunteers from various sectors and the communities, themselves, also pitched in to help in the construction.


Following the public-private partnership scheme, a Bayanihan Stakeholders forum was held on August 27, 2019 where Udenna Foundation, ACUP Foundation, Ulticon Builders, Sumifru, Apex Mining, and Hexat Mining, and other companies pledged to raise funds in the construction of the school building. 


In more or less than 2 weeks, these buildings were constructed and turnedover to the IP communities. In Danawan, the school building was turned over on October 13, 2019 led by Gov. Tyron Uy, Vice-governor Maricar Zamora, other local officials with the DepEd-Comval, the Philippine Army and other partner agencies.


And in barely few weeks after the kick off ceremonies, the rest of the “bayanihan build” were also turned over to the following IP communities: Purok 3 Brgy. Panansalan, Compostela on October 3; Purok 3 Brgy. Pagsabangan, New Bataan on October 4; Sitio Sapang Lobog Brgy. Tibagon, Pantukan on October 9; and Side 4, Brgy. Mangayon , Compostela on October 12.


We envision a Davao de Oro where quality education is accessible for everyone, no matter where they are. For everyone who supported and volunteered for the building of the school, your efforts will pave the way to a brighter Davao de Oro. You truly are modern day bayani’s,” Gov. Uy said.



Such was the awe of Maya and probably even to the rest of the community. With this, it is an uncommon sight to see new faces, witness the program and even watch movies projected on wide screen at night.  Much more, witness helicopters landing and taking off in their area. But for Dante Agimlod, nothing compares to the sight of the 2 doctors who also flew in during the opening. It was his first time to get a medical check-up who also flew in during the opening. It was his
first time to get a medical 

“Wala ko naka pa-check up tungod sa kalayo sa among lugar. Daku gyud ang among pagpasalamat nga nakaabut mo dinhi. Gihatagan na sad kog libreng tambal,” (I couldn’t have a medical check-up because of the remoteness of our place. I am thankful that the government reached out to us. I also received medicines.)  


Brgy. Kagawad Arturo Dagansan also appreciated the fact that the government spared no effort and spared no expense in reaching out to their far-flung community and put up the much needed classrooms. “Bisan sa kalayo sa among lugar, giagwanta ninyo. Kining proyekto, daku gyud kaayug gasto pero wala ninyo gipanumbaling tungod kay gilantaw ninyo ang kalisud diri sa among barangay.”


He also acknowledged the worker-builders and volunteers who braved the arduous travel and long walk as well as endured being far away from their families. “Gani nagkamang-kamang sila sa kalisud sa dalan, pero naa sila diri para lang matabangan mi sa pagtukod sa eskuwelahan.”



Situated on a higher ground, the community with its colored houses, courtesy from the government’s Pabahay program, looks picturesque amidst the vast mountain ranges surrounding it.  In the afternoon, the kids’ laughter echoed in the quiet surrounding while the youth played basketball and some into volleyball, their way of entertainment as the place has no electricity.


“Gusto na kaayo ko mu-eskuwela para mag-maestra nako pagdaku,” Maya, who has already shown a flair in volleyball, replied after being asked what she wanted to be when she grow up.


The following morning, Maya, whose timidity has lessened having warmed up to her since the other day, was there to send the team off on a chopper, a UH1 Huey military aircraft, back home.  She smiled, her eyes hopeful and happy as she waved goodbye to the departing group, her mother protectively covering her from the strong wind that the chopper’s propeller has made. Her hands holding on to her mother, she continued to wave goodbye, oblivious of her hair now in disarray, as the chopper continues to ascend and fly away.