Martes, Nobyembre 4, 2014

PSPB Success Story #1

This week’s PSPB Success Story is from a 22-year old employee from the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Abdul Jabbar A. Marohom.  A graduate of International Studies Major in Asian Studies at Ateneo de Davao University, he started to work as an English Tutor at Davao English Village. But it did not last long. After a few months, he sought for an employment in DPWH-Maguindanao last March, waited for a response for two months, underwent the complete process of screening, but was not accepted for the job. Fortunately though, he got a call from the Cabinet Secretary’s office, was offered a job and got accepted. He is currently an Administrative Assistant II in the aforementioned office and was glad to share his story to us. His story is not as cliché as anyone else’s tale. Let us find out how.

Q:  How is your job?

A: My job is fine. I never could imagine that this opportunity has actually knocked on my door. In this job, I actually can make use of my talents and skills. I can develop them as further as I want to. I am happy that I got this job.

Q: Why did you choose to apply here at ARMM?

A: It was sort of complicated why I applied here at ARMM. The primary reason was that because my father is sick and there’s no adult in the house to take care of him. So, I stayed. But then again, instead of choosing to apply for a job in private institutions, I chose to be of service for the ARMM government. This is because I know that in being a public servant, one could definitely extend his or her wisdom and talents to help improve the existing administration.

Q: What did you feel when you knew that you got the job?

A: I was delighted, of course. No, in fact, I was both delighted and excited when I received a phone call from the PSPB and told me about the job. Just when I thought that my career path had detoured, it was also the time when my career path shed some light and revealed to me what I could become in the next months. It was fulfilling.

Q: In your opinion, why did the appointing authority gave you the job?

A: I believe that they saw a potential in me that one day, I could become better than good. They knew that we can actually help each other in improving one’s current state. I could help them through offering them my knowledge and talents; and they can also help me develop myself through honing what I am right now. It’s a two-way kind of relationship. It’s a win-win situation.

Q: How important is this job to you?

A: Having a job is truly important to me. Before I was appointed, there were times when I did not have a job or something to do and so, my brain was becoming dry, figuratively speaking. I was a bit desperate to have a job because being stuck at home just made everything look so depressing. Then when I finally got this, I felt that I was revived from the unhealthy lifestyle that I once had before. My mind starts to fuel itself because of the work offered to me. My body seems so filled with vigor. That’s when I felt that the job can make the rest of my life more elaborate.

Q: Since your appointment, are there changes that happen to you? If yes, what are those?
 
A: Well, financially speaking, yes it changed me. I’ve become independent in terms of money. But it’s not just that. I now have my own source of finances to donate to some charitable foundations. It is actually my passion – to help the poor, the less privileged, the children who are deprived of regular intake of food and education. They inspire me to do better. If I must say, my job is making me a better person. Every single day.

Q: What do you want to say to those people who still seek for employment?

A: Do not lose hope. Seeking for employment can actually be rough and tough. It takes time – weeks, months. Well, as for my case, I applied for a job on March and got appointed last July. I prayed to Allah SWT for patience and strength. His ways can be as confusing as it gets. Just when you know that you don’t have a chance to get the job, that’s the time when Allah SWT starts to give you what you really need, not what you want. So be patient with His ways – His mysterious ways. Don’t you ever give up on Him because He will never ever give up on you.

And at last, that was from Abdul Jabbar A. Marohom or Jab, as what he prefer to be called. His tale is not the only entry for our PSPB Success Stories. More and more PSPB Success Stories will be posted every Tuesday to make the other people of the whole of ARMM region see that finding a job with PSPB is all worth the wait and patience.

Finally, the PSPB or Personnel Selection and Promotion Board will work with you to identify your needs, match you to appropriate vacancies and support you with your search for work. Good luck and may Allah SWT bless us all!

Lunes, Hunyo 9, 2014

Requirements Checklist


As announced, the newly appointed/promoted personnel of ARMM shall coordinate with their respective HRMOs with regard to the attachments of their appointments.

There shall be a Mass Oath Taking at the SKCC, ORG ARMM Compound in Cotabato City on the 21st June 2014.

Attendance is required. Kindly text Mr. Jam at 09074776843 for clarifications and assistance.

Here is the requirements checklist:


Martes, Marso 18, 2014

600 job seekers apply in ARMM (PIA)

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, March 17 (PIA) --- Over 600 job seekers were screened last week by the Personnel Selection and Promotion Board (PSPB) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for the 350 positions at the different agencies and offices of the regional government.

ARMM Cabinet Secretary and PSPB Chair Khal Mambuay-Campong said applicants have undergone three phases of screening that include registration and preliminary assessment or the paper screening process, computerized examination and  panel interview.

She said the record number of applicants was due to the massive information drive they have conducted to encourage qualified and competent individuals to join the regional government.

“Gone are the days that all are secret. Gone are the days that the job vacancies are not being publicized. Today, everything is transparent. We don’t give room for influence-peddling and other anomalies in the hiring and promotion of employees,”she said.

Campong said the PSPB is mandated to assess, screen and rank aspirants to government positions or promotion in the ARMM. It ensures an equitable and fair process of selection and promotion of employees in ARMM, she added.

A similar procedure has also been conducted by the PSPB in the different provinces of ARMM since January this year until March, when result of the screening process will be published. (Bureau of Public Information-ARMM/PIA-10)
- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1521395018231#sthash.dS7bFuKM.dpuf

Huwebes, Marso 13, 2014

Over 600 vie for 350 jobs in ARMM government (PIA)

By: Oliver Ross V. Rivera

COTABATO CITY, March 13 (PIA) – ARMM’s Personnel Selection and Promotion Board (PSPB) is set to fill the 350 available positions in different line agencies and offices of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanano this week.

The PSPB will screen a record number of over 600 applicants for the 350 positions.

ARMM Cabinet Secretary and PSPB chairman Khal Mambuay-Campong  said the record number of applicants is due to the massive information drive they have conducted to encourage qualified and competent individuals to join the regional government.

“Gone are the days that all are secret. Gone are the days that the job vacancies are not being publicized. Today, everything is transparent,” she said.

“We don’t give room for influence-peddling and other anomalies in the hiring and promotion of employees.”

Campong noted that the applicants will undergo three phases of screening that include: 1) registration and preliminary assessment or the paper screening process; 2) computerized examination; and finally, a 3) panel interview.

The official also said that the PSPB is mandated to assess, screen and rank aspirants to government positions or promotion in the ARMM.

“It ensures an equitable and fair process of selection and promotion of employees in ARMM,” she said.

A similar procedure has also been conducted by the PSPB in the different provinces of ARMM since January this year until March, when result of the screening process will be published. (ORVRivera-PIA12/Bureau of Public Information-ARMM)
- See more at: http://r12.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=2411394675051#sthash.TMA0eUaA.dpuf

Linggo, Pebrero 2, 2014

The ARMM PSPB Team shall be in Basilan (Zambo Times)

ARMM: The ARMM PSPB Team shall be in Basilan on Feb 4, 2014. There will be registration and preliminary assessment of applicants to various positions in ARMM. Kita-kits po tayo at Datu Dizal Cultural Complex, Lamitan City on Tuesday, Feb 4. The registration will open at 8am in shaa Allah.
I will also be giving free lecture in the afternoon on job application, from writing application letters to acing the interview! Everybody is welcome to attend.
For more details, please visit the ARMM Official Website at www.armm.gov.ph

Huwebes, Enero 23, 2014

Hundreds of job seekers flock to ARMM’s employment fair (PIA)

By: Apipa P. Bagumbaran


MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Jan. 22 (PIA) – Hundreds of job seekers in the province joined the employment fair of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in the hope of finding jobs that could sustain them.

The registration and preliminary assessment process for Lanao del Sur applicants was conducted by the region’s Personnel Selection and Promotion Board (PSPB) at the Provincial Capitol Gymnasium Monday, January 20.

ARMM Cabinet Secretary Norkhalila Mae B. Mambuay-Campong said the process was intended to provide a venue to inform the public on the available government positions and that these are open for competition.

“Gusto po nating ipakita sa lahat na posible magkaroon ng screening sa probinsiya, kung saan makikita ng mga aplikante na ang lahat ng bakanteng positions pati item numbers ay napublish at hindi tinatago” (We would like to show that provincial screening is possible, where applicants can see that all vacant positions as well as item numbers were published and not hidden from the public), she said.

Based on ARMM-PSPB report, only 472 of the 960 applicants to various positions in Lanao del Sur, who were assessed and evaluated, qualified for the second phase of the screening process or the computerized examination.

The computerized examination which is on first come, first serve basis started yesterday, January 21, and will end on January 27.

Campong said applicants who cannot get a rating of at least 50 percent in the examination shall no longer qualify for the third phase or the interview.

For positions with salary grade (SG 1-6), applicants will no longer undergo the regular screening. Instead, their papers were received by the agencies concerned and will be forwarded to the regional office for assessment by the regional PSPB.

Meantime, similar registration and pre-assessment will also be conducted in the other provinces in ARMM.

Campong said the screening process for vacant positions in Basilan will be held on February 3-6, February 7-13 in Tawi-Tawi, February 14-21 in Sulu, March 3-6 in Maguindanao, and March 10-12 at the ARMM Regional Office. (APB/PIA-10)
- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1521390371763#sthash.EJKays4v.dpuf