Outstanding Professionalism And Contributions To Human Resource

Adrian Pabayo, Employee and Community Relations Director, has been chosen the country's Outstanding Personnel Manager by the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP)

Pabayo received the award from Carlito S. Villanueva, PMAP National President, during formal rites held in Manila.

The Del Monte exec was chosen from among 14 nominees from leading business firms in the country. He was cited for his outstanding professionalism and contributions to human resource and social development.

Pabayo's nomination was strongly endorsed by the Del Monte President and General Manager.

As Del Monte's top personnel executive, Pabayo is responsible for overall management of the company's employee-related and community assistance programs. He has been instrumental in strengthening Del Monte's employee compensation and benefit programs as well as its social outreach program called HEART (Humanitarian and Economic Assistance for Rural Transformation).

Pabayo's work experience at Del Monte spans 32 years. He was a Del Monte College scholar before he joined the company. He underwent a two-year management traineeship at Del Monte's headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. (USA). He is also a member of Del Monte's Board of Directors.

On top of his community service at Del Monte, Pabayo has initiated the organization of MINDAPOWER (Mindanao Peoples Organization for Water and Energy Resources) to help resolve Mindanao's power crisis and is a member of the Presidential Task Force on the Power Crisis in Mindanao. He also helped initiate Mindanao's first multisectoral donation drive - OPERATION HOPE - for evacuees. Almost 1 million pesos in food, used clothing and cash had been raised for the evacuees.

The awardee serves on the Board of Governors of the Philippine National Red Cross, and the Xavier University Board of Trustees. He is president of SHARE Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to indigent patients at the Northern Mindanao Heart Center - the lone extension of the Philippine Heart center for Asia.

Pabayo is also an active leader of various socio-civic organizations. He has been a National Executive Vice President of the Philippine National Jaycees, District chairman of Rotary International Youth Committee, president of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Industries, president of the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro and the Cagayan de Oro Jaycees, and four-term president of the Xavier Univ.-Ateneo Alumni Association.

Among his many awards, Pabayo was recognized by both Xavier University and the school's Alumni Association as Outstanding Alumnus. Likewise, he was recognized by the Philippine Jaycee Senate as Most Outstanding Jaycee Senator in the field of community leadership and social development.

Plantation QC tops Mindanao productivity tilt

A five-man team of harvest machine operators at the plantation bagged the top award in the nonproduction category of the annual Mindanao-wide productivity competitions held during the Regional Quality Circles Convention, General Santos City.

The Harvesters Quality Circle bested five other groups from other leading companies in Mindanao. The other winners were teams from Dole Philippines and Philippine Sinter Corp.

A total of 12 groups vied for a wards in the competition's production and non-production categories.

The competition was jointly sponsored by the Mindanao Association of Quality Circles (MAQC), Productivity Improvement Circles Assoc. of the Philippines and Productivity Improvement Circles Assoc. of Southern Mindanao. Over 600 productivity experts from Mindanao attended the convention.

Del Monte's winning team presented a project on technical improvements for harvest machinery. The project, now implemented by the company, has dramatically reduced work time and generated about 0.5 million pesos in savings.

Del Monte's champion team and its advisers include Sr. Manager Miguel Comigue, Member Jose Aseniero, manager Jose Diaz III, supervisor Benigno Acompafiado, QC leader William Roldan, manager Aladino Bacarrisas, member Barsiledez Aton, Sr. Manager Bonifacio Quiaoit, member Eddie Binayao, manager Luis Caballero, plantation QC leaders Nelson Villareal and Teofilo Crujido, and Plantation QC coordinator Valeriano Dolotina.

The Harvesters also represented Mindanao in the national productivity contest held in Bacolod City.

Ronald E. Lorton, Plantation Operations Director, lauded the winning team for their “excellent performance” during the competitions and for their outstanding contributions to the company's productivity efforts.

During the same convention, a cannery team vied in the competition's production category. The TOMCAT QC presented a project on enhancing quality and transport services for the company's vinegar products.

Del Monte's Quality Circle program encourages rank-and-file workers to be actively involved in finding solutions to work-related concerns. Over 100 QCs at the plantation and cannery have been instrumental in introducing innovations through their productivity projects.

Plant Pathologist

DR. FAUSTENO OBRERO, manager at the plantation's Sumilao Cultural Operations, has been conferred the G.O. Ocfemia Outstanding Plant Pathologist Award by the Phytopathological Society of the Philippines (PSP).

Obrero, a 21-year veteran of our Agricultural Research group and a PSP lifetime member, has been cited for his outstanding research work in diseases affecting pineapple, papaya and other tropical fruits and vegetables, as well as for agricultural extension work. The Society stressed that his researches have, helped boost the country's economy through better agricultural yield. Private industries like Del Monte have also directly benefitted from these research studies.

The coveted award annually given by the Society in honor of G.O. Ocfemia, acknowledged Father of Plant Pathology in the Philippines.

Obrero is a holder of a doctoral degree in plant pathology earned at the University of the Philippines and a masteral degree, conferred by the University of Hawaii. He has also been on top of industry trends through visits to Del Monte's various operating units throughout the world, including Kenya, Costa Rica, China, Hawaii and the U.S.

Country's Best Company Guard Force

The plantation Security Team has been chosen Best Company Guard Force by the Civil Security Force Command (CSFC) of the Philippine National Police. Rogelio Caro, plantation security manager, received the award from the PNP Deputy Director and CSFC Chief Supt. Manuel S. Lopez during the CSFC anniversary celebration held in Camp Crame. Plantation Security was cited for professionalism and outstanding contributions to community development.

Del Monte's security force is the Award's first recipient, having been chosen Best Company Guard Force in the past. It has also been chosen Outstanding Security Force of Northern Mindanao by the PNP-Civil Security Force-10.

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