Outstanding MMSU employees awarded in Pammadayaw 2023

by Stewart C. Ocampo


In a program dubbed “Pammadayaw”, today, January 27, at the Teatro Ilocandia, the university recognized exemplar personnel for their long-standing commitment and inspiring services to university constituents.

Pammadayaw 2023 is the university’s awarding ceremony for the Program on Awards and Incentive for Service Excellence (PRAISE) and other special awards. Employees and units were acknowledged for their exemplary performance and loyalty to public service.
Hailed as outstanding employees are Ms. Mercy Fausta R. Gaño, extension worker; Mr. Joey H. Sienda, support staff for research, extension, and business; Ms. Cecille Anne P. Morales, support staff for general administration; and Ms. Jocelyn S. Sarmiento, auxiliary service worker.
This year’s Timpuyog Award was bestowed to the Internationalization, Linkages and Partnership Office for its unparalleled dedication in expanding the local and international network of the university, and in providing quality teaching and learning experiences to faculty and students.


Moreover, special awards were conferred to 20 MMSU personnel, local officials, government units and other private partners. These include university president Shirley C. Agrupis for having been recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as Champion in Internationalization Leadership Award; and, Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc and Batac City Mayor Albert D. Chua for their commendable leadership.

Furthermore, 19 personnel and units of the university also received the Presidential Achieve Award. These include the colleges of Medicine and Law, and the departments of Physical Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Elementary Education for achieving 100% passing rate in their respective exams.

Other Presidential Achieve awardees were the Office of the President, Office of the Board Secretary, Office for Strategic Communication, Alumni Relations Office-Civil Service Review Team, Quality Assurance Directorate, Cultural Affairs Section, and Information Technology Center and Futures Thinking Strategic Foresight, among others.

There are 13 recipients of the Career and Self-Development Award. They are employees who have completed their graduate studies at their own expense.

Furthermore, 91 personnel received loyalty awards for the following years of service in MMSU: 10 years (26),15 years (14), 20 years (8), 25 years (10), 30 years (16), 35 years (9), and 40 years (8).

MMSU President Shirley C. Agrupis said “We give recognition and honor to our employees who have devoted their lives to MMSU. You [awardees] are the reason why MMSU is recognized locally and globally today.”

Engr. Ami Ruth Cocson, vice president for planning and development, said “the selection process has been tough this year, as more and more personnel strive harder to be better each day”

The Pammadayaw is among the major events in celebration of MMSU’s 45th foundation anniversary. (HLY/JVBT, StratCom)