Staff News

NISMED Staff Attend Various Professional Development Programs Employee Discipline vis-a-vis Institutional Values Seminar
Ms. Angelie S. Domingo of the Property Section and Ms. Wilhelmina L. dela Paz of the Printing and Desktop Section attended the seminar entitled Employee Discipline vis-a-vis Institutional Values held on August 18-21, 2009 at Cagayan de Oro City. The seminar provided the 111 participants opportunities to revisit, refocus and realign both the employee’s personal values system and that of the institution where he/she belongs. Planning for Emergencies: Seminar Workshop on Disaster Preparedness Response and Recovery Mr. Rodolfo V. Sangel, Jr. of the Worskshop Section attended the Planning for Emergencies: Seminar Workshop on Disaster Preparedness Response and Recovery at Cagayan de Oro City on August 10-12, 2009. The seminar was about understanding the nature of emergencies and disasters that may arise in archives, rare books and special collections, and paper/office records. The seminar was attended by office personnel, archivist, record officers, librarians, curators, and other heritage professionals/workers caring for heritage collection. Short-term Courses on Information and Communication Technology Dr. Kathy A. Josue of High School Mathematics Group and Ms. Ma. Laura V. Ginoy of the Art Section attended the Basic Web Development Course while Dr. Erlina R. Ronda also of the High School Mathematics Group attended the Project Management Course. These short-term courses on ICT, which were conducted on weekends for 5 to 6 days, were offered by the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UP ITTC). Assertive Written Communication Seminar Ms. Lolita M. Mondigo of the Audiovisual Group and Ms. Ma. Laura V. Ginoy, head of the Art Section, participated in the four-day seminar on Assertive Written Communication held at Bohol Plaza Resort, Panglao Island, Bohol on September 15-18, 2009. The seminar provided them the opportunity to: internalize the meaning of assertive communication, develop assertive and effective oral and written communications, work collaboratively and interact professionally with other participants, and explore/appreciate the natural wonders of Bohol. One hundred hirty-two participants from private and local government units in different regions of the country attended the seminar.
Stepping Up to Help
NISMED provides immediate relief to some residents of Brgy. Manggahan, Rodriquez, Rizal who were affected by flood brought about by Tropical Storm Ondoy that devastated Metro Manila and nearby provinces with its heavy rains on September 26, 2009.
The NISMED staff (left photo) distributed packs of ready-to-eat meal, bottled water, used clothes, blankets, and other relief items to residents (right photo) who lost their valued possessions and have to rebuild their lives
NISMED Joins Bowling Tournament
The NISMED Bowling Team joined the 2009 UP Open Mixed Team Bowling Tournament sponsored by Senator Chiz Escudero and Quezon City Vice-Mayor Herbert Bautista. The competition opened last August 28, 2009 at the UP Alumni Center Bowling Alley. Sixteen (16) teams from different UP units, colleges, offices and organizations that joined the tournament were classified into two groups: A and B. The elimination round is still ongoing. The top eight teams after the elimination round will advance to the championship round. After playing the first four games, the NISMED team was able to land in the seventh spot. Its goal now is to get higher scores to stay in the first eighth spots to qualify for the championship round which will be held in November 2009.
The NISMED Bowling Team: (Front row left to right) Wilhelmina L. dela Paz, Alberto C. Falcon, Ferdinand C. Damasco, Nilo M. Rocas (Standing left to right) Doddie C. Bergado, Cherry A. Velasco, Regino L. Lamorena, Mariel T. Atregenio, Mario C. Gallardo, Renante N. Lunas