The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga through the Program on Awards and Incentives for Servicing Excellence (PRAISE) Committee awarded on Monday June 16, 2014 four (4) DSWD staff who exemplifies the character of the months of January-April this year.

Ms. Catherine Aranas of the Protective Services Unit (PSU) was awarded for the character Alertness for January, Mr. Ramil Taculod of the Office of the Regional Director (ORD) was awarded for the Attentiveness character of the month of February, Mr. John Voltaire Ancla of the finance unit for the Availability character of March and Ms. Golda V. Pocon of the standards unit for the Boldness character of the month of April.

Each awardee received a certificate of recognition, a Php300.00 worth of gift certificate from Body and Sole, a Php500.00 gift certificate from Gaisano Butuan and a Php500.00 cash prize from DSWD Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli.

The winner for the character of the month is nominated by the Field Office (FO) staffs, and will win by popularity vote managed by the character host for the month, and the nominee who gets the highest points will be the Best character of the month and will be awarded during the Monday convocation.

The awarding of exemplary staffs is done monthly and will continue until December. ### (Stella Maris Barcelon/DSWD FO Caraga)