LGU Tagum starts with 2nd wave of reorganization

TAGUM CITY—The second batch of the re-organizational structure of the Local Government Unit of Tagum commenced with its first ever Competency-Based Written Examination last January 14, 2019.

283 applicants took the exam starting with the available plantilla positions for the first level (Salary grade 3-10) and 475 for second level (Salary grade 11-23) that will be used as part of the assessment in hiring job- fit personnel.

The exam was facilitated by the City Human Resource Management Office under the guidance of Ma. Cynthia P. Aranas, the former Regional Director of Civil Service Commission Davao Oriental.

It can be recalled that Tagum was the only city in Region XI to be conferred of Bronze Award for its excellent implementation of the program to institutionalize meritocracy and excellence in human resource management or PRIME HRM last year. The CHRMO was able to achieve the level 2 maturity of the indicators.

According to Aranas, this written examination is a big step for Tagum in advancing to the next level of PRIME HRM.

“This is something deeper. This is something significant and more relevant to the thrust of the local government unit … We want to hire people who are job-fit … people who can contribute to the plans and programs of the local government unit of Tagum City especially on the EAGLE WINGS program.”

She also added that Tagum might be one of the firsts to conduct such exam in Region XI.

The examination is already the second phase of the qualification following the submission of the application. The third phase would be an interview to be conducted later this January to those who applied for plantilla positions with salary grade ranging from 18-23. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum


758 job applicants take the competency based written examination facilitated by the City Human Resource Management Office in the Rotary Gymnasium of Tagum City on  January 14, 2019. This is the 2nd phase of the application process for plantilla positions in the local government unit of Tagum. Results will be announced later in January. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum