Key officials and personnel of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC) attended the opening program of the Gender, Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Forum today, March 10, 2021 via Zoom.

The College was represented by Dr. Amado A. Oliva, Jr., the Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Jocelyn O. Jintalan, Dean of the Graduate School; Dr. Norel Peter M. Illo, OIC Dean of the College of Business Management; Mr. Juvy M. Bustamante, Director of Human Resource Development; Mr. Dennis O. Rañon, Director of Gender and Development (GAD); Mr. Charles V. Bolival, Director of Extension Services; Mrs. Nancy S. Penetrante, Director of the General Administrative Services Section; Mrs. Gigi V. Severo, Publication Director; Ms. Maria Joy L. Ramizares, Human Resource Management (HRM) Office staff; and Mr. Julius C. Deniña, an administrative aide.

The GEDSI Forum was organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) – Region V and aims to bring together heads of agencies, division chiefs, department heads, HRM practitioners, GAD focal persons, and other interested individuals in the public sector to discuss issues on GEDSI and share best practices on this advocacy.

Furthermore, the participants are expected to be able to develop understanding of key principles of GEDSI and clear goals and action plans to implement GEDSI in their respective agencies.

The powerhouse pool of speakers were Ms. Milalin Jovellana, Program Director of Coffey International Development; Hon. Alicia Dela Rosa, CSC Bala Chairperson; Ms. Noreen Boots Gocon- Gragasin, Director of CSC Integrated Records Management Office; Atty. Jennifer L. Timbol, Director IV of the CSC Human Resource Policies and Standards Office; Dr. Marylendra A. Penetrante, Director of Children & Youth Wellness Technical and Advocacy Center, Inc.; and Mr. Jerome Zayas, an international Consultant on Social Resilience and Sustainable Development.

The said forum will run for 20 days starting March 10 to 30, 2021 thru the CSC ROV Learning Management System, mostly asynchronous learning mode.