Retired Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) vice-president for corporate affairs Prof. Clemencio Bascar has been chosen as one of 11 Civil Service Commission (CSC) Pagasa Awardees this year. Karina Constantino-David, CSC Chairperson, announced in a recent letter to the university.
Prof. Bascar’s award is “conferred on an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions resulting from an idea or performance which had directly benefited the government,” the angency’s announcement said. Prof. Bascar will receive the honor on September 21 in a ceremony at the Cultural Center of the Philippines that will highlight the 108th Philippine Civil Service anniversary celeberation. The award consist of a plaque and cash prize of P50,000.
Prof. Bascar, who retired from WMSU last May, is largely credited for having laid the foundation of the succesful corporate projects of the university. While in service, he wrote several books, including a collection of poems and songs. He has been a prolific newspaper commentator for many years, in which he has been taking a personal stand on major public issues and controversies.
The award “is part of the annual search for Outstanding Public Official of the Philippines and Employees conducted by the CSC through its Honor Awards Program,” Chairperson David said.
Prof. Bascar was nominated for the honor by Prof. Myrna Cabato, who succeeded him as vice-president for corporate affairs. WMSU President Dr. Eldigario Gonzales has been requested to read the award’s citation during the conferment rite. (Rey-Luis Banagudos / PAO-WMSU)