By Keithly Anne T. Camarao and Roseann O. Lazza
Posted on November 13, 2015
CSU Aparri Campus Executive Officer Dr. Eunice Layugan received the highest award for government employees from the Civil Service Commission on Nov. 9 due to her outstanding accomplishments and contribution to the country’s national development.
President Benigno Simeon Aquino III led the awarding rite in Malacanang for CEO Layugan and for the others, the country’s most outstanding public officials and employees for 2015.
Layugan was shortlisted from 604 applicants and 33 semi-finalists by the Committee on Presidential Lingkod Bayan and CSC’s PAGASA awards - individual category committee.
Dr. Layugan is the lone researcher in the country who pioneered a chain of research studies about the possible conservation of Endemic clam “cabibi”, the most expensive edible freshwater bivalve in Cagayan River at Lallo, Cagayan.
She developed an aquaculture technology on seedstock production of the endemic clam to reseed the mined/degraded broodstock habitat to continue their proliferation.
On Jan. 29, 2015, she emerged second among the Top Ten Outstanding Movers of the Philippines (TOMP) Champion of Life and Hero of the Environment Award under the Academe/Environmental Research category awarded at the Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center, Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.
Based on the CSC website, PAG-ASA Award is conferred to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contribution resulting from an idea or performance which directly benefits more than one department of the government.