A seminar was conducted on April 1, 2016 for the ERDB’s newly appointed and contractual employees. Mrs. Veronica O. Sinohin, Chief of the Technology transfer Division (TTD) gave a brief introduction of ERDB including its brief history, functions, ERDB organizational structure, functions of the ERDB main office and the regional centers.

ERDB Director Dr. Henry A. Adornado, gave the opening message during the seminar while Mr. Angelito A. Exconde, Chief of the Administration, Finance and Management Division (AFMD) introduced the speaker.

Director Hans Alcantara of the Civil Service Commission discussed the main points of the R.A. 6713 Code of Conduct for Public Officials and Employees. He further explained the eight (8) norms of conduct of public officials such as the commitment to public interest, professionalism, justness and sincerity, political neutrality, responsiveness to the public, nationalism and patriotism, commitment to democracy and simple living. He gave examples of the negative and positive ways of dealing with specific situations in the office. Director Alcantara also gave details on R.A 9585 also known as the Anti Red Tape Act of 2007.

Mr. Emmanuel M. Cuison, Accountant III of ERDB explained the taxable income, different types of tax and the computation of Annual Income Tax. Ms. Marilou C. Arcillas, Chief of the Human Resource Division of ERDB conducted the value orientation seminar for contractuals. She explained the duties and responsibilities of all employees. Marla V. Cambay, TTD