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Two of the Institute for Labor Studies’ division chiefs passed the nationwide Career Executive Service Written Examination (CES WE) held last September 3, 2017 simultaneously in Quezon City, Cebu City, and Davao city.

The November 2017 list of passers included the names of Institute’s Labor and Social Relations Research Division OIC-Chief Patrick Patriwirawan, Jr. and Advocacy and Publications Division OIC-Chief Reinerio A. Alba. They took their exams in Quezon City.

Patriwirawan also ranked ninth overall among the top passers for the said exam.

The batch of September 2017 examinees registered a total of ninety (90) passers out of two hundred thirty-five (235) examinees translating to 38.30 percent passing rate. Of the ninety (90) passers, 67.78% came from Quezon City testing center, 8.89% from Cebu City and 23.33% from Davao City.

The CES WE is a general aptitude exam focusing on managerial knowledge and aptitude. It is the first of the four–stage CES eligibility process followed by the Assessment Center, Validation of On–the–Job Performance and, finally, the Panel Interview.

The CES is the third level or the managerial class in the group of career positions in the Philippine civil service. It was created by Presidential Decree No. 1 to "form a continuing pool of well-selected and development-oriented career administrators who shall provide competent and faithful service."

CES WE is administered by the Career Executive Service Boards headed by Executive Director Atty. Maria Anthonette Velasco-Allones.

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment. For more information on this story, please contact the Advocacy and Publications Division at 527-3490.