Meet RCTQ’s pool of consultants
The implementation of various RCTQ projects is supported by the following pool of consultants. Let us meet them individually.
Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho
Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho is a registered nurse and educator who spent more than four decades in government service. In 2012, she assumed the presidency of the Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City and became its fifth president until her retirement early this year.
Dr. Ho was elected Chair of the Board of Governors of the Philippine Nurses Association in 2004. As such, she had the opportunity to represent the nurses of the Philippines to the first World Health Professions Alliance Leadership Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2007, she was awarded the Anastasia Giron Tupas Award, the highest accolade given by the Philippine Nurses Association, Inc. (PNA) to a professional nurse in recognition of her contribution to the nursing profession.
At WMSU, Dr. Ho initiated reforms in instruction, research extension and resource generation. She took a giant leap in the accreditation of programs and certification of processes/systems in the university to promote the general welfare of the faculty, administrative personnel and students by setting new infrastructure and invested on human resources development to ensure quality tertiary education.
Dr. Ho actively participated in the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) as Member, as PASUC Chair for Region 9, President of the Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools, Inc. and Vice President for Mindanao. She also served in various capacities in committee work/Technical Working Groups for PASUC. Currently, she sits as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).
Dr. Ho holds a doctorate degree in education, MA in Education (MAEd) and Certificate in Governmental Management from WMSU. She took her Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) at the Ateneo De Zamboanga University. She took leadership and management courses such as the Executive Course for Education Management and Leadership (ECEML) from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and the Executive Management Program from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)– both in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education.
Dr. Ho serves as a senior advisor for RCTQ’s project with Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways) Program, the Mapping Study on teacher education institutions (TEIs) serving the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
“Working with RCTQ will be an enabling experience to help set a new landscape for teacher education in Western Mindanao and the BARMM,” said Dr. Ho of her expectation in working with RCTQ.
Ms. Maria Lourdes Pantoja
Ms. Pantoja was the first and former Director IV of the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) of the Department of Education, the office she helped form with five divisions and a staff complement of 90 people.
During her time as head of the BHROD, she led the implementation of the rationalization program at the DepEd central office. She also helped implement the Results Based Performance Management System (RPMS) as mandated by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC). She helped integrate the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) into the different DepEd human resource systems.
At DepEd, Ms. Pantoja also helped establish the framework for the career progression of teachers, introduced the concept of talent management system, and started the training program for non-teaching positions.
Prior to her stint with the BHROD, Ms. Pantoja was Director III of NEAP, where she consolidated the Human Resource Development (HRD) divisions that came from different units into one division at the central office, structured the NEAP central office, and established the competency-based framework as a guide to developing different training programs for DepEd personnel.
Before joining the government, Ms. Pantoja held various positions at Nestlé. She was Assistant Vice President and was later Vice President for Human Resource Development at Nestlé Philippines. She then moved to become Management Development, Training, Internal Communication, Organizational Development Manager at Nestlé Middle East regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She later moved to Switzerland as Management Development Manager at Nestlé S.A. Vevey for Zone Asia, Oceania, and Africa (AOA), supervising 25 MD managers from different markets. Part of the function was organizational development (OD).
Ms Pantoja finished BSc in Commerce major in Marketing Management at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)/JRC and finished a short program on Strategic Human Resource Management at Harvard University.
At RCTQ, she serves as consultant for the organizational transformation component of the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) Transformation project. She was also involved in developing competencies for principals and supervisors, and part of the committee that transforms the Teacher Induction Program for beginning teachers, and professional development programs for the current pool of teachers.
Ms. Krupskaya (Kay) Añonuevo
Ms. Añonuevo started out teaching Psychology to undergraduates (University of the Philippines, Department of Psychology). After doing her Masters in Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, Germany, she was able to broaden her teaching experience; she continued to teach undergraduates, but also taught high school students and teachers/graduate students.
When she joined the development/education sector, she was involved in projects on leadership programs; the professional development of teachers, including Learning Action Cells (LACs); inclusive education; and industry-linked equivalency programs.
Ms. Añonuevo is not new to RCTQ work, having been part of the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) Teacher Development (TD) team (2015-2017). The TD team supported RCTQ in many ways, including the refinement of the PPST and its tools. In addition, she was part of the NEAP Transformation Study Team and was a NEAP Transformation policy consultant and a NEAP resource person. During her time at the USAID-supported ABC+ Program (2019-2020), her work was primarily on teacher professional development and institutional strengthening work, including reinforcing PPST buy-in by embedding PPST throughout the various initiatives and building on existing PPST tools and processes.
Ms. Añonuevo looks forward to being the RCTQ NEAP-QAD focal person and supporting NEAP in its transformation to fully realizing its mandate as the institution in charge of the design, development and delivery of professional development for teachers, school leaders, and other teaching-related personnel. For her, this transformation is not just an exciting one, it is also a key reform contributing to DepEd’s pivot to quality.
Currently, Ms. Añonuevo is also a consultant for other organisations, such as The Asia Foundation (TAF). She is also a mindfulness and self-care advocate.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=1692Feature