ALICIA dela ROSA-BALA is currently the Chairperson of the central human resource agency of the government, the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Prior to her appointment, she was the Undersecretary for Policy and Plans of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which she has served for the past 39 years. She also served from September 8, 2012 to September 7, 2015 as Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Department in Jakarta, Indonesia which covers the sectors of civil service, science and technology, health, women, youth, social welfare and development, disaster management, among others. She was given recognition by ambassadors of member-countries for her contributions to ASEAN at the conclusion of her term.


Atty. Robert S. Martinez, known to the Civil Service Commission as Comm. Doc, was appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III as Commissioner in July 2012. Having both the legal qualifications and competence on human resource, and a solid foundation from his 23-year track in government service, Commissioner Martinez is seen as a suitable and fitting addition to the three-member Commission and his appointment is a significant contribution to the CSC being an administrative agency and the government’s human resource institution.

He took his Bachelor of Arts degree Major in Economics at the University of Santo Tomas and graduated in 1981. Shortly then, he went to Ateneo De Manila University School of Law and finished Bachelor of Laws in 1985. On the same year, he took and passed the BAR exams and became a lawyer at the young age of twenty-five.

Ms. Nieves L. Osorio readily answered the call of public service when, as a fresh graduate of the University of the Philippines, she joined the said institution as an Instructor in Biostatistics. Government service remained and continues to be foremost in her priorities. This fact can be gleaned from the various posts she has held, has been assigned or appointed to in the past forty years. Ms. Osorio belongs to the decreasing number of individuals who start their careers, gain expertise, thrive, impart knowledge and stay on in government, imbued with the same level of enthusiasm and fervour as their first day in public office. Many start their careers in government but move on to the private sector after gaining experience or a certain level of competency. Others stay in government lured by the power and authority that come with having a good position in the bureaucracy’s hierarchy. Ms. Osorio stayed in government for the right reasons. Throughout her stay in the public sector, she readily and willingly shared her knowledge and skills particularly in public finance and corporate governance and used them in drawing up good programs and sound policies that address the concerns of the agencies which had had the opportunity of having her in their team.