The SEAMEO Service Award was conferred to 15 outstanding officers from the SEAMEO Regional Centres/Network and the Secretariat. During the Awarding Ceremony, Dato' Dr Ahamad bin Sipon, SEAMEO Secretariat Director, shared some points on the significance of the Award to SEAMEO and how the outstanding performance and accomplishments of the awardees contributed to the success of the Organization.

The SEAMEO Service Awards was approved at the 38th SEAMEO Council Conference. It was launched with aim of providing recognition and appreciation to staff members of the SEAMEO Units who demonstrate exceptionally high level of achievement in work performance, innovation and creativity, professionalism and commitment that contribute to the success of the Organization's mission and goals. Each SEAMEO Unit selects the recipient of the SEAMEO Service Awards annually based on a set of agreed criteria. The 2009/2010 cycle is the seventh year of SEAMEO Service Awards Programme.

In collaboration with the Department of Education, Philippines, the Welcome Session was conducted for all the awardees after the Opening Ceremony of the 45th SEAMEO Council Conference on 27 January 2010 at the Shangri-la's Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu, Philippines. Dr Tinsiri Siribodhi, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication of the SEAMEO Secretariat, welcomed and congratulated the awardees. A SEAMEO video on the activities of SEAMEO Service Awardees was presented. During the session, the Awardees shared their own valued experiences and contributions to the organization.

A city tour was also organized for the SEAMEO Service Awardees on 28 January 2010.

The 2009/2010 SEAMEO Service Awardees

The Service Awardee from SEAMEO CHAT, Mrs San San Nyunt Ohn, Assistant Administrative Officer was unable to attend the Awarding Ceremony. The Plaque of Appreciation was handed to the representative of Myanmar.

The SEAMEO Service Awardees pose in a group photo with the SEAMEO Secretariat Director, Dato' Dr Ahamad bin Sipon; and the SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Directors, Mr Noorhaizamdin Abdullah and Dr Tinsiri Siribodhi.

Dr Tinsiri Siribodhi, SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Director for Administration and Communication, welcomes the 2009/2010 SEAMEO Service Awardees during the Welcome and Introduction Session.

The SEAMEO Service Awardees share their working principles and winning formula of success.

The SEAMEO Service Awardees visit places of interest in Cebu, Philippines.

Hall of Distinction
Centres Name of Awardees
SEAMEO BIOTROP Mrs Sri Widayanti
SEAMEO CHAT Mrs San San Nyunt Ohn
SEAMEO RELC Mr John Siak Tack Chiew
SEAMEO RETRAC Mrs Le Thi Thuy Duong
SEAMEO RIHED No nomination
SEAMEO SEARCA Mrs Mina G Talatala
SEAMEO SPAFA Mr Kevin Charles Kettle
SEAMEO TROPMED/Network Ms Pornpimol Chaivittayangkul
SEAMEO TROPMED/Indonesia Mrs Relita Ambarwati
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia Dr Zainah Saat
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines Mr Rolando R Villanueva Jr
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand Mr Sethavudh Kaewviset
SEAMEO VOCTECH Mrs Monarity Haji Harris MNI
SEAMEO Secretariat Mrs Charunee Manakul
Profiles of Awardees for 2009/2010
Mrs Sri Widayanti
Education Bachelor of Science Bogor Agricultural University
Current Workplace

Jalan Raya Tajur Km. 6
P.O. Box 116, Bogor, 16134
Tel: +62 251 8323848
Fax: +62 251 8326851

Commencing Date 1 September 1994
Commencing Position Research Assistant
Current position Laboratory Supervisor
Work Ethic Be cautious and always working hard to present the best result on time.
Personal Motto Working is not just for the money, but most important thing is for self actualization.
Mrs San San Nyunt Ohn
Education M A (History)
University of Yangon
Current Workplace SEAMEO CHAT
Pyay Road
P.O. 11041, Yangon
Tel.: +95 1 515180
Fax: +95 1 515175
Email: seameo_chat(at)
Commencing Date 11 November 2004
Commencing Position Assistant Administrative Officer
Current position Assistant Administrative Officer
Work Ethic Hard working and trustworthy.
Personal Motto To be honest.
Mrs Susana R Dizon
Education Bachelor of Science in Commerce
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Current Workplace SEAMEO INNOTECH
Commonwealth Avenue
P O Box 207, UP
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Tel: (+632) 924-7681 to 84
Fax: (+632) 928-7692
Commencing Date 1 April 1987
Commencing Position Systems Analyst / Programmer & Accountant
Current position System Development & Administration Officer
Work Ethic Love your work. Success is a direct product of creativity, determination, and hard, honest work.
Personal Motto "Solo DIOS Basta" "GOD IS ENOUGH" The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing. I shall want.
Mr Ooi Kah Eng
Education Form 3
Sekolah Menengah Jelutong, Penang
Current Workplace

Jalan Sultan Aslan Shah
11700 Gelugor
Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +60-4-6522700
Fax: +60-4-6572541

Commencing Date 17 October 1973
Commencing Position General Assistant, Grade 3
Current position General Assistant, Grade 1
Work Ethic Never allow personal problems to affect work in the centre.
Personal Motto Do unto others what I want others to do unto me.
Mr John Siak Tack Chiew
Education Singapore -- Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Normal Level)
Tiong Bahru Secondary School
Current Workplace SEAMEO RELC
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Commencing Date 16 March 2006
Commencing Position Front Office Assistant
Current position Front Office Assistant
Work Ethic Be self-motivated and honest in work. Adhere to company rules and regulations.
Personal Motto Always be good to others and see the positive side of everyone.
Mrs Le Thi Thuy Duong
Education Master in Applied Linguistics
Curtin University of Technology
Current Workplace

35 Le Thanh Ton
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel.: +(84-8) 8245618
Fax: +(848) 8232175
Email: Itduong(at)

Commencing Date September 2003
Commencing Position Programme Officer
Current position Deputy Head, Administration and Personnel Department
Work Ethic Professional and effective.
Personal Motto -
Mr Khalid Mustafa
Education Bachelor Degree
ITPS Surabaya
Current Workplace

Kompleks UT,
Jalan Cabe Raya, Pondok Cabe,
Pamulang, Tangerang,
Tel.: +(62-21) 7422184
Fax: +(62-21) 7422276
E-mail: khalid(at)

Commencing Date 1 April 2008
Commencing Position Expert IT
Current position IT Network Manager
Work Ethic -
Personal Motto Do the best for your country.
Mrs Mina G Talatala
Education BS Psychology
Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Calamba
Current Workplace

Library & Archives
College 4031, Laguna
Tel: +(63-49) 536-2290 Ext. 136
Fax: +(63-49) 536-2284

Commencing Date 1 January 1988
Commencing Position Data Encoder
Current position Record and Archives Assistant
Work Ethic To give my best in everything I do. I always keep in mind that I am responsible/accountant for all my actions. To be always open to changes.
Personal Motto Do not unto others what you do not want others to do unto you.
Mr Kevin Charles Kettle
Education MBA Educational Management
University Leicester, UK
Current Workplace SEAMEO SPAFA
81/1 Si-Ayutthaya Road
Sam-sen, Theves
Bangkok 10300
Tel.: +662-2804022-29
Fax: +662-2804030
Email: kevin(at)
Commencing Date 6 June 2000
Commencing Position Project Development Officer
Current position Project Development Officer
Work Ethic View things as challenges and not problems
Personal Motto "There's always room for improvement"
Ms Pornpimol Chaivittayangkul
Education Bachelor of Arts
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED Network 420/6 Rajvithi Road
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2 3549145-46
Fax: +66 (0) 2 3549144
Email: dang_it(at)
Commencing Date 15 Novermber 2005
Commencing Position Administrative Officer
Current position Administrative Officer
Work Ethic I believe in honest, sincerity and responsibility. I accept criticism / suggestion with open mind and rectify the incorrect to be correct
Personal Motto Never stop to learn new things.
Mrs Relita Ambarwati
Education Degree
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Indonesia
RCCN-UI Building
Jl. Salemba Raya No. 6
Jakarta, Pusat-10430
Tel.: +62-21-3910205
Fax: +62-21-3913933
Commencing Date 1 July 1997
Commencing Position Finance Administration Staff
Current position Head of Finance Unit
Work Ethic Silent, accurate, on time.
Personal Motto If somebody else can do it, we must also.
Dr Zainah Saat
Education Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS)
University of Malaya
Current Workplace

50588 Jalan Pahang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: + 603 261 62671
Fax: + 603 269 38094
E-mail: zainah(at)

Commencing Date 1 November 1988
Commencing Position Lecturer / Medical Officer
Current position Deputy Dean for DMM Course, Virology Unit Head
Work Ethic Embrace the importance of both personal and professional in our work and services.
Personal Motto Never let defeat rob your of succeed.
Mr Rolando R Villanueva Jr
Education High School Graduate
Camp Aguinaldo High School
Quezon city, Philippines
Current Workplace

College of Public Health, University of the Philippines 625 Pedro Gil Street
P.O. Box EA-460, Ermita, Manila 1000, Philippines
Tel: +(63-2) 525 5874

Commencing Date 19 April 1999
Commencing Position Laboratory Aide I
Current position Laboratory Aide II
Work Ethic To be humble, respectful, honest; to work diligently, responsibly and committed to my duties and responsibilities; to be a team player.
Personal Motto

To respect everyone and work 100% at everything.

Mr Sethavudh Kaewviset
Education Candidate, Master of Public Administration
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand
420/6 Rajvithi Road
Bangkok 10400
Tel.: +0-2354-9100-19
Fax: +0-2354-91399
Email: tesvk(at)
Commencing Date 1 June 2000
Commencing Position Administrative Affairs Officer
Current position International Relations Officer
Work Ethic

Come from "MAHIDOL" that I always been practiced:

  • Mastery
  • Altruism
  • Harmony
  • Integrity
  • Determination
  • Originality
  • Leadership
Personal Motto Where there's a will, there's a way.
Mrs Monarity Haji Harris MNI
Education HND in Computer Studies
Institut Teknologi Brunei
Current Workplace SEAMEO VOCTECH
Jalan Pasar Baharu Gadong
BE 1318, Brunei Darussalam
Tel.: +673 2447992
Fax.: +673 2447955
Commencing Date 14 January 1995
Commencing Position Technical Officer (MIS)
Current position ICT Applications Officer
Work Ethic Has a good attitude towards work and be reliable, diligent and professional. To care about work and the people we work with.
Personal Motto -
Mrs Charunee Manakul
Education Bachelor Degree of Business Administration
Thammasat University
Current Workplace SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building,
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Tel.: 66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax.: 66 (0) 2381-2587
Email: charunee(at)
Commencing Date 19 June 1972
Commencing Position Accounting Clerk
Current position Accountant (SEAMEO)
Work Ethic Working as a team.
Personal Motto Be cheerful always.