The SEAMEO Service Award was conferred to 22 outstanding officers from the SEAMEO Regional Centres/Network and the Secretariat. All 22 Awardees received the Plaque of Appreciation from H E Dr Maszlee Malik, the Minister of Education, Malaysia and concurrently the President of SEAMEO Council during the Awarding Ceremony at the Welcome Reception.  Dr Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, SEAMEO Secretariat Director, also 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 the 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.


In accordance with the resolution of the Ministerial Round Table Meeting at the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference in Brunei Darussalam, January 2011, the SEAMEO Council Conference will be held every two years from 2011 onwards. The SEAMEO Service Awards will be conducted biennially.  The awarding ceremony for the SEAMEO Service Awards will be held during SEAMEO Council Conference. 


In collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, the Welcome Session was conducted for all the awardees after the Opening Ceremony of the 50th SEAMEO Council Conference on 23 July 2019 at Sunway Hotel Resort and Spa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr Prasert Tepanart, 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 24 July 2019.

The 2018/2019 SEAMEO Service Awardees

The SEAMEO Service Awardees posed for a group photo with H E Dr Maszlee Malik, the Minister of Education, Malaysia and concurrently the President of SEAMEO Council and Dr Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, SEAMEO Secretariat Director.


The SEAMEO Service awardees enjoyed the city tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Centres Name of Awardees
SEAMEO BIOTROP Mr Samsul Ahmad Yani
SEAMEO INNOTECH Mr Clark De Jesus Pulvinar
SEAMEO QITEP in Language Ms Talitha Ardelia Syifa Rabbani
SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics Ms Rachma Noviani
SEAMEO QITEP in Sciences Mr Agus Nugraha
SEAMEO RECFON Ms Sri Kurniasih
SEAMEO RECSAM Mr Roslan Bin Akob
SEAMEO RELC Ms Joyce Emma Oliverio
SEAMEO RIHED Mr Surasit Boonmun
SEAMEO SEARCA Mr Ricardo A Menorca
SEAMEO SEN Ms Monishah Md Shah
SEAMEO SPAFA Mr Soros Jenjai
SEAMEO TROPMED/Network Ms Bangaern Suksamran
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia Dr Norazah Ahmad
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines Mr Ronald M Verceles
  Ms Ruby Helen D Tambiloc
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand Mrs Siwaporn Phanphoowong
SEAMEO VOCTECH Mr Ariffin bin Haji Yusof
SEAMEO Secretariat Mrs Patcharakan Waritnankul


Mr Samsul Ahmad Yani
Education : Bachelor Degree in Biology
Biology FMIPA Pakuan University, Indonesia
Current Workplace : SEAMEO BIOTROP
Jl Raya Tajur Km 6 Bogor 16134
West Java, Indonesia
Tel:   +62 (251) 832 3848
Fax:  +62 (251) 832 6851   
Commencing Date : 1 April 1985
Commencing Position : Third Technician TFB
Current position : Product Development and Services Department Manager
Working Ethic : Work well and discipline according to the rules
Personal Motto
: Trying to do good is worship



Mr Clark De Jesus Pulvinar
Education : Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Ateneo de Naga University
Current Workplace : SEAMEO INNOTECH    
Commonwealth Avenue  
Diliman, Quezon City   
Tel:   +63 (2) 924 7681 to 84
Fax:  +63 (2) 921 0224       
Commencing Date : 16 February 2009
Commencing Position : Accountant 1
Current position : Senior Associate
Working Ethic : He gives his best in everything that he does and he embraces challenges even if it means being away from his family at times. He believes that everyone should do what is right.
Personal Motto
: Glory and praise to our God. Keep the faith, hope and love. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?



Ms Talitha Ardelia Syifa Rabbani
Education : Bachelor of Humanities, German Studies
Universitas Indonesia
Master of Humanities, Linguistics (Language Education) (Currently attending)
Universitas Indonesia
Current Workplace : SEAMEO QITEP in Language
Jalan Gardu, Srengseng Sawah   
Jagakarsa, South Jakarta 12640  
Tel:  +62 (21) 7888 4106     
Fax: +62 (21) 7888 4073               
Commencing Date : 2 March 2015
Commencing Position : Staff of Division of Research and Development Programme
Current position : Staff of Division of Training and Development of Teachers and Education Personnel
Working Ethic : Like this saying: “the word we use is the food for the subconscious mind that drives our behavior”, I believe that no matter how hard it is, when you have a positive mind set, you can get through it.
Personal Motto
: Only you who have to know how hard you work.



Ms Rachma Noviani
Education : Bachelor Degree
Yogyakarta State University
Current Workplace : SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics       
Jl Kaliurang Km 6, Sambisari   
Condongcatur, Depok       
Sleman, DI Yogyakarta  
Tel:   +62 (274) 889 955
Fax:  +62 (274) 887 222    
Commencing Date : 1 September 2011
Commencing Position : Staff
Current position : Staff of Partnership, International Public Relation, and Marketing Division
Working Ethic : She has shown great professionalism in the Centre. This character goes beyond neat and clean attire but also of communicating to others respectfully, accepting positive feedbacks from others, being fair and honest, staying positive, and discipline.   

Having a dependable character that she upholds the working ethics by showing excellent quality and proving to finish what has been assigned to her. She performs this consistently at the same level of quality and avoiding procrastination.
Personal Motto
: -



Mr Agus Nugraha
Education : Bachelor of Economics
School of Economics STAN-Indonesia Mandiri
Current Workplace : SEAMEO QITEP in Science
Jalan Diponegoro No 12         
Bandung, West Java 40115        
Tel:   +62 (22) 421 8739 
Fax:  +62 (22) 421 8749      
Commencing Date : 1 May 2012
Commencing Position : General Affairs Officer
Current position : General Affairs Officer
Working Ethic : Be commitment to finish all tasks by following the procedures set by the Centre
Personal Motto
: Strong will is the key to overcome challenges    



Ms Sri Kurniasih
Education : Diploma – Science of Nutrition
Academy of MH Thamrin
Current Workplace   SEAMEO RECFON
Jl Salemba Raya No 6  
Central Jakarta, 10430  
Tel:   +62 (21) 3193 0205
Fax:  +62 (21) 391 3933   
Commencing Date : 17 October 1994
Commencing Position : Laboratory Staff
Current position : Laboratory Executor
Working Ethic : Always trying to finish all task beyond expected time or target
Personal Motto
: Working better today for better tomorrow



Mr Roslan Bin Akob
Education : Certificate
SMK Kuala Perlis
Current Workplace : SEAMEO RECSAM        
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah         
11700 Gelugor, Penang    
Tel:   +60 (4) 652 2700
Fax:  +60 (4) 652 2737               
Commencing Date : 1 November 1995
Commencing Position : Printery (General Assistant Printery)
Current position : General Assistant (Publication Unit)
Working Ethic : To adhere to all rules and regulations at work place
Personal Motto
: Always be sincere and true to your work  



Ms Joyce Emma Oliverio
Education : BSc in Business & Management Studies (Hons)
University of Bradford, UK
Current Workplace : SEAMEO RELC                            
30 Orange Grove Road     
Singapore 258352                 
Republic of Singapore             
Tel:   +65 6885 7888
Fax:  +65 6734 2753          
Commencing Date : 15 September 1980
Commencing Position : Typist
Current position : Senior Centre Secretariat Executive
Working Ethic : Integrity and efficiency in work output and performance
Personal Motto
: To give the best of my ability in my contribution to the organization for quality outcomes



Ms Le Thi Hang
Education : Master
School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Current Workplace : SEAMEO RETRAC
35 Le Thanh Ton, District 1               
Ho Chi Minh City        
Tel:   +84 (28) 3824 5618
Fax:  +84 (28) 3823 2175
Commencing Date : February 2003
Commencing Position : Program Officer
Current position : Office Manager
Working Ethic : Always be honest and responsible
Personal Motto : “Do my best, so that I can’t blame myself for anything”



Mr Surasit Boonmun
Education : BBA (Business Computer)
Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
Current Workplace : SEAMEO RIHED
5th Floor, the Office of the Higher Education Commission Building         
 328 Sri Ayutthaya Road   
Rajathevee, Bangkok 10400            
Tel:   +66 (2) 644 9856
Fax:  +66 (2) 644 5421   
Commencing Date : 1 July 2013
Commencing Position : Information Technology Officer
Current position : Information Technology Officer
Working Ethic : Be responsible and assiduous for work. Moreover, since his duties are directly related to IT, software use should be properly licensed.
Personal Motto : “Commit to my goals”



Ms Arie Susanty
Education : Master in Educational Technology
Universitas Sebelas Maret
Current Workplace : SEAMEO SEAMOLEC
Kompleks Universitas Terbuka
Jalan Cabe Raya, Pondok Cabe           
Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia       
Tel:   +62 (21) 742 2184
Fax:  +62 (21) 742 2276 
Commencing Date : 3 May 2006
Commencing Position : Training Officer
Current position : IT Content & Knowledge Management Officer
Working Ethic : Every task is trust, doing the best effort in every task is the other way to keep the trust.
Personal Motto : Create your own standard



Mr Ricardo A Menorca
Education : MBA (units)
Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business, Makati
Current Workplace : SEAMEO SEARCA          
College, Los Banos         
Laguna 4031
Tel.:   +63 (49) 536 2290, +63 (49) 536 4153
Fax:   +63 (49) 536 7097 
Commencing Date : 16 October 2003
Commencing Position : Unit Head, General Services
Current position : Unit Head, General Services
Working Ethic : Work with sincerity, dignity and with pride. Be the best worker in your field by doing your work excellently and honesty.
Personal Motto : Always remember the hand that feeds you and don’t forget to give thanks to the Lord.



Ms Monishah Md Shah
Education : Master Degree of Education (Special Education)
The National University of Malaysia
Current Workplace : SEAMEO SEN                
Level 2 Anjung Hikmah Complex       
IPGK Perempuan                 
Melayu, Jalan Durian Daun
75400 Melaka, Malaysia            
Tel.:   +60 (6) 281 8242
Fax:   +60 (6) 282 0187                 
Commencing Date : 16 July 2013
Commencing Position : Training Coordinator
Current position : Training Coordinator
Working Ethic : Honest, responsible and humbleness are amongst the essential elements of good work ethics that I always practice.
Personal Motto : To be the best among the best



Mr Soros Jenjai
Education : BEd (Social Studies)
Suan Dusit University
Current Workplace : SEAMEO SPAFA     
81/1 Sri Syudhya Road                                                        
Dusit, Bangkok 10300        
Tel:   +66 (2) 280 4022
Fax:  +66 (2) 280 4030             
Commencing Date : 29 November 1995
Commencing Position : Operator
Current position : Operator
Working Ethic : Be in the moment, do the best under present conditions, be fair and indiscriminate with others
Personal Motto
: Well begun is half done



Ms Bangaern Suksamran 
Education : Certificate grade 9                                                      
Buengkum Non-Formal Education
Current Workplace : SEAMEO TROPMED Network
420/6 Ratchawithi Road         
Bangkok 10400
Tel:   +66 (2) 354 9145 to 46
Fax:  +66 (2) 354 9144          
Commencing Date : 1 February 2010
Commencing Position : Housekeeper
Current position : Housekeeper
Working Ethic : Working at SEAMEO TROPMED for almost 9 years with honesty and loyalty
Personal Motto : Do the best, work hard and be honest



Dr Norazah Ahmad
Education : PhD (Microbiology)
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Current Workplace : SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia
Infectious Diseases Research Centre       
Institute for Medical Research             
Jalan Pahang 50588               
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel:   +60 (3) 2616 2666
Fax:  +60 (3) 2693 9335        
Commencing Date : 1992
Commencing Position :  Medical Officer
Current position : Head of Infectious Diseases Research Centre
Working Ethic : Start our day with full determination; we will end our day with full satisfaction
Personal Motto : It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness



Mr Ronald M Verceles
Education : Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
AMA Computer College
Current Workplace : SEAMEO TROPMED Philippines
Office of the Dean, College of Public Health
University of the Philippines Manila
625 Pedro Gil St, Ermita                          
Manila 1000, Philippines       
Tel:   +63 2 524 2703
Fax:  +63 2 521 1394         
Commencing Date : -
Commencing Position : -
Current position : Administrative Assistant V
Working Ethic : Take responsibility for my actions, including my mistakes
Personal Motto
: No man is an island



Ms Ruby Helen D Tambiloc
Education : BS Chemistry
Far Eastern University, Manila
Current Workplace : SEAMEO TROPMED Philippines                                      
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health       
University of the Philippines Manila               
625 Pedro Gil St, Ermita    
Manila 1000, Philippines
Tel:   +63 2 524 7102
Fax:  +63 2 523 7745          
Commencing Date : 1 November 1991
Commencing Position : University Research Associate
Current position : University Researcher
Working Ethic : Be punctual not only in the submission of task but also report for work on time and be willing to render extra hour if necessary. Work on team-building and act as teammates. Be willing to help and support each other. Have a positive attitude and unite to work toward the greater good of the office therefore becoming more productive. Respect one another, know when to speak up and when to listen
Personal Motto : When God closes the door, He open windows. Thrust in the Lord because everything He does is in perfect timing.    



Mrs Siwaporn Phanphoowong
Education : Master of Educational Technology (MEd)
Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Current Workplace : SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand
Faculty of Tropical Medicine                                       
Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchathewi         
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel:   +66 (2) 306 9135    
Fax:  +66 (2) 306 9135     
Commencing Date : 20 May 2010
Commencing Position : -
Current position : Head, Educational Technology and Art Unit, Office of the Dean
Working Ethic : Perform duty with accuracy, transparency and accountability
Personal Motto : Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.



Mr Ariffin bin Haji Yusof
Education : BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Institut Teknologi Brunei
Current Workplace : SEAMEO VOCTECH
Jalan Pasar Baharu, 
Gadong BE 1318 
Brunei Darussalam
Tel:   +673 244 7992     
Fax:  +673 244 7955         
Commencing Date : 1 September 2003
Commencing Position : Network and System Administrator
Current position : ICT Training Officer
Working Ethic : Makes sure that work area is covered at all times and he can be counted on the work overtime when necessary without complaint. He effectively enforces the organization values and policies without evoking negative reactions
Personal Motto : Be positive, team player, honest and look always for innovative solutions.



Mrs Patcharakan Waritnankul
Education : Bachelor of Accounting
Assumption 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
Commencing Date : 2 September 1994
Commencing Position : Assistant Finance Officer
Current position : Finance Officer (Retired)
Working Ethic : Knowing yourself is the beginning of success
Personal Motto
: Do not direct the wind but change your sail.  Think positively brings happiness to your life.