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The schools division offices shall conduct their Division Search for Outstanding Officials and Employees. The functional divisions and schools will have to nominate their candidates to the Search. The top three nominees/candidates for each category who obtained at least 65 points shall qualify for the validation stage. No nominee shall be removed at any stage of screening or selection for any reason other than he/she can no longer proceed to the next stage following the guidelines and criteria set in this Manual. The PRAISE Committee shall deliberate the results of the evaluation of documents prior to the validation stage.

The SDO Caloocan Praise Committee shall Review and Evaluation Teams for awards categories. The team shall meet to discuss criteria and evaluate documents. If face-to-face interaction is not possible, teleconferencing and other online platforms shall be considered and be maximized to proceed with the screening and evaluation of document stage.

The PRAISE Committee will not evaluate any document for any of the categories with only one candidate for the entire division.

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The PRAISE Committee will spearhead the validation of the top three candidates for each category to the concerned functional division and schools. All teaching categories shall involve actual classroom demonstration teaching during this stage. Points obtained by the candidates may change after the validation of documents which shall comprise 90% of the overall rating. In a case when a candidate fails to meet the required 65 points, after the validation of documents, the next qualified candidate shall be considered for validation. After the validation of documents, the PRAISE Committee shall meet to deliberate on the results, especially those points which either decrease or increase. The Committee will have to identify the top three candidates who are considered as finalists for each category.

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The PRAISE Committee will conduct the interview of the finalists at the Division Office. The PRAISE Committee will deliberate on the consolidation of results, by category. They shall signify in the Consolidated Rating Sheet, by category and shall treat with utmost confidentiality the final results which shall be declared during the Awarding ceremony.

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Finalists for each of the categories are recognized and formally presented on stage. The winners for each of the categories are declared during the Awarding Ceremony. The finalists will be issued Certificate of Recognition, while the winner also receives a trophy and a cash prize (Refer to Section 26 hereof).

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The official results of the Gawad Pagkilala Awards shall be disseminated through a Division Memorandum