A closer look on the life of Valderosa
On June 19, President Rodrigo R. Duterte appointed Roberto Leopoldo W. Valderosa Jr. as Commissioner of the Civil Service Commission (CSC). On October 5, the Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed the appointment as presided by President of the Senate/Chairman of the Commission Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.
“Bobby” as he is fondly called, whose family roots are from Leyte, was born and raised in Davao City. He is one of the most active members of San Isidro Labrador Parish (SILP) of Barangay Catalunan Grande.
Services in the church:
- A youth leader, he used to organize basketball and volleyball leagues among young people.
- Served in the parish in the pastoral and formation concerns.
- He would speak before couples in the pre-cana seminar (a seminar happens before the wedding day of engaged couples) before as a member of the Family Life Apostolate (FLA) for 12 years.
- 7 years as evangelizer in the Lectors and Commentators Ministry.
- A lay minister, distributing Holy Communion during Mass.
- He is of Fourth Degree or ‘The Patriotic Degree’ in the Knights of Columbus Council 9563 of Catalunan Grande.
- He had remarkably contributed as member of the SILP Parish Pastoral Team (PPT) to have helped in the growth of the parish.
CSC record says “He has spent all 39 years of his government career working for the CSC. He started in 1978 as a senior clerk for CSC Regional Office XI and rose from being a budget officer to chief administrative officer, field director, OIC Director III of the Internal Audit Service, then as Director III of CSC Regional Office No. 12 in 2006. He became Director IV of CSC ARMM in 2014.”
Married to Jannette Montebon, blessed with two children, Gian Roberts and Joshua Rovier and two grandchildren Tiara and Iñigo. “My family is my inspiration along with my experiences of serving the youth especially those who are inclined to sports,” Valderosa said.
As CSC Commissioner he plans to revisit some laws and policies and will see means to improve the benefits of the civil servants; Most likely to assess the living conditions as well as their financial benefits and possible contributions to our desire for better quality of life.” he continued.
What brought him to the position? His honesty and sincerity to service which was honed and nurtured by his fear of God and his Church works. Humility, for Valderosa, has to be taken regardless of the position at work for the real promotion is that from God and the compensation is the grace and blessings enjoyed most in life. (Leah P. Ibañez | SILP SocCom)