Maria Luisa T. Bermudo, Department Head Head II of City Social Services & Development Office (CSSDO) was awarded as Outstanding Social Worker in the Philippines 2019 by the Philippine Association of Social Workers , Inc. last November 19, 2019. The award was conferred to Ms. Bermudo because of her achievements , program innovations, and her great contribution in the field of social work in Davao City.

Ms. Bermudo has been the Department Head II of CSSDO since devolution in 1992. As department head , she has shown competence and efficiency in her leadership.