Florian Navarroza-Flores is a writer, homeschool mom and workshop lecturer. She and her husband run workshops in English Grammar Proficiency and Technical Writing in different government agencies. She has had more than a decade of teaching experience both to young and adult learners as a homeschool teacher to her two sons (now aged 18 and 13) and as a training specialist and lecturer in a government-run training institution for the police, fire and jail officers.
She earned both her Master’s degree in Management and Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos. She is also a certified Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) teacher and has taught English to Japanese and Korean students.
Since 2011, she has co-authored several books titled, Master English Grammar without Cracking your Brain, Master Report Writing without Sweat, 500 Plus Review Questions, 1000Plus Review Questions, The Ultimate Reviewer for the Police Entrance and Promotional Examinations, and Review and Pass - A Comprehensive Reviewer for pre-Employment and Civil Service Eligibility Exams. She maintains a personal blog (florianwrites.wordpress.com/) to nurture the writer in her.
Roger Victor Q. Flores
Roger Victor Flores is a technical writer and freelance management consultant in human resource development, project development and business development. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the University of the Philippines-Los Banos and a Certificate in Human Resource Development from the Development Academy of the Philippines. He had worked for five years with the Civil Service Commission as a Senior Personnel Specialist under its Brightest for the Bureaucracy Program before venturing into consultancy works both in the public and private sectors mainly on project feasibility writing and organizational development.
Since 2011, he has co-authored six books with his wife. Aside from running workshops in Technical writing, they also conduct review classes for Civil Service Exams. He is also a homeschooling Dad who never lets up teaching his sons the wisdom of God’s Word.
Amador Balaguer Navarroza
Amador Balaguer Navarroza, a retired police officer with the rank of Superintendent, is a veteran training instructor and former regional training school director of three regional training centers for the police – Regional Training Center (RTC) 5 in Camp Simeon Ola, Legazpi City; National Capital Region Training Center (NCRTC) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City; and Regional Training Center (RTC) 4 in Camp Nakar, Lucena City. He is a former Vice President for Academics of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) – a government institution mandated by law to train the police, fire and jail officers in the country. He is an alumnus of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) belonging to class 1985. A master’s degree holder in Education Major in Educational Management, he has a long history of training our country’s public safety officers. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree major in English from the former Ateneo de Naga College (now Ateneo de Naga University) in 1982, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) from the Philippine National Police Academy in 1985 and is currently working on his dissertation leading to a doctoral degree at the Philippine College of Criminology under its Graduate Studies Executive Program.
From 1988 to 1994, while still assigned at the Philippine National Police Academy as tactical officer/instructor, he served as a member of the PNPA Test Development Committee which prepares test questions for its Cadet Admission Test. He also served for almost two decades (1994-2011) as a member of the National Police Commission Test Development Committee which formulates test questions for the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations – a task which he performed with the highest degree of dedication, competence and professionalism. He also sits as a member of a NAPOLCOM panel that conducts validation interviews for police commissioned officers who initially passed the first stage (written exam) of the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE).
During his stint as Vice President for Academics, he advocated for the enhancement of the test construction skills of PPSC guest lecturers and in-house instructors believing that “assessment tools should never be relegated to a place of unimportance in the teaching process as tests, when properly constructed, will measure the effectiveness of the teacher through an evaluation of the learner’s progress or the lack of it.” In line with this advocacy, he has conducted seminar-workshops on test construction and development for PPSC guest lecturers and in-house instructors nationwide giving emphasis on the formulation of test items that measure the student’s higher order/critical thinking skills.
A native of Sipocot, Camarines Sur, he is co-author of the book titled Master Report Writing without Sweat (& Nosebleed) – A Handbook for Public Safety Officers.