Simulation Model for the Maintenance of Government and Private Facilities in the Philippine Context


  • Jesse S. Susada University of San Jose-Recoletos
  • Marisa A. Mahilum University of San Jose-Recoletos
  • Dionisel Y. Regalado



simulation model, facilities, maintenance, motivation


The contrasting practices of private and public institutions affect individuals motivation to work on the maintenance of its facilities. This paper attempts to develop a model that could predict how many years a facility (private or government) would last based on the given number of assumptions and random data. The study used an experimental design using simulation modeling. Assumptions were formulated to measure different variables. Findings revealed that government facilities tend to deteriorate faster compared to its private counterparts. Government facilities would only last approximately up to six (6) years then reach its critical level. This is due to the assumption that only 40% of government institutions are effective workers. Low percentage of effective workers would translate to less motivation of the worker to pursue any transaction that could possibly help the current state of the facility. On the other hand, more than half of the Private facilities would last more than five years before reaching a critical level. This is due to the assumption that private workers are 20% higher compared to government workers in terms of percentage of effective workers. A highly motivated worker will always be willing to spend time, even extra time, to perform his job. Benign neglect of a less motivated workforce would result to non performance of his assigned task. Therefore, increasing the level of motivation of an employee is the primordial concern of every organization whether private or public because an increase of well motivated and effective workforce would encourage everyone to help maintain and to extend the life of every facility.

Author Biographies

Jesse S. Susada, University of San Jose-Recoletos

is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major In Computer Science in 2000 from the University of San Jose-Recoletos and finished his Masters Business Administration (MBA) last 2003 from the same school. He is assigned at the Center for Policy, Research, and Development Studies (formerly Research Center) of the same University and teaches Part-time of the College of Commerce. As a staff of the Center, he is the Turnitin in-charge and the same time the ITSO Technical staff.

Marisa A. Mahilum, University of San Jose-Recoletos

graduated Cum laude in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science major in Natural Language Processing at the University of San Jose - Recoletos (USJ-R) in March 2012. She is a member of Recoletos Educational Assistance for Deserving Students (READS). She worked for one year as a Software Engineer developing Microsoft supported projects. She is now finishing her Master in Computer Science in Cebu Institute of Technology - University. She is currently a full-time faculty member of USJ-R, College of Information, Computer and Communications Technology.

Dionisel Y. Regalado

is a research assistant and a graduate from Mindanao University of Science and Technology with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Teaching.


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How to Cite

Susada, J. S., Mahilum, M. A., & Regalado, D. Y. (2015). Simulation Model for the Maintenance of Government and Private Facilities in the Philippine Context. Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 3(1).