PMDP Opens Nominations for the New Senior Executives Class
The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is now accepting nominations to the enhanced Senior Executives Class (SEC) of the Public Management Development Program, which is set to open in May this year.
Cognizant of the core competencies expected of senior career executives in the face of recent and emerging public sector challenges, the revised Senior Executives Class is a compact course on public management delivered in 2-week segments per month over three months and one week. It features a total of 24 days intensive residential training at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City, a 10-day sensing journey in a rural community and a 5-day foreign study mission in an ASEAN-member country. At the end of the course, participants are expected to submit either a policy paper or a management case drawn from the experience of the whole course.
Heads of agencies are invited to nominate high performing third level executives from their central and regional offices, bureaus and attached agencies. Eligible for nomination are non-CESO incumbents and OICs of Salary Grade 25 positions and up, not more than 55 years old, in good health and willing and capable to undergo the rigors of the Program. Accepted applicants will enjoy a full scholarship from the national government.
The PMDP was launched in May 2012 in line with President Aquino’s commitment to ‘lift the nation from poverty through honest and effective governance’ and to ‘transform the government from one that is self-serving to one that works for the welfare of the nation’ as he stated in his inaugural address. To date, the Program has produced some 109 scholars.
For interested applicants please fill out the pre-registration form: http://www.dap.edu.ph/pmdp/pre_reg/
PNoy cites PMDP Re-entry Project as first in ASEAN and the Philippines’ contribution to regional development
During his speech at the 23rd ASEAN Summit in Brunei Darussalam held last October 9, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his optimism on the possibilities for cooperation and peaceful engagement presented by the imminent ASEAN integration in 2015. He highlighted the initiatives of the government in laying the foundation for promoting regional economic development and enhancing mutual cooperation by building partnerships “towards a more peaceful and more prosperous ASEAN.”
One of the important foundations laid down by the Philippines according to the President is the Philippine Tariff Finder. He proudly shared in his speech that, “In support of the Phnom Penh Agenda for ASEAN Community Building and to facilitate the free flow of goods in our region, the Philippines has developed the Philippine Tariff Finder. As the first of its kind in ASEAN, this free online facility allows users to do a quick search of Philippine tariff rates on specific products and also enables them to access the eight existing Philippine tariff schedules.”
The Philippine Tariff Finder allows the public to research tariff information easily and with a good degree of accuracy. It hopes to facilitate trade, reduce information search costs, increase the competitiveness of local firms and enhance consumer choice. It is a project developed by the Tariff Commission through Commissioner Marilou P. Mendoza, as a component of her Re-Entry Project, “Tulong ng Taripa kay Juan at Juana” submitted as a final requirement to the Public Management Development Program (PMDP).
Commissioner Mendoza is a member of the pilot class of the Senior Executives Class (SEC-Molave) of the PMDP, the National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program. The PMDP is an intensive leadership program that provides comprehensive and multi-modal learning opportunities for public managers, implemented by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).
The Re-Entry Project is an integrating activity of the PMDP, where scholars are given the opportunity to come up with innovative, visible, and collaborative projects that address development needs of a sector/agency.
Commissioner Mendoza’s “Tulong ng Taripa kay Juan at Juana” garnered the highest rating and was cited as the “Best Re-Entry Project” of her batch.