The Development Academy of the Philippines, through its Center for Governance, conducted a three-day training-workshop on Operations, Expenditure and Procurement Programming, which was participated in by 45 officers and staffers of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on August 8-10, 2018 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig City.

The training program provided the participants with knowledge on the basic principles and logic of government fiscal activities as well as approaches to resource allocation and decision evaluation; importance of internal control in the organization; and fundamental principles governing the public procurement process and procurement planning while honing their skills in planning, programming and budgeting.

The highlight of the training was the preparation of the Work and Financial Plan (WFP) and Project Procurement Management Plan (PPMP) of the 17 delivery units of the DOJ, namely, the Prosecution Staff, Witness Protection Program, Office of Competition, Office of Cybercrime, Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, Committee for the Special Protection of Children, AO 35 Task Force, Board of Pardons and Parole, Board of Claims, Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Office, DOJ Action Center, Planning and Management Service, Internal Audit Service, Technical Staff, Administrative Service, and Financial Service.

The draft WFPs were presented during the management review of the Operations and Expenditure Program on August 23-24, 2018 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.  DOJ Undersecretaries Markk Perete, Adrian Ferdinand Sugay, Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, and Deo Marco and Assistant Secretary Adonis Sulit served as the panel during the presentation of the WFPs.

This activity is supported by the European Union-Governance in Justice Program of the United Nations Office for Project Services.