By: Maria Romina D. Pe Benito
The Public Management Development Program (PMDP), the National Government's Career Executive Service Development Program under the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), had its opening ceremony for its Middle Managers Class (MMC) Batch 17 at the auditorium of the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City on 23 February 2018. Ms. Magdalena L. Mendoza, Senior Vice President for Programs and DAP Officer in Charge, welcomed the 34 government scholars, one of whom is LCdr Antonio G. Valenzuela Jr. of the NAMRIA Hydrography Branch (HB). Commo. Jacinto M. Cablayan, NAMRIA HB Director, graced the occasion as Institutional Partner of the NAMRIA scholar.
LCdr. Antonio G. Valenzuela Jr. of NAMRIA HB (at front left) with his fellow PMDP
MMC Batch 17 scholars during their ceremonial procession
The opening ceremony featured, among others, the introduction of the PMDP faculty, the program team, and the scholars; the passing on the Tradition of Excellence and the posing of the Challenge for Excellence by the representatives from MMC Batch 16; and the response from the representative of MMC Batch 17. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Bank Executive Officer V and MMC Batch 6 alumna, Ms. Erizelle N. Linaban gave the inspirational message while Commission on Elections Commissioner Luie Tito F. Guia gave the keynote speech.
Doxology by the Choral Company
The inter-agency steering committee for the PMDP is composed of the Career Executive Service Board, the Civil Service Commission, the National Economic and Development Authority, the Department of Budget and Management, and the Department of Finance.
DAP Officer in Charge, Ms. Magdalena L. Mendoza gives her welcome remarks.
NAMRIA is one of the 21 government agencies represented by the program’s newest batch of scholars. The MMC is designed for “High Performing and High Potential” (HP-HP) incumbents of positions with salary grades 20 to 24, aged 50 years and below. It is composed of a five-month Residential Training with working breaks in between, including a ten-day Sensing Journey (scholars’ immersion with different families (“Pakiki-salamuha”) and their culture (Pakiki-pamuhay), and a Re-Entry Project conceptualization and implementation for six months [source: http://www.dap.edu.ph/pmdp].
Commo. Jacinto M. Cablayan, NAMRIA HB Director (2nd from right),
seated at a table for DAP officials and institutional partners
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