2017 Public Sector HR Symposium highlights ‘change’

QUEZON CITY-- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) successfully staged the 2017 Public Sector HR Symposium last July 4 to 6, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City with the theme Shaping Change. Around 60 local and international speakers shared their expertise to over 2,000 HR practitioners.

The HR Symposium is now on its 5th year and has become one of the go to events for HR professionals to be abreast of global trends and to benchmark best practices in the fields of human resource (HR) management and organization development (OD), said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala.

Some participants from the ASEAN Member States were also in the event as part of the Philippine's hosting of the 50th year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The holding of the Human Resource Symposium is part of our commitment as signatory to the ASEAN Leaders Declaration on the Role of the Civil Service as a Catalyst for Achieving ASEAN Community Vision 2025. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, along with the other nine leaders of the ASEAN Member States, signed the agreement in recognition of the critical role of the civil service in driving national and social development, and in providing vital services to the people of ASEAN, added Chairperson Bala.

Gracing the event together with Chairperson Bala are Commissioners Robert S. Martinez and Leopoldo Roberto Valderosa Jr., Australian Embassy Ambassador Amanda Gorely, ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, and Philippines-Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility Executive Director Milalin Javellana.

ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh delivered the Keynote Address Shaping Change in the ASEAN Perspective: What Needs to be Done and How ASEAN is Planning to Do it. Plenary Speakers included the King of Talk Boy Abunda, Kenneth A. Lingan of the Google Philippines, Augusto Francis de Vera of the iCross Holdings, Inc., and Anthony N. Pangilinan of the Disturber Businessworks, Inc.

The event also featured a panel discussion with CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel G. Ronquillo (Office for Legal Affairs), Directors Azucena Perez-Esleta (Human Resource Policies and Standards Office), and Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata (Public Assistance and Information Office) on the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments, and the Dekada na ang Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA):Shaping Change in Public Service Delivery, respectively.

In celebration of the Dekada na ang ARTA, the CSC also opened an ARTA Caravan where government agencies set up booths and offered public frontline services. Participating agencies were: CSC, Department of Trade and Industry, Government Service Insurance System, Pag-IBIG Fund, Philippine Statistics Authority, Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Department of Foreign Affairs.

Source: Philippine Information Agency

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