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.
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Another MMC Batch to Open on November 4, 2013
After formally welcoming the 3rd Batch of the Middle Managers Class composed of 50 exceptional middle managers from various agencies to the Public Management Development Program (PMDP) last August 30, 2013 at DAP Tagaytay, the Academy is again set to open the Fourth Batch of the PMDP Middle Managers Class on November 4, 2013.
The Middle Managers Class (MMC) is one of the classes offered under the PMDP that is especially designed for high performing, high potential incumbents of SG-18 to SG-24 positions. MMC scholars who are able to satisfy the academic requirements of the Program will be conferred a degree in Master’s in Development Management. Eminent persons – highly distinguished in the fields of governance, organizations development and public service – lead the roster of seasoned mentors.
Applicants/candidates must be nominated by the Head of Agency and will undergo a three-stage admission process: document screening, exam and interview, and approval of the Steering Committee. Successful applicants will receive full government scholarship.
For interested applicants please fill out the pre-registration form: http://www.dap.edu.ph/pmdp/pre_reg/