Civil Workers' Training Center Mulled

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Civil Workers' Training Center Mulled


MANILA, Philippines - The national government must now create a school devoted solely for the training of Filipinos in the civil service to create an efficient and effective system of governance.

This was stressed the other day by Sen. Edgardo J. Angara in a speech before the Luzon Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners (CHRMP) convention organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Angara, chairman of the Senate education committee, said the Philippines must be able to face the rapidly changing times with the advent of technology and other innovations.

"The services provided by the government cannot afford to be left behind. Our way of thinking and doing should evolve with it,'' he explained.

There are some 1.2 million Filipinos working in government, and the Civil Service Commission is the chief personnel agency of the government. They are urged to support the policies of transparency and good governance of the present administration. They are often cited for their dedication and invaluable contributions to nation-building, in award-giving bodies.

Angara, a former University of the Philippines (UP) president, recommended that the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) be converted to an executive training center for this purpose.

"Continuous learning is of paramount importance, especially for civil servants who are at the frontline of service delivery," he said. …

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