Members of the NPC Career Executive Service Officers Association (CESOA) on Tuesday join their fellow CES leaders in the 3rd CES Public Leaders’ Summit held simultaneously via Zoom and live at the

Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. The team was led by their president, Watershed Management Department Manager, Mr. Emmanuel A. Umali.

The two-day convention carried the theme, “Leading Change: Focus on the Core,” with Executive Secretary Victor D. Rodriguez as the keynote speaker. In his message, he reaffirmed the significant role that CES plays in governance and promised President Marcos, Jr.’s support for ‘careerism’ in the civil service.

Session speakers included 2011 Gawad Career Executive Service awardee, Department of Science and Technology Officer-in-Charge Secretary Renato U. Solidum, Jr. and National Economic and Development Authority Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon who shared their narratives and insights on fulfilling the CESO’s pledge of bringing excellence, continuity, and change.

Associate Professor Edna Franco of the Psychology Department of Ateneo De Manila University led the discussion on the qualities of a leader that Filipinos prefer and their implications. In the third and final session, the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the management consulting firm OneCore, ‘Coach Pia’ Nazareno-Acevedo introduced the idea of Strengths-Based Human Capital Investment.