Arceo Tops PMDP’s Middle Managers Class Batch 2; Garners Best Re-entry Project Award

Arceo Tops PMDP’s Middle Managers Class Batch 2; Garners Best Re-entry Project Award

TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines – “PMDP brought out the best in me. It brought out the confidence that I can widen my horizon and widen my network,” Antonieta J. Arceo of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) said in her valedictory address during the graduation ceremony of the Middle Managers Class Batch 2 for the Public Management Development Program (PMDP). 
 
“We are humbled by the experience of PMDP, victorious in overcoming the challenges and ready to take on the challenge of being peak performing managers as we serve our true boss the public,” Arceo added.
 
PMDP is the the Philippine Government’s career executive development program designed for the senior officers of the various government agencies that is being implemented by the Development Academy of the Philippines. It is an intensive program that provides comprehensive and multi-modal learning opportunities for public managers to produce transformative leaders and strategic managers in government. Graduates of this program earn a masteral degree in Development Management.
 
Arceo who heads the ATI-Knowledge Products Management Division (KPMD) took the challenge of undergoing such rigorous training and recently graduated with the highest honors for academic excellence among her batch in the said program. Likewise, she also obtained the best Re-entry Project (ReP) award for her paper entitled  “Maximizing the Service of the Farmers Contact Center (FCC) through a Comprehensive Communication and Advocacy Plan.”
 
The ReP showcased a citizen-centric concept that involved around 200 multi-stakeholders across the country to facilitate easy access of farmers to vital information and services through multi-media and ICT in contributing to agricultural productivity. “I was able to implement a national scale project because I have the support of my Office especially my Director and my team. I am proud of my team at the national and the regional offices,” Arceo said.
 
The second batch for the MMC comprised of 31 middle managers from 21 agencies of the government that included National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Education, Department of Health, Department of Justice, etc. The program lasted for eight months and consisted of four months residential training, two weeks of community immersion in San Miguel, Bulacan and three months of Re-entry Project implementation.
 
DAP President Antonio Kalaw congratulated the graduates and commended the batch name Habi because it reflected the shared experiences that the graduates has undergone during their residential training and community immersion. “The name you chose for your batch which is Habi, wouldn’t be more appropriate, a group of middle managers, woven together by your shared experiences and lessons during the residential training and sensing journey to form a cohesive whole,” Kalaw said during his welcome remarks.

The graduation ceremonies was held last November 29, 2013 at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City.