CES Conference underlines convergence in governance
The 16th Career Executive Service (CES) National Conference recently held in Bacolod City emphasized the value of convergence in governance as pledge of government leaders and managers to uphold steadfast collaboration as a catalyst for progressive change.
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) OIC Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong who also serves as the president of the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers (NUCESO), stressed that exemplars of public service are geared toward the collective effort of a bullish and sustained development for the country.
“All roads lead to this one vision but problems, difficulties and glitches are present along the way. However, with our convergence and inter-agency coordination, sharing of knowledge and resources and strengthened alliances, attainment of this goal and targets are indeed becoming doable,” Bistoyong added.
Crediting the CES Board as “guiding force”, Bistoyong expressed that it has helped government officials in molding them to be efficient and trustworthy as they rose from the ranks and gain accreditation as CES officers.
“The vigorous trainings, examinations and evaluations, we have each undergone have prepared us for the dauntless tasks of serving our people, our countrymen from all walks of life,” Bistoyong stated.
With the theme, “GoVergence, Converging for Sustainable Development”, the three-day event which gathered around 700 CES officers highlighted the following activities: Induction and Pinning Ceremony of New CES Eligibles, plenary learning sessions, work-life integration sessions, fellowship dinner and testimonial night, DanCES Edutainment Workshops, and competency development tracks.
This year’s CES National Conference had Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno as keynote speaker. *(JCM/LML-PIA6 Negros Occidental)