The Public Management Development Program (PMDP) hosted the annual HR Managers’ Meeting last Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the LS Virata Hall in DAP Pasig.

The main objective of the meeting was to clarify the recent change in the eligibility requirements for the Middle Managers Class (MMC) applicable to Batch 16. This meeting also served to reiterate the call for nominations for Batch 6 of the Senior Executives Class (SEC) and provide a forum for the HR managers to voice out questions, clarifications, and other concerns about PMDP.

Government agencies who participated were as follows: Commission on Audit (COA), Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Office of the President (OP), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and the Senate of the Philippines.

The Managing Director of PMDP, Nanette C. Caparros, welcomed the attendees while the Senior Vice-President for Programs, Magdalena L. Mendoza, gave a detailed overview of PMDP to clarify the objectives of the Program and the target participants. “The main thrust of the government is really to choose the high performing, high potential individuals in the middle level,” said Mendoza.

The deadlines for the submission of nominations are September 15, 2017 for MMC Batch 16 and July 30, 2017 for SEC Batch 6. MMC Batch 16 will open on November 10, 2017 while SEC Batch 6 will be on September 11, 2017