PASIG CITY, Sept 29 - Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno delivered a short but stirring message to participants of the 2nd Public Management Development Program (PMDP) Leadership Conference held last September 1 and 2 at the Development Academy of the Philippines Conference Center in Tagaytay City, saying that the program’s alumni play an important part in developing the country through the leadership role they were trained to assume.
Addressing an audience of almost 300 public managers and executives, Diokno talked about the formidable task of carrying out the promise of a better Philippines in which the high-performing and high-potential PMDP alumni are expected to do their share.
“Being among the most experienced, most well-trained (people) with the greatest potential in the public sector, so much is expected of you,” he said. He urged the alumni to keep up the good work they are doing in their respective agencies and challenged them to do better in the job of national development.
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Diokno, who has been involved in major policy reforms in