Davao City to host 7th national convention of career executive service officers
Davao City (7 October) -- The ARENA (Association of Regional Executives of National Government Agencies) of Region XI is hosting the 7th National Conference of Career Executive Service Officers on October 15-17, 2008 at the Apo View Hotel, Davao City.
Some 600 national government executives from all across the country are expected at the conference which highlights this year's theme, "CES Leadership and Good Governance In the 21st Century".
"This conference intends to strengthen the ranks of career executives nationwide in the public service by providing a venue for the sharing of ideas and information on substantive issues geared towards improved governance." DILG-XI Regional Director and ARENA-XI President Rodolfo Z. Razul explained.
Through the conference, it is expected that government executives:
- will recognize good governance initiatives nationwide
- will renew their commitment towards public service excellence
- establish an agenda for a more transparent and accountable bureaucracy
PIA Regional Director and ARENA-XI Press Relations Officer Efren F. Elbanbuena said that "No less than Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the keynote speaker of the conference" He added that "Vice-President Noli de Castro has also confirmed his attendance. Although said activity is spearheaded by the ARENA-XI, it is jointly conducted by the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers (NUCESO) and the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) (msm/CSC/PIA) [top]