President Penaso attended the 2014 International Conference on Public Administration at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City on October 10, 2014 and met Vice President Jejomar Binay who gave the keynote speech. CSU Human Resource Management Officer Ms. Rosario “Charo” B. Heria and Professor Gerardo Kitche also attended the event with Dr. Penaso.
Discussed issues include Environmental Governance by Chair Loretta Ann P. Rosales of the Commission on Human Rights and Atty. Grizelda Mayo-Anda of the Environmental Legal Assistance Center, Public and Private Sectors Reforms and Strategies by former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Rafael Alunan.
Thoughts on International Perspectives were also heard from the different world representatives Dr. Fumio Nagai of Osaka University Graduate School Law, Japan, Jean-Bernard Nativel from University of Limoges, France, Dr. Ampong Tamronglak of Thailand and Dr. Hae Yung Lee of Korea.
Other issues tackled were Bangsamoro Development and Human Rights, Empowering Citizens to Deepen Democracy, Celebrating 23 years of the local government code. Speakers were former Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Governor Mandanas, Mayor Benjamin Abalos, Governor Rodolfo Del Rosarion and Congressman Sherwin Gatchalian.
Topics during the plenary session include: Academe and local government linkage, Leadeship and Best Practices in Local Governance, Collaboration with the Third Sector and Volunteerism, Social Accountability and Citizen Engagement, Human Resources and Capacity Building, Policy Innovations for Smarter Governance: Service Delivery and Customer Satisfaction, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Challenges, and Human Rights and Governance.