Buttressing Good Governance with Creating Public Value for Program Administration: Institutionalizing Reforms for the Implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program
Prof. Emmanuel A. Alfiler (Philippine Christian University)
The study aims to:
THE ACCEPTABILITY OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ON ANONYMIZED COMPETENCY-BASED RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS
Ms. Analiza V. Muñoz (Civil Service Commission)
This study is conducted to improve the Philippine public sector’s recruitment process. The Civil Service Commission (CSC), the government’s central human resource agency, in order to promote appointments that put emphasis on merit and fitness, has developed competency- based recruitment that identifies observable, measurable and verifiable factors based on an applicant’s demonstrated technical and behavioral skills.
Blind Hiring Process is carefully considered as an improvement in such an endeavor. This process anonymizes an individual’s demographic information, which was said to create conscious and unconscious biases. This promotes equality and diversity in the recruitment process through objective assessment of skills and knowledge, free of biases from their name, status, gender, age, and school attended.
Through Blind Hiring, the applicant’s demographic profile will be removed/hidden but secured by an Applicant's Code/Reference in the application form, examination and shortlist submitted for selection by the appointing authority.
To examine the acceptability and effectiveness of this process, the researcher used a survey questionnaire and presented it on quantitative approach. The respondents are randomly selected from three government agencies in Quezon City. The result provides high acceptability and employee morale. Therefore, the researcher used "Anonymized Competency-Based Recruitment" to integrate the Blind Hiring into the CSC’s competency-based approach.
An Evaluation of the 2017 Free Tuition Policy IN THE PHILIPPINES: THE CASE OF DON HONORIO VENTURA STATE UNIVERSITY
Prof. Julius M. Velasco (Don Honorio Ventura State University)
Quality education at all levels is one of the foundations of sustainable development. Last August 3, 2017, the Republic Act 10931 also known as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education was enacted. It is anchored on the government’s priority thrust of poverty alleviation and is aimed at providing all Filipinos with equal opportunity to quality tertiary education. Prior to its enactment, President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration had already implemented an initial run of providing ‘universal’ access to tertiary education referred to as the ‘2017 Free Tuition Policy in State Universities and Colleges.’ The purpose of this paper is to assess how this policy had been carried out administratively. A Qualitative Research was conducted which assessed the administrative efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of its implementation. Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU), a state university in Pampanga mandated to provide advanced instruction and professional training in education, engineering, science and technology, arts and humanities, computer and other relevant fields of study, was used as a case study. The findings show that the provisions of the policy are administratively feasible despite the challenges encountered. A conclusion of the different lessons of DHVSU's implementation of the policy is presented, thereby, recommending different administrative policies that can be considered to ensure the successful implementation of universal access to quality tertiary education in the Philippines.
Mr. Ronie G. Panes (University of Southeastern Philippines) and Ms. Shaina Trixia C. Suizo
The study aimed to determine the challenges and strategic actions of Indigenous people of Marilog, Davao City in terms of education, health, infrastructure, livelihood and peace and order. Using qualitative phenomenology research design, data was gathered through focus group discussion participated by key informants. The study revealed that their challenges are the following: out of school youth, lack of school facilities, lack of financial support from parents, lack of health facilities, rough roads, lack of bridges, insufficient water supply, violations of the law, land conflicts, prohibited drugs, theft, criminal cases, multiple selling of land, conflict of laws between Christians and tribes, discrimination, and lack of peace and order assistance. Further, the participants were able to identify strategic actions like the following:
ask assistance from the Philippines Technical Education and Skills Development Authoritry and Department of Education, maintained cleanliness, inform barangay council about the condition of infrastructures and water supply, provisions of skills, livelihood trainings, observance of fair justice system, following of the chain of command, appointment of IPMR, signing of peace covenant, and conduct of symposia and fora for drug addiction to address the problem on peace and order.
how social and well-being is protected under the shield of public administration: the case of social innovation and entrepreneurship development fund (sie fund) and its implication for future public administrators
Dr. Vincent Wong (University of Hong Kong)
Hong Kong is a highly globalized city where the problems of ageing population, state protectionism and competitive outward-oriented economy have shaped the its competitive edge as well as societal bombs affecting the governance of the city. More specifically, the problems of income and wealth concentration, poverty and equality, social mobility, and minimum wages have all been major challenges to the well-being of Hong Kong citizens.
In this presentation, it will examine how public administrators in future can learn from the conceptual framework of “Sustainable Public Administrators” from the case of social Enterprises SIE Fund in Hong Kong and draw on implications of their future core values in public administration:
1) Enhancing of Social Equality Serve as a catalyst for social innovation in Hong Kong to enhance social equality
2) Protecting Well-being Connects the community with different sectors, including businesses, NGOs, academics and philanthropies to create social impact for well-being of the society through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion
3) Supporting Sustainability Provides visionary individuals and organizations with diverse resources in support of research, capacity building and the entire life cycle of innovative ventures, from idea incubation and seed funding to implementation and eventual scale-up
4) Promoting Social Inclusion Meets undeserved needs, unleashing under-utilized talents, promoting social inclusion, as well as enhancing the well-being and cohesion of the society.
THEME A: SOCIAL EQUITY AND WELL-BEING
income and wealth distribution; poverty and equality; redistribution policies; social services and protection; inclusive governance; etc.