Monday, September 30, 2013

Senator Franklin Drilon Says He Will Lead the Abolition of the PDAF in the Senate

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Did I hear that right?

Senate President Franklin Drilon has proclaimed his intention to lead and promote to the members of  the Senate the abolition of the highly controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or most commonly known as the "pork barrel" fund.
"I will lead the Senate in the abolition of the PDAF."
This warranted an applause from the majority, if not all of the audience, present during the 50th Annual Conference of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) celebrating their golden year with a three-day event composed of many activities for the HR practitioner delegates sent by the many companies and organizations doing business in the Philippines.

The event was also graced by a lot of notable top and popular personalities from both government and private sectors.

Watch the video by further reading to see if I did hear it right.

Senator Franklin Drilon visited the 3rd day, September 27, of the PMAP 50th Annual Conference. He was the guest of honor of the three-day celebrations.

The event was headed by PMAP President Evelyn Grace Sorongon and PMAP Vice President Roberto Policarpio.

With over 50 years of thought leadership, PMAP offered great experiences in its 50th annual convention – great topics, great speakers, great fellowship and celebrations, showcase of best practices, the PMAP Idol awards, an exhibit, a job expo, and the prestigious PMAP Annual Awards recognizing the People Manager of the Year and the Employer of the Year awardees.

Other guests whose appearances were spread out within the September 25 to 27 schedules were Sonny Angara, Senator off the Philippines; Carlos Celdran, Manila Tourism Chief;  Francisco Duque, Civil Service Commission Chairman; Monica Wofford, CSP, the CEO of Contagious Companies, Inc.; Ravin Jesuthasan, Global Practice Leader, Talent Management and Managing Director of Towers Watson; Prabhakar Bisen, Global Insurance BPO Head and Country Head in the Philippines of Cognizant Technology Solutions; Mario Silos, Chairman and President, Asalus Corporation/Intellicare; SEIPI President Dan Lachica; Atty. Hector Hernandez of the University of Asia and the Pacific; Ramon Segismundo, SVP-Meralco; Brian Quebengco, Professor, Enderun Colleges; Atty. Josephus Jimenez, FPM, former DOLE Undersecretary, with Attys. Eliseo Zuniga, Jr., Randall Tabayoyong, and Noel Balsicas.

The event was also attended by PMAP Past President Bong Austero, Luigi Mapa, Gerry Plana, PMAP Director Bong Tamayao, Nic Lim, SVP-JG Summit Holdings, Ging Igual, Angie Atanacio, PMAP Director Penny Bongato, Teny Menorca, PMAP PMY Awardee, Ma. Regina Alampay, Gigi Geronimo, Roby Alampay, Gerry Cariaso, Ma. Cecilia Ampeloquio, Dinah Loomis, Lirio Mapa, Duncan Howorth, Mary Grace Colet, Astik Ranade (Asia Pacific Head and Principal, Mercer), Grace Decena, Federico Marquez, DPM, Edgardo Carasig, Atty. Sonny Matula, Gerardo Ungson (San Francisco State University), Nestor RaƱeses of UPISSI, Maria Teresa Galura, Jun Cabochan, CSC Chairman Francisco Duque, PMAP IPP Turok Florentin, Laurent Lamasuta, PMAP PP Grace Zata, and a lot more.

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  1. There are pros and cons if there will be an abolition that will happen. But whatever it is we all hope for the better. I hoped that they will serve us right and keep senator Drilon his promise.

  2. I think this will be great because there is a connection within the senate. I hope that Senator Drilon would keep his word and be able to help to abolish PDAF.


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