‘Running with Tigers’ during PMAP conference

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Saturday, February 15, 2014


ABOUT 2,000 participants are expected to attend the 51st Annual Conference of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) to be held in Cebu.

Anchored on the theme “Running with Tigers: Shared Identity, Common Destiny”, the conference from Sept. 17-19 will zero in on the discussion about the country’s human resource (HR) preparedness for an integrated Southeast Asian economy in 2015.

The event will be held at Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Lahug.

Conference organizers aim to reach out to neighboring countries and chart with them the best business and people management approaches to strengthen the country’s competitiveness and sustain its growth momentum.

“We take our place in the league of Asean’s economic tigers as we run a race that fosters a shared identity and fulfills a common destiny,” PMAP said.

PMAP was established in 1956. It has 22 chapters nationwide.

Luz Co-Laguitao, PMAP vice-president and conference chairperson, said the conference will have plenary sessions whose speakers they have tapped are from the country and abroad.

PMAP President Atty. Josephus Jimenez said HR readiness should be given equal importance in the discussion on Asean integration to sustain the country’s competitiveness in the labor force. Asean stands for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

He said the goal is “to lead the Filipino human capital in entering, competing and hopefully winning in the Asean people management area.”

Aside from the free flow of goods within the Asean Economic Community, the open market economy would also pave the way for the free flow of skilled labor, specifically in eight professions: doctors, dentists, nurses, engineers, architects, accountants, surveyors and the tourism industry. The PMAP Conference will have fellowship activities, awards night and an expo.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 16, 2014.

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