(Conference Organization) 2017 PSPA International Conference

I had the privilege to act as the Conference Deputy Secretary General for the 2017 Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA) International Conference entitled “Innovations in Public Administration Reforms in ASEAN and in Asian Communities: Forging Knowledge Co-Creation, Linking Societies and the Foundations for Democracy, Peace and Sustainable Development” held at the BSA Twin Towers, Ortigas on 16-18 November 2017. I  was part of the core team that supervised the overall flow of the actual conference, and planned the general theme and sub-themes of the conference, speakers, topics of the speakers, plenary session themes, flow of the entire program, venue, sponsorship, meals, kit, logistics, among others. I also acted as the Rapporteur for the second plenary session.


International partner institutions and universities

  • National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Japan)
  • Asian Association for Public Administration (Korea)
  • Taiwan Education Center (Taiwan)
  • Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (Taiwan)
  • Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)


Local partner institutions and universities

  • Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO)
  • University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG)
  • Local government units: a) San Juan, b) Makati, c) Mandaluyong
  • Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC)
  • Galing Pook Foundation


International speakers

1) Dr. Evan Berman (Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

2) Dr. Kim Pan-Suk (Minister of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea; President, Asian Association for Public Administration)

3) Dr. Prijono Tjiptoherijanto (Commissioner, Indonesian Civil Service Commission; Professor, University of Indonesia)

4) Dr. Woothisarn Tanchai (Associate Professor, Thammasat University; Secretary General, King Prajadhipok’s Institute)

5) Prof. Katsuhiro Umemoto (Professor Emeritus, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

6) Prof. Kiyotaka Yokomichi (Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

7) Dr. Tahir Shad (Associate Professor, Washington College, USA)

8) Dr. Muqtedar Khan (Professor, University of Delaware, USA)

9) Dr. Tim Eing-Ming Wu (Chair Professor, Shu-Te University, Taiwan)

10) Dr. Chih-Wen Kuo (Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University)

11) Dr. Agus Pramusinto (Professor and Chairman, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; President, Indonesian Association for Public Administration)

12) Dr. Heungsuk Choi (Professor, Korea University Center for Governance; President, Korean Association for Public Administration)

13) Dr. Hong-Cheng Antony Liu (Associate Professor and Department Chair, I-Shou University, Taiwan; President, Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs)

14) Dr. Pang Li Li (Lecturer, Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

15) Dr. José Chiu C. Chen (Associate Professor and Chair, Tunghai Univeristy, Taiwan)

16) Dr. Michael Lin (President, Taiwan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines)

17) Ms. Vanessa Ying Lin (Executive Director, Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association Kaohsiung)

18) Fr. Rolyn Francisco (Christ the King Parish, USA)

19) Dr. Anwar Sanusi (Secretary General, Ministry of Village, Indonesia)

20) Dr. Mahummad Taufiq (Deputy Chairman of Policy Research, National Institute of Public Administration, Indonesia)


Local speakers

1) Senator JV Ejercito (Republic of the Philippines)

2) Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (Former Senate President, Republic of the Philippines)

3) Sec. Adelino Sitoy (Head, Presidential Legislative Liaison Office of the Office of the President of the Philippines)

4) Atty. Benjamin Abalos, Sr. (Former Mayor, Mandaluyong City; former COMELEC Chairman)

5) Mayor Guia Gomez (San Juan City)

6) Mayor Abigail Binay (Makati City)

7) Governor Nestor Espenilla (Central Bank of the Philippines)

8) USec. Ryan Estevez (Presidential Legislative Liaison Office)

9) Atty. Antonette Allones (Executive Director, Career Executive Service Board)

10) Dr. Danilo R. Reyes (Professorial Lecturer at the University of the Philippines)

11) Dr. Macapado Muslim (Professor, Mindanao State University)

12) Dr. Arnulfo Mascarinas (President, Bicol State University)

13) Dr. Nestor de Vera (President, Southern Luzon State University)

14) Dr. Edgardo Tulin (President, Visayas State University)

15) Dr. Dexter Buted (President, Pangasinan State University)

16) Dr. Tirso Ronquillo (President, Batangas State University)

17) Dr. Ric Rotoras (President, Philippine Association of State Universities and College),

18) Dr. Maria Oliva Domingo (President, Kalayaan College)

19) Dr. Maria Fe Mendoza (Dean, University of the Philippines NCPAG)

20) Dr. Alex Brillantes (Professor and Former Dean, University of the Philippines NCPAG)

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