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Last 2 dynasties collide

first_imgNo flight of fancy Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAside from San Miguel Beer winning the PBA Philippine Cup in the last three seasons, there has been one thing very consistent in the Finals of all those years—and in the one that starts Friday night, when the Beermen gun for an unprecedented fourth straight crown.San Miguel will enter the best-of-seven series again the overwhelming favorite, never mind if the Beermen will be playing a Magnolia squad that owns one of the more balanced rosters in the league that can match, albeit slightly, the Beermen’s depth.ADVERTISEMENT It was in that season’s Governors’ Cup—the last jewel of the Triple Crown sweep—that San Miguel started its ascent after losing in the championship series.And Fajardo clearly remembers that Finals defeat.“I cried after losing that series,” Fajardo, then a rookie, said in Filipino during the pre-Finals press conference on Wednesday. “I destroyed my PC (personal computer) at home in frustration. My parents saw me cry.”“I want to win this one and get back at them (Hotshots) so I can buy a new PC,” he said with a smile.History will be the biggest driving force for San Miguel here as a fourth straight championship will immortalize this team.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters And, though it may be too early to say, winning the Philippine Cup would put the Beermen on track for another shot at a Grand Slam after sputtering in the Governors’ Cup last season and letting the chance slip by.And that, folks, makes them the more dangerous team in this series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next June Mar Fajardo has been the most dominant one-man force in the league—and he has a personal stake in these Finals. He will be surrounded by a starting unit that is without doubt one of the best in league history.Superstar Magnolia guard Paul Lee, jokingly or otherwise, summed up how big a task he and his Hotshots will start facing in two days when he told reporters on Tuesday night “we hope to win one, or two games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut a warning from the battle-toughened: “It wouldn’t be bad if we win four (games).”San Miguel’s dynasty started just after Magnolia’s ended in 2014, when the team then known as San Mig Coffee won a total of four straight titles and eventually the league’s fifth Grand Slam. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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LIPA Certifies 25 Newly Recruited MFDP Directors

first_imgThe Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) last Friday certified 25-newly recruited directors of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) in strategic leadership and management in the public sector, known as Induction Training Course for Directors.The intensive weeklong orientation training is part of the new recruits’ 90-day probation on their academic and criminal records set by the MFDP, as well as a way to formally induce them in the public sector reforms of the country.Established in 1969, LIPA is the government’s center for capacity building of civil servants and the institutions at which they work.The training ran from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Monday through Friday, and representatives from the Civil Service Agency and the Governance Commission were part of the lecturing staff in the training.Some of the topics expected to be taught include: Code of Conduct, Public Financial Management Law and Regulations, Public Procurement Law and Management and Effective Organizational Communication and Time Management as well as Introduction to Public Sector Reforms, Civil Service Standing Order and Public Administration.The 25 newly recruited directors are Kpambu P. Turay, Dede D. Sandiman, Alice Williams, Gbawou C. Kowou, IV, Sidiki A. Quisia, D. Emmanuel Williams, II, Zoegar Q. Janyes, Comfort Erskine-Elliot and Lorpu Pewu-Sworh.Others were Alphonso B. Teah, Frederick B. Krah, Romeo D.N. Gbartea, Nathan F. Reeves, II, J. Mac-Nixon Flomo, Benedict D. Roberts, Bobby E. Musah, Gweh G. Tarwon and Varmu A. Reeves. The remaining directors include Ojuku T. Nyenpan, Jeremiah Barkemeni Sackie, Anthony G. Myers, Habib M. Sherif, Jesse B. Korboi, Theophilus Addey and William C. Mansfield.The newly recruited directors are all employees of the former Ministry of Finance but were recruited through a competitive vetting process recently to beef up the newly established MFDP.They have been classified into four groups: Departments of Fiscal Affairs, Administration, Economic Management and Budget & Planning.The Department of Fiscal Affairs has nine distinct operational offices, to including Directors of Non-Tax Revenue, Indirect Taxation, Modeling &Forecast, Direct Taxes, Fiscal Decentralization, Financial Approval, Treasury Services, Financial Regulations and Accounting Services.The Department of Budget & Development Planning has the second largest operational squad, namely the Directors of Budget Policy &Coordination, Social and Community Services, Economic Services, Public Administration Services, Regional & Sectoral Services, Public Investment, Monitoring & Evaluation and Planning, Development & Coordination.Others include the Directors of Administration, Human Resource, Budget and Finance Integrity, which  are under the Department of Administration; while the Directors of Aid Management, Economic  Policy and Microeconomics and Financial Policy are part of the Department of Economic Management.The Director General of LIPA, Mr. Oblayon Nyemah, spoke strongly on what he called gaps in the national government and budgetary constraints being faced by LIPA.Mr. Nyemah said LIPA is also facing logistical constraints,  arguing that for over five years there have been no vehicles for senior directors and there isn’t a bus for the general staffers.The LIPA boss urged the trainees to take on the challenge of being principal directors because they are the highest-ranking civil servants. “You are the ones the country depends on to make decisions;  it is not the political leaders, because they are not stable,” he said.The LIPA Director General said  LIPA is trying to give the Civil Servants an approach that compasses steps and glades because there are numbers of factors that make up a good civil service; one can has the academic qualifications but lacks the skill set to do a practical piece of  job.“All civil and public servants once recruited must benefit from orientation about the Civil Service Standing Order, Procurement Laws, Code of Order and other courses before going for confirmation and being employed,” the LIPA boss said. “This was a system that the country had but due to the many disruptions and interruptions in the country, governance of democracy has a big question mark on some of the unique practices.”He added: “If we want an effective, efficient and honest civil servants, they all need to pass through the walls of LIPA like as is done in other West African countries.Dr. David Kialain, a consultant at the Governance Commission (GC), urged the Directors to be professional in their jobs, a point made by the Deputy Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA), Othello Wah.For his part, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Amara Konneh,  hailed the GC, CSA and LIPA for the merger of the Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Development Planning.He urged the newly recruited Directors to avoid employing ‘bag boys’ and only employ  staffers from within the Ministry who should only be College or University graduates.Minister Konneh also admonished the Directors to work assiduously and professionally for the betterment of the country and the Ministry.Directors Zoegar Jaynes and Alice E. Williams, speaking separately on behalf of the Directors, thanked LIPA for the training as well as the CSA and GC, and assured Minister Konneh of their determination to do conscientious and honest work.However, besides the training of the 25 newly recruits Directors of MFDP, LIPA has also ended the completion of training of 41 top officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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