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FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2022 * 9:00AM TO 12:00NN via zoom logo

Responding to the call to public service is one of the highest forms of patriotism through selfless service to country. However, the transition from the private sector to government service is challenging given the many laws, rules and regulations that govern the way government leaders live, work, and collaborate with other government agencies.

Many government officials and employees are accused of wrongdoing out of ignorance. They get scandalized, their reputations are destroyed, they are expelled, convicted, jailed, perpetually disqualified from serving in government, and feasted on by media. Don’t let this happen to you and your family.

Enroll in this training and learn valuable insights, practical tips, and best practices advice while serving in government. Understand the norms of conduct, responsibilities, accountabilities, common pitfalls to avoid and important caveats in government service. Avoid mistakes, accelerate your learning curve, become an efficient and effective leader, and stay out of trouble while serving in government.
Course Director & Lecturer: ATTY. ZOILO L. ANDIN, JR. - He is an expert practitioner, lecturer, consultant, and adviser to many national and local government agencies, private companies, and law firms on Administrative and Procurement Law. His expertise in public service was honed by his former government positions:

• President and Chief Operations Officer, NORTHRAIL Corporation
• Deputy Administrator, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System
• Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Commission and
   the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission

As part of his advocacy, he has coached, guided, provided valuable tips and best practices advice to many government officials entering public service. He is a lecturer on Government Procurements for the MCLE Programs of the UP College of Law and the Ateneo School of Law.
Who Should Attend:
  • All newly elected public officials
  • All newly appointed public officials
  • All newly appointed directors of
    GOCCs, water districts, electric
  • All newly appointed directors of
    disputed corporations under
     Presidential Commission on Good
    Government (PCGG)
  • Anyone interested in the topic

Limited Slots Only, Pre-Registration Required

*Training investment is P 5,880 inclusive of an e-certificate and a printed learning material

*Optional: Add P450 for a printed copy of a certificate of completion inclusive of delivery charge


    Contact Person: Camille Jonas     Mobile Number (+63 939) 914-8689
    Telefax:      (+632) 8842-7148 or 59


FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2022 * 9:00AM TO 12:00NN * via zoom logo


1. Fundamental Principles of Government Service

         a. What is public office?
         b. Who are public officers?
         c. Behavioral Standards and Norms for Government Workers under the Civil Code of the Philippines and
             Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Government Workers (RA 6713)
             i. SALN vs ITR, example: Accounts Receivables
             ii. Safe Spaces Act (RA 11313)
         d. Recommendation No. 1: Build your personal transition team to temper or lower your learning curve
             i. Fields of Expertise: Legal, Technical, Financial, Human Resources/ Organizational Development, and Procurement
             ii. Formal or Informal Team
             iii. A word on “PhDs” among government workers
             iv. Manner of contracting your Formal Team
                 1. As employees or as individual consultants
                 2. SC Decision: Re: Consultancy Services of Helen P. Macasaet, A.M. No. 17-12-02-SC. July 16, 2019

2. Knowing your Organization: "Looking beyond the Charter"

         a. Rationale

         b. Areas for Immediate Attention or Study:

             i. "Legal"
                 1. What, if any, are the latest amendments, legal issuances, or restrictions upon the powers of your
                     Government Entity (GE)?
                 2. To identify those with urgent requirements, what, if any, is the status of:
                     a. criminal, administrative, or civil cases filed for, or against, your GE?
                     b. cases pending with the Commission on Audit (COA), Civil Service Commission (CSC),
                         Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and other quasi-judicial tribunals or administrative bodies?
                     c. Pending/ongoing in-house criminal or administrative investigations against GE personnel or
                         against erring suppliers, service providers, contractors, or consultants?
                 3. What, if any, are the existing contractual obligations with other government agencies (OGAs),
                     non-government organizations / civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs), or with PPP private sector partners?

             ii. "Organizational"
                 1. Is your GE covered by CSC or Labor Code? GSIS or SSS?
                     a. Chartered vs. Non-Chartered GOCC
                     b. GOCC Subsidiaries vs. GOCC Affiliates
                 2. Is your GOCC under the supervision of the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG)?
                 3. What is the current organizational structure and what are the current levels of delegated authorities?
                 4. What are the applicable frameworks for compensation, benefits, and performance management?
                 5. What is the level of compliance with the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) or East of Doing Business Law?
                 6. What is the level of compliance with the Safe Spaces Act?
                 7. Is there an Employees’ Association and a prevailing Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA)?
                 8. Is there a duly registered cooperative in the GE
                 9. Are there COA Orders of Execution (COE) that are currently being or should be enforced?
                     Will the take home pay of some employees be sub-zero?

             iii. "Technical": Review --
                 1. List of Priority or “Legacy” Projects
                 2. Status of Ongoing Projects, whether annual or multi-year, whether RA 9184, BOT, JV, or ODA.
                 3. Status of enforcement of GE rights in problematic projects
                 4. Status of Project Planning and Preparations
                 5. Technical Capacity or Capability for new Programs, Activities, and Projects (PAPs)

             iv. "Financial": Review --
                 1. Approved Budget, Budget Utilization, and Budget Space for New PAPs
                 2. COA Annual Audit Reports (AARs for FY 2021, 2020, and 2019)
                     a. Observations and Recommendations on Accounting and Auditing Processes and/or Operational Process,
                         addressed in full or in part or recurring
                     b. Compensation-Related AOMs, NS, NDs, NC, COA Order of Execution
                 3. Compliance with Financial Reporting System for GBE (PFRS) or Non-GBE (PPSAS or IPSAS)
                 4. Overall fiscal health of the GE

             v. "Procurement": Review --
                 1. Composition of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for RA 9184, Project BAC for BOT Law for PPP-BOT Law,
                     or Joint Venture Steering Committee (JVSC) for JVs
                 2. 2022 Approved Annual Procurement Plan (APP) and revisions thereto, Procurement Monitoring Reports (PMR),
                     and Status of Procurement Projects under RA 9184 including those under Early Procurement, and those with
                     pending Requests for Reconsideration, Protests, or judicial proceedings.
                 3. Status of ongoing Solicited or Unsolicited BOT/JV/PPP Selection Processes
                 4. RA 9184 Capacity Development or Enhancement Programs

3. Working Norms for Public Officers

         a. Presumption of Regularity in the performance of official duties
         b. Dealing with People
         c. Dealing with Public Funds and Property
             i. Procurement Planning, Budgeting Cycle, and Absorptive Capacities
             ii. Certificate of Availability of Funds (CAF)
             iii. 2009 COA Revised Rules of Procedure
             iv. 10 Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid COA AOMs from GABOTAF

4. Liability Statutes

         a. Distinguishing Malfeasance, Misfeasance, and Non-Feasance
         b. Civil Liabilities:
              i. Articles 19, 20, 21, 27, and 32 New Civil Code
         c. Administrative and/or Criminal Liabilities:
              i. CSC Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service (2017 RRACCS)
              ii. RA 6713 – Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officers
              iii. Revised Penal Code, Titles IV and VII
              iv. RA 3019 -- Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (AGCPA)
              v. RA 7080 -- Plunder Law
              vi. RA 9184 – Government Procurement Reform Act
              vii. PD 46, RA 1379 (Forfeiture Law), and Other special penal statutes
              viii. RA 4200 -- Anti-Wiretapping Law
              ix. RA 11313 – Safe Spaces Act
              x. RA 11032 – Anti Red Tape Act
              xi. Libel vs. Cyber Libel

5. Summary and Best Practices Recommendations


*Training investment is P 5,880 inclusive of an e-certificate and a printed learning material

*Optional: Add P450 for a printed copy of a certificate of completion inclusive of delivery charge

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