About isacenterph

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far isacenterph has created 151 blog entries.

A city’s change of heart

The prospect of change is often accompanied by challenges. It was not any different for the city of Balanga, Bataan. When ISA tapped the local government to undergo its reform program in 2008, department heads were urged to get to know the Performance Governance System (PGS). This was understandably met with mixed reactions. Balanga’s PGS [...]

2018-06-27T15:30:09+08:00March 9, 2018|

La Union: A progressive model capitol

“Bakit pa tayo gagastos for things like that?”         (“Why do we have to spend for things like that?”) This was a question many asked La Union provincial governor Francisco “Pacoy” Ortega III when he first announced plans to introduce the Institute for Solidarity in Asia’s (ISA) Performance Governance System (PGS). Provincial government [...]

2018-03-06T11:42:34+08:00March 2, 2018|

Solidarity inside and outside Mandaue’s city hall

To become the home of high value of manufacturing, serving the global market by 2020—that is the vision of the City Government of Mandaue in Cebu. As one of 43 local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines that have been able to put the Institute for Solidarity in Asia’s (ISA) Performance Governance System (PGS) into [...]

2018-03-06T11:02:54+08:00February 19, 2018|

SPMS Manual: An Innovation of DTI

A video launched on 13 February 2018 for the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) Manual. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjiSL0VBOow

2018-02-26T07:17:21+08:00February 14, 2018|

Philippine Heart Center: Healthcare beyond better

“The Philippine Heart Center (PHC) aspires to provide safer, better quality, more efficient healthcare,” Assistant Director for Medical Services, Dr. Gerardo Manzo said, emphasizing PHC’s goal at their public revalida for Institutionalization on 19 January 2018. Their presentation was the final event in the program for PHC’s second Governance in Healthcare Summit. “The Filipino patient [...]

2018-02-26T07:17:14+08:00February 1, 2018|

See you at our 2018 events!

Let’s stay educated & vigilant about governance. Subscribe to our newsletter for more updates Governance Boot Camp ISA’s Governance Boot Camp supports the capacity of public sector institutions to develop effective governance mechanisms and deliver breakthrough results. It features keynote sessions, workshops, and peer exchanges facilitated by governance practitioners with real-world experience in managing the Performance [...]

2018-02-26T07:17:57+08:00January 15, 2018|

Forum spotlights empowerment through governance

  Legazpi Mayor Noel Rosal shares the city's transformation story during their PGS Institutionalization revalida.   At the Dream Philippines Fair 2017, 300 government leaders and civil society influencers from around the country gathered to celebrate the best and the brightest work in public sector governance. Hosted by the Institute for Solidarity in [...]

2017-12-07T02:39:16+08:00November 28, 2017|

90 new governance practitioners gather at Baguio Boot Camp

“If you want something to change, you must be willing to do the long-term work of transforming your institution,” said ISA Founder Jess Estanislao, setting the tone for the 16th Governance Boot Camp (#BOOTCAMP16). He challenged participants to become better civil servants and to encourage local and national development. “You must be willing to do [...]

2017-10-10T05:30:49+08:00October 5, 2017|

The new name of development

ISA Chairman Emeritus Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao delivers his lecture at the 16th Governance Boot Camp in Baguio City. As a country and as Filipinos, we have come rather far. There’s a tendency on our part to talk badly about the country and its state of affairs, but the perspective of Asia in [...]

2017-10-03T07:30:27+08:00September 21, 2017|