9th Philippine Professional Summit

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  • Live conference room
  • Backup spillover room
  • Feedback form
  • Video recording of the talk
  • Certificate
  • Extra: Downloadables

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Oct 23 Speakers

Atty. Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr.

The Commission Chairman, Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr. was law clerk to a Supreme Court Justice, thereafter was policy consultant to the Senate President, technical assistant to the Chief Presidential Legal counsel, trustee of the Asset Privatization Trust, and Deputy Executive Secretary of the Office of the President.

He served as National President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and was with the Supreme Court committees on Judicial Reform, Legal Education and Bar Matters, and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.

He read economics and law, having attended the University of the Philippines, Dalhousie University, Hague Academy of International Law, and was senior member of Oxford's St. Antony's College.

His professional affiliation includes the American Bar Association, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science, Union Internationale des Avocats, and the Chatham House. 

Keynote Speaker


October 23. 9:00 am


Undersecretary Rolando G. Tungpalan (Ret.)


Mr. Rolando G. Tungpalan retired this year as Undersecretary for Investment Programming of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), a position he held since 2007. He had served Government for 43 years starting as Economic Researcher when he joined NEDA in 1976.

He rose from the ranks, holding various positions as Director, Assistant Director General and then Deputy Director General, and was a full-fledged Career Executive Service Officer (CESO) earning the rank of CESO 1.  As Undersecretary for Investment Programming, he chaired the Technical Boards of the Investment Coordination Committee and the Infrastructure Committee of the NEDA Board and served as main government counterpart for multilateral and bilateral programming of Official Development Assistance. He represented NEDA in the governing board of various government entities including the Home Guaranty Corporation, the National Housing Authority, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, the Philippine National Railways Corporation, the National Power Corporation, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, the National Irrigation Administration, the Toll Regulatory Board, and the National Water Resources Board. He likewise represented NEDA in the Board of Regents of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and the Technological University of the Philippines.

He was elected and actively served in the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, an inter-governmental body jointly supported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UNDP . the Global Council on Water Supply and Sanitation, the Steering Committee of the Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results for Asia and Pacific, and the Steering Committee of the Asia -Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility.

Undersecretary Tungpalan (retired) is a graduate of the University of the Philippines (Diliman) where he earned his degree in Economics, pursued his Master’s in Economic Research at the Center for Research and Communications and trained in operations research at the Institute of Mathematics and Operations Research at the Technical University of Denmark.

The Changing Socio-Economic Landscapes: Impact on the Philippine Development Agenda


October 23. 10:10 am

When the global pandemic struck and the countries’ COVID-19 response became an unprecedented historic unison of community quarantine and lockdowns for months, companies and businesses were forced to close, downsize, declare bankruptcy, and for those that survived, shift to remote work. The historic health crisis necessarily and legislatively mandated everyone at all levels of society into hand hygiene, healthcare face mask protection, and social distancing.

Q&A Session

Moderator:
Professor Maria Rita V. Tamse, MN, RN
  • Senior Lecturer, UP College of Nursing
  • Former Deputy Director, Nursing Services, PGH

Facilitator:
For. Neria A. Andin, MSF, CESO III
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board for Foresters

Atty. Alexander L. Lacson


Alex is a bestselling author of patriotic books.

He is a co-founder and partner of the MALCOLM Law Firm in Ortigas.

He is the former CEO of ISA (Institute of Solidarity Asia), a public governance institute that runs good governance & development programs with several national government agencies and LGUs.

He is also the former Chairman of Civil Service Commission’s Multi-Advisory Council.

In 2005, he wrote the national bestselling book entitled “12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country”.

In August 2020, Alex published “Five Hundred Years Without Love” – a political novel that exposes our country’s social cancer in a comprehensive and wholistic manner, 133 years after Dr Jose Rizal wrote his famous Noli Me Tangere in 1887.

Pandemic Impact on the Filipino Society: Insights and Response


October 23. 11:00 am

That will provide the audience with the latest data on the impact of Covid19 on some of the key areas of our country, particularly the economy, as well as our projected way out based on the latest global developments.

The talk will also present ideas on how people from various walks of life adapted to the pandemic.

Certain serious global threats to Philippines, which are already in the mix with the Covid19 pandemic, will also be discussed to provide the audience with a broader perspective of the present situation.

By way of ending, the talk will offer ideas on how the citizens, the professionals in particular, can be part of the solution to our country’s problems during this pandemic, in their unique and personal ways.

Modified Fishbowl Conversation Session

Moderator:
Julita V. Toledo, RMT, RTRP, MPA
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Respiratory Therapy


Discussants:
Lourdes T. David, BSFT, MLS
  • Member, Professional Regulatory Board for Librarians


and

Lorna C. Gabad, RSW, MSW
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board for Social Workers

Jose Y. Cueto Jr., MD


Dr. Jose Y. Cueto Jr. traces his humble roots and beginnings to the town of Sinait a small town at the northern tip of Ilocos Sur. He graduated valedictorian from the Sinait Central School and valedictorian from the Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary in Vigan Ilocos Sur. He obtained his Pre-Medicine degree from UP Diliman, Doctor of Medicine degree from the UP College of Medicine and his Master in Health Professions Education from the UP National Teacher Training Center (UP-NTTC-HP) based in UP Manila. After finishing his Postgraduate Internship at the UP-PGH Medical Center, he went on to pursue Residency Training in General Surgery at the same institution. He is a fellow of the Philippine College of Surgeons and the Philippine Society of General Surgeons. He was also an Examiner of the Philippine Board of Surgery. He was one of the Founders of the Philippine Association of Training Officers in Surgery (PATOS).

He then joined the Faculty of the Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine in Dasmarinas, Cavite, which later became the De la Salle University College of Medicine. He rose through the ranks starting as Instructor 7 to Professor 11 when he opted for early retirement in 2006. He was Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Medical Director of the DLSU Medical Center and Vice-President for Medical Services of the DLSU Health Sciences Campus. He was Chairman of the Curriculum Committee and the Head of the DLSU Health Sciences Education Unit. He conducted educational training workshops in academic institutions, medical professional societies and specialty boards and even in foreign universities in Vietnam and Lao PDR. He was Fellow of the Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Education and Research based in Philadelphia, USA. As a FAIMER Fellow, he was the Senior Author among fifteen international authors in publishing the study on “Accreditation of Undergraduate Medical Training Programs in Nine Developing Countries as Compared with the United States” in 2006.

He was appointed as member of the PRC Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine in 2009, serving as its Chairman in 2012. As additional assignments, he represented the Philippines in the meetings of the ASEAN Joint Coordinating Committee for Medical Practitioners in discussions about the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA). He was also the Overall Coordinator for the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) and the ASEAN Qualifications Reference framework (AQRF) in PRC. He has delivered lectures and presentations on the ASEAN MRA, PQF, AQRF and their implications to health professionals in the ASEAN Region.

In 2015, he became the Founding Dean of the Mariano Marcos State University College of Medicine based in Batac, Ilocos Norte. During his stint as Dean, he conducted a study on the “Harmonization in Medical Education in the Southeast Asian Countries” in 2016, funded by the Asian Development Bank and the SEAMEO.
  
On September 22, 2017, he was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as one of the Commissioners of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). He is the Oversight Commissioner for the Health and Technology Clusters. He chaired the meetings of the ASEAN Joint Coordinating Committee on Medical Practitioners meetings held in Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines this 2019.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Health Profession Education, Specialization and Practice of Profession

October 23. 1:00 pm

The COVID 19 pandemic has elicited responses from the national government and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID). In order to prevent the spread of the virus, lockdown and various degrees of community quarantine and safety and health protocols were imposed. These measures interrupted and disrupted the usual structured academic activities of higher education institutions.

Abruptly, the landscape of health professions education changed from the traditional institution-based, structured, clinical rotation with actual patients to the “new normal” involving the use of technology-based platforms using online learning and with alternative teaching-learning activities, without exposure to actual patients.
The session will deal mainly on the impact of the changed landscape of health professions education on the following:

1. Transformation of students
2. Resources
3. Roles of faculty members
4. Quality of educational activities
5. The responsibilities of regulatory agencies (CHED, PRC and Professional Regulatory Boards)
6. Industry

The session will end with a short discussion on the Way Forward, dealing with immediate, medium term and long term plans.

Q&A Session

Moderator:
Clarita Corazon C. Maaño, MD
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine


Facilitator:
Alejandro R. San Pedro, MD
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Midwifery

Rev. Fr. Gregorio L. Bañaga, CM, PhD


Fr. Gregg Bañaga, Jr., CM graduated from Adamson University and UST. After his ordination in 1979, he worked in the rural areas and later became a professor at St. Vincent School of Theology, QC. He went for his doctoral studies at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio where he earned his PhD in Organizational Behavior. Upon his return, he became the President of Adamson University (12 years); President of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (3 years); and board member of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU). He is presently the Provincial Superior of the Vincentians in the Philippines.

The Inner Quest for Meaning: The Journey to the New World


October 23. 1:45 pm
The lockdown and quarantine caused by the pandemic is an opportunity to reflect and start a journey into the inner self. We have become so busy with outward activities that we hardly notice what is going on within us. This has led us sometimes to lose touch of who we are as professionals. This talk will take us into an inner journey into the true meaning of professionalism and the nobility of every profession. It will usher us into a new world that consists not in discovering new horizons but in developing “new eyes”.

Modified Fishbowl Conversation Session

Moderator:
Paraluman R. Giron, LPT, EdD, CESO III
  • Member, Professional Regulatory Board for Professional Teachers


Discussants:
Rafael M. Fajardo, REB, REA, REC
  • Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service


and

Brenda B. Cor
puz, PhD
  • Dean, College of Education, Technological Institute of the Philippines

Oct 24 Speakers

Rex Victor O. Cruz, PhD


Rex Victor O. Cruz, PhD is a full professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR). He obtained his bachelor and masteral degrees in forestry at UPLB and his doctoral degree in watershed management at the University of Arizona. He is a former Director of the Forestry Development Center (1995-2001), a policy research and development center, Dean of the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (2007-2011) and Chancellor of UPLB (2011-2014). Currently he is a National Academy of Science and Technology Academician. He is also a member of the National Pool of Technical Experts of the Climate Change Commission, member of the People Survival Fund Board, and outgoing member of the Board of Directors of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet). He was a member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1992-1995; 1997-2000; and 2004-2007.

Enhancing Land Use Planning and Developments Towards Minimizing Public Health Risks


October 24. 9:00 am

This presentation will highlight a land-based solution to minimizing public health risks related to outbreaks of diseases such as COVID-19. It has long been recognized that there is association of the increasing degradation of natural habitats including forests to the outbreaks of diseases. Degradation of natural habitats due to expansion of human activities is facilitated by the lack of stringent regulation of land use and land development. This is exacerbated by fragmented land use planning that leads to indiscriminate land conversion and misuse and abuse of land. An alternative approach to land use planning is proposed in this presentation as a strategy for minimizing undue degradation of natural habitats that hopefully will help reduce occurrences of vector-borne/ animal-borne disease outbreaks.

Modified Fishbowl Conversation Session

Moderator:
For. Neria A. Andin, MSF, CESO III
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board for Foresters


Discussants:
Ar. Maria Luisa D. Daya-Garcia, UAP, AA
  • ASEAN Architect


and

Raquel S. Sayo, MD
  • Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine

Brig. Gen. Eliseo M. Rio Jr., AFP (Ret.)


BGen. Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. was appointed as Undersecretary for Special Concerns last September 13, 2016 at the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). He became the Acting Secretary of DICT from October 22, 2017 to July 1, 2019, and Undersecretary for Operations from July 2, 2019 to May 22, 2020. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer (ECE) and was one of the topnotches (4th place) in ECE Licensure Examination conducted in 1971.

He served the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and is now a retired Brigadier General. He held various positions in the AFP Research and Development Center (AFPRDC) from September 1968 to April 1969. USec. Rio was assigned with Communication Company, 4th Inf Division, in Mindanao from 16 October 1969 to May 1971.
He was selected as the “Most Outstanding Professional in the Field of Electronics and Communication for the Year 2002” by the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Undersecretary Rio was a former Commissioner at the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). One of his significant accomplishments in NTC was the surfacing the way to the proliferation of Call Centers and BPO’s Industry, now 2nd of the country’s top biggest dollar earners next to OFW remittances, by enacting in year 2002, NTC MC 08-07-2002:-Rules And Regulations Authorizing Entities Other Than Public Telecommunications Entities To Install And Operate Public Calling Stations/Offices And Telecenters.

SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS while in DICT :-
1. Made possible the entry of a third major telco player, through a selection process called “Highest Committed Level of Service (HCLOS)”, the first ever done in the world, that not only ensured a healthy compilation in the telecom industry, but also set the standards of the industry to level of service at par with our more progressive neighboring countries.

2. Improved internet access through a MOA with Facebook to provide 2Tbps of high speed low cost internet connectivity to USA

3. Improve telecommunication infrastructure through common cell towers and fiber optic systems.

4. Encouraged investments on telecommunication infrastructures that on 2019, committed Investments from the ICT sector was around P500 Billion, almost equal to the contribution of ALL other sectors combined.

Digital Transformation in the Current and Post Pandemic Scenarios 


October 24. 9:45 am

When the global pandemic struck and the countries’ COVID-19 response became an unprecedented historic unison of community quarantine and lockdowns for months, companies and businesses were forced to close, downsize, declare bankruptcy, and for those that survived, shift to remote work. The historic health crisis necessarily and legislatively mandated everyone at all levels of society into hand hygiene, healthcare face mask protection, and social distancing.

Q&A Session

Moderator:
Engr. Herminio J. Orbe, PECE, MBA, ACPE, APEC Engr.
  • Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Electronics Engineering


Facilitators:
Engr. Alnar L. Detalla, PhD, PECE, ACPE, APEC Engr.
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Electronics Engineering

and

Engr. Romulo R. Agatep, PECE, ASEAN Engr., APEC Engr.
  • Vice President, Philippine Technological Council

Ar. Lam Khee Poh, PhD


Professor Lam is architect and researcher who specializes in computational design support systems for total building performance analysis and building diagnostics. He is a member of the Singapore Future Economy Council Built Environment Sub Committee, and an Advisory Board member of the Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities and Delos, USA, which established the world's first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. He was awarded the 2013 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation from the US National Science Foundation “for exemplary research contribution to technology innovation and positive impact on technology, industry and the society as a whole”. He also received the IBM Faculty Award in 2010.

The Concept of Total Building Performance and Diagnostics Revisited


October 24. 10:30 am

The concept of “Total Building Performance and Diagnostics”, established in the mid 1980’s, aims to contribute to best practices in sustainable and green architecture and position the building industry in the fore-front of a knowledge-based approach to the entire building delivery process. It is an integrated and holistic framework for conceptualizing, specifying, designing, analyzing and commissioning a building project and may even be extended to post-occupancy management and maintenance. TBPD is not just about the application of “hi-tech” building systems and/or materials. It seeks to rationally and systematically exploit the synergy of the various relevant technologies and management know-how to bring about desirable building performance at a reasonable and affordable price tag.

Q&A Session

Moderator:
Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza, MTM, PEE, ACPE
  • Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Electrical Engineering

Facilitator:
Virgith B. Buena, RND, RD
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Nutrition and Dietetics

Ar. Theodore C. Chan


Ar. Theodore is Senior Director at CIAP Architects Pte Ltd where he was instrumental in the design and implementation team of several award-winning healthcare projects: Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, NUHS Medical Centre and Yishun Community Hospital. In 2019 he was a Finalist at the World Architecture Festival (Amsterdam 2019) and Recipient of the Green Architect Award 2019. He served as President of Singapore Institute of Architects (2012-2015) where he developed the curriculum for the Architectural Practice Course and the National Competency Standards for Architectural Practice.

The Future of the Built Environment


October 24. 10:50 am

Ar. Theodore EC Chan (Senior Director at CIAP Architects Ptd Ltd and Past-President Singapore Institute of Architects) shares his views on what's in store for the Built-Environment Sector in post-pandemic Singapore, sharing practical suggestions for how Architects and Builders can improve on the design and construction of Healthcare Facilities for better response to future pandemics.

Q&A Session

Moderator:
Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza, MTM, PEE, ACPE
  • Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Electrical Engineering


Facilitator: Virgith B. Buena, RND, RD
  • Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Nutrition and Dietetics

Carmencita D. Padilla, MD, MAHPS


Dr. Padilla is Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Professor of Pediatrics at the College of Medicine and Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Manila. She is the Founding Director of the Institute of Human Genetics and Newborn Screening Reference Center at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Padilla has been a recipient of national and international awards. In 2019, she received the Most Outstanding Professional in Medicine and Eric C. Nubla Excellence Award from the Professional Regulation Commission. In the area of policy making, she is responsible for the Newborn Screening Act of 2004 (RA 9288) and the Rare Disease Act (RA 10747).

Leadership and Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration Amidst a Global Crisis


October 24. 1:00 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities to the health and science community. Shortly after the standstill brought by the ECQ, resilience and creativity became evident among the various practitioner groups, the academe and the research community. The past 6 months demonstrated the value of multi-disciplinary collaboration as a major tool for survival from the crisis. Academe shifted to remote learning to ensure a continuous supply of health practitioners. Hospital administrators worked on real-time training of doctors, nurses and staff to respond to the pandemic. Doctors and other health professionals, engineers, physicists, basic and social scientists embarked on research as response to increased need for local resources as a result of the lockdown. One of the earliest researches was the local COVID-19 kit development and since then, University of the Philippines Manila has registered 250+ researches in various areas of themes (clinical trials, biomedical devices including a locally made ventilator, etc). The Philippine General Hospital has shared critical lessons in the operations of the COVID Referral Center. Throughout the challenging months of the pandemic, shared leadership of the government, academe, private sector will help the country.

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Anthony Aldrin C. Santiago, RPh, MClinPharm
  • Officer-in-Charge, Professional Regulatory Board of Pharmacy


Panelists:
Eleanor B. Almoro, MD
  • Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine


and

Sheila R. Bonito, RN, MAN, DrPH
  • Dean, College of Nursing, University of the Philippines, Manila

Townhall Workshop Speakers

October 24. 1:45 pm

For business, education and social services professions

Rosita L. Navarro, LPT, PhD

Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board for Professional Teachers
For Health Professions

Melinda L. Garcia, DMD

Officer-in-Charge, Professional Regulatory Board of Dentistry
For Engineering Professions

Engr. Praxedes P. Bernardo, MSCE

Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Civil Engineering
For Technology Professions

EnP. Corazon B. Cruz

Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Environmental Planning

Cluster Output Rapporteurs

October 24. 2:15 pm

Carmelita P. Pabiton, PhD

Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Guidance Counseling

Maria Jona D. Godoy, DMD, PhD

Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Dentistry

Engr. Francis V. Mapile, PEE, ACPE

Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Electrical Engineering

Arch. Robert S. Sac, fuap, ASEAN Ar., APEC Ar.

Chairman, Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture

PPS9 Resolution

October 24. 2:15 pm

Atty. Ramil G. Gabao, MPSA

Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Criminology

Atty. Samuel B. Padilla

Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy
This virtual conference is timely as it seeks to keep its members and participants abreast with innovative approaches to help their respective sectors in facing the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. May you be successful in fostering a paradigm shift in further enabling a community of professionals who will respond positively and creatively to the challenges of the times.

Rodrigo Roa Duterte
President, Republic of the Philippines
I am proud that organizations like PAPRB are committed to ensuring that our professionals are equipped and empowered in our nation’s time of need. Your theme, “The Path Forward for Glocal Professionals: Rising to the Pandemic Challenge” is proof positive that there is a brighter future ahead, and there is no room for cynicism because we will, as a nation, overcome.

Leni Robredo
Vice President, Republic of the Philippines
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