PICC, Pasay City
November 22, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. graced the 49th Founding Anniversary of the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) and its four-day CES Lifelong Learning for Leadership Congress (CESCON) 2022 in Pasay City.

“It is very pleasing to see that the Career Executive Service Board has championed this cause of ensuring a professional and reliable Career Executive Service. This contributes greatly to the achievement of the country’s national development goals,” the President stated in his keynote remarks.

In light of the quickly changing world due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine conflict, President Marcos Jr. placed a heavy emphasis on the upskilling and reskilling of the existing labor force in order to realize the goal of economic transformation and the transition to a higher income country.

“It is very important that we are of the belief and are of — have the practice of looking to continuously learning and retraining, and now… Ang buzzword ngayon is upskilling and reskilling. It is an extremely important aspect to the service that we give because of this very quickly changing world after the pandemic and in light of the Ukraine conflict,” he pointed out.

“This year’s theme, ‘RebounCES: Bounce Back Better’ is inspiring and it inspires our Career Executive Service Officers and Eligibles to be more efficient, to be more proactive in their mandates and more unwavering in the face of the daunting yet fulfilling challenge of nation-building,” he added, citing further that today’s CESCON is a testament to CESB’s commitment to the Marcos Administration’s 8-Point Socioeconomic Agenda.

The Chief Executive reiterated that the government is prioritizing public-private partnership (PPP) as part of his economic plan, and encouraged CES Officers to find new ways of doing business amid the advent of digital technology that will pave the way for a more agile bureaucracy.

“All of you have my trust and my confidence. I therefore hope that you will join me in reinventing this bureaucracy. Let us reinvent ourselves and reinvent the bureaucracy. Let me also reiterate that, for this administration, the welfare of our people and the improvement of their lives are of utmost importance, and that as it should be,” the President ended in his remarks.

The CESB is the governing body of CES. It is mandated to promulgate rules, standards and procedures on the selection, classification and compensation, and career development of CES members.

It is the CESB’s duty to maintain continuity and stability in the civil service, and serve as a link between the government and the Filipino people.

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