CPED kicks off training for new solons

An estimated 120 newly-elected members of the House of Representatives will be training under NCPAG’s Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) in preparation for their work in the 19th Congress.

The Executive Course on Legislation (ECL) officially opened on 27 June 2022 at the Rolando Andaya Hall, South Wing, House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City.

Designed by CPED in partnership with the Office of the Secretary General of the House of Representatives in 2016, ECL is designed to orient the new members of Congress on their roles and responsibilities as legislators of the country, in accordance with the norms and standards of effective and responsive public service, and anchored on good governance principles on the rule of law, accountability, participation, and transparency. 

In his opening remarks, NCPAG Dean Dan Saguil underscored the important role of legislators in addressing current problems the country faces, such as “food security, security of our territory, lack of employment, human security, and security of homes, among others.” 

“As important as the leadership of executives to our march towards our vision of a secure and resilient Philippines with prosperous constituents is the collaboration with legislature for purposive courses of action towards the same goal,” Saguil emphasized. 

Three batches of the three-day training program will consist of thirteen sessions covering topics such as public policy, legislative process, budget process, citizen and media engagement, and the workings of legislative committees. Mock committee meetings and plenary sessions are also part of the program.