By Jabrielle Vincee Delfin
Marketing Associate, Profiles Asia Pacific

Distinguishing the important role of people managers in the ASEAN integration, The Honorable Jose S. Brillantes, Undersecretary for Special and Oceans Concern of the Department of Foreign Affairs recently inducted Individual Member Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez, FPM as 2014 President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).

Atty. Josephus is joined in the PMAP officers roster by Vice President Luz Co-Laguitao,FPM; Secretary Ma. Lourdes L. Fernando; Treasurer Teresita dela Cruz; and Board of Directors Marvin P. Adolfo; Corazon W. Austria; Jesse Francis N. Rebustillo; Emma V. Cruz; Atty. Eliseo M. Zuniga Jr.; Ericson A. Del Castillo; Leo S., Gellor; Atty. Delia T. Uy; Leah D. Morado; Michelle G. Guce; Marcelito G. Ortiz; Wilma G. Magdale; and Profiles Asia Pacific’s Managing Director Jocelyn R. Pick.

The event coincided with PMAP’s 592nd General Membership Meeting last January 29, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City.

Kicking off the ceremony was a Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Francis Gustillo, SBD followed by the Ecumenical Invocation by Ms. Jeanne Vicars. The Center for Pop Music Philippines, Inc. entertained everyone with their ASEAN dances. After which, Ms. Evelyn Grace C. Sorongon, outgoing PMAP president delivered her valedictory address. In her speech, she enumerated all the activities and accomplishments for the past year . The induction ceremonies followed thereafter and concluding the ceremony was the inaugural speech by incoming PMAP president, Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez, FPM.

In his inaugural address, Atty. Josephus reiterated the PMAP’s leadership role in entering the arena of ASEAN in the context of integration into the ASEAN economic community. Together with the officers and board members, they vowed to be committed into the PRAI: PMAP roadmap to ASEAN integration. “Bawal ang tamad sa PMAP. I have obtained the permission of my wife, and my wife will sign it today, a deed of donation, donating me to PMAP for one year” Atty. Josephus jokingly said as he promised that 2014 will be a hardcore year for PMAP.

He concluded his speech with “Alone we cannot do it, but together we can do it. We will do it. Mabuhay and Pilipinas!”

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) is strictly a professional, non-stock, not-for-profit organization of over 1,800 member companies and individual management executives engaged or interested in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) work. Founded more than 56 years ago, PMAP continue the tradition of its forefathers in advancing the profession, the science, and the art of Human Resource Management.

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