SGV IDT Principal Atty. Alden C. Labaguis moderates PUP Aguhon 2 Leadership Summit Plenary Session

SGV Indirect Tax (IDT) Principal Atty. Alden C. Labaguis moderated the Aguhon 2 Leadership Summit Plenary Session organized by Public Administration students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). The event, titled "Lost in the Woods: Exploring the Uncertainty Towards Effective Leadership," was held at PUP Sta. Mesa on 29 July 2023.



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Professor Ralph Reuben C. Morales gave the opening remarks, followed by Anti Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Usec. Gerald Divinagracia’s discussion on the latest updates and reforms of the ARTA, and the Plenary Session moderated by Alden. 


Alden facilitated discussions on responsible leadership and its link to good governance. The speakers shared their insights on the challenges posed by the rapidly changing environment in the Philippines, making effective governance and ethical leadership challenging. They also discussed their experiences with accountability, transparency, and ethical decision-making in the country. The speakers concluded the session by sharing strategies on how to promote responsible leadership, integrity, and good governance practices in the Philippines.


The Plenary Speakers were Usec. Gerald Divinagracia, Former Kabataan Partylist Representative Sarah Jane Elago, incumbent Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance Board Member Jess Lorenzo, and RTI International Senior Technical Adviser Jaime Bonifacio Jr. 


Malcolm Law Partner Atty. Alex Lacson concluded the event by delivering an inspirational message to the attendees. About 200 students from PUP and other universities attended the session. The coordinating team for SGV was led by IDT Associate Director Atty. Lauren Antonette M. Mendoza, assisted by IDT Senior Associates Atty. Kierk Robin M. Ret and Atty. Natividad G. Busa.

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