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The Naval Leader Official Newsletter of the CENTER FOR NAVAL LEADERSHIP & EXCELLENCE VOLUME III, ISSUE NO. 2

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PN Board of Advisers Holds First Meeting for 2011

t was meeting of the minds last 04 February 2011 as members of the PN Board of Advisers (BoA) members and key PN officers gathered together at the Naval Intelligence and Security Force (NISF) Conference Room at the Naval Station Jose Francisco, Taguig City to discuss the PN’s strategic thrusts and imperatives for the year 2011. The meeting was the first to be hosted by the new Flag Officer in Command (FOIC), PN, Rear Admiral Alexander P Pama AFP. He formally opened the meeting by briefing the Board on significant command

updates such as the key poinjts emphasized in his assumptionof-command remarks as well as in his Command Guidance, the AFP Internal Peace and Security Plan, and the PN Sail Plan, among others. During the meeting, two PN BoA members—Dr. Aileen Baviera and Ms. Margarita Songco—formally expressed their commitment to guide the Navy when they took their oath administered by the FOIC, PN and witnessed by PN BoA Chairperson, Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao, among other Board members and PN officers. Dr. Aileen Baviera, a UP professor and pioneer member of the PN BoA,

renewed her services as member of the Board. Meanwhile, Ms. Margarita Songco, the Deputy Director of General of NEDA, was among the newest addition to the roster of PN’s advisers. Among the highlights of the PN BoA meeting were the updates on the organization of Barangay Brigades conveyed by the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Operations, N3; report on PPP initiatives of the PN as presented by the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Plans, N5; Maritime Coalition updates also by N5; PN Sail Plan priorities for 2011 by the Director, CNLE; Commander NISF’s briefing on

the capabilities of Maritime Research Information Center (MRIC); and presentation on the capabilities of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton by the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Logistics, N4. Toward the end of the conference, the Board expressed their expectations from the PN for 2011. They were in agreement in saying that the new year will be marked with continued progress in delivering strategic priorities, and continuing drive for innovation and growth in the PN. “It is very encouraging to see the progress made by the Sail Plan (back page)

(Above Left) FOIC, PN, together with the PN BoA Chairman, administers the oath taking of new PN BoA member Ms. Margarita Songco and pioneer-returning member, Dr. Aileen Baviera. (Above Right) Board members and key officials during the 1 st PN BoA Meeting for 2011

City of San Fernando graces 2nd Leg of PN Governance Forum Mayor Oscar S Rodriguez of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga apprised Team Navy of his city’s experience in institutionalizing good governance during the Second Leg of the PN Governance Forum conducted last 15 February 2011 at the HPN Multipurpose Hall, Naval Station Jose V Andrada. In 2009, the city was conferred the Institutionalized Status in Performance Governance System (PGS) Pathway of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, the same program that the PN is presently undergoing. In the same year, it became the first inductee to the ISA Maharlika Hall of Fame for PGS Institutionalization. And just last year, it

became the second Philippine public institution to be inducted to the Palladium BSC Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy. When he became the mayor of the city after years of serving as a congressman, Mayor Rodriguez recalled how the City of San Fernando was a stagnant city without any indications of desiring to move forward. The city government employees had the 8-to-5 culture - lacking commitment and passion to deliver to their constituents the service they require and the development that they need. To steer the city forward was a challenge - but it was one that his (back page)

San Fernando City Mayor Oscar Rodriguez during the 2nd Leg of the PN Governance Forum Series 2011 at the Multipurpose Hall.


Go Navy! Fleet-Marine Team! City of San Fernando Graces… (from front page) leadership was willing to take in order to change the lives of his constituents for the better. The city set a vision for itself and drafted its roadmap. Mayor Rodriguez shared his city’s journey within the context of the PGS Pathway of the ISA and the Balanced Scorecard System. Some of the highlights on their road to institutionalization that the mayor shared include 1) the creation of the MultiSectoral Governance Council; 2) Oplan Sagip-Ilog; and 3) Oplan Habitat. Indeed, the city is like a wallflower that slowly bloomed into a lovely rose. Today, it is among the ranks of the best cities in the world. It has its pool of competent and responsible citizens and committed civil servants. The City of San Fernando can boast that it did not wait until 2015, its target year, to realize its vision of becoming the “Gateway to North Philippines, Regional Center for Central Luzon and Champion of Good Urban Governance.” It has already achieved these and it is on its way to realize its future plans. The journey of the City of San Fernando proves the indispensability of an institution’s road-

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Center for Naval Leadership & Excellence 2F Commo Lomibao Bldg. HPN, 2335 Roxas Blvd., Manila - Editorial Board CAPT GIOVANNI CARLO J BACORDO PN(GSC) Director, CNLE LT EDWIN GERMAN A CORDOVA PN Assistant Director & Chief, Sail Plan Monitoring Branch LTJG ELMER BRYAN C BILANGDAL PN Chief, Leadership Excellence Branch Ms. ALEJA F. MARTINEZ Chief, Plans & Assessment Branch Editor-in-Chief Ms. MICHELLE B.C. CABREROS Ms. MICHELLE C. CASTILLO Ms. JECKA MAE R. DE CASTRO Researchers/Writers Mr. RAPHAEL VINCENT L. BOSANO Layout Artist The Naval Leader is published and circulated monthly by the CNLE for Philippine Navy-wide distribution. Please e-mail your opinions/comments or suggestions and contributions to us at— naval.leader@gmail.com hpn.cnle@navy.mil.ph

map in achieving the vision it has set for itself. It shows the usefulness of the Balanced Scorecard System as the strategy to realize the objectives and to execute initiatives and action plans. The PN still has a long way to go in realizing its vision. But if every member of Team Navy will have commitment to and passion for the PN Strategic Sail Plan 2020, achieving its set vision is just a hand’s reach for the PN organization. (MCC) 

CNLE Completes Civilianization Study The Center for Naval Leadership and Excellence (CNLE) has completed its research project entitled “Study on Civilianizing Positions in the Philippine Navy: Practice and Prospects.” The study looks at the possibility of adopting the civilianization policy in the Philippine Navy, which entails “transferring positions from uniformed personnel to civilian employees without harming the operational capabilities of the organization.”1 The study analyzed the experiences of US and Australia in implementing civilianization. More specifically, it looked into the rationale of the study and the outcomes it had for the country’s armed forces. Using the principle of military essentiality, an analysis of support positions was done. The analysis showed that several positions in the PN are not military essential and can therefore be civilianized. Majority of these positions are administrative and clerical in nature. Although civilianization is a fairly effective manpower strategy, it should be approached with care as it works like a double-edged sword. It offers prospects for costsavings and increased effectiveness and productivity while having the tendency to reduce unit cohesion and de-

SAIL PLAN: Cascading the Strategy In line with the Command Guidance of the Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy (FOIC,PN), the Center for Naval Leadership and Excellence (CNLE) conducted the first half of the cleaning-up meetings of the second level scorecards of the PN units, namely the Philippine Fleet (PF), Philippine Marine Corps (PMC), Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), Naval Intelligence Security Force (NISF), Naval Reserve Command (NRC), and FleetMarine Ready Force (FMRF). These units, together with all Naval Operating Forces were the participants of the first PN Sail Plan Cascading Workshop conducted last 09-11 August 2010 at the PHINMA Training Center in Tagaytay City. The said meetings were attended by the units’ Chiefs of Staff, Operations Officers, and Officers for Plans and Programs. Concerned HPN Sail Plan Officers were also present as resource persons during the cleaning-up sessions. The said meetings ran for the whole month of February 2011. The cleaning-up meetings with the Naval Operating Forces are scheduled on March 2011. Once the second level scorecards of these PN units were finalized, these units will then formulate their scorecards’ Measures and Initiatives Profile. (JMDC)  ployment capability of the PN at the same time. Several factors need to be considered such as: 1) present policies on PN civilian workforce, 2) possible change in the structure of the organization and other legal implications, 3) attitude of PN leadership and personnel, 4) resources, 5) recruitment process, 6) manpower policies, 7) availability of qualified civilian personnel, 8) scope of civilianization, and 9) creation of an implementing body. Based on the findings of the study, the CNLE strongly recommends the adoption of the civilianization policy in the PN. In addition, it recommends that the PN should strive to solve several problems in its organization that were mentioned in this study which includes ineffective management of PN defense civilian workforce and the nonfunctional TWG on the professionalization of PN civilian workforce. The Policy should also be incorporated in the PN Rationalization Plan. As the study is exploratory in nature and informative in purpose, the concepts and areas touched require more thorough analysis. The study is ought to be used as a reference for further studies on civilianization potential in the Philippine Navy. The Center

PN Board of Advisers… (from front page) and the other initiatives that have been truly worth the efforts” Atty. Rodel Cruz, a pioneer PN BoA member, stated. The FOIC, PN likewise acknowledged the hard work of the BoA members, stating that he is “pleased to leverage expertise of the BoA to lead the Navy in this effort.” (MBCC) 

recommends that The Office of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Personnel, N1 and the Naval Personnel Management Center should coordinate with each other in conducting these studies. The Final Report on the Study will be disseminated to all PN units and offices upon the approval of the Flag Officer in Command, Philippine Navy. (MCC)  1

Fitzpatrick, Erick L. "A Study of the Feasibility and Benefits of Converting Certain Fleet Support Community Billets from Military to Civilian." Monterey: United States Navy Naval Postgraduate School, March 1998.


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