The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) held its 593rd General Meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Hotel InterContinental in Makati City with  the desire to provide current issues from the leaders in the industry.  With this move,  the institutions become competent who can participate efficiently in nation-building.

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. (with Karlos Kastrillo)

The 593rd GMM focused on two major key points:

    • Philippines Best Practices: What Makes Philippines Stand out amongst the Other ASEAN Countries
    • Comparative Analysis of Labor Laws across Ten ASEAN Nations: From Hiring to Retiring with

Guest speakers were Managing Directress for Asia and EMEA Convergys Corporation Ms. Marie Zamora and University of the Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations Dr. Jonathan Sale.


Atty. Jimenez delivered his President’s Report. PMAP’s plans and programs for this year are designed to strengthen strategic pillars of the association. He also reiterated PMAP’s leadership role is already gearing up to compete in the Integrated ASEAN Market on 2015.

Atty. Jimenez concluded his speech with “We can do this, we will do this. We can do it, we will do it. Maraming salamat at mabuhay ang Pinoy.”

The GMM was attended by several personalities who dedicated and contributed their time and talent for PMAP; Former PMAP Presidents Atty. Rene Soriano DPM, Ms. Rosario Ventura DPM, Mr. Edagrdo Soriano DPM, Ms. Lucilla Dariella DPM, Mr. Ernesto Cecilla DPM, Mr. Federico Marquez, Jr. DPM, Mr. Ernesto Espinosa FPM, Mr. Ramon Medina DPM, Ms. Lina Asevida FPM and Mr. Ceaser Ong.

Also, during the said event, PMAP launched two of its projects for 2014.

The 51st Annual Conference will be held in Cebu City in September, aptly titled as Running with the Tigers. It’s a three day event with participants and resource persons coming from different ASEAN countries. It is PMAP’s target to be known not just on the national level, but they do want to be known regional too. The association has affiliates in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Something to look forward too is PMAP’s 38th Annual Awards.