Friday, 25 August 2023


In the month of August, PLANADES conducted a series of writing-workshops aimed at updating its existing manuals. On August 1, 2023, PLANADES Board Members and the PLANADES Secretariat collaborated to revise the Administrative and Project Operations Manuals. Subsequently, on August 17, 2023, the Finance Unit presented the preliminary draft of the Financial Manual for review and feedback, which will be followed by approval by the Board of Trustees. In a separate session, the draft of the Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) Manual was unveiled on August 24, 2023.

These workshops were methodically organized by the PLANADES Secretariat, under the leadership of President Dr. Mark Anthony M. Morales and Prof. Dr. Engr. Tabassam Raza, the Executive Director. They were attended by the PLANADES Board of Trustees and were conducted at the School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) Training Room, located at E. Jacinto St., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Following the successful completion of the revision process for the Financial Manual, the PLANADES Board of Trustees and the PLANADES Secretariat assembled for a commemorative photograph. The individuals in the photograph, from left to right, are as follows: Ms. Jenie Darang, EnP Arlene Santiago, Ms. Noemi Abainza, Mr. Ron Olivo, EnP Kristine Aspiras, EnP. Jade Agapinan, Ms. Ma. Cristina Virata, Dr. Mark Anthony M. Morales, EnP. Hannah Gonzalez, Prof. Dr. Engr. Tabassam Raza, EnP. Maria Veronica Arcilla, Mr. Ernie Lopez, Dr. Krishna Buenaventura, and EnP. Dickton Rye.

The PLANADES Board of Trustees convened during the writing-workshop dedicated to the Administrative Manual and Project Operations Manual, which took place on August 1, 2023.

The PLANADES Board of Trustees convened for the writing workshop focused on the ICT Procedural Manual, conducted on August 24, 2023.