Assistant Secretary A. Gloria Tango stressed the significance of the training in the light of the Department of Budget and Management's (DBM) instruction to link program results to the budget support. The three day training conducted by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) resource persons particularly Anne Leslie Santos and Professor Clement Rasul, extensively provided the participants with significant tools and techniques to apply RBME in the DOLE's programs and services.

The challenge to adapt a unified approach in RBME was recognized by all participants in the training. Considering the diverse nature of the various DOLE programs and services, Assistant Secretary Tango recommended to prioritize the commitments in the Planning Tool as feasible pilot program for the RBME. Assistant Secretary and concurrent Director of the Human Resource Development Service (HRDS) Katherine B. Brimon emphasized the need to seriously pursue the application of learnings acquired during the training with feasible action plans.

Director Caluen of the DAP congratulated the graduates of the training also participated in by two(2) BWSC staff and encouraged everyone to accelerate adoption of the RBME as a powerful tool in determining effectiveness of DOLE programs and services. "Among other government offices, the DOLE was in fact considered by DAP as advance in pursuing the results framework with the Labor and Employment Plan consistent with the Philippine Development Plan Director Caluen remarked.

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