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Google Chrome Frame is a retort of Google company to Internet Explorer browser which is still widely popular, despite the fact that its rendering engine remains fallen behind other internet browsers. By applying this plug-in, users can benefit from Webkit engine capabilities and, at the same time, do not loose the opportunity of using Internet Explorer interface. To make this interesting solution work, an appropriate "meta name" has to be implemented into the head section of the visited page.
In accordance with that, our template contains an appropriate option in its settings that helps the user to switch the meta name in the head section, so that all IE users that have Google Chrome Frame plug-in installed will be able to see the web site along with all facilities offered by Webkit rendering engine.
To get know more about Google Chrome Frame, please visit:
http://code.google.com/intl/en-GB/chrome/chromeframe/ - the official Project’s web side containing the link to the plug-in.
http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/chrome-frame-getting-started - more info about Google Chrome Frame for developers.
Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2012 21:02
A Groundbreaking Program created by a World-Class Leadership Academy
FPLA is DPWH’s Choice to Conduct the Country’s First Cadet Engineering Program
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the First Pacific Leadership Academy (FPLA), the country’s first dedicated corporate university, are working hand-in-hand this 2013 to design and conduct the Philippine government’s very first Cadet Engineering Program (CEP). The program is an initiative of Sec. Rogelio Singson in line with his advocacy of transformation and innovation in governance. Guided by the need to fill up executive positions in the next 20 years, DPWH now aims to raise a new breed of young, committed, and empowered civil engineers who will drive positive change in the organization. FPLA, under General Manager Roy Agustin Evalle, will co-design and conduct the CEP.
"We are proud and honored to do this for DPWH. We believe that by harnessing the talents and skills of a young generation of leaders, we are helping build our nation. We will ensure that the best practices of FPLA cascades to the government sector via the DPWH," said Mr. Evalle.
The CEP is an extensive 26-week induction course focusing on the development of technical and professional competencies of new civil engineers who aspire to start their careers in DPWH. In the succeeding weeks, the program will cover classroom studies, immersion in the Bureaus, Services, Regional and District Offices ensuring that Cadet Engineers become well-rounded and competent members of the organization.
Integral parts of the program are the field exposures, values formation, leadership and professional image enhancement workshops, and a host of enrichment activities that familiarize them with the Department’s structure, processes, facilities, personnel and culture. Every facet of the program targets to facilitate the Cadet’s understanding of public service as a career and as a commitment which fosters personal integrity very much needed in a line of work that is beset with ethical challenges.
Last January 14, 2013, during the formal contract signing, DPWH Secretary Singson summoned the support of the entire DPWH Management Committee to ensure the successful implementation of the CEP. Furthermore, he instructed them that the appropriate and eligible subject-matter experts and resource persons in the organization be chosen as Mentors and serve as role models to the Cadets while in the workplace.
Acting on those words, DPWH Technical Services Undersecretary Raul C. Asis and Administrative and Manpower Management Service Director Ardeliza Medenilla, with FPLA Associate Director for Technical Programs Ariel B. Vidanes now open the doors of DPWH to 40 new civil engineers who will be searched and screened from all over the country starting January of this year. This will be the first batch of the many professional hiring schemes of the Department. DPWH and FPLA are envisioning that from the ranks of these Cadet Engineers will rise DPWH’s future leaders who will reinforce the organization’s current strengths and propel DPWH forward to a more successful future.
To know more about FPLA's leadership and management programs, please call 632-8111 or log on to www.fpacademy.net. FPLA is located at Km. 27, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 04:12
A two-day forum on corporate governance focusing on ethics, strategy & reputational risk, for the First Pacific Group of Companies, was held last November 19 and 20, 2012 at the MERALCO Lighthouse and MERALCO Theater.
Organized by the First Pacific Leadership Academy (FPLA) and PLDT, the Executive Talks entitled “Navigating the New World of Business” was given by leading US ethicist, Dr. Thomas Donaldson, PhD, of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Donaldson is the Mark O. Winkelman Professor and Director of the Wharton PhD Program in Ethics & Law.
MVP, members of the different boards of directors and over 300 delegates from senior management from the various First Pacific Group of Companies attended the two day forum at MERALCO.
In his presentation, Dr. Donaldson discussed the latest developments on good governance arising from the need to “navigate the new world of business, with emphasis on ethics, reputational risk and integrating ethics into strategy”. Citing the recent turbulence affecting companies such as Goldman Sachs, British Petroleum and Walmart, Dr. Donaldson shared other firms’ successes and failures in the areas of governance and risk management.
“Good governance lies at the core of corporate leadership. As we pursue our strategies and business plans, our board of directors and senior management need to be constantly mindful of the evolving demand for business ethics. “said PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
The Executive Talks is a series of fora specially designed for the executives of the First Pacific Group, organized as part of their continuing management development program. “Navigating a New World of Business” is the 3rd of this year’s Executive Talks series, organized by First Pacific Leadership Academy.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:27
Wyeth Philippines Engages FPLA for its Leadership Development Program
From a partnership that began in 2010, Wyeth Philippines together with the Leadership Academy agreed on a more strategic and pro-active design for the most recent installment of the leadership program series. On its 3rd year of the leadership development program, the workshop was designed to provide future leaders with the opportunity to assess their progress relative to developing core competencies. Wyeth HR Director, Mr. Rolando Santos, aptly described the workshop as a coming to one’s self, an immersion into one’s introspection and reflections as a leader and a manager, and was timely offered as a useful tool in the operating environment of new company owners.
Forty (40) high potential managers Wyeth Philippines Leadership Team attended the two-day workshop in September 2012. To sustain the workshop learning, the participants were asked to write their individual leadership philosophies that are aligned with the strategic requirements of Wyeth as well as create individual accountability for improving one’s competencies as a leader. Furthermore, the workshop challenged the Wyeth managers to live their leadership philosophies. Each participant was enjoined to initiate the crafting of their personal leadership development plan.
For more information on FPLA’s Leadership Development Program, contact Donna de Jesus at learningsolution
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:13