Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin E Diokno delivered a lecture at the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) on March 15, 2017.
Secretary Diokno discussed the role of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in enhancing national security. He also expounded on the budget allocations and significant fiscal programs concerning defense and security institutions.
He is this year’s first speaker under the NDCP’s Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series.
Secretary Diokno shared his insights on DBM’s programs particularly in enhancing the capability of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies.
He also highlighted the increase of compensation for uniformed personnel and underscored the administration’s socioeconomic agenda in its relentless fight against illegal drugs, corruption, and criminality.
Secretary Diokno has extensive experience in implementing reforms at the public sector, having served as budget undersecretary from 1986 to 1991 and budget secretary from 1998 to 2001. He is also professor emeritus at the University of the Philippines.
Participants include the members of the Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) program Regular Course 52, representatives from the Department of National Defense (DND), Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series regularly features prominent officials and personalities, international and local, who have become leading figures in their respective fields such as the military, government, academe, non-government, people’s or private organizations.
Now on its eighteenth year, Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series aims to provide opportunities for academic discussion on current and compelling local and international national security issues delivered by highly renowned experts and other luminaries.
– Cloyde Cariño