by 3rd Infantry (SPEARHEAD) Division, Philippine Army Division Public Affairs Office
CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan, Capiz – The Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division was chosen as the venue of the impact audit for the Institutionalization of the Philippine Army Transformation Roadmap.
On October 3, 2014, third party auditors commissioned by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) facilitated a one day evaluation process through a series of Focused Group Discussions (FGD) and interviews with the Philippine Army’s internal and external stakeholders
The discussion which was held at Hotel Del Rio in Iloilo City focused on the actual merits of the accomplishments of the Army in the perspective of its identified constituents in the area of the 3rd Infantry Division.
Representatives from key sectors of society in Western Visayas attended the FGD and shared their experiences on how they were affected by the Philippine Army operations in their respective communities, and the impact of the Philippine Army transformation program.
External stakeholder group was composed of representatives from various sectors such as the local government unit, local government agency, business, religious, medical, legal professionals, youth, the academe, former rebels and the media; while the internal stakeholder group was composed of the different units of the AFP and other law enforcement agencies in Western Visayas such as the Philippine Air Force, Philippine Navy, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard and a representative from the CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAA).
Colonel Tyne Bañas, head of the Army Governance and Strategy Management Office (AGSMO), Philippine Army said, “The Philippine Army is currently vying for the Institutionalization Status in the Performance Governance System Pathway of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia. The auditors will look into the presence of breakthrough results within the Philippine Army and if the culture of good governance is being realized by every individual in order to be a more capable, responsive, reliable and professional organization committed to its mandate of serving the people, securing the land.”
Meanwhile, the 3ID had attained the “INITIATED” Status – the first of the four stages of the Performance Governance System Pathway towards having the Army Transformation Roadmap completely INSTITUTIONALIZED.
The 3ID received the Army Governance Pathway (AGP) recognition of “INITIATED” Status last June 13, 2014 at the Headquarters, Philippine Army in Metro Manila for its demonstrated commitment to pursue genuine transformation and reform as manifested by its exemplary progress in governance and strategy management.
One of the 3ID Transformation Roadmap early gains is the cascading workshops conducted last March and July 2014 to its subordinate units to ensure ownership by the entire Division of its transformation initiatives. The Unit Performance Governance Scorecard was also validated last June 28, 2014.
Major General Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Commander of 3ID said “We are confident that by working closely with both our internal and external stakeholders, we can attain our goal of transforming the Army in an institution that can truly be a source of national pride for all Filipinos.”