News Update

Sta. Rita is NAPOCOR's First Woman President
August 1, 2013 - THE National Power Corp. (Napocor) announced the appointment of its new president, Maria Gladys Cruz-Santa Rita, the first female president of the state-owned power firm.

President Aquino recently appointed Santa Rita, who was endorsed by Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla.

Santa Rita is a former director of the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) and chairman of its subsidiary PNOC Development and Management Corp. (PDMC).more

Former Bulacan Provincial Administrator is new PNOC exec
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, March 18, 2011 - PRESIDENT Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III appointed former Bulacan provincial administrator Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita as one of the two new members of the board of directors of the Philippine National Oil Company.

Sta. Rita, along with fellow new appointee former Senator Victor Ziga, took her oath of office before Energy Secretary Rene Almendras during a simple ceremony at the PNOC central office, in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, last March 18. Sta. Rita, who has served the provincial government for 17 years....more

RAB Author Talks Decentralization in Bali
Bali, Indonesia, 23 FEB 2010 — There is hope for the bureaucracy. It can be done.

Running A Bureaucracy: A Guidebook for LGU Administrators, Other Public Managers, and Elected Officials author Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita brings her timeless message of inspiration and hope for good governance and democracy in the Philippines and the Asian region, during her recent trip to Bali, Indonesia, where she spoke before regional and local government....more

National Book Board Hails RAB in 2009 Awards
Makati City, Dec 09, 2009 -- A fruitful, hopeful year for the bureaucracy it has been, as Running A Bureaucracy book was recognized by the national book awards body of the Philippines as one among the most excellent read of the year.....more

USAID MISSION DIRECTOR LAUDS BUREAUCRACY BOOK
MANILA -- Running a Bureaucracy: A Guidebook for Local Government Unit Administrators, other Public Managers, and Elected Officials, a University of the Philippines NCPAG Centenial Publication, recently received another commendation from no less than Mission Director Jon Lindborg of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Philippines.

Book author, and longest serving provincial administrator of the country, Ma. Gladys C. Sta. Rita recently visited Director Lindborg at his USAID office and was warmly welcomed by the latter who had known her from previous....more

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The Book

A Sneak Peek...
All of the book’s 480 pages are packed with useful, relevant, and essential information for the new public manager. Chapters, sections and graphical page breakers are to make reading easy and referencing coherent and faithful to the guidebook... more
Introduction
Welcome to Running A Bureaucracy: A Guidebook for Local Government Unit Administrators, Public Managers, and Elected Officials in the Philippines. Being an LGU administrator or public manager is one of the most challenging... more
Life Principles for the Public Manager
Running A Bureaucraccy is not only about efficiency and excellence. It is also about the core values that provide us the compass to navigate towards principled leadership. These are life principles for the public manager who would want to make... more
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University: Lessons Learned
I have learned a long time ago how to learn. And when I was given the opportunity to attend the Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government in 2002 at the Harvard University in Massachusets,... more
Coping With the Dirty Work
Or When People, Papers, Meetings and Pressures Collide
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of Life’s coming attractions." Albert Einstein Dirty work does not mean work that you totally abhor or a misdeed and dishonor in the service. In public managers’... more