The Jaime V. Ongpin Annual Memorial Lecture on Public Service in Business and Government
About the JVO Annual Memorial Lecture
The Jaime V. Ongpin Annual Memorial Lecture on Public Service in Business and Government was conceived to help raise the awareness of the business sector about national development issues so that the business community can actively participate as a partner in nation building. It is also meant to bring to people’s awareness the role of the business sector in aiding national development.
Aimed to keep alive the spirit with which Mr. Jaime V. Ongpin lived his life—the willingness to risk comfort and safety, wealth and personal security for the sake of freedom and democracy, and thus the greater good of our people and country—the lecture will help business and government leaders to reflect on the present national situation and to live out this spirit of total service to people and country.
Through the lecture, a discussion and analysis of national events and the prevailing and current attitudes, perspectives, and practices in the Philippine society may be viewed from the paradigm of Mr. Jaime V. Ongpin’s spirit of service. The lecture also hopes to bring to the fore how the business and government sectors can partner together to bring about positive and corrective changes in national attitudes and events.
The Jaime V. Ongpin Annual Memorial Lecture is a program of the Jaime V. Ongpin Endowed Fund and the Ateneo de Manila University.
The Ninth Jaime V. Ongpin Annual Memorial Lecture
on Public Service in Business and Government The 2010 Automated Elections:
Christian S. Monsod
Former Chairman of the Commission on Elections
The Seventh Jaime V. Ongpin Annual Memorial Lecture
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Fancies, Facts, and Challenges
Arsenio M. Balisacan, Ph.D.
University of the Philippines Diliman and SEARCA