December 11–14, 2023 | Hotel Vivo. The vibrant city of Baguio plays host to Rizal Technological University’s Institutional Planning, an annual event where key leaders of the university converge to discuss and strategize the future trajectory of the institution. Led by the University Planning Center under the Office of the Vice President for Planning and Development, the summit spans several days, promising robust discussions and comprehensive planning sessions.
Dr. Ma. Eugenia M. Yangco, the university president, opened the summit with a message that set the tone for its primary goal. Dr. Salvacion J. Pachejo, Vice President for Planning and Development, provides an overview of the planning workshop.
The day unfolds with sessions on financial planning, including an analysis of the university’s financial status for FY 2024 and FY 2025, a rapid performance review, and discussions on the General Appropriations Act (GAA) and Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) from 2019 to 2023. Additionally, plans under CHED 2023-2028, a revised Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS), and accreditation status are presented. The initial draft of the Strategic Plan by the Strategic Plan Technical Working Group was also presented.
Following the presentation of updated budgets and project proposals (PAPs) for 2024, which covered various university clusters, were details on the Annual Performance and Commitment Report (APCR) for 2024.
Additionally, a workshop for creating cluster-organized PAPs and budgets for the year 2025 is part of the planning. Outputs for PAPs and budgets for 2025, including a session on revised organizational structures based on the Revised Organizational Structure (ROS), were also highlighted.
The program ends with Dr. Ma. Eugenia M. Yangco sharing her aspirations for the university from FY 2024–2026.
The planning was successful with the support of various technical working committees, including the University Center for Human Resource Development Management (UCHRDM) under the Office of the VP for Finance and Administration (OVPFA), the Management Information Center (MIC) under the Office of the Executive Vice President (OEVP), and the Budget Office under the University Center for Financial Management Services (UCFMS).
This year, institutional planning serves as a crucial platform for the university to synchronize its goals, align resources, and fortify its commitment to excellence in the coming years.