Philippines: Govt, UP to train procurement staff

28 Jan, 2017: In a bid to reduce waste as well as underspending, the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) and the University of the Philippines (UP) have signed an agreement to train public procurement specialists. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, GPPB chairman, and UP President Alfredo Pascual agreed to organize the Certified Public Procurement Specialist Course for government employees involved in procurement processes.