MPM-DevSec Batch 12 Graduation Ceremony

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Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo — Sixty (60) Student-Officers formally received their Master in Public Management major in Development and Security (MPM-DevSec) degree during the Commencement Exercises for Batch 12 held at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club (AFPCOC) last May 19, 2019. General Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr., the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, served as the Guest of Honor and Speaker, imparting words of wisdom and inspiration to the graduates.

The MPM-DevSec is the Academy’s twinning program with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College (AFPCGSC). This batch is comprised of members from the Philippine Army (51), Philippine Air Force (4), Philippine Navy (3), AFP Reservist (1), and Faculty Scholars (2).

Currently, class implementation for Batch 13 of the MPM-DevSec is ongoing. Meanwhile, the class pre-implementation activities for Batch 14 are also being undertaken by the Academy’s Learning Management Team.


MPM-DevSec Marketing Event

devsec2019The Learning Management Team of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management (GSPDM) conducted the DAP marketing event for its Master in Public Management major in Development and Security (MPM-DevSec) Batch 13. The potential students are senior officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and allied countries, such as South Korea, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.

Dr. Alan Cajes, GSPDM dean, discussed the program’s academic framework and theory of change. Prof. Julio Amador III, the program’s supervising fellow, briefed the students on the nature and relevance of the courses to their careers.

The MPM-DevSec is a customized degree program designed by the DAP-GSPDM for the students of the AFPCGSC. This program focuses on the interplay of governance, development and security and all its intersecting aspects towards the overarching goal of nation building.

New Bridging Leaders

54394759_10216304326055474_7631889634946973696_nThirty-nine (39) mayors and municipal health officers (MHOs) from MIMAROPA (Southwestern Tagalog Region) and Central Luzon (Region III) completed the Municipal Leadership Governance Program (MLGP) Cycle 2 on February 8 and March 8, 2019.

The MLGP is a two-year, three-module program that aims to improve the local health systems through the Bridging Leadership (BL) Framework. The new certified bridging leaders collaborated in reforming the scorecards or roadmaps of their respective municipalities. The results as presented during the colloquium showed better health outcomes and improved local health systems. The public narratives of the local chief executives also showcased the personal transformation of the local leaders, who applied the BL competencies along ownership, co-ownership and co-creation.

The MLGP is a program of the Department of Health in collaboration with the Zuellig Family Foundation. DAP-GSPDM served as the academic partner of the DOH-Central Luzon and the DOH-MIMAROPA.

MPM-RD Graduation

mpmrdOne hundred fourteen public managers and technical staff coming from three national government agencies earned their MPM major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) degree last December 17, 2018 at the DAP Conference in Tagaytay City. The MPM-RD program is a customized graduate program aimed to form a pool of ethical and transformational rural development leaders in the professional ranks of the three agencies under the National Convergence Initiative (NCI): Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department  of Agriculture (DA), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The program also facilitates the process of strategic convergence among these agencies. The graduation of the fourth batch brings to 385 the total number of scholars who have graduated from the MPM-RD Program.

New MPQM Specialization

The Academic Council recently approved the Master in Productivity and Quality Management (MPQM) major in Cooperative Management. The Academy will implement this program with the CLIMBS Life and General Insurance Cooperative. The first batch is expected to start in June 2019. For details, please contact Ms. CJ Almodal, Program Manager, at 631 0921 to 30 loc. 141 or at


Notice to EDEL Students

The Academic Council formally sets the end of the residency period as follows:

  • Batch 1 – Until August 31, 2019
  • Batch 2 – Until December 30, 2019

Please contact Ms. CJ Almodal, Program Manager, at  tel. no. 631-0921 to 30 loc. 158.

Request for extension of residency shall no longer be allowed by the Academic Council beyond the set dates. Failure to complete the requirements within the extended residency period shall mean that the concerned students are no longer interested to complete the program or be given a grade of 1.0 in their respective courses in which they have currently no or incomplete grade.

DAP-CGSC Twinning Program


The Master in Public Management major in Development and Security (MPM-DevSec), DAP’s twinning program with the AFP CGSC, recently held its Commencement Exercises on December 12, 2018 at the AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo for its Batch 11 with 175 Student-Officers. The ceremony is in conjunction with the Graduation Ceremony of the AFPCGSC Class 63.

The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, General Carlito G. Galvez Jr. (AFP), who is also the Guest of Honor, praised the Development Academy of the Philippines for being the torchbearer in governance and for producing dependable and efficient DevSec Leaders in the AFP.

LTC Leah L. Santiago PA (GSC) is the Class Valedictorian. She also received the Best Action Plan and Project and Leadership Awards.

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MPM-HSD Graduation 2018


A total of 121 health professionals and doctors to the barrios formally earned the Master in Public Management major in Health Systems and Development (MPM-HSD) degree last October 25, 2018. The graduation ceremony was held at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City with Dr. Gundo Aurel Weiler of the World Health Organization as the commencement speaker. Gabriel R. Borlongan, MD is the class valedictorian of the MPM-HSD Batch 8.

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Academic Fellowship 2018


Atty. Caronan Jr., Atty Aquino, GSPDM officers and staff, and the MPM-DevSec, MPM-HSD, MPQM-Microfinance scholars from the AFP, DOH, and CARD-MRI

DAP-GSPDM  held its annual Academic Fellowship last October 20 with the theme “Paglalayag tungo sa Patuloy na Paghubog at Paglinang sa mga Kakayahan ng mga Lingkod Bayan.” This year’s guest of honor is the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Atty. Emilio B. Aquino, who is an alumnus of the Academy’s Master in Public Management Program. Aquino shared the significant lessons that he gained from his graduate education at the Academy and how these are applied in his work now  at the SEC. About 350 graduate students joined the one-day celebration of games, music and fun. Atty. Engelbert Caronan Jr., DAP President, graced the occasion with his presence and informed the students of the current programs and thrusts of the Academy.

DAP to open Master’s Degree Programs in Ortigas Center

The Academy’s Master in Public Management (MPM) and Master in Productivity and Quality Management (MPQM) programs will open in July 2019. Evening and Saturday classes will be held at the DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Only  qualified and accepted applicants will be considered in these programs. For information, please contact the concerned Program Managers:

  • MPM Program: Ms. Nikki Farin-Billedo, trunk line no. 631.0921 to 30 local 105 / direct line no. 631.2172 / email at / Fax No.: 631.2119
  • MPQM Program: Ms. CJ Almodal, trunk line no. 631.0921 to 30 local 105 / direct line no. 631.2172 / email at / Fax No.: 631.2119

Admission Requirements

  1. Student Information Form ( to be given by the Registrar)
  2. Previous School Diploma (Certified True Copy)
  3. Transcript of Records (Certified true copy)
  4. Transfer Credentials (with Remarks: “COPY FOR DAP or GRANTED TRANSFER CREDENTIALS”)
  5. Agency Nomination / Letter of Recommendation/ Special Order (for Government  Employees with Agency Scholarship Grant)
  6. Letter of Undertaking (to be given by the Registrar)
  7. Birth Certificate NSO*
  8. Marriage Certificate from NSO* (if applicable)
  9. Curriculum Vitae/PDS
  10. Two Passport Size Photographs
  11. Essay Test