MPM-CAD Update

CAD Meeting

Representatives from the Dalubhasaan Para sa Edukasyon sa Sining at Kultura (DESK) and DAP-GSPDM recently met to share updates and discuss way forward to implement the pilot run of the culture and arts development (CAD) track of DAP’s master in public management (MPM) Program.

MLGP Module 2


Participants of the Municipal Leadership and Governance Program (MLGP)  completed their Module 2 sessions that included topics on the Filipino Loob and Public Narrative, among others.The MLGP is a program of the Department of Health in partnership with the ZFF and DAP-GSPDM, which is the academic partner for Region III.

APP Orientation Session

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June 28, 2018 — Faculty members of the Academy’s Master in Public Management (MPM) Program participated in the orientation session on the updated outline and contents of the Action Plan and Project (thesis equivalent). The activity was designed to clarify and solicit useful tips for the benefit of the scholars and their faculty advisers.

BL Refresher Course


DAP faculty and staff participated in the 2-day Bridging Leadership Refresher Course held at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City last June 26-27, 2018. The activity is a prelude to DAP’s forthcoming modules for the Department of Health and LGUs under the Health Leadership and Governance Program (HLGP). DAP serves as an academic partner for the City and Municipal Leadership and Governance Programs (CLGP and MLGP). The Course was done in partnership with the DOH and ZFF.

CME 2 for MPM-HSD Batch 9


Scholars of the Master in Public Management-Health Systems and Development (MPM-HSD) Batch 9 are currently undertaking the Continuing Medical Education (CME) 2, which opened on May 7, 2018 in Subic, Zambales. The opening program included a brief review of the Action Plan and Project (APP) and a de-stressing activity. During their CME, the scholars are expected to present their APP proposals to the APP panel members from May 8 to 11. The APP is an integrative course that challenges the scholars, who are mostly Doctors to the Barrios, to apply what they have learned to address a health problem in their respective areas of assignment. The MPM-HSD is a program of the Department of Health in partnership with DAP-GSPDM.

DAP, CARD-MRI start MPQM-Microfinance Batch 5


The DAP Graduate School of Public and Development Management (GSPDM) opened the fifth batch of the Master in Productivity and Quality Management (MPQM) major in Microfinance last March 10, 2018 at Rizal Hall, DAP Building, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  The MPQM is a 14-month interdisciplinary degree program that has a special focus on microfinance concepts and practices, as well as the Philippine Quality Award Criteria for Performance Excellence. Forty (40) students from the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) are enrolled in the program. CARD Inc. was co-founded in 1986 by Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip as a social development organization. In 2008, Dr. Alip received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in behalf of (CARD MRI) for successfully providing self sustaining financial service for half a million Filipino women and their families.

MPM DevSec Batch 11 Opened

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USec. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, PhD, MNSA, recently delivered a lecture on the Social Construct of Development and Security during the official opening of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class 63 / Master in Public Management major in Development and Security (DevSec) Batch 11 for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The MPM DevSec is a customized program initially designed by the DAP for the students of the AFP CGSC. The intensive degree program aims to produce graduates who could create a space for enduring peace and prosperity based on the interplay among the relevant and substantive facets of national security and development.