Featured Alumni: DR. AMADO O. TANDOC III

A tribute to heroes of the pandemic would be incomplete without mentioning Amado O. Tandoc III, MD, FPSP, Medical Officer V – Chief of the Laboratory Research Division (LRD) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).  His agency’s huge responsibility was to squarely face the challenges brought about by the global health crisis of… Read more »

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PMDP OPENS THE 26TH BATCH OF THE MIDDLE MANAGERS CLASS

The Public Management Development Program welcomed its 26th batch of the Middle Managers Class last 10 May 2021 virtually via Google Meet and streamed live on PMDP’s Facebook page. The ceremony was kick-started by DAP Senior Vice President for Programs Magdalena L. Mendoza. She commended and congratulated the scholars for their prompt and enthusiastic response… Read more »

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FEATURED FACULTY: DR. MARIA LOURDES G. REBULLIDA

Dr. Maria Lourdes G. Rebullida is the current Faculty-in-Charge of the Philippine Governance and Administrative System in the Middle Managers Class of PMDP.  She is also a Co-faculty in the Capstone Paper of the Senior Executives Class, teaching Research Methods and being one of three advisers. She is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of… Read more »

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MMC 24 KAWAYAN TRAINING PHASE CLOSING

MMC 24 Kawayan comprising of 37 scholars from 21 government agencies concluded their PMDP training phase last 26 March 2021 with a summer party-themed closing program. Like their sessions, this was held virtually via Google Meet. The event was kicked off by PMDP Managing Director Nanette C. Caparros honoring the tenacity, determination, diligence, patience, and… Read more »

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MARIA MARCY BALLESTEROS

This April, DAP-PMDP salutes Ms. Maria Marcy C. Ballesteros, the new Executive Director of the Career Executive Service Board (CESB). A native of Daraga, Albay, ED Ballesteros earned her AB Economics degree at the University of the Philippines, and her MBA at the Ateneo De Manila University, respectively. Her career in government started in the… Read more »

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MMC 24 SCHOLARS COMPLETE PMDP’S FIRST SOLO SENSING JOURNEY

MMC 24 scholars concluded the very first PMDP Solo Sensing Journey on March 22, 2021. At the activity integration, the scholars shared their experiences and reflections on the individuals or groups they visited. The activity which was held through Google Meet was led by the module co-faculty, Mr. Themistocles D. Padla. Due to the COVID-19… Read more »

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DAP Teams Up with PIDS for the Outcome Evaluation of PMDP

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is set to conduct an impact evaluation of the PMDP. The details of this engagement were discussed during the kickoff meeting last March 9, 2021 which was attended by DAP Senior Vice President Magdalena L. Mendoza, PMDP Managing Director Nanette C. Caparros, PMDP M&E Program Manager Sheryl D. Reyes, PIDS Senior Research Fellows Dr. Sonny Domingo and Dr. Michael Ralph Abrigo, PIDS Junior Research Fellow Dr. Charlotte Justine Sicat, and other involved staff from DAP and PIDS. The focus of the study is to measure and evaluate the extent to which expected outcomes are being attained, and identify other positive outcomes that may have resulted from the Program. The evaluation also aims to provide evidence of program impact on key stakeholders.

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PMDP HOLDS ITS OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE 10TH BATCH OF THE SENIOR EXECUTIVES CLASS

Twenty-four high ranking officials from 18 government agencies across the country are now part of the 10th batch of the PMDP Senior Executives Class (SEC10). The opening ceremony was hosted via Google Meet and streamed live on PMDP’s Facebook page.

A warm welcome started the ceremony from DAP President and CEO Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan. “I hope the Academy could instill in you a clear perspective of your role as a public servant. I wish that more than fruitful, your experience with us will also be meaningful and fulfilling to you as a public servant.”

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TONY MELOTO GRACES THE PHRONETIC LEADERSHIP MODULE OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES CLASS BATCH 9-PUNYAGI

The Senior Executives Class Batch 9 – Punyagi was privileged to have Mr. Antonio “Tony” Meloto, father of Gawad Kalinga (Tagalog words that mean “to give care”), a global movement meant for building sustainable communities within slum areas, share with them his story during their Phronetic Leadership module.

Mr. Meloto told the class that he retired from Gawad Kalinga (GK) in 2017 and is now a happy farmer in San Jose Bulacan. He mentioned that his journey did not end with his retirement in GK as the Chairman, and is now in the 3rd phase of his journey building sustainable and innovative communities throughout the Philippines.

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Hot Coffee, Energizing Discussions—PMPD Held First Online Late Breakfast Chat with Secretary Karl Chua

The Public Management Development Program (PMDP) of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) held a Late Breakfast Chat featuring Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua, the Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary of the National Economic and Development Authority via Google Meet last 9 December 2020.

The event was met with much enthusiasm as the total number of participants reached almost two hundred (200), while it streamed on two different platforms—Google Meet and Facebook Live on the PMDP Facebook page. This was a first for the program as previous Breakfast Chats were held face-to-face in the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay, with free-flowing coffee amid the scenic greenery.

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