23 November 2020 – The Program opened its doors to the 25th batch of the Middle Managers Class comprising of 32 scholars from 17 government agencies. The ceremony was held virtually and streamed on PMDP’s official Facebook page.
DAP President and CEO Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan Jr. kick-started the ceremony with a welcome address and highlighted the value and essence of their being part of the Academy’s pool of government officials on training. He emphasized how their actions can have a lasting impact and can contribute to the greatness of the nation. He therefore exhorted the scholars to open themselves to the competencies and skills development offered by the Program as the Filipino people look up to government leaders to navigate them around living in strange and surreal times and help them survive in a volatile environment.
25 September 2020 – Forty three division and section chiefs and promising specialists from the 20th and 21st batches of the Middle Managers Class and one from the 11th batch capped their academic journey with PMDP in the successful 19th Graduation Ceremony held virtually via Google Meet.
14 September 2020 – PMDP welcomes 39 additional scholars for it 24th batch of the Middle Managers Class. The program, following the structure of the recent ceremonies since the start of the local quarantine was hosted via Google Meet and streamed live on PMDP’s official Facebook page.
Graduation rites are perhaps the most awaited part of every academic journey. For the scholars of PMDP, it is no different; however, with the general quarantine guidelines still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, holding this tradition under the present circumstances has been deemed unsafe. Despite this, PMDP needed to recognize the efforts made in completing its rigorous training course hence, the Program mounted its 18th Graduation Ceremony virtually for Senior Executives Class Shuttle Course Batch 1-Optimus and Senior Executives Class Batch 8-Awanggan last 12 June 2020 via Google Meet.
The Public Management Development Program of the Development Academy of the Philippines successfully mounted a roundtable discussion on the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) via Google Meet last 9 July 2020 for its eminent faculty pool.
7 August 2020 – The Public Management Development Program Alumni Club officers, together with 11 batch presidents and representatives of Middle Managers Class and Senior Executives Class, convened online for the first time this year for an Alumni Officers Meeting to update the Club’s plans presided by the Club’s President Atty. Roselyn A. Borja.
June 26, 2020 – PMDP held a virtual orientation session about its structure and classes via Google Meet as it adapts to the new normal. The online event was initiated by DSWD, one of the national line agencies that has consistently been endorsing staff members as scholars of the Program since 2012.
3 August 2020 – PMDP welcomes the pilot batch of Senior Executives Class (SEC) to undergo its new modality. In an online ceremony held via Google Meet, the 29 public servants representing 19 agencies across the country of SEC 9 were inducted into the Program’s pool of “high-performing, high-potential” scholars.
After 8 years of implementation, PMDP asked the Philippine Institute for Development Studies to design an Outcome Evaluation on the program. This was the main agendum during the 2nd quarterly meeting this year of the NGCESDP Inter-Agency Steering Committee Meeting held last 24 June 2020 via GMeet. PIDS President Celia Reyes and Dr. Sonny Domingo, together with their team, presented the proposal to the Steering Committee comprised of DBM Undersecretary Laura Pascua, DOF Director Alvin Diaz, and CESB OIC-Executive Director Marcy Ballesteros, and NEDA Undersecretary Mike De la Rosa, as presiding officer.