Just as protocols relax and events in open air take over, the Public Management Development Program (PMDP) marked the 22nd Graduation Ceremony on-ground last 10 December 2021 in the DAP Conference Center, Tagaytay City, and streamed via Facebook Live. Referred by PMDP as a milestone being the first DAP unit to explore bubble face-to-face events… Read more »READ MORE
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.READ MORE
June 1, 2020 – PMDP’s first class to undergo flexible learning officially started today, marking another milestone for the Program in the year 2020. The Opening Ceremony, though conducted virtually, maximized alternatives to the traditions observed in the past via Google Meet.
Although most universities and learning institutions still view education as an activity that is most efficiently delivered face-to-face, mass gatherings at this time continue to be prohibited. In fact, PMDP’s Sensing Journey and Foreign Study Mission that previously required physically immersing in local and international communities, respectively, have to be re-imagined in a way that caters to the current situation without compromising the learning objectives. Using available digital collaborative platforms, the PMDP community laboriously re-worked the Program to be able to conduct classes for its scholars from various agencies across the country. Though discussions on adopting virtual learning have circulated in the past with much reservation especially among the higher management, the current public health situation has inadvertently provided the impetus for this transition. While internet connectivity still remains the biggest challenge, PMDP remains hopeful and ready to troubleshoot as the need arises.
With the first confirmed case of the virus in the country reported on January 30, 2020, the Philippines began a major transition in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the rapidly increasing number of cases and the onset of community transmission, the administration placed the whole island of Luzon under Enhanced Community Quarantine to flatten the curve. Originally set to last until April 12, the ECQ was extended until April 30 while selected high-risk cities and provinces, May 15.READ MORE