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Posted: February 5, 2020

The Development Academy of the Philippines-Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM) and the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC) signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to formally start the co-development and implementation of innovative programs anchored on the Universal Health Care that will advance the futures of health in Region I.

Gracing the event were Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina, DAP GSPDM Dean; Dr. Eduardo M. Badua III, ITRMC Medical Center Chief; Dr. Unity H. Cortez, ITRMC Chief of Medical Professional Staff; and Dr. Mario Gerardo R. Tolentino, Head of ITRMC Professional Education Training and Research Office. Also present to witness the signing were DAP Senior Vice President Bernardo Dizon and the Multi-Sectoral Governance Council members of ITRMC.

On September 9, 2020, DAP-GSPDM and ITRMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to express their interest to collaborate on areas of mutual concern. The subsequent MOA signing signified a continuing active partnership between the two institutions, which both aim to promote health systems development in Region I using an anticipatory approach.

The event was organized by the DAP-GSPDM Health Governance and Social Protection Cluster headed by Ms. Nikki Billedo, Program Manager, with the DAP-ITRMC Learning Management Team composed of Ms. Queency Lyn Raagas, Learning Manager and Ms. Maricel Tiagan, Learning Associate. Other cluster members who assisted were Mr. Mark Rex Jayson Atole and Ms. Susan Gaan, Learning Managers and Mr. Gerald Macabinquil, Learning Associate. Ms. Maria Isabel Viado and Ms. Jessica Hernandez of the Dean’s Office also provided assistance.


Posted: February 4, 2020

The Graduate School of Public and Development Management of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP-GSPDM) conducted the Virtual Graduation Rites of the 15th Batch of the Master in Public Management major in Development and Security (MPM-DevSec) Program last 29 January 2021, 02:00 PM, via Zoom.

This momentous ceremony was attended by MGen Edgard A Arevalo PN (M) as the Guest of Honor, represented by Col Jose Bonifacio F Calub PAF (GSC); Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan Jr., MNSA, DAP President and CEO; Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina, Dean of the Graduate School; DAP Academic Council; DAP-GSPDM Faculty Members and Learning Management Team; and partners and guests from the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and Armed Forces of the Philippines Education, Training and Doctrine Command (AFPETDC). From the comforts of their offices and homes, the 112 candidates for graduation were joined by their families, colleagues and friends to celebrate a treasured milestone in their lives.

Dr. Perante-Calina officially opened the program with her welcome remarks where she congratulated the graduating class on their remarkable learning journey despite the pandemic. She emphasized the importance of leadership, camaraderie and comradeship in nation-building and stressed the intent of the Graduate School to train future-oriented phronetic leaders. She passed on to the graduating class the mission as leaders of the nation to nurture good men and women who will champion good governance. Finally, she congratulated them for allowing DAP-GSPDM to become part of their personal and professional learning experience.

MGen Arevalo’s message, which was delivered by Col Calub, underscored the DAP-GSPDM as its trusted stakeholder and partner in education for almost 12 years through the MPM-DevSec Twinning Program with the CGSC. He recognized the role that the DAP-GSPDM played in helping the students develop their capabilities in managing change, reforming institutions, and addressing human resource problems. He thanked the DAP-GSPDM for another successful batch and praised it for a job well done. He also expressed his desire to see more DevSec graduates and a stronger academic partnership with the DAP-GSPDM in the succeeding years.

The highlight of the graduation ceremony was the conferment of degrees headed by the DAP President and CEO and the GSPDM Dean, together with the Academy Registrar, Ms. Monina de Armas. This was followed by the announcement of recipients of academic and leadership awards. Ltc Ricardo Gary B Garcia III PA was regarded as the Class Valedictorian and recipient of the Best Action Plan and Project Award for his paper titled “The Abrogation of the Philippines-United States Visiting Forces Agreement: A National Security Dilemma”. Four student-officers namely, Ltc J-Jay T Javines PA, Ltc Jerome V Cabigon PA, Cdr John Ronald A Mangahas, and Ltc Michael Rey S Reuyan PA also received the citation of With Honors. The class president, Cdr Luidegar C Casis PN, received the Leadership Award for outstanding leadership qualities demonstrated in the class. Cdr Casis also delivered the class response on behalf of the graduating class.

The CGSC Commandant, Col Jose Demar A Pauly COP (GSC) PA, an MPM-DevSec Batch 7 alumnus, led the public managers’ oath, while Capt Andro Val P Abayon, Director of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Leadership Development Center (AFPLDC), led the Alumni Oath.

The ceremony ended with the singing of the DAP Hymn, followed by the taking of virtual photos. It was hosted by Mr. Desi James Bernardino, GSPDM Learning Manager.

On top of the MPM-DevSec Program is the LMT composed of Ms. Alyn Joy D. Baltazar, Program Manager; Ms. Precious P. Reforma, Learning Manager; and Mr. Christian C. Dolorfino, Mr. Clemente I D. Vergara, Ms. Aya Camille B. Porral and Ms. Nazarra Christia R. Laurel, Learning Associates.

Congratulations to the graduates!


Posted: February 3, 2020

Congratulations, Prof. Shermon Cruz!

The DAP Graduate School extends our well wishes to your assumption as the new Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Truly, you have embodied the Filipino Hiraya spirit and made great strides for the future.

You make our country proud! Hiraya Manawari! 🇵🇭

Visit this link for more information: https://www.apf.org/.../Professional-Futurists-Appoint...


Posted: February 1, 2020

The Development Academy of the Philippines-Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM) and the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC) invite you once again to witness the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to formally start the co-development and implementation of innovative programs anchored on the Universal Health Care that will advance the futures of health in Region I.

Join us on February 2, 2021, 2:00 PM!

Stay tuned for the livestream of the event via the GSPDM Facebook page and Youtube channel.


Posted: February 1, 2020

We are proud to announce our continuing collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region IV-A (DILG IV-A) through the virtual signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on January 28, 2021.

The ceremony started with welcome remarks from DILG IV-A Regional Director, Engr. Ariel O. Iglesia, CESO IV, as well as an opening message from DILG IV-A Assistant Regional Director, Noel R. Bartolabac, CESO V. In her statement of commitment, DAP-GSPDM Dean, Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina, stressed that institutional collaboration and knowledge co-creation proved to be the key in formulating community solutions during the pandemic. She expressed DAP Graduate School’s gratitude to DILG IV-A for the successful conduct of the Certificate Course on Evidence-based Policy-Making (CC-EBPM), the first collaboration between the two institutions in 2020.

The continuing cooperation between the DAP Graduate School and DILG IV-A will be in the areas of capacity-building, research and extension activities. The DAP Graduate School is also a new member of the DILG IV-A’s Multi-sectoral Advisory Committee (MSAC). Representing the DAP in the MSAC is Dr. Perante-Calina, with Ms. CJ Almodal, Program Manager, as alternate.

The ceremony was facilitated by the project team from DILG IV-A, with assistance from members of the DAP-GSPDM Learning Management Team including Mr. Desi James Bernardino, Learning Manager, as well as Learning Associates Ms. Gemalyn Sabayo and Mr. Oliver Tan.

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