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Posted: July 21, 2022

13 July 2022 – The Graduate School of Public and Development Management (GSPDM) through its Security Governance and Diplomacy Cluster (SGDC) held the Program Integration for its Master in Public Management major in Development and Security with specialization in Maritime Safety and Security (MPM DevSec MSS) Batch 2 program at the Development Academy of the Philippines Conference Center (DAPCC), Tagaytay.

The Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina began the program with a warm welcome and firm encouragement for the fifteen (15) student officers and Philippine Coast Guard staff who were present in the event. In her lecture entitled, “Foresight Education: An Imperative for National Security”, Dean Calina stressed on the importance of Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight in capacitating public managers and leaders, as well as, incorporating its frameworks to shape a future where education matters towards advancing national security.

Then, invited guest speaker Dr. Robin Michael U. Garcia, President and Chief Executive Officer of WR Numero Research and currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Asia and the Pacific, gave a talk on "Maritime Security and Archipelagic Challenges, Threats, and Perspectives." He spoke about China's foreign policy and territorial disputes, and the current state of maritime security in Southeast Asia and the Philippines.

The last on the line-up of speakers was Atty. Jay L. Batongbacal, who is the current Director of the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea and a faculty member of DAP-GSPDM. He began his lecture entitled, “Philippine Waters and Current International Issues” by taking the key points of the first two lectures and linking their relevance to his own discussion. His presentation centered on the various contemporary international legal issues and challenges we face in maritime security today and how they manifest in Philippine waters.

By the end of the lecture series, Dean Calina presented the two guest speakers with certificates of appreciation and also gave the Philippine Coast Guard a plaque of appreciation for being valuable partners in the implementation of the MPM DevSec MSS program.

Coast Guard Officers School Superintendent, CG CAPT PAOLO Z ABEJUELA (MSc) delivered his closing remarks by expressing his gratitude for the efforts of the Dean and all GSPDM faculty members. He also acknowledged the unwavering support of the SGDC Learning Management Team headed by Ms. Alyn Joy D. Baltazar, Program Manager. Other members of the LMT include Ms. Aya Camille B. Porral, MPM DevSec MSS Batch 2 Learning Manager; Ms. Precious P. Reforma, Mr. Christian C. Dolorfino, Mr. Clemente I D. Vergara, Ms. Hanah Hadaza B. De Ocampo and Mr. Lawrence N. Llanita.

Posted: July 21, 2022

11 July 2022 - The Graduate School of Public and Development Management-Security Governance and Diplomacy Cluster (GSPDM-SGDC) and officials from the Philippine Air Force Officers School (PAFOS) convened at the Development Academy of the Philippine Conference Center (DAPCC), Tagaytay for the Academic Review of their twinning program, the Executive Course in Public Management (ECPM).

After a short prayer and a formal introduction of the members of both parties, DAP Graduate school Dean, Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina gave her warm greetings to PAFOS counterparts, and echoed the significance of academic partnership in its role in capacitating learners and future public managers. Also, present in the meeting is Dr. Mark Joseph T. Calano who is the current Faculty-in-Charge for the program’s PMC-205: Research Methods in Public Management-1 (RMPM-1) module.

ECPM Batch 2 (SOC Class 2022-A) PAFOS Course Director, CPT RENMAR ERNEST E SAMONTE PAF, and SGDC Program Manager, Ms. Alyn Joy D. Baltazar, respectively, presented the summary of Batch 2 students’ assessment, comments, and recommendations for the program, results of the program and course evaluations, as well as the tentative schedule of activities and presentation of the research and management module syllabi for the upcoming batch.

Other PAFOS officers and staff present for the meeting include Assistant Commandant, MAJ GILBERT M TICMAN PAF; Batch 3 PAFOS course director and Head of Academics Department, MAJ ARISTOTLE B MAGALLANES PAF; Head of Excellence Leadership Department (ELD) and Assistant Course Director for Batch 3, CPT JULIE ANNE R SASALUYA; Assistant Head of ELD, 2LT MICHAEL VINCENT G LOYAO PAF; School Secretary, 2LT WELLA JOY B BAUTISTA PAF; and Resident Panelist, Dr. Janice L. Bernabe.

The Executive Course in Public Management is a twinning program implemented by the DAP-GSPDM through its Security Governance and Diplomacy Cluster (SGDC) in alignment with the PAFOS Squadron Officer Course.

Posted: July 20, 2022

Hiraya Manawari!

It as an indigenous concept that opens up a veritable cache of other indigenous concepts which are similarly rich in such meaning-implications and meaning-significances.

It has been two years now that we have been promoting this concept through our Futures Studies Platform, where a great number of individuals have embraced the praxis of foresight and futures thinking both in their organization and personal life.

Come and join us here at DAP Graduate School as we promote the indigenization of futures advocacy.

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