The Development Academy of the Philippines earlier published an article titled “Bicol University benchmarks on DAP’s programs” that inadvertently identified the current president of Bicol University as Atty. Alex Nepomuceno who is a graduate of the DAP’s Master in Public Management course in the last paragraph of the article.
We wish to correct that statement and relay our sincerest apologies to the Bicol University for this error. The last paragraph should read:
The visit of the BUJMRIGD officials also opened opportunities to renew the partnership that the DAP and the BU previously entered in 2014 as this arrangement can be revived considering that the current President of BU, Dr. Arnulfo Mateum Mascariñas, is a graduate of the DAP-GSPDM’s flagship course on the Management of Research in SUCs.
Below is the corrected version of the article.
A delegation from the Bicol University Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance and Development (BUJMRIGD) headed by Director Noemi Ibo visited the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) to benchmark on its programs and offerings last July 17 at the DAP Building in Pasig City.
DAP Vice President Trygve Bolante welcomed Dr. Ibo, BUJMRIGD Associate Director Rosemarie Frias, Director of Business Affairs Viola Amano, and Mr. Jay-Ar Tomas. He briefed them on the Academy’s mandate as well as its organizational structure, and functional groups and centers. He highlighted the Academy’s key roles being a change catalyst or the think tank of the government, capacity builder in training and education, and a partnership builder.
Meanwhile, Program Manager Carme Joy Almodal, presented the DAP’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management model, curriculum structure and framework. She mentioned that the Graduate School also offers customized programs aside from the regular Master in Public Management (MPM) course. This, she said, follow the DAP curriculum wherein core subjects are offered across courses while major courses are specific to the student’s agency.
The customized program’s Action Plan and Project, on the other hand, addresses the need of the agency and must therefore be implemented in the client’s service area. “The student also receives a blended learning approach through face-to-face and online sessions,” she added.
Dr. Ibo expressed her interest in the implementation of an action plan to help their community as she sees the need to execute innovations in the Bicol area.
Because of the visitor’s interest in the idea of DAP’s Capstone Papers, VP Bolante recommended that their students be asked to focus their thesis or research on issues of immediate relevance to their community and consider innovative responses.
Dr. Amano further shared their plan to be of service to the local government units by initiating partnerships and to be certified as trainers, particularly in the training on RA 9184.
The visit of the BUJMRIGD officials also opened opportunities to renew the partnership that the DAP and the BU previously entered in 2014 as this arrangement can be revived considering that the current President of BU, Dr. Arnulfo Mateum Mascariñas, is a graduate of the DAP-GSPDM’s flagship course on the Management of Research in SUCs.” – Jeannalla Burns