The Senior Executives Class Shuttle Course Batch 1 (SSC 1)-Optimus and Senior Executives Class Batch 8 (SEC 8)-Awanggan closed their six-month-long journey under the program last month. The scholars of the two classes celebrated the fruits of their academic labor culminating in the success of their day-long Capstone Revalida in a joint ceremony held last January 21, 2020 at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) headquarters in Pasig City. The Capstone Revalida is a regular academic exercise among scholars, agency representatives, subject matter experts, NGO officials and program faculty where Capstone Papers are presented one after the other.
In their respective speeches, SSC 1 President Atty. Jay Villegas and SEC 8 President Atty. Rodolfo Del Rosario described what it is like to be a scholar of the Public Management Development Program (PMDP). They fondly recalled their significant experiences with their class and affirmed their strengthened commitment to public service as a proof of the efficacy of the program. Both concluded with the hope that the program will continue to hone more public servants in the future.
Ms. Ronnalee Orteza, campus director of the Philippine Science High School, was recognized twice in the awarding ceremony that proceeded after Villegas and Del Rosario’s votes of thanks. Orteza was awarded both the Sunog-Kilay award for her visible academic diligence and the Director’s Cut award. The former was determined by popular vote by her class and the latter served as an acknowledgement of her leadership by PMDP Managing Director Nanette Caparros. Other awards included the Confucius Award, Zumba Tita Award, Class Sweetheart & Class Heartthrob Awards, Beshiewaps Award and Tick Tock Awards.
The event also included dance performances by the two batches that electrified the whole venue. In an unexpected twist, the PMDP team also took to the dance floor.
In attendance were Senior Vice-President for Programs, Magdalena L. Mendoza, SEC 8 Class Director, Ramonesa Ricardo, and PMDP Class Managers, Nicolo Brian Ellis and Karen Palma.
The Public Management Development Program (PMDP), the revival of the National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program, aims to produce a network of peak-performing, development-oriented, ethical, and committed government executives and middle managers in the Philippine bureaucracy.
Admission to the Middle Managers Class Batch 23 is ongoing. Classes are set to open on March 2020. For nominations, send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8631-2128 / 8631-0921 loc. 125. Follow the PMDP’s Facebook page at facebook.com/dap.pmdp to know more about the program and its activities.