DAP, CARD-MRI start MPQM-Microfinance Batch 5


The DAP Graduate School of Public and Development Management (GSPDM) opened the fifth batch of the Master in Productivity and Quality Management (MPQM) major in Microfinance last March 10, 2018 at Rizal Hall, DAP Building, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  The MPQM is a 14-month interdisciplinary degree program that has a special focus on microfinance concepts and practices, as well as the Philippine Quality Award Criteria for Performance Excellence. Forty (40) students from the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) are enrolled in the program. CARD Inc. was co-founded in 1986 by Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip as a social development organization. In 2008, Dr. Alip received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in behalf of (CARD MRI) for successfully providing self sustaining financial service for half a million Filipino women and their families.


MPM DevSec Batch 11 Opened

devsecopening class

USec. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, PhD, MNSA, recently delivered a lecture on the Social Construct of Development and Security during the official opening of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class 63 / Master in Public Management major in Development and Security (DevSec) Batch 11 for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The MPM DevSec is a customized program initially designed by the DAP for the students of the AFP CGSC. The intensive degree program aims to produce graduates who could create a space for enduring peace and prosperity based on the interplay among the relevant and substantive facets of national security and development.

Municipal Leadership & Governance Program

MLGP Cycle2Twenty-two local government officials and eleven coaches from Central Luzon recently completed the Cycle 2, Module 1 of the Municipal Leadership and Governance Program (MLGP). A program of the Department of Health (DOH), MLGP now uses the Primary Health Care as philosophy in support of the Philippine Health Agenda . The MLGP for Central Luzon is implemented by the Academy for the DOH, in collaboration with the Zuellig Family Foundation, Inc.

New School Programs

The DAP Academic Council recently approved the graduate school’s proposal to publish a Journal in Public and Development Management. The maiden issue is set to be released within 2018. The Council also gave the green light for the Master in Public Management with specialization in Culture, Arts and Development (MPM-CAD). The MPM-CAD is in partnership with the culture and the arts sector. Also given the go signal is the MPM-Health Systems Development with specialization in Hospital Administration, a program funded by the Department of Health (DOH).

Culture, Arts and Development track


Dalubhasaan sa Edukasyon, Sining at Kultura (DESK) representatives met with the DAP-GSPDM staff to discuss the possibility of developing a new educational program for the culture and the arts sector last February 6, 2018 at DAP-Pasig. The DESK representatives were Jennifer Lee-Bonto (fifth from left), a writer and art manager, and Nanding Josepf (fourth from left), an artistic director and actor from Tanghalang Pilipino.

MPM-Rural Dev’t scholars present APP proposals


Current students of the MPM-Rural Development program presented their respective Action Plan and Project (APP) proposals to the APP Panel Members last January 31 to February 1, 2018 at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City. The panel chairpersons included Dr. Gabby Lopez (not in photo), Dr. Orly Mercado (not in photo), Dr. Beth Manugue, Dr. Nick Agustin, Dr. Nicamel Sanchez, and Dr. Alan Cajes. Marichelle Lumingkit (fourth from left) is the program manager of the rural integrated area development sector of DAP-GSPDM.