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Posted: August 15, 2022

The DAP Graduate School extends its congratulations to MP Atty. Sha Elijah "Lai" Dumama Alba and MP Diamila "Jam" Disimban-Ramos for being appointed as part of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Members of the Parliament.

MP Atty. Dumama-Alba is a co-learner and class president of the ongoing Master in Public Management Major in Regional and Local Governance and Development (MPM-RLGD) program, a 39-unit graduate program customized to the needs of officials of the Bangsamoro government. Ihsan - an Arabic term related to the words "goodness", "perfection", or "excellence" - is the batch name of this first MPM-RLGD customized program; truly, where MP Atty. Dumama-Alba belongs to.

Meanwhile, MP Disimban-Ramos completed the Executive Mentoring on Legislative Governance: Setting the Tone on the first 100 days conducted by the DAP Graduate School.

Your DAP-GSPDM family is very proud of you, MP Lai and MP Jam!


Posted: August 12, 2022

6 June 2022 - After an interesting lecture on maritime safety measures and security relations between China and the Philippines, Coast Guard Commanders enrolled under the Master in Public Management major in Development and Security with specialization in Maritime Safety and Security (MPM DevSec MSS) Batch 2 program were greeted with another in-class discussion, this time on the topic, “US Maritime and Naval Power from the Lens of International Relations.” This day’s invited guest speaker was Dr. Robin Micahel U. Garcia, who serves as an Assistant Professor at the UA&P School of Law and Governance. He is also the President and CEO of W&R Numero Research.

Dr. Garcia’s lecture contextualizes the discussion of Naval and Maritime power in the context of the International Relations Theory. The discussion revolved around three main themes. The first being a recap and introduction of three major international relations theories, particularly the Theory of Realism and its relevance to seapower. The second part delved into the concept and definition of seapower in international relations and the different sources and types of power. Lastly, Dr. Garcia talked about the United States and its naval and maritime power, comparing it also with China as a rising power. Finally, the lecture ends with a question and answer portion with the speaker followed by a quick synthesis discussion facilitated by the Faculty-in-charge of the PCG-225: International Maritime Norms, Innovations and Best Practices module, Dr. Chester B. Cabalza.

The MPM DevSec MSS Batch 2 is a twinning program between the Development Academy of the Philippines - Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM) and the Coast Guard-12 Education and Training-Philippine Coast Guard (CG12-PCG). It is managed by the Learning Management Team from the Security Governance and Diplomacy Cluster (SGDC)


Posted: August 12, 2022

DAP Graduate School held MPM-DevSec MSS Batch 2's In-Class Special Lecture

30 May 2022 - An in-class special lecture on “China-Philippines Maritime Safety Measures and Security Relations” by Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Research Fellow, Mr. Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, marked the first of a series of in-class special lectures conducted under the PCG-225: International Maritime Norms, Innovations and Best Practices module of the Master in Public Management major in Development and Security with specialization in Maritime Safety and Security (MPM DevSec MSS) Batch 2 program. Mr. Pitlo was invited by none other than Dr. Chester B. Cabalza, the module’s Faculty-in-charge.

The informative lecture first delved on the series of international and regional maritime safety measures and approaches in handling the issue with the West Philippines Sea (WPS), both at the policy and at the operational level, including bilateral measures between China and the Philippines. Mr. Pitlo also discussed some of the prospects for the WPS especially in light of the new administration, and laid out some of the peaceful approaches that the country has taken in the recent years.

The MPM DevSec MSS Batch 2 is a twinning program between the Development Academy of the Philippines - Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM) and the Coast Guard-12 Education and Training-Philippine Coast Guard (CG12-PCG). It is managed by the Learning Management Team from the Security Governance and Diplomacy Cluster (SGDC).

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Graduate School of Public and Development Management
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Tel No: 8-631-2167 | 8-631-0921

Email: gspdm@dap.edu.ph

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