Pasig City, Philippines – March 26, 2024 – Faculty members, thesis advisers, and defense panelists of the Development Academy of the Philippines’ (DAP) Graduate School of Public and Development Management (GSPDM) convened for a session of camaraderie and professional growth at the DAP Pasig office.

In her opening address, DAP President and CEO, Dr. Majah-Leah Ravago, highlighted the crucial role played by faculty members in shaping the academic and professional journeys of their students, thereby contributing significantly to the nation’s development.

Dr. Ravago extended heartfelt appreciation to the faculty members affiliated with the Graduate School’s Security Governance and Diplomacy Cluster for their unwavering support, fostering an environment where students can deepen their understanding of the pressing challenges facing the country.

The event also featured an insightful workshop focusing on pertinent updates and concerns affecting program implementation, with a special emphasis on Master’s Thesis Mentoring and Defense. Led by GSPDM Dean, Dr. Lizan Perante-Calina, the workshop witnessed invaluable contributions from esteemed academics, including Dr. Mark Joseph Calano, assistant professor of Philosophy and coordinator for research and creative works at the School of Humanities, and Dr. Reginald Ugaddan, assistant professor at the National College of Public Administration and Governance of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

The day concluded with a heartfelt appreciation ceremony and dinner, celebrating the dedication and commitment of all participants to the ongoing success and advancement of academic programs within the DAP Graduate School.