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The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, through the College of Political Science and Public Administration (CPSPA) and the Open University System, and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority MMDA are now official partners after signing the Memorandum of Agreement on September 1, 2021.
PUP and MMDA have committed to collaborate on areas of Research, Extension Activities, Faculty Immersion, Students Internship, Chairman Abalos as Professorial Chairholder for Public Administration, and the enrollment of MMDA personnel in the Master of Public Administration MPA, Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) and other programs offered by PUP under the MMDA Staff Development Program.
The ceremonial signing was attended by PUP President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi and MMDA Chairman Benjamin “Benhur” C. Abalos Jr. accompanied by Atty. Victor Nunez and Atty. Victor Trinidad.
Also present in the event were officials of the CPSPA led by Dean Antonius C. Umali, Chairpersons Elmer M. Soriano of the Department of Public Administration and Governance, Jean Paul G. Martirez of the Department of Political Science and International Studies, Estefanie R. Cortez of the Department of Political Economy, Ramces Dili, the Chief of the Center for Public Administration and Governance under the OVPRED, and several faculty members.
OUS Executive Director Dr. Carmencita L. Castolo, Institute for Open and Distance Education Director Dr. Rosemariebeth Dizon, Institute of Non-traditional Study Program and ETEEAP Director Dr. Guillermo O. Bernabe, Institute of Continuing and Professional Development Director Dr. Evangelina Seril, OUS Registrar Ms. Elizabeth Fernando, the chiefs of offices, and course specialists from the BPAOUS program also witnessed the ceremonial signing.
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