Dr. Jerielyn V. Reyes, News, Institute for Continuing and Professional Development
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) celebrated the culmination of its Leadership and Management Program (LAMP) last October 3. Launched in September 2021, LAMP aimed to empower PUP’s middle-level managers, propelling the university towards its goal of being the National Polytechnic University.
The event commenced with a warm welcome from Dr. Sanjay P. Claudio, Chair of the LAMP Committee, who lauded the participants for their successful completion of the program. Dr. Manuel M. Muhi, the University President, delivered a motivational address, underlining the indispensable nature of continuous growth and learning in leadership and management.
The keynote speech, delivered by Dr. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, Undersecretary for Human Resource and Organizational Development at the Department of Education, hailed the participants’ unwavering commitment and underscored the pivotal role of effective leadership and management in educational institutions.
The crowning moment of the ceremony was the bestowal of certificates of module completion and the recognition of the graduates. Notably, the Top 5 outstanding Reentry Initiative for Service Excellence (RISE) Papers were acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the program:
Atty. Ernesto C. Salao claimed the top honor with his RISE paper titled “Re-engineered Procurement towards Becoming a National Polytechnic University,” a blueprint for enhancing procurement processes through dynamic leadership and management.
Securing the second position was Ms. Sally C. Mua, with her RISE paper titled “PUP Interactive Business Information Desk System (IBIDS),” a project aimed at streamlining client support through an integrated, interactive, and responsive system.
Dr. Melcah P. Monsura clinched the third spot with her RISE paper titled “Electronic Harmonization of University Targets (E-Hut) and Real-Time Accomplishment Monitoring System (R-TAMS): New Features of the Electronic Quarterly Accomplishment Report (EQAR) System,” focusing on refining the EQAR system for synchronized reporting.
Atty. Joanna Marie A. Liao took the fourth position with her RISE paper titled “Securing PUP Assets: The Path to Land Titling of PUP Manila and Taguig,” shedding light on challenges and solutions in property acquisition.
Assoc. Prof. Ann Clarisse M. De Leon secured the fifth position with her RISE paper titled “PUP: A Model of Inclusive Education in the Philippines,” aimed at advancing inclusive education through capability building and facilities development for persons with disabilities.
The ceremony also paid tribute to the industrious LAMP graduates, individuals who not only completed the program but exhibited a steadfast dedication to continuous growth in leadership and management.
In a gesture of gratitude and reflection, Atty. Ernesto C. Salao, representing the trainees, shared poignant anecdotes of their learning journey and the transformative experiences encountered throughout the program.
Through initiatives like LAMP, PUP reinforces a culture of excellence and innovation, ensuring the perpetual enhancement of the institution and its leaders.
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