The University of the Philippines – National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) held two consecutive forums featuring its faculty members’ and researchers’ assessments of the accomplishments of the administrations of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III (2010-2016) and of President Rodrigo R. Duterte (2016-present). The forums were held on July 19 and 20, 2018 at the NCPAG Assembly Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
At the first forum on July 19, the book, “The Performance of the Aquino Administration (2010-2016): An Assessment”, was launched and copies were distributed to the attendees. NCPAG faculty and staff presented the summaries of their evaluations and recommendations on the accomplishments of the PNoy Aquino administration. These presentations were grouped into clusters: good governance and anti-corruption; human development and poverty reduction; economic development; security, justice and peace; and, climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The publication was made possible with funding assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A PDF copy of the book can also be downloaded here.
The second forum, a two-day event from July 19 to 20, was about the Duterte administration’s accomplishments. NCPAG faculty and researchers presented their assessments of the current administration’s “Zero Plus 10-Point Socio-Economic Agenda”. Forum proceedings will also be published in book form.
Among the presentors and discussants were: Dr. Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza, dean of NCPAG; Dr. Ebinezer R. Florano, director of NCPAG’s Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED); Dr. Alex B. Brillantes, Jr., former dean of NCPAG and commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd); Dr. Minerva S. Baylon; Dr. Kristoffer B. Berse; Dr. Ma. Victoria A. Raquiza; Prof. Wilhemina L. Cabo; and, Prof. Alicia B. Celestino.
The activities were part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the CPED. (Fred Dabu, UP MPRO)