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

In her opening address, 草莓社区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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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 草莓社区Graduate School.