From its creation in 1998, the then-College of Public Affairs (CPAf) has made its mark in the field of development and governance studies. Through the years, CPAf has produced a significant number of graduates and a body of knowledge along institutional, policy and governance issues in the rural sector, in general, and in the agriculture and natural resources sectors, in particular.
Under a new name and a strong, dynamic “one-faculty-one-college” structure that helps strengthen and sustain its established innovations, the College of Public Affairs and Development now aims to offer more relevant academic programs on development and governance studies.
Regional Seminar Workshop on Research Upgrading and Performance Evaluation held at the National Capital Region
[from the NAST website]
"The Regional Seminar Workshop on Research Upgrading and Performance Evaluation was conducted by the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines, in partnership with the DOST National Capital Region last April 22 and 23, 2014 at the Traders Hotel Manila. The seminar workshop is one of the components of the DOST-funded NAST PHL project entitled...
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Mixed opinions on the country’s readiness for the 2015 ASEAN integration necessitate scrutiny of the subject from various perspectives. In a follow-up forum hosted by CPAf last 19 February 2014, former finance secretary Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao spoke on the topic with optimism. He specifically expressed desire to see ASEAN become a corporate brand, citing the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) as a marker for investors’ confidence and foreign direct investments.
Dr. Walden F. Bello, Akbayan Party List Representative, was guest speaker in the forum “ASEAN Integration in 2015” hosted by CPAf held last 14 February 2014 at the Operations Room, Abelardo Samonte Hall. The forum culminated the week-long series of activities in celebration of CPAf’s 16th anniversary. Known for his anti-globalization and social activist stance, Dr. Bello delivered his message on “ASEAN Economic Community: A Critical Perspective” tracing its beginnings in 1967 with the intention to become a major economic bloc patterned after the regional integration plan of Latin America.