Four RTC 10 Staff are MPM-RD Scholars

(L-R Clockwise) Moisa, Cheriemy, Cristine and Honey Lou

 Four (4) employees of ATI-RTC 10 are among the 4th Batch of Scholars of the Master in Public Management major in rural Development (MPM-RD) which started this May. The four employees are: Honey Lou Cababaros-Bastasa of the Information Services Section, Moisa Niña Catiil of the Career Development and Management Section, Cristine Galupo of the Partnership and Accreditation Section and Cheriemy Generol of the Planning and Monitoring Unit. The four will undergo the 18-month program which aims to foster rural development Initiatives in the country.
The scholars after graduation are expected to be able to implement an action plan that will help the partners and clients of the AgriculturalTraining Institute in  Northern Mindanao. As such, emphasis and interventions will focus more on the Poorest Provinces in the Region which are Lanao Del Norte and Bukidnon. programs are geared  to increase income, increase climate change resiliency and  hopefully help foster peace in the region.

The MPM-RD launched in 2012 is a double badge degree granted by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and  the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG). They will be granted a Masters Degree after they complete an equivalent of a Masters Thesis which is called a Rural development Action Plan (RDAPP).  This is an action oriented project that will identify, evaluate and build development projects in the countryside, especially in the Region that they are representing.
The program is offered to the employees of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) including the three (3) agencies’ attached agencies and Bureaus.