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The National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) has been the pioneering leader of the discipline in the Philippines and in Asia since its establishment as the Institute of Public Administration in 1952.

In performing its three-fold function of instruction, research, and extension service, it has expanded its scope from governmental management to the broader concerns of governance, including the roles of the private sector and civil society.


Center for Public Administration and Government Education (CPAGE) Implements NCPAG's mission to be the center of excellence in education for public administration and governance.
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Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy (CLCD) Carries out research, training, and extension programs on leadership, citizenship and civil society; and on Filipino institutions and processes of democracy /redemocratization.
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Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) Undertakes research, training and extension programs on national policies and institutions.
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Updates on Cris Anthony Mendez’s Death

UP-NCPAGDuring its meeting on September 5, 2007, the NCPAG Faculty Council issue the following resolution:

The NCPAG Faculty Council withdraws its recognition of Mr. Ariel Paulo Ante as Chair of the NCPAG Student Council for loss of confidence and dereliction of duty.

Mr. Ante has failed to exercise principled and moral leadership by his absence during the critical days after the death of an NCPAG student, by his inability to uphold student welfare, by his failure to mobilize the NCPAG Student Council to collectively respond to the death of a Student Council official, and by his deafening silence and unexplained absence.

The NCPAG Faculty Council finds Mr. Ante’s continued refusal to appear before legal authorities to shed light on this condemnable incident as conduct unbecoming and unacceptable of a student leader and member of the NCPAG community. The Council condemns this behavior as not only irresponsible but also an obstruction of justice.

We ask the University authorities to exhaust and pursue all legal and administrative means to expel Mr. Ante from the University.


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NCPAG Statement on Cris Anthony Mendez’s Death

Cris Anthony MendezAugust. 30, '07 --- The National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) community mourns the tragic death of Cris Anthony Mendez—graduating student, student leader, and eldest son.

As a community, we condemn in strongest terms the senselessness and violence of his death. His death diminishes us all and the invisible spirit of human kindness that binds us all. Read more...

Statement Of The UP Diliman Executive Committee*
Stopping the Culture of Fraternity Violence

UP-DilimanThe executive Committee of the University of the Philippines Diliman condemns in the strongest possible terms the senseless and highly deplorable death of Cris Anthony Mendez in what has been reported to be a fraternity hazing incident.

We share the grief and incalculable loss of the Mendez family. Cris Mendez was about to graduate from the National College of Public Administration and Governance, and was expected to graduate with honors. He was a consistent scholar and responsible student leader.

The University assures the public and the bereaved family that will exert all efforts and spare no one to bring the truth to light. We extend our full cooperation to the authorities in order to identify all those who are responsible for this dastardly act and bring them to justice as swiftly as possible. We urge all who have any knowledge of this heinous crime to step forward to stand witness to the truth and affirm the value of human life. The Executive Committee calls in particular upon those who were directly or in directly involved to find the moral courage to step forward and take responsibility for their actions.

UP Diliman is firmly resolved to intensify all efforts to change the culture of violence which, from time to time, rears its ugly head in the course of initiation rites and inter-fraternity conflicts. In addition to the current review being undertaken under the rules of student conduct and discipline, measures designed to promote harmonious relations among fraternities shall be encouraged and enhanced. Moreover, long-term measures intended to foster a culture of peace and non-violence will be adopted.

(adopted by the UP Diliman Executive Committee at its Special Meeting held on September 5, 2007)

Statement Of The UP-NCPAG Alumni Association

UP-DilimanThe death of Cris Anthony Mendez, a student of the National College of Public Administration and Governance at the University of the Philippines, as a result of hazing in the hands of unknown parties during a fraternity initiation rite, dishonors everything we believe in and stand for as citizens and as members and friends of NCPAG.

An innocent life that was so full of promise was senselessly snuffed out by the forces of barbarism and violence that have managed to coexist with academic freedom and the search for excellence on campus. This death disfigures the very concept of university education, and the very ideals publicly professed by the fraternity involved. It is a contradiction that once and for all must be purged out of university life.

We condemn in the strongest terms the violence that led to Mendez’s death, and we demand that justice be served. We call on the officers of the fraternity, as a matter of duty, to exert every effort to make sure that those responsible for the violence be identified and prosecuted. We call on the entire fraternity, as a matter of honor, to make adequate reparations to the family of the victim whose irreparable loss we all deeply grieve.

Faculty Corner
A Death in the Family
Prof. Leonor M. Briones--ABS-CBN interactive: The Business of Governance, September 3, 2007
For more than fifty years now, the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines has been family to its undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, and alumni.

The sky is not falling?
Prof. Leonor M. Briones--Business Mirror: The Business of Governance, September 3, 2007
Last Friday, August 31, major newspapers headlined the “surprising” news about the 7.5-percent growth in GDP for the second quarter of 2007.
Pictures of a euphoric GMA were plastered all over the front pages, accompanied by colorful charts. The announcement was also covered by radio and television.

Good Leaders Among Good Citizens
Response of Former President Fidel Valdez Ramos Chairman, Ramos Peace and Development Foundation (RPDEV) and Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)
On behalf of my distinguished co-awardees of the Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Awards-Fr. James Reuter, Ms. Ma Paz Lagdameo, Mr. Joe Ayala, the Greenhills, The Knowledge Channel of ABS-CBN for Social Artistry- - along with Senators Rene Saguisag and Wigberto Tañada, Mr. Raul T. Concepcion, Ambassador Henrietta de Villa, Ms. Lourdes Quezon, and yours truly for Nationalism—it is my privilege to express our collectivegratitude to every one of the Federation of Catholic Schools Alumni/ae Associations (FeCASAA), the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the Good Citizenship Movement (CGM), and everyone in the 2nd National Good Citizenship Congress, for finding our services to our beloved Philippines and in the upliftment of Filipinos worthy of their prestigious affirmation.

‘Eine kleine nachtmusik’
Prof. Leonor M. Briones--Business Mirror, August 13, 2007
‘A little Night Music” is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most popular pieces. After all, every human being needs a little night music in order to survive and remain sane.

Questions Begging for Answers
Prof. Leonor M. Briones--The Business of Governance, ABS-CBN Interactive, August 13, 2007
SONA 2007 has come and gone. Exactly one week ago, the nation watched another ritual in the business of governance. For weeks, the people had waited with bated breath as Congress was spruced up, and media engaged in a guessing game on what the president would say. The ladies and gentlemen of the government went into a tizzy over what to wear, the military prepared their contingency plans, and the militants formulated their Contra Sona statements.

Out where the country begins
Prof. Leonor M. Briones--The Business of Governance, ABS-CBN Interactive, August 6, 2007
When I was a university student at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, my favorite column was “Out Where The Country Begins” by the famous writer, Yay Marking. She would write lively columns on events and people in the provinces. She shared insights on country values and practices which make us Filipinos the way we are. There were always memories, reflections and thoughts on life and times “out where the country begins.”

’Til debt do us part
Prof. Leonor M. Briones--Business Mirror, July 31, 2007
It is said that there are only two permanent things in this cruel, cruel world: death and taxes.

In the merciless world of public finance, there are two permanent fixtures: taxes and debt. In Philippine public finance, the tax burden is inexorably rising even as debt is increasing.

Message of Dr. Ledivina V. Cariño
Parangal Celebration
I debated for a long time last night if I would write this speech. I had come home early enough from presenting a paper at SEARCA but I lingered for a long time doing another paper. I think that was partly to assure myself that my thinking and writing days are not yet over.

• Call for Papers
Call for Papers for the December 5, 2007 international conference on “Public Administration and Governance at the Forefront of Change: Dimensions, Dynamics, Dysfunctions and Solutions.”

• NCPAG Doctoral Students’ Study Visit
Destination: Thailand

Call for Papers:
5th ISTR Asia and Pacific Regional Conference

Draft Program: International Conference on the 55th Anniversary of NCPAG:
Public Administration and Governance at the Forefront of Change: Dimensions, Dynamics, Dysfunctions and Solutions 5-7 Dec. 2007, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Ledivina Cariño
elected to the board of the directors of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)

House Bill 5008
An act to strengthen the University of the Philippines as the Premier State University

15th Diliman Governance Forum
Fifteen Years of Decentralization in the Philippines : Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

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