Bachelor of Public Administration
AACCUP Level II Re-accredited Status
CHRISTIAN A. GAMO, MPA
Welcome to BPA Department
The Pangasinan State University is one of the many universities in the Philippines which offers quality and accessible education for all. As a well-established institution of higher learning, it offers a wide variety of programs in different areas of specialization such as Education, Healthcare, Business, Public Administration, Agriculture, and Information Technology and Computing Sciences. Guided by its core mission to develop globally competent professionals, the Pangasinan State University continues to improve the services it provides to the students and the community through instruction, community services and research.
Public Administration is offered as a major field/degree under the Public Administration Department. BPA aims to develop public servants, leaders and change agents with the required competencies and values to serve as professionals in government, civil society and international development organizations. BPA prepares its graduates for technical and administrative positions in governments, civil society and international development organizations. It is also a good preparation for those
interested in taking up Law, or Foreign Service. Graduates can look forward to executive and policy-making positions in government, civil society and international development organizations.
Christian A. Gamo, MPA
Malyn B. Alcantara, MDM
Rosalinda B. Carpio, MPA
Jeffrey A. De Asis, MDM
OJT – Coordinator
Darwin R. Palado, MPG
Zosima M. Sison, DPA
Madlyn D. Tinco, DPA
University Director, Planning Office
Clarence D. Vercelese, JD, PHD
MOU between PSU & SWP
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training Phase III
The Public Administration Department spearheaded the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Phase III at the Tanolong National High School on Decemebr 21, 2017. The event was participated by twenty-four (24) faculty members and almost 300 students form different year levels.
The highlight of the event is the lecture on how to prepare before, during and after the earthquake followed by an earthquake drill spearheaded by the faculty members of the PA Department.
Orientation Training on People’s Public Finance Institute (with Social Watch Philippines)
The “Orientation Training on People’s Public Finance Institute:Empowering Citizens in Asserting Rights to Public Finance” was finally conducted on September 19-20, 2019 at the newly renovated Learning Resource Center of PSU Bayambang.This training was organized by the Public Administration Department in partnership with the Social Watch Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela. Participants coming from the academe, local government units and civil society organizations were invited to promote citizens’ participation, transparency and accountability in public finance processes.
THE 4th YEAR BPA STUDENTS DURING THEIR “SO-CALLED” TOUGHEST YET EXCITING PART OF THEIR COLLEGE JOURNEY: THE FINAL THESIS DEFENSE
The progress and development of mankind has always been the product of innumerable research. Man continuously searches for phenomena that will help him/her answer the why’s and how’s of things. with the desire to arrive at adequate answers, and to satisfy his/her needs, he/she develops various instruments and techniques, and one of the best tools to help him/her is Research. Students should be made aware that no new ideas will be learned if no new research come at hand. No challenge will be rewarding if a problem is not solved. No possible creations and innovations will be out for use if not for research.
MEET AND GREET
BPA DEPARTMENT HELD ITS VIRTUAL WELCOME AND ORIENTATION FOR THE BPA FRESHMEN STUDENTS
A virtual welcome and orientation are one of many ways to meet and greet the incoming BPA freshmen students amid pandemic where face-to-face learning is not allowed. In this particular event, the department used the MS Team since this is the official online platform the University is using. It allows both faculty members and students to have smooth communication. The first part of the aforementioned event started by “getting to know each other” followed by “kumustahan”. Both faculty members and students shared their experiences with the new normal as well as their coping mechanisms.
The chairman of the department, Mr. Christian A. Gamo presented the agenda for the virtual orientation while the students were listening and viewing the PowerPoint presentation regarding the following: 1)Core Faculty of the department; 2) Nature of the Field of Study; 3) Program Goals and Objectives; 4) Specific Professions/Careers/Occupations for Graduates; 5) Program Outcomes; 6) Curriculum Description and Curriculum Components; and 7) the Means of Curriculum Delivery
The last part of the event is the Q&A. Students were given chances to ask questions or to make some clarifications regarding the degree program. The event then ended gracefully.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (re: Asin Research)
“No research without action, no action without research” – Kurt Lewin
The BPA faculty working on their research entitled “Implementation and Impact of the Asin Law (RA 8172): The province of Pangasinan Experience” and “Revisiting the CLUP of LGUs in Pangasinan for Salt Industry: Basis for future Reforms and Direction” which will be presented in the upcoming Salt Congress. The results of these studies may be used as the basis for prospects that will strengthen the now ailing salt industry and in turn, increase its contribution to the economy.
In pursuit of academic excellence and in meeting the program’s ambitious targets, the BPA faculty conducted its first but indeed not the last benchmarking activity which involves the three renowned universities not just in the Philippines, but worldwide. These are the University of the Philippines, Polytechnique University of the Philippines, and Tarlac State University which are outstanding not just in the field of Public Administration but are recognized for providing quality education all over the world.
This benchmarking activity was conducted to understand what is the acceptable standard concerning the BPA program, and where the BPA program of PSU Bayambang stands vis-à-vis that standard. This activity also serves as the gateway to strive for continuous improvement, the need to maintain the competitive edge, and most importantly, the start of collaboration for future projects, extension, linkages, and other activities that aim to promote the BPA program.
STOP CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN SUMMIT 2019
The faculty members of the Public Administration department together with the Social Science department attended and facilitated the workshop on this summit with the theme “Ihinto Krimen Against Women” (IKAW) which highlights the role of women and the youth in speaking out against injustices in society. This was conducted thru the collaborative efforts of the organizations headed by Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez; Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Chairperson Cory Quirino; and Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin Diño, with Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta. This was held at the Manila Hotel last April 23, 2019.
SK MANDATORY TRAINING 2018
For the first time in the history of SK, thru the collaborative efforts of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Municipal Local Government Operations Officer, and the Public Administration Department (PSU-Bayambang), a mandatory training program for SK officials was realized. This training aims to equip our youth leaders with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their functions well. This runs from May 17-May 26 covering the modules on decentralization and local governance, SK history and salient features, how to conduct meetings and craft resolutions, planning and budgeting, and code of conduct and ethical standards of public officials which were discussed and facilitated by the BPA faculty of PSU Bayambang