ASoG and Vigan City Government Seals Partnership for MPM Program
The Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) formalized its partnership with the City Government of Vigan to conduct the Master in Public Management (MPM) program for the LGU's employees. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed on October 03 by Ateneo de Manila President, Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ and Vigan City Mayor, Hon. Juan Carlo S. Medina. On hand during the ceremony were Vice President for the Professional Schools, Dr. Antonette Palma-Angeles, ASoG Dean, Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza and Human Resources Department Head, Ms. Geozita A. Haygood including some of the the city government's department heads and staff.
With this agreement, the School will be bringing the MPM program to Vigan City which is intended for the LGU's personnel with varying levels of learning needs in the area of local governance. For this initial batch, there will be 20 scholars from the city government who will undergo the same academic rigor as the School's standard MPM program being offered in its Ateneo de Manila campus. The School's faculty and their respective courses will mentor these students to develop their core competencies in leadership and public service while allowing a more focused attention to the vision and concerns of their city.
Classes for the MPM-Vigan program are scheduled to begin in January 2017.