Tuesday, September 13, 2016

PCL-LA offers Degrees, others in months for Elective Official

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – You want to have an associate or bachelor degree in 10 months? Then it is time to look what the Philippine Councilors League- Legislative Academy (PCL-LA) offers, according to a lawmaker here.
Dr. Jigs Seen, Doctor of Public of Administration
According to Councilor Jeslito Seen, the PCL-LA offers academic advancement programs to elective officials of the local government units (LGU) in Pangasinan and the country.
“This is the opportune time for local officials to avail of these programs because the LGU’s coffers are awashed with cash for their education after President (Rodrigo) Duterte revoked the Lakbay-Aral Program,” he stressed.
Seen, an officer of the PCL-LA, cited that the courses offered by the Capacity Development of the PCL-LA are  Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) that can be taken in 7-12 months, Customized Master in Public Administration’s program that can be attended for 12-15 months, Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) Special Program that can be taken for 7-12 months, Doctor of Public Administration  that can be attended by 15-20 months, Basic Education Program: Elementary & High School that can be attended by 7-10 months, and Special Training.
According to Dr. Helario Caminero, PCL-LA Executive Director, PCL-LA was created in June 24, 2010.
He explained that the clientele of these programs are barangay officials who want to finish for just several months their basic education like elementary and high school education, city and municipal officials for their baccalaureate and master courses, provincial officers for their baccalaureate and master degrees.
“Why they took for several months only? Because as elective officials they have already the real and actual experiences how public administrations were ran,” Seen explained the wisdom of the program.  
What inspired this PCL-LA’s Capacity Program, according to Seen, were the Open University or Online Schools, Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT), Alternative Learning System (ALS), Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency & Accreditation Program (ETEEAP), Bachelor’s Degree for Executives, and PCL-LA’s Customized Innovative Capacity Development-Degree Earning Programme for Public Sector (CD-DEP-PS).
“They become the PCL-LA’s benchmarks for reform and innovation,” Seen added.
The partners and allied institutions of PCL-LA are University of Makati, Lyceun Northwestern University, Don Mariano State University, Baguio Central University, West Visayas State University, Davao del Norte State College, Bukidnon State University, Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA), Association of Schools for Public Administration of the Philippines (ASPAP), Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF), Department of Interior & Local Government, Commission on Higher Education, Provincial Government of Davao del Norte, Isabela State University, and others.

Interested applicants, according to Councilor Seen, on this laudable project can contact him at his mobile phone number 09178436577. 

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