TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan—Atty. Engelbert Caronan, President, Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) said during a press conference “Behind the scene, we work to make sure innovation in our government is accommodated”.
DAP was established during the time of late President Ferdinand Marcos issuing Presidential Decree No. 205 on June 7, 1973.
“There are three major problems that DAP addresses to, efficiency, productivity or innovation and effectivity”, Caronan stated.
Moreover, Caronan also said the mandates of DAP are to generate pioneering, value-adding, synergistic ideas, concepts, principles, techniques and technologies addressing development problems of local, national and international significance.
“But primarily, DAP promotes partnerships and facilitates the integration of policies, plans, programs, and systems towards a holistic perspective, through the conduct of training, education, policy/action-oriented researches, consulting/technical assistance, and publications in good governance and productivity improvement”, he added.
Caronan emphasized that DAP is also part of the task force created by the president to study Federalism.
Although, DAP is an independent government and it generates its own funds through partnership and introduction of innovations to frontline agencies. The innovations like systems which are being use today by private and/or public agencies.
Furthermore, Caronan said that he have requested the Local Government to allow them to have a portion of land to DAP to establish a regional office is Cagayan. northernforum.net