Ortigas Center, Pasig City
27 June 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III emphasized the role of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) as an instrument for others to contribute to sustainable development and empowering public servants with the added learning, training, and competencies during its 40th founding anniversary held at the DAP Headquarters in Pasig City.

He added that through the programs being implemented by DAP, the government will continue to serve with integrity and pride, and keep from backsliding into corruption and impunity of the past.

The agency carries the theme, “DAP ‘Fortified’ at 40: Molding Transformational Leaders; Crafting and Adapting Innovative Ideas for Good Governance, Productivity and Development” for this year’s celebration.

The Development Academy of the Philippines enhances the capacities of agencies of government in fulfilling their mandates of serving the citizenry; foster and support synergy among the development forces at work in nation-building; and, catalyze and promote exchange of innovative ideas and expertise on development in the Philippines and Asia.

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