The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) has re- launched the Master in Public Safety Administration (MPSA) program on June 30, 2016 - a high level policy, strategy and leadership program that specializes on the governance of public safety and internal peace and security.The revival is composed of highly qualified senior executives and personnel in various sectors- Uniformed, Government and Private. There are student-representatives from the Philippine National Police, National Power Corporation, House of Representatives, Department of Education, Department of Health, National Police College, Philippine National Police Academy, National Police Training Institute, and Regional Training Centers.
Given the 21st century non- traditional security challenges, the MPSA aims to ensure that the next generation of public safety and security administrators and leaders deepen, expand, and adopt a comprehensive, strategic and global outlook for public safety administration and governance within the framework of homeland security and international systems.
The program is recognized by law through Executive Order No. 400, Series of 2007 and reaffirmed by the PPSC Board of Trustees through its Board Resolution No. 2, Series of 2016. MPSA is also accredited by the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) as equivalent to the written examination of the Career Executive Service eligibility process.
The roll out of the program's 1st module on Paradigms and Principles in Public Safety and Homeland Security has been successful in fulfilling its goal of developing and introducing effective and innovative strategies, plans, and programs that are built on new institutional arrangements, international cooperation mechanisms, and futuristic policy studies.
PPSC President Ricardo F. De Leon tapped experts from renowned academic and political institutions to become part of the program's strategic curricular implementation. The conduct of regular face- to- face teaching- learning session was started on July 18, 2016. Discussionsfor the first week includetopics about,"The Legal Framework of Public Safety in the Philippines"; "Security Sector Reform and the Philippine Public Safety System and Institutions"; "National Security Policy"; Mainstreaming Public Safety in National Security and a Framework for Homeland Strategy: Building Domestic Capacity and Resiliency for Security and Development; and Prospects for a National Security Strategy.
Among the notable Resource Speakers who shared their knowledge and expertise are Atty. Ma. Aleta C. Nunez (In- Country Coordinator of US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Atty. Katherine Hernandez (Senior Fellow of Institute for Strategic Development Studies Philippines), Hon. Vicente M. Agdamag (Deputy Director General of National Security Council), Dr. Ananda Devi- Domingo Almase (Professor III of National Defense College of the Philippines), Hon. Oscar F. Valenzuela (Designated Acting Executive Director of OES- Anti- Terrorism Program Management Center), Engr. Job Jacob T. Gonzales, MNSA (Senior Fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines), Engr. Angel T. Redoble (Founding President of the Philippine Institute of Cyber Security Professionals), Ret. PDIR Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr. (Commissioner of NAPOLCOM), Mr. Eugene Gonzales(Head of National Terrorism Prevention Office), Dr. Jose Regin F. Regidor(Former Director of National Center for Transportation Studies at UP Diliman), Dr. Jorge V. Tigno (Professor and Department Chair of the Department of at University of the Philippines, Diliman), Prof. Jennifer S. Oreta, PhD(Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Security Reform Initiative and former ASEC of OPAPP), and Dr. Enrique A. Tayag (Director IVBureau of Local Health Systems Development Department of Health).