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The MCDRM is a one-year scholarship program for highly qualified senior executives in government and private sectors, academe, industries, policy think tanks, uniformed officers in the interior sector, public safety, and disaster risk management services.

The offering of the MCDRM is well-timed to sustain the momentum in building a critical mass of leaders, scholars, practitioners, policy advisers who will head up the nation in times of crises and disasters. This mandate emanates from Republic Act No. 10121, otherwise known as the “Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010” by positioning the DILG at the forefront of Disaster Preparedness and Response and through its Approved Board Resolution No. 04, Series of 2016 PPSC Board of Trustees.


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MASTERS IN CRISIS AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (Curriculum)
MCDRM 101-PPS - Perspectives on Public Safety (2 Units)

This course introduces students to public safety and security in the internal domain, with reference to existing literature in the country and the international academic and policy community. The subject takes public safety as a non-military component of national security. This is anchored on security sector reform (SSR) where civilian uniformed agencies are in charge of internal peace and security.

MCDRM 102-MTP - Management: Theories and Principles (2 Units)

The course aims to provide students with the fundamental understanding of the principles, precepts, and praxis of management from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds. This subject will also provide students with broad knowledge of the basic functions of management—from planning, organizing, and staffing to directing, controlling, and budgeting—as well as broad knowledge of the socio-political and economic setting of disaster management.

MCDRM 103-LHBO - Leadership and Human Behavior in Organizations (2 Units)

This subject involves the diagnosis of human behavior in organizations. One of the most important keys to the success of a leader is the ability to motivate people and generate their commitment to work on organizational goals. Doing this requires a thorough understanding of human behavior and motivational factors and how these are influenced by organizational leaders in different conditions of the external environment. The course is designed to include both individual level and organizational level concepts to enhance management practices in crisis situations.

MCDRM 104-LPP - Laws and Public Policies (3 Units)

The course covers a broad spectrum of international and national laws related to disasters, humanitarian assistance, human rights, civil protection, environmental protection, risk reduction, and climate change through short lectures and interactive scenarios. This will provide a comprehensive overview of international legal frameworks, norms, and current debates on the global and regional levels. The subject will include lectures, discussions, and presentations by students on selected topics, practical exercises, and scenario building.

MCDRM 105-CCSD - Climate Change and Sustainable Development (3 Units)

This course provides students with multi-disciplinary knowledge of climate change and its impact on human security. Related to this is a critical understanding of the concept of sustainability as applied to resource and energy use. The course will give students the skills and competence required to develop creative and adaptive policies on climate change and disaster risk management. With this, this subject aims to meet growing demands for disaster managers and experts on climate change and sustainable development.

MCDRM 201-CM - Crisis Management (3 Units)

This course provides comprehensive knowledge and up-to-date assessments on crises and emergencies that threaten public safety and human security. The subject covers cyber security, supply chain, terrorism, pandemics, disaster risk trends, emergency response, and data breach, among others. Students will be given the tools, knowledge, and understanding to benchmark, assess, and improve public safety functions, disaster recovery, and crisis management programs. The course hones students with theories and best practices in the field of public relations and communication in crisis situations.

MCDRM 202-DRM - Disaster Risk Management (6 Units)

This course refers to skills development on the following areas:

  • Incident Command System
  • Integrated planning
  • Rapid damage assessment and needs analysis
  • Post- disaster needs assessment
  • The Philippines local disaster risk reduction management simulation training of facilitators
  • Medical First Responder Course (MFR)
  • Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR)
  • SPHERE Training of Trainers
  • Community-based disaster risk reduction management

MCDRM 203-IEM - International Emergency Management (3 Units)

This course deals with international emergency management of international organizations, both state and non-state. It provides practitioners and students with a comprehensive picture of the disaster management profession from a global perspective, which includes sources of risks and vulnerabilities, systems that manage hazards and risks, and the stakeholders involved.

This subject examines the impact of large-scale disasters on countries and communities as well as on the latter’s efforts to mitigate and manage disasters. It also covers the achievements of the United Nations Hyogo Framework for Action (2005– 2015) and the priorities for action in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework of Action).

MCDRM 204-RM - Research Methodologies (3 Units)

This course provides students the fundamentals of research methods in crisis and disaster risk management studies to prepare them for their thesis. In writing their research studies, students will have to use interdisciplinary theories and analytical tools to assess the extent, effects, and causes of crisis and disaster. Aside from providing students with the latest developments in the field, the course will also teach students the skills and competence to plan and execute research and engage in policy discourse. They will have to apply theories and models, evaluate information critically, undertake advanced conceptual analysis, use information sources effectively, develop new approaches to problem-solving, and communicate ideas clearly.

MCDRM 301-PFM - Public Fiscal Management (3 Units)

This course provides students with broad knowledge on public finance, revenue generation, and government budgeting from national to local governments. Students are expected to have a firm grasp of resource management and service delivery to the public.

MCDRM 302-CRP - Capstone Research and Presentation (6 Units)

The course is conducted through seminar workshops designed to improve students’ capability in problem identification, strategic thinking, and policy

formulation. The first seminar is primarily focused on the research questions, their formulation, viability or feasibility, and coherence with research design. The second seminar focuses on the choice of theoretical/analytical framework and the elaboration of the methodological approaches. Format may be in Re-entry Plan Report, Mixed Method Research, Action Research, and Policy Research.



ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For Uniformed Officers of the PNP, BJMP, and BFP:
  • Bachelor’s Degree Holder
  • Holds a rank of Chief Inspector or higher
  • Not less than 30 years old upon admission
  • At least five (5) years of service in the bureau of DILG
  • Nominated by respective Bureau Heads
  • Complied submission of the following documents:
    • PSA authenticated Birth Certificate
    • Endorsement letter from respective Bureau Heads
    • Original Transcript of Records
    • Certified true copy of Diploma/s
    • Latest Officer’s Evaluation Report (OER)
    • Command Clearance
    • Unit Clearance and Certification of non-pending case
    • CHR / Ombudsman clearance
    • CSC Form 211 (Medical Certificate)
    • Two pieces 2×2 ID picture and accomplished:
      • Form 1 – Personal Data
      • Form 2 – Contract of Commitment
      • Form 3 – Scholarship of Agreement

For Government Officials / State Universities & Colleges / DOST / NEDA / DSWD / DILG (NUP):
  • Bachelor’s Degree Holder
  • Holds a key position and regular status in the office
  • 30 – 55 years old upon admission
  • At least five (5) years of service in the government (for appointed officials)
  • Nominated by the Secretary of the Department or Head of the Agency
  • Complied submission of the following documents:
    • PSA authenticated Birth Certificate
    • Endorsement letter from the Head of the Agency
    • Original Transcript of Records
    • Certified true copy of Diploma/s
    • Latest Appointment Paper
    • Latest Performance Evaluation Report (annual)
    • Service Record
    • Certificate/s of training or seminars attended
    • CSC Form 211 (Medical Certificate)
    • Accomplished Contract of Commitment by the nominating Department Secretary or Head of Agency
    • Latest clearances:
      • Non-pending case from respective organizations
      • Ombudsman
      • NBI
      • Two (2) pieces 2×2 ID Picture and accomplished:
        • Form 1 – Personal Data
        • Form 2 – Contract of Commitment
        • Form 3 – Scholarship of Agreement

For the Private Sector / NGOs / Civil Societies
  • Bachelor’s Degree Holder
  • Holder of a key or executive position at the policy and decision-making level of any of the following:
    • vital and leading industries in the country
    • reputable non-government organizations dedicated to social, economic and public safety and security related activities that impact on national policy formulation
    • prestigious academic institutions and think tanks
  • 30 – 55 years old upon admission
  • Nominated by the private sector head / NGO representative / Civil Society of affiliation
  • Complied submission of the following documents:
    • PSA authenticated Birth Certificate
    • Endorsement letter from Head of Organization or Board
    • Original Transcript of Records
    • Certified true copy of Diploma/s
    • Certificate of Employment
    • Registration of the company or Organization from the Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Current SEC certificate
    • Latest audited financial statement of the company
    • Company Profile
    • Income Tax Return (ITR) of the Applicant
    • Corporate Income Tax Returns
    • CSC Form 211 (Medical Certificate)
    • Accomplished Contract of Commitment by the nominating Chair or President of the sponsoring party
    • Latest Clearances:
      • Non-pending case from respective organizations
      • Ombudsman
      • Sandiganbayan
      • Police
      • Barangay
      • NBI
      • RTC
    • Two (2) pieces 2×2 ID Picture and accomplished:
      • Form 1 – Personal Data
      • Form 2 – Contract of Commitment
      • Form 3 – Scholarship of Agreement