Civil Service Commission Circular

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 247, s. 2002, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will lead the annual Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration in September. The celebration serves as a platform to promote and draw nationwide awareness of the importance of policy research in nation building.

This year’s theme, “Bouncing Back Together: Innovating Governance for the New Normal” or in Filipino “Makabagong Pamamahala para sa Sama-samang Pagbangon sa New Normal”, aims to rouse the collective consciousness of the nation as we move forward to recover from this pandemic and face other challenges.

To promote public awareness in the observance of the event, all government agencies are encouraged to undertake the following activities/initiatives:

  1. Display of the DPRM 2020 official banner within the agency’s premises or the electronic banner in the agency’s respective websites and social media accounts. The attached file provides the design and specifications of the banner. Template of the streamer may be downloaded from this link:;
  2. Feature DPRM Promotional videos, infographics and related announcements on the agency’s respective websites and social media accounts;
  3. Follow PIDS’s official social media accounts;
  4. Participate in DPRM virtual events this September such as the kickoff press conference and the Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) webinar series. All of the events are open to the public and will be streamed live on the PIDS Facebook page.
  5. Organize virtual activities/events (e.g. webinars) that may be relevant to the theme or to policy research.


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