Frequently Asked Questions About the DPRM and the Theme




1.      What is the Development Policy Research Month about?

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 247 signed in September 2002, the Development Policy Research Month or DPRM is celebrated every September to encourage Filipino leaders and the public at large to appreciate the role and importance of evidence-based research in program planning and policymaking. The DPRM seeks to encourage proper, systematic, and quality policy research in creating social and economic policies.

2.      What role does the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) play in the celebration of the DPRM?

As the country’s leading state think tank, PIDS organizes various activities to demonstrate the importance of policy research and to engage the public to participate. During the month-long celebration, the PIDS, together with the members of the DPRM steering committee, organizes policy seminars and dialogues, press conferences, and roundtable discussions with institutions, fellow researchers, planning advisers, policymakers, and the media. These events demonstrate an exercise in interagency cooperation to emphasize the importance of evidence-based policymaking.

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How to Use the DPRM Banner Template

PIDS, as the agency designated to lead and coordinate the activities for the annual observance of the DPRM, is inviting different agencies and institutions to participate in this year’s celebration. An agency can participate in the celebration by organizing events and displaying a banner/streamer within their institution’s premises.

The DPRM banner is available in two versions: English translation and a Filipino translation. Just choose the version that best suits your area’s language preference.

1) The DPRM banners may be downloaded in actual sizes (recommended size is 300 cms x 150 cms) from this URL: Alternatively, the files may also be downloaded from here:

2) Open the JPEG file using Adobe Photoshop.  The image below shows the Filipino version.

3) Insert your agency/company’s logo and name as shown in the example below (Example shows banner by CSC for 13th DPRM).

For more details, you may reach us at Tel. No. (02) 892-4059 c/o Gizelle or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Inaugural Public Policy Conference 2015 Theme: Harnessing Our Institutions and Human Capital for Inclusive Growth
22 September 2015, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Ave. corner ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Quezon City





Policy Dialogue on “Effective Regulations for Sustainable Growth”
17 September 2015, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Building, Makati City

Good Regulatory Practice and Sustainable Growth
Keynote Message of NEDA DDG Emmanuel Esguerra

DPRM theme paper:
“Reducing Regulatory Burden, Improving Regulatory Quality”

by Dr. Gilberto Llanto, PIDS

Regulatory Issues in the Transport Sector
by Atty. Winston M. Ginez
Chairman, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

Philippine Maritime Industry: Regulatory Issues and Challenges
by Mr. Efren Borci
Director, Planning Policy Service, Maritime Industry Authority

Quezon City Government’s Recent Initiatives to facilitate starting a business
by Mr. Garry Domingo
Head, Quezon City Business Process and Licensing Office

Updates on the LTCP and the Implementation of the eTitling Standardization Program
by Atty. Ronald A. Ortile
Deputy Administrator, Land Registration Authority

Effective Regulations for Sustainable Growth: Telecommunications Sector
by Engr. Edgardo V. Cabarios
Director II, Regulation Branch, National Telecommunications Commission




Economic Policy Monitor 2014: Effective Regulations for Sustainable Growth

The DPRM theme, “Tamang Regulasyon para sa Patuloy na Pag-ahon” (Effective Regulations for Sustainable Growth), is explained in this fifth issue of the PIDS Economic Policy Monitor.  The theme chapter (Chapter 3) examines the case for developing a sound and efficient regulatory management system for the Philippines. With the impending integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states, the need to address the factors that continue to bring down the Philippines’ competitiveness and weaken the efforts toward greater inclusiveness becomes more imminent. Regulatory burdens are one of those factors. They restrain competition, innovation, and productivity, which can snowball into causing a drop in business confidence, neglect of general welfare, build-up of corruption, and, ultimately, loss of public faith in governance. Reducing regulatory burdens is important economically, socially, and politically. Moreover, improving regulatory quality and coherence is imperative for the country to take advantage of increased trade and investment under ASEAN integration—gains that the country needs to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth.

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