As an integral part of its Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) Program, as well as in observance of health protocols in a new normal setting, the NDCP conducted its first virtual briefings for MNSA RC 56 on May 3-6 and April 19-21, 2021.
The virtual briefings were meant to introduce the MNSA students to key agencies in the national security community of the country. In the spirit of free and intelligent exchange of views, these activities included organizational briefings as well as open discussion with key national security officials on a wide range of issues.
During the open discussion, MNSA RC 56 raised questions and comments pertaining to policies, strategies, doctrines, operations, organizational setup, security environment, threat perception, political and economic conditions, and specific incidents with national security implications, among others.
The organizations that took part in the activity were the Department of National Defense (DND), National Security Council (NSC), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its major services (i.e., Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, and Philippine Navy), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
MNSA RC 56 is composed of 39 students from the Philippine Army, 9 from the Philippine Air Force, 9 from the Philippine Navy, 3 from the Technical and Administrative Services, 1 from the Department of Foreign Affairs, 1 from the Department of Justice, 1 from the City Government of Valenzuela, 3 from the private sector, 1 from Bangladesh Army, 1 from Pakistan Air Force, and 1 from Sri Lankan Army.