Ma. Concepcion P. Alfiler is an educator and scholar mainly focused on the field of public administration. She was a Professor and the Dean of UP’s National College of Public Administration and Governance. During her professorship, she was said to have handled courses such as Introduction to Public Administration and Philippine Administrative Thought and Institutions. She has also served as the former Vice President for Planning and Finance at the University of the Philippines. Similarly, she finished her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration in 1965 and acquired her Master of Public Administration in 1975 while she gained Certificatification in Governmental Management in 1974 at the same university. Likewise, she completed her Ph.D. in Philippine Studies at her alma mater. She also acquired a Diploma in Developmental Administration in 1978 in The Hague, Netherlands. Furthermore, she took Health Care Financing in Developing Countries at Borton University School of Public Health in 1987.
She has published extensive research on the healthcare sector, its financing, and local access to basic services. For instance, she prepared research regarding local resource utilization schemes in the Philippines’ primary health care projects for USAID in 1982 while in 1983, she published a paper regarding increasing social access to basic services. She discussed policy and programs on the Philippines’ primary healthcare in a journal of the Commission of Audit and even published a paper on partnership and responsibility of financing health activities focusing on non-government and voluntary organizations.
In addition, given her extensive knowledge in the field of public administration, Dr. Alfiler has published considerable contributions discussing matters in the said field. For instance, she published a book centered on the Philippine administrative system in 1999. While in 2001, she wrote an article on reactions to the SONA incorporating the stance of public administration. Furthermore, she released an article, in the same year, assessing the development of NGO capability for advocacy.
Apart from this, she has shown regard towards discussing issues on bureaucracy and corruption as shown in some of her works. In 1975, she published an annotated bibliography on graft and corruption. In the same year, she wrote a thesis on the difference between universalistic and particularistic norms on bureaucrat-client interaction in a service agency. While in 1986, she wrote a book on bureaucratic corruption focused on causes, consequences, and controls. Hence, these contributions and works have presented public administration and finance as her main fields of study.
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