Children’s Rights Implementation under the Aquino Administration
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The Philippines is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a State Party, the Philippines is subject to review by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and feedback on its progress in ensuring that the rights of Filipino children are being met. The Council on the Welfare of Children (CWC) is the mandated institutional mechanism of the Philippine government responsible for the coordination, implementation and monitoring of the State party‘s international and national commitments or obligations to its Children.
To date, the Philippines …
Future UP campus has big role in Central Luzon growthWith the construction of the Clark Green City (CGC) formally starting with the ground-breaking ceremony on April 11, 2016, the University of the Philippines revealed plans for a campus in the master-planned city where the University is expected to build human capital to drive the city and Region III’s growth.
UP scientists and artists offer hearts and minds to the nationUP’s scientists and artists showcased their innovative work to the public in a “UP knowledge festival” titled “Utak at Puso para sa Bayan” held on April 17-19, 2016 at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City. The event, which featured an exhibit of more than a hundred technologies, research and creative work, also featured discussions with successful science and arts applicators, media practitioners, and media experts on how to collaborate with people beyond one’s field and patent, “laymanize,” and roll out their innovations so that they maximize their impact to the country.
Message of the President at the UP Knowledge FestivalFrom 17 to 19 April 2016, a landmark event is taking place in the history of the University of the Philippines—a grand gathering of the University’s leading scientists, artists, and researchers under one roof, expressly for the purpose of forging stronger collaboration between disciplines and seeking innovative solutions to our country’s needs and problems.
UP BGC to open soonThe University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City (UP BGC) campus will soon open its doors for enrolment. With the turnover of the UP BGC’s nine-level building by donor, SM Investments Corporation, the University will be making the final preparations for the operation of the new campus.
UP inks deals to co-host int’l eventsThe University is set to co-host and co-organize two international events this year. UP, together with the Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) and the De La Salle University (DLSU), signed agreements with the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) on January 26 for the conduct of the ASEAN Youth Volunteers Programme (AYVP) Philippines from August 1 to 26 and the AsiaEngage Regional Conference from November 21-23.
Over a hundred years of Service to the Filipino
The University of the Philippines was founded on June 18, 1908 through Act No. 1870 of the Philippine Assembly. The UP was the result of the Secretary of Public Instruction, W. Morgan Schuster’s recommendation to the Philippine Commission, the upper house of the Philippine Assembly. Act 1870 authorized the Governor General to establish the University of the Philippines in the “city of Manila, or at any point he may deem most convenient.”
Green and Marooned: The built and natural legacies of UP Dilimanby Paulo Alcazaren. The University of the Philppines campus in Diliman is an oasis of green surrounded by encroaching urban sprawl. The 493-hectare campus serves as a repository of built and natural heritage that connects us to our past and,…
CampusesThe University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s national university. This premier institution of higher learning was established in 1908 and is now a university system composed of seven constituent universities and one autonomous college spread throughout 15 campuses in the archipelago. As of 2012, the UP System’s student population was at least 57,000.
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UP visual artists represent PH in ASEAN-China arts show & meet
Cabangis’ Musings and Doloricon’s Form 4. Contributed photos.
Esteemed visual artists Benjamin Cabangis and Leonilo Doloricon, both from the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts (CFA), are representing the country in the ASEAN-China Academies of Fine Arts Group Exhibition being held in Tianjin, China from May 25 to June 5, 2016.
Cabangis and Doloricon were nominated by the CFA after an invitation to UP from the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), which is co-organizing the event with the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and the China International Cooperation Centre.
Sponsored by the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the two brings with …
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UP to host Forensic Science Symposium 2016
The UP Diliman Institute of Biology (UPD-IB) first offered Biology 397 Forensic Biology Seminar Series as a graduate course in November 2012. The course covered fundamental topics in forensic sciences which included DNA analysis, botany, microbiology, crime scene investigation and legal/ethical issues in forensics.
Bio397 also provided opportunities for students to work with the DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Natural Sciences Research Institute (UPD-NSRI-DAL) and the Program on Forensics and Ethnicity of the Philippine Genome Center (PGC-PFnE) to co-organize a forensic symposium that was open to the public.
The 1st Forensic Science Symposium (FSS2014) was held at the NSRI Conference Room on …
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Children’s Rights Implementation under the Aquino Administration
The Challenge of Informed Decision-Making on International Migration
Since the 1970s, millions of Filipinos have gone abroad in search of better job opportunities. For a growing number of Filipino families, overseas labor migration has become the only option to escape poverty. A substantial portion of these overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are women who take on jobs primarily in the services sector as factory workers, entertainers, nurses, and so on.
These OFWs are celebrated as modern-day heroes (bagong bayani) in recognition of all the sacrifices they have made and endured for the sake of their families. They have also made tremendous contributions to …
Filipinos are fascinated with entertainment even before colonization. From traditional public recitations of our epics to the contemporary forms of storytelling in kalye seryes, we always find ways to entertain ourselves. Perhaps, our fascination with entertainment has been reinforced throughout our history of suffering. We treat entertainment as a way to ‘escape’ our daily troubles. In effect, we anoint entertainers as ‘heroes’ who save us from our melancholic lives.
Electoral campaigns deploy celebrity endorsers to capture the attention of the voting public. This strategy plays around with both our fascination with entertainment and our adoration of entertainers. Celebrities are perceived as …