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 …
PH and US researchers: Luzon hosts highest concentration of unique mammalsTwo UP Biology researchers were part of the US–Philippine team which undertook the 15 year study that showed 93% of Luzon Island’s land mammals are found nowhere else. Based on their 15-year study published in the scientific journal Frontiers of Biogeography, a team of American and Filipino researchers concluded that Luzon Island, Philippines, has the greatest concentration of unique mammals in the world.
Call for Papers and Participation to the 3rd AsiaEngage Regional Conference 2016The University of the Philippines in collaboration with the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Ateneo de Manila University, and De La Salle University will host the 3rd AsiaEngage Regional Conference 2016. The conference theme for this year is “Universities in an Integrating Regional Community: Engagement with Government, Communities, Industries, and Civil Society.” It will be held on 21-23 November 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines.
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.
Five from UP faculty named to Duterte cabinetPresident Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet when he starts his term of office on June 30, 2016 will include five experts from the University of the Philippines faculty. Included in the list of future Cabinet secretaries which Duterte presented to the press in Davao City on May 31, 2016 were the names of Leonor Briones for the Department of Education, Fortunato Dela Peña for the Department of Science and Technology, Benjamin Diokno for the Department of Budget and Management, Ernesto Pernia for the National Economic Development Authority, and Judy Taguiwalo for the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
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.
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.
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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PH and US researchers: Luzon hosts highest concentration of unique mammals
Two UP Biology researchers were part of the US–Philippine team which undertook the 15 year study that showed 93% of Luzon Island’s land mammals are found nowhere else
Figure 1. Map of Luzon and adjacent islands, showing the locations of mountain ranges and mountains referred to in the text, and the locations of our intensive study areas (Source: “Mammals of Luzon Island” by Heaney et al 2016.
Based on their 15-year study published in the scientific journal Frontiers of Biogeography, a team of American and Filipino researchers concluded that Luzon Island, Philippines, has the greatest concentration of unique mammals in the world.
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Suspension of work in UP System Administrative Offices on 25 July
In view of heavy traffic expected in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, particularly near the PHILCOA area and in the roads leading to Batasan Hills, due to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo R. Duterte at the House of Representatives, University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual is suspending work in UP System offices in Quezon City on 25 July 2016, Monday.
Work in UP Diliman offices for that day have also been already declared suspended by Chancellor Michael L. Tan.
Prof. Maragtas SV Amante, PhD
Vice President for Administration
University of the Philippines
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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.
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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.
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