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 …
UP Cebu is now UP’s 8th Constituent UniversityOn October 27, 2016 at its 1321st meeting, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents (UP BOR) officially approved the elevation of UP Cebu to the status of 8th constituent university (CU) of the UP System. One of the requirements for the elevation of a college to a constituent university of the UP System, which the BOR certified in a previous meeting on May 2003, is that the proposed CU be necessary to UP, the region where it is located and the country as a whole. It must also have the faculty and infrastructure to offer programs that comply with accepted standards of quality.
UP Partners with OPAPP to Pursue ‘Just and Lasting Peace’ in PHWith the World Peace Bell symbolically in the background, representatives of the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 30, 2016 to pursue just and lasting peace in the country leading to national development.
UP, UNITAR launch CIFAL PhilippinesThe Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders (CIFAL) Philippines, the Asia-Pacific hub of the CIFAL Global Network was launched on September 29, 2016 at Novotel Manila during the 3rd President’s Toast, an event that celebrates landmark UP initiatives. The establishment of CIFAL Philippines in UP is the result of the University’s partnership with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It is the sixteenth and latest addition to the UNITAR program.
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.
Academic and Research Initiatives in the UniversityThe UP Charter also provides that UP shall “(c)Serve as a research university in various fields of expertise and specialization by conducting basic and applied research and development, and promoting research in various colleges and universities, and contributing to the dissemination and application of knowledge;” Abiding by these provisions, the UP, through its constituent universities and campuses, has engaged in research which are considered essential not only for the deepening of knowledge, but also in the pursuit of public service.
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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Shu Te University confers honorary doctorate degree to UP President
UP President Alfredo Pascual being conferred the honorary degree by STU President, Dr. Yuan Hsiang Chu. Photo by Agnes Mejia.
UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Science by the Shu Te University (STU), Taiwan in a formal ceremony held at the STU’s administration building on November 21, 2016. The conferment was officiated by the STU president, Dr. Yuan Hsiang Chu, who was assisted by the STU dean of the College of Applied Social Sciences, Dr. Yen Ching Lin.
In the Honorary Doctorate Certificate read by Dean Lin during the conferment ceremony, highlighted were President …
- UP System-supported research projects give year-end reports
- UP launches online public service television network TVUP
- UP literary award named after Abad
- Economic opportunities in genomics discussed in PGC meet
- UP Cebu is now UP’s 8th Constituent University
- Tsinghua University officials visit the University of the Philippines
- Pacific universities highlight women academe leadership in UP Cebu meet
UP to hold Climate Change Summit
The University of the Philippines through the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA), and Office of the Vice President for Administration (OVPA) is bringing together representatives from its constituent units to hold the first Green UP Summit entitled “Catalyzing Climate Change Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, 2017 and Beyond” on December 6 to 7, 2016 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Through Green UP, the University of the Philippines is duty-bound to contribute to sustainable development and social responsibility by crafting new strategic options aligned with desired national …
- UP Law Dean to succeed PAEP as President
- Winner, finalists of first Gémino Abad Awards to be recognized
- The 4th President’s Toast
- Statement from the Office of the Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents on UP Presidency Candidates
- UP welcomes new VP for Public Affairs
- UP to host international Korean Studies confab
- Open Letter of the UP President to the UP Community
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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 …