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 …
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.
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.”
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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QS ranks UP no. 1 in Phl, no. 70 in Asia
The Oblation at Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City, draped in a Sablay. Photo by Jun Madrid.
UP retained its 70th place in the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia, making the national university once again the highest placed Philippine university in the annual regional ranking.
The ranking was based on 10 indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with PhD, proportions of international faculty and international students, and proportions of inbound and outbound exchange students.
The reputations were determined through a “global survey,” and research excellence (i.e. citations and papers of faculty) through Scopus …
- UP Salutes Distinguished Alumni
- PH and Taiwan strengthen academic ties with UP visit
- UP Welcomes Evidence-Based Approach (EBA) Fieldwork Participants to the Philippines
- UP CHE inaugurates new infrastructure, website
- Philippine Cities Need to be Learning and Resilient
- UP holds forum on PHL maritime disputes and foreign policy
- Diwata-1 Successfully Captures Images in Initial Testing Phase
Padayon UP Award for Excellence in Public Service launched
The Office of the UP Vice President for Public Affairs has made a call for nominations to the first Padayon UP Award for Excellence in Public Service, with the theme “Galing UP, Lingkod Bayan,” which aims to reward outstanding public service initiatives of units anywhere in the UP System.
A cash prize of P100,000 awaits a winner from each of five clusters: Arts and Letters, and Communications; Science and Technology; Social Sciences, Management, and Law; Health and Allied Sciences; and, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, and Natural Resource Management.
Vice President for Public Affairs J. Prospero de Vera III said the award also aims …
- Socialized Tuition System schedule for application, release of results and appeals
- UP to host Forensic Science Symposium 2016
- UP Forum Election Issue off the press
- Memorandum PAEP No. 16-18: Internet Bandwidth Updates
- UP launches RESILIENCE website
- Culture, Creativity, Innovation
- Message of the President at the UP Knowledge Festival
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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 …