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 …
Call for Nominations for the Next U.P. PresidentThe UP Board of Regents (BOR) is now inviting nonninations for the UP President who will succeed the incumbent whose term will end on 9 February 2017. At its 1319th BOR meeting on 28 July 2016, the Board constituted itself as the Search Committee for the next UP President. The Secretary of the Board shall accept nominations from 18 August 2016 until 5:00 p.m. of 23 September 2016.
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.
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.
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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Leyte-based radio broadcaster receives UP award
Radio broadcaster Francisca “Babes” Custodio delivers her UP Gawad Plaridel lecture. Photo by jun Madrid (UPSIO).
The UP Gawad Plaridel, the sole award of the University for outstanding media practitioners, was given this year to Radio DYVL-Tacloban City station manager Francisca “Babes” Custodio.
Custodio was recognized for her promotion of the Waray oral literary form Siday, language, and culture. She was also cited for public service as exemplified by her remaining on duty during Typhoon Yolanda, which ravaged the station and killed two of the staff and five from a janitor’s family taking shelter in the station.
The 12th Gawad Plaridel ceremonies were …
- Construction of new music buildings, renovation of Abelardo Hall Auditorium
- UP hosts 1st Global Labour University Asia Alumni Workshop
- NASA Engr shares “what it takes to operate a rover on Mars”
- ‘The Journey of Mankind’ comes to UP Diliman
- Filipino students chat with Dror Cohen of Waze
- Buildings to rise for UPLB-CEM
- SC decision on Bt eggplant brings ‘rays of hope’ to UP scientists, agri stakeholders
UP CIS to stage Noh play on Bonifacio’s life
Discover The “B” in BGC
Meet the “B” of BGC – Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution, as he takes center stage in UP Diliman’s Center for International Studies’ (UPCIS) intercultural collaborative work Cedula sa BGC: Isang Kontemporanyong Noh on August 26, 7 p.m., and August 27, 3 and 7 p.m. at the University Theater Stage of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
This shinsaku (newly-created) Noh play, based on former political prisoner Ericson Acosta’s work, Monumento, features the UPCIS Noh Theatre Ensemble as they bring to life Andres Bonifacio in a play within a Noh play set in …
- Call for Nominations for the Next U.P. President
- Memorandum No. PAEP: 16-42: Second Call for the One UP Professorial Chair and Faculty Grant Awards
- Statement on the undergraduate thesis of Ronn Bautista and Krixia Subingsubing on the eUP Project
- eUP Project Team Statement on the DoS Attack Against SAIS
- Suspension of work in UP System Administrative Offices on 25 July
- Call for Papers and Participation to the 3rd AsiaEngage Regional Conference 2016
- Schedule for Tuition Discount Application for Academic Year 2016-2017
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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 …