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 President Danilo L. Concepcion names Executive TeamNewly-installed UP President Danilo Concepcion has introduced the members of his executive team in his acceptance speech during the ceremonial turnover of the university leadership on February 10 at Quezon Hall, UP Diliman. Oath-taking of the Vice Presidents and the Secretary of the University took place at the Office of the President right after the ceremony.
UP Baguio inaugurates Museo KordilyeraUP Baguio (UPB) formally opened its three-story ethnographic museum, Museo Kordilyera, on January 31, seven months after its soft opening in 2016. Its main areas of focus are the collection, preservation, and exhibition of artifacts and other objects unique to the Cordillera region, its peoples, and its cultures and traditions.
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.
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.
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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UPOU launches youth program for Ifugao Rice Terraces conservation and sustainability
Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, UPOU Chancellor, welcomed all partners and guests to the launch. She coined the term #Y4IRT as the shorter name to the project and explained how the project proves important to the University. Photo from UPOU Facebook page.
The UP Open University launched its latest project, the two-year “Youth Capacity Building and Exchange Program toward Sustainable Development and Conservation of Ifugao Rice Terraces”, on January 24 at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.
The project, funded by the Mitsui Co., Ltd. Environment Fund and done in collaboration with UP Los Baños, is led by UPOU Faculty of Management …
- “Dios ti Agngina, President Alfredo E. Pascual”—UP Baguio
- UP Baguio inaugurates Museo Kordilyera
- UP President Danilo L. Concepcion names Executive Team
- Danilo Concepcion steps in as 21st UP president
- UPOU kicks off tributes to Pascual with “#Pasasalamat”
- UPLB pays tribute to Pascual, names corn variety after him
- UP College of Architecture forges construction partnership for new infrastructure
Memorandum No. PAEP 17-09: Additional Assignment of Research and Extension Fellows of the Resilience Institute
As you are aware through Memorandum No. PAEP 16-67 of 20 December 2016, the Board of Regents at its 1319th Meeting on 28 July 2016 established the new System-wide Resilience Institute at UP or Resilience lnstitute at the University of the Philippines for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
The Resilience Institute shall have the following functions and programs concerning multi-hazard, multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, comprehensive DRRM:
1) Research and Creative Work: undertake policy research, action research, and interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research or creative work;
2) Knowledge Sharing: disseminate research findings, creative works and innovations;
3) Education: establish non-degree educational programs and support degree programs within …
- 1st Gawad Oblation Awarding Ceremony to be held on 7 February
- Ceremony for the Turnover of the University of the Philippines Presidency
- 5th President’s Toast: Pag-uulat at Pasasalamat ni Pangulong Alfredo E. Pascual
- UP enhances hospitalization benefits for employees
- Call for Papers: Asian Journalism Research Conference 2017
- Call for Nominations: UP Gawad Plaridel 2017 (Television Category)
- UP TWSC to mark 40th anniversary with international conference
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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 …