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 to host international Korean Studies confabThe University of the Philippines, in collaboration with the Academy of Korean Studies, will host the 7th Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia (KoSASA) Biennial Conference from September 28 to 30, 2016, at the Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Quezon City and at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, Quezon City.
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.
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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UP Manila prof is world’s most prolific editor
Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr. of UP Manila is the world’s busiest editor.
This was according to Publons, the UK company behind the inaugural Sentinel of Science awards.
Lapeña received the award for handling the highest number of manuscripts across all the world’s journals. As this year’s top contributing editor, he will get $100 cash and a $200 credit with Wiley.
Publon created the awards to “honour the expert peer reviewers and editors who stand guard over research quality, and lead the charge for better, faster science.”
On 20 September 2016, Dr. Lapeña was recognized by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in San Diego, California with the Star …
- UP figures in Times Higher Education rankings
- UP designs new campus as technopreneurship hub
- Mga pabilyon, Wellness Center ng KAPP pinasinayaan
- UP artists sell work to help youth
- UP hosts Pacific Rim universities in higher education meeting
- UP official is new CHED commissioner, peace process adviser
- UP regains title as one of world’s top 400 universities
UP welcomes new VP for Public Affairs
Dr. Edna Estifania Co is the new Vice President for Public Affairs.
Notice of the approval of her ad interim appointment was released by the Office of the Secretary and of the Board of Regents on September 19. Her appointment was “effective September 1 to serve at the pleasure of the President.” The post was vacated by Dr. J. Prospero de Vera III, who was appointed commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education and peace process adviser.
Co is a full professor at the UP Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), where she teaches courses on administrative theory, the …
- UP to host international Korean Studies confab
- Open Letter of the UP President to the UP Community
- UP employees to receive Health and Welfare Benefit
- UP CIS to stage Noh play on Bonifacio’s life
- 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
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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 …