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UPD, UP Cebu to hold forum on Philippine Constitution

The Department of Political Science, UP Diliman, and the Political Science Program, College of Social Sciences, UP Cebu, in cooperation with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) are co-hosting a public forum entitled “PH Constitution @30: Institutional Choices in a Time of Change” on 10 May 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Union Bldg. Hall, UP Cebu.
Speakers during the forum include University of Melbourne Laureate Professor Emeritus of Law Cheryl Saunders, and Australian National University Professor of Political Science Paul Hutchcroft, Professor of Political Science, Australian National University, and currently seconded to the Australian …

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The Crises of Representation in the Philippines and the Role of Charter Change

Members of the House of Representatives pose for posterity following a five-hour orientation on the intricacies and art of being effective legislators, held on July 2013. Photos by G. Engay and P. Camero, Media Relations Service, House of Representatives.
The Aquino Administration would like to believe that it has made strides in improving transparency and accountability. While there is empirical support for this, corruption is not the only gripping problem of Philippine democracy. There is also a need to improve government responsiveness, political inclusion, and popular participation.
There is reason to believe that current political leadership has not paid attention to these …

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