Delegates of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) coming from Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, India, China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines gathered for the EROPA 2019 General Assembly and Conference to discuss vital issues affecting the Asia and the Pacific region, elect officers of the organization, and adopt resolutions and […]

As part of the academe’s role of conscientization, monitoring, and assessing the policies and performance of government, the Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) of the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines (UP) held a forum at the NCPAG Audio-Visual Room in the afternoon of September 3, 2019.

With the Commission on Elections finally declaring the winners of the recent senatorial elections, it is apparent that some of those who made it are new to the legislature. And with much to learn about the duties and responsibilities of members of the chamber, these senators-elect may need all the tips and help they can get.

Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, a former Senate director turned UP professor of political science, shares a few tips for new legislators.

The Center of Policy and Executive Development (CPED) of the University of the Philippines-Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), together with the Philippine Public Policy Network (PPPN), will organize the two-day Inaugural Conference and Organizational Meeting on 21-22 November 2019 to be held at the International Center for Public Administration, UP NCPAG. Likewise, CPED will receive and review abstracts of conference papers until May 15, 2019.

Active relations between the University of the Philippines and Korea were highlighted during the first lecture and meeting with top UP officials of Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man.

Selected faculty members from all eight constituent universities of the University of the Philippines gathered together to exchange notes and take stock of their experiences in providing policy advice to the government in the areas of disaster risk reduction and climate change. The “Scoping Workshop on the Role of Academia in Policymaking for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action” was organized by the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute with support from the International Network for Government Science Advice.

Dr. Kristoffer B. Berse of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance was conferred the prestigious 2019 Virginia A. Miralao (VAM) Excellence in Research Award by the Philippine Social Science Council for his publication entitled “Cities as aid agencies: preliminary prospects and cautionary signposts from post-disaster interurban cooperation in Asia.”