With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a stalwart member of our community, UP political science professor and former dean of the UP Asian Center, Dr. Aileen SP Baviera. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to her bereaved family, friends and colleagues.

A joint public forum held by the UP Korea Research Center and the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Inc. explores South Korea’s New Southern Policy and what it means for the Philippines and ASEAN.

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies through the UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change, and the UP Department of Political Science invite everyone to Mga Pahayag at Sabi-Sabi sa SONA 2019, a UP roundtable discussion happening on 17 July 2019, 1:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

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.

With just a few days to go before voters troop to the polling stations for the 2019 midterm elections, several units of the University of the Philippines are busy publishing insights, fact check pieces and other materials aimed at aiding voters in their choice of candidates for the different positions in government.

The electoral arrangements of the 1987 Constitution, according to Australia National University Professor and Southeast Asia politics expert Dr. Paul Hutchcroft, have shaped political parties in the Philippines into “convenient vehicles of patronage” rather than programmatic entities.

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The UP Department of Political Science, UP sa Halalan, and the UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC) invite you to “Strong Patronage, Weak Parties: The Case for Electoral System Redesign in the Philippines,” a public lecture by Dr. Paul Hutchcroft (Australian National University), on 8 February 2019 (Friday), 9:30 AM to 12:00 NN at Palma Hall 400, UP Diliman.

The UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change, together with World Scientific Publishing (Singapore) and the UP Department of Political Science, is co-organizing the launch of and a panel discussion on the book “Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia” on October 19, 2018 (Friday), 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.