Category Archives: ASEAN Integration

This are articles published on the UP Forum which tackles issues and concerns on the effect of the ASEAN Integration 2015 on education.

Convergence in Work Systems, ASEAN Integration and Implications to Professional Practice

UP Vice President for Administration Maragtas SV Amante.
With the global movement of capital, people and resource issues in work and employment, as well as labor and capital relations, have become prominent. How would people, technology and resources from various countries and cultures  effectively produce desired results? How would the gains or losses arising from competition be shared through improvements in income distribution and living standards? In what areas of work systems—hiring, job design, employment terms and conditions, compensation, skills development, social security and disputes settlement—will there be more convergence?
These questions have been asked during many periods of industrial history, and …

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Funding Science and Technology in an Internationalized World

Dr. Teofilo A. Abrajano, Jr.
I am not an expert in education and research specific to the ASEAN region or the on-going effort to set a common framework for ASEAN educational integration and internationalization. I will therefore make no effort to regurgitate what I have just recently learned about these important discussions, as I was attempting to contextualize my present contribution.  I will simply use the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework as an inevitable supposition for any realistic strategy for promoting science and technology in the ASEAN region. One message from this contribution is that ASEAN educational and research integration is not …

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Sharing Lessons Learned in Internationalization

Calingo (center) receives his plaque as UPAA Alumni Awardee during the UPAA General Homecoming and Reunion in June 2014. With him are UP President Alfredo Pascual (right) and UPAA President Ponciano Rivera.
Comprehensive internationalization is a commitment, confirmed through action, to infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout  the teaching, research, and service missions of higher education. It shapes institutional ethos and values and touches the entire higher education enterprise. It is essential that it be embraced by institutional leadership, governance, faculty, students, and all academic service and support units. It is an institutional imperative, not just a desirable possibility. (NAFSA, 2011)
My …

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UP Forum Roundtable Discussion on ASEAN Integration and Internationalization

Q: How ready is higher education for ASEAN 2015?
What policy reforms are needed to make HE competitive in an ASEAN regional community?
Rex Victor O. Cruz, PhD
Chancellor (2011-2014)
UP Los Baños
The readiness of Philippine higher education for Asean 2015 can be assessed in terms of the competitiveness of the country’s higher education institutions (HEIs) as institutions of choice for students from other countries in the region. Come 2015 our HEIs must increase their competitiveness in attracting international students, at least 300,000 of them, from the region (
We need to be able to compete with Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia who …

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Developing Skills and Competencies for ASEAN Integration

Professor Melito Salazar, Jr.
Philippine business has been mainly focused on the domestic market, and, on a limited scale, on the markets of the United States and Europe, and, in recent years, China. This orientation has influenced management thinking strategies and programs toward Western concepts.
Even with the Philippines being part of the ASEAN, minimal attention from Philippine business has been focused on the markets of ASEAN. By 2015, such a situation will not serve the interest of Philippine business and society since in that year, the full integration of ASEAN into one market, with free exchange of products, services, human resources …

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Dangal at Husay Mula sa Kawani, Para sa Kawani Tungong Internasyonalisasyon

Tungkulin ng Campus Maintenance Office (CMO) ang pangalagaan ang mga gusali at pisikal na kapaligiran ng UP Diliman. Isang sangay nito ang Grounds Service and Arboretum Division (GSAD). Bahagi ng komprehensibong gawain nito ang pangangalaga ng park at garden, nursery at arboretum at beautification at landscaping.
Ang mga serbisyong ito ay mahigit dalawang dekada nang trabaho ni Mang Rogelio. Siya ay regular na manggagawa na may salary grade 4 (sagad). Sa kakapusan ng sahod, kabi-kabila ang kanyang loan na malaking bahagi ng mga kaltas sa kaniyang sahod. Kung kaya may take-home pay na lamang siya na Php400-600 kada linggo.
Ilang taon na …

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General Education at Globalisasyon Isip, Salita at Gawa Para Kanino?

Apektado ang UP sa isterya ng internasyonalisasyon. Wika nga ni Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs Marilou Nicolas, darating ang integrasyon sa Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sa 2015, sa ayaw natin at sa gusto. Susi sa pakikisama sa mga karatig-rehiyon sa Asya ang pag-ayon at paglapat ng General Education Program (GEP) sa pangangailangan ng internasyonal na komunidad at pag-angkop sa programang K to 12 sa batayang edukasyon.
Programa at Mga Panukala
Kasama sa mga ipinirisintang dokumento ni Nicolas sa Expanded GE Committee Workshop sa Subic noong ika-21 hanggang-23 ng Mayo ang tsart na nagkukumpara sa Revitalized General Education Program (RGEP) Hybrid …

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Rates of Change: Two University Presidents and the Battle for Academic Hearts and Minds

UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Prospero De Vera (left) invites questions from the forum’s audience addressed to UP President Pascual (center) and ADMU President Villarin (right).
Two university presidents from opposite ends of Katipunan Avenue appear to be on the same side when it comes to internationalization.
This much was evident when UP President Alfredo E. Pascual joined Ateneo de Manila President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin on 19 November 2013 at the Education Competitiveness in an ASEAN Integrated Era forum.
The event, which was held at  the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City and organized by the University of the Philippines and PUBLiCUS Asia, …

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CHED Gears Up for ASEAN 2015

The crafting of the ASEAN 2015 Action Plan for Philippine Higher Education is underway.
Its development—only one in a set of tasks to be undertaken by the agency—is in preparation for the establishment of an ASEAN Community by 2015.
ASEAN 2015, as it is more commonly known, rose from ASEAN Vision 2020 proposed during the summit in 1997. This vision of the region as a “concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking,  living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies” formed the concept of a regional community.
It was not until …

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The ASEAN University Network: Demonstrating the ASEAN Spirit in Higher Education

Even before ASEAN leaders during the Summit in Kuala Lumpur in December 1997 formulated the ASEAN Vision 2020,1 higher education institutions across the region had unified their efforts to make the ASEAN Community a reality.
The ASEAN University Network is an association of universities established in November 1995 with the signing of its Charter by the higher education officials of six member countries. The AUN is led by a Board of Trustees, and its Secretariat is based in Chulalongkorn University, headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nantana Gajaseni as executive director. It currently has 30 universities in 10 countries, including three …

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