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UP Forum Election Issue off the press

This is volume 17, number 1 of the bi-monthly UP Forum. In this election-oriented issue, members of the University of the Philippines community share their views and studies on the issues which confront the nation. Among the issues discussed are the exercise of the right of suffrage, foreign policy, election data, legislation, children’s rights, law enforcement and migration.
These articles are also contributions of the UP community to the university’s election initiative, UP sa Halalan 2016. For online versions of the articles, please visit http://halalan.up.edu.ph/
To download a copy of this issue, please click here.
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UPCIDS to hold forum on FOI bills on December 8

UPCIDS will organize a forum on pursuing greater access by Filipinos to data relevant to public interest.
The event, “Balancing right to information with competing interests of individuals, state and bureaucracy: What’s the score on the FOI bills?” will be on December 8, 2014 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Venue will be at the ERP Room, Lower Ground Floor, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Atty. Jose Manuel Diokno, DLSU College of Law Dean, will present an evaluation of the FOI bills.
Invited to be the forum’s reactors are Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition Co-convenor Atty. Nepomuceno Malaluan, Reps. Neri Colmenares …

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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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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 (http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Pages/international-student-flow-viz.aspx).
We need to be able to compete with Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia who …

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UP Forum March-April issue off the press

This is volume 15, number 2 of the bi-monthly UP Forum. In this issue, the Forum tackles indigenous studies and how it can inculcated in the curriculum of higher education institutions.
Featured in this issue are these articles: UP Baguio Assistant Professor Leah Abayao, PhD on the Indigenous People’s Core Curriculum; Koalisyon ng mga Katutubo at Samahan ng Pilipinas (Kasapi) Inc. Secretary General Giovanni Reyes on the Indigenous Communities Conserved Areas (ICCA) and the Manila Declaration; Philippine Association for Intercultural Development (PAFID) Inc. Executive Director Dave De Vera’s and UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz’s views on Philippine …

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