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CIDS Current Activities: Researches and Forums


  1. Migration Research and Policy Program in collaboration with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and other government agencies and stakeholders attempts to put the data on Philippine migration and envisions to do data analytics for policy purposes.

Core Team: Dr. Jean S. Encinas-Franco, Dr. Jorge V. Tigno, Dr. Edna E.A. Co and Dr. Emmanuel C. Lallana

Contact person in CIDS: Claire Pantoja

  1. China Program takes a transdisciplinary approach in an effort to understand the  links and relationship between the Philippines and China.

Core Team: Dr. Aileen SP. Baviera, Dr. Tina S. Clemente, Prof. Herman Joseph S. Kraft and Dr. Jay L. Batongbacal

Contact person in CIDS: Jeanena Rafer

  1. Sustainable Energy Program attempts to examine and dissect the energy crisis and the factors that envelop the sector. The program attempts to demystify the sector and explore not only immediate but also medium and long-term options for dealing with energy and power issues.

Core Team: Dr. Mili-Ann Tamayao, Prof. Rowaldo del Mundo, Prof. Ray Goco, Dr. Louis Angelo Danao, Dr. Rosario Ang, Atty. Ma. Gisella Reyes, Dr. Maria Joy Abrenica, Dr. Helena Agnes Valderama and Dr. Laura David

Contact person in CIDS: Hilton Lazo

  1. Framework Development for the Review and Updating of the National Marine Policy 1994 takes a closer look at the existing marine policy but this time, UP takes a transdisciplinary perspective on the policy and its prospects.

Core Team: Dr. Jay L. Batongbacal, Dr. Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, Atty. Celeste Ruth L. Cembrano-Mallari, Dr. Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, Dr. Porfinio Alexander M. Aliño, Dr. Gil S. Jacinto, Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, and Dr. Edna E. A. Co

Contact persons in CIDS:  Allan Chester B. Nadate and Ruby Shaira F. Panela

  1. UP Program for Environmental Governance among the CENROs. UP prepares an interdisciplinary module on environmental governance benchmarked on selected university efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The module is used to enhance the perspective and shells of CENROs around environmental governance.

Core Team: Dr. Oscar B. Zamora, Dr. Agnes C. Rola, Dr. Josefina Dizon, Dr. Juan M. Pulhin, Prof. Marlo Mendoza, Prof. Emelinda Mendoza, Dr. Rico C. Ancog, Dr. Mario Delos Reyes, Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Dr. Daniel Vincent H. Borja, and Dr. Rene Ofreneo

Contact person in CIDS:  Mark Gamboa