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Public Lecture: Formulating a Social Media Policy for Frontline Government Agencies to Improve Public Communication

Clarissa David

Everyone is invited to the public lecture of Dr. Clarissa C. David, Professor of the College of Mass Communication, who will deliver a lecture “Formulating a Social Media Policy for Frontline Government Agencies to Improve Public Communication”  on 05 July 2016, 9:00 am at Bulwagan ng Dangal, Roxas Street, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. Registration starts at 9:00 am.

About the Lecture

Social media has increased in importance as the Internet-connected population of the Philippines grows. Different government agencies, depending on function, have embraced and fully adopted social media channels. Many potential benefits can be reaped from a strategic and effective use of social media but there are also attendant risks to having these direct and official channels of communication between agencies and the public, the press, and interest groups. This research examines social media use by frontline government agencies, using three specific cases namely:  the Department of Education, Department of Health, and the PAG-IBIG Fund. Frontline agencies have special uses for social media. These case studies provide guidance for social media policies in three key areas: (1) direct client interactions and how having responsive social media accounts can help improve service provision, (2) forms of social media engagement with the press and the public that can serve agency goals, and (3) organizational settings around social media management that can amplify the benefits of its use.

 

This public lecture is jointly sponsored by the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) and the UP College of Mass Communication.

For Inquiries/RSVP

For confirmation and details, please contact Ms. Rose Punay at telephone numbers 981-8500 local  4266, 4267, and 4268 or email [email protected]. You can also pre-register for the event on the Google form below:

Public Lecture: Empowering Filipino Women Seafarers in the Maritime Sector

Lucia Tangi

 

The Center would like to invite everyone to the public lecture of Lucia P. Tangi, Professor of the College of Mass Communication, who will deliver a lecture “Empowering Filipino Women Seafarers in the Maritime Sector” on 04 July 2016, 1:00 PM at Bulwagan ng Dangal, Roxas Street, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. Registration starts at 12:30 PM.

About the Lecture

Filipinos account for  a  quarter  of  the  world’s   1.6 million seafarers. However, Filipino   women  account  for  only  around  two  percent  of more than  300,000  seafarers  deployed  annually.  Around 90 percent of these  women seafarers are in the services  and domestic sectors,  doing jobs  that  are related to their reproductive  duties.  Because  of this,  Filipino women  seafarers  are among the  lowest paid  in the  seafaring  industry  and are also among the  most vulnerable  to  redundancy . Following the enactment in the 1990s of the Women in Development and Nation Building Act, maritime schools started opening up to women who wanted to become  sea officers.  Although more  women  have been  attracted to seafaring in the past decade, the number of  women   sea officers  has remained  small  compared to the  thousands of male  sea officers deployed every year. Based on focus group discussions and key informant interviews with almost a hundred stakeholders, this study finds that women  sea officers  often  face discrimination as soon as they start applying for shipboard internship and employment. They have  to battle  loneliness, sexual harassment  and  bullying  by their male colleagues on board.  This study  finds that patriarchal beliefs and control  in the seafaring industry  have discouraged  women  sea officers from pursuing  their career at sea.This  is aggravated by ship owners’ race to reduce cost at the expense  of seafarers.  Using  SaraLongwe’s Empowerment Framework as guide, this policy research  proposes some package  of  measures  to empower  women by addressing  issues on welfare, access, conscientization, mobilization and control.

This public lecture is jointly sponsored by the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) and the UP College of Mass Communication. Also attached here is the abstract of the lecture.

For Inquiries/RSVP

For confirmation and details, please contact Ms. Rose Punay at telephone numbers 981-8500 local  4266, 4267, and 4268 or email [email protected]. You can also pre-register for the event on the Google form below:

 

A Review of Corporate Income Tax Policy in the Philippines

 

Stella Luz A. Quimbo Public Lecture

 

The Center would like to invite everyone to the public lecture of Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo, Professor of the School of Economics, who will deliver a lecture on  “A Review of Corporate Income Tax Policy in the Philippines” on 15 June 2016, 10:00 AM at Room 125 of the UP School of Economics, Guerrero corner Osmeña Sts, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

This event is organized by the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies and the UP School of Economics.

For confirmation and details, please contact:

Ms. Maria Reora of UP School of Economics, tel. nos. 920-5461, 927-9686 local 222 or email [email protected];

Ms. Rose Punay, tel. nos:  981-8500 local  4266, 4267, and 4268 or email  [email protected]; [email protected].

You can also confirm your attendance on the form that follows:

Job Opening at CIDS

The Center is currently looking for Research Assistant on Migration and Development.

UPDATE: Application for this job is already closed. Please check our website for any openings soon. Thank you!

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Job Opportunity

 

The Center is currently looking for Full-Time Research Assistant for Federalism

UPDATE: Application for this job is already closed. Please check our website for any openings soon. Thank you!

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Job Opening at CIDS

The Center is currently looking for Full-Time Research Assistant for China/Strategic Studies Program

UPDATE: Application for this job is already closed. Please check our website for any openings soon. Thank you!

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NAMFREL Urges Every Citizen to “Be a Hero”

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The National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) is calling on all citizens to be a one-hour NAMFREL volunteer in its “be a hero” campaign.   Citizens are invited to be at their precincts at the close of the polls on May 9 and observe the counting of ballots and the posting of the results in the election returns (ER’s).  NAMFREL one-hour volunteers are then urged to send the results of the votes for President and Vice President only to NAMFREL via SMS to 0922-166-3735 or to the NAMFREL website www.namfrel.org.ph.  Results received will be checked, verified and posted in the NAMFREL website as they are received.  This project is intended to inform the public of the votes coming in from different regions for these two highest elective positions and provides them with the opportunity to compare these ER’s with the transmitted results to the City of Municipal Board of Canvassers.

Volunteers are encouraged to visit the NAMFREL website to learn more about being a hero.

NAMFREL likewise urges citizens to be vigilant and report election-related incidents to the police authorities or the COMELEC.  The NAMFREL website will also be open to receive these incident reports and refer these to the proper authorities.

As in many years since 1983, NAMFREL has been bringing Filipinos together to work to help revive and sustain democracy by safeguarding the integrity of the vote.  This election is crucial as it is very close and thus passions may be unusually high.  The more reason we should all work together to ensure a safe and clean election.  We each have a responsibility to make this happen.

PUBLIC POLICY JOURNAL VOLUME 14

PUBLIC POLICY JOURNAL VOLUME 14 OUT NOW

The University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) has released the latest issue of its Public Policy Journal (PPJ), an academic publication which features key research projects conducted by university faculty members across the UP system.

The 14th issue of the journal features articles on indigenous peoples in the Cordillera region, an evaluation of the KALAHI-CIDSS poverty reduction program, an analysis of disaster risk response during the Typhoon Yolanda, and a piece on ASEAN integration.


To download the file:  click the pop out icon, a new window(google drive) will open. Click the arrow icon on top of the page to download/save.

The PPJ was launched in 1997 by then UP President Emil Javier to serve as one of the university’s contributions to public policy discourse from a multidisciplinary perspective. Publication of the journal was halted from 2007 to 2013, but will now be published twice a year.

 

UP CALLS ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO INVEST ON KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL

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“Higher level education is the key to inclusive growth,” says UP President Pascual.

THE COUNTRY can produce thehigh-level human resource it needs to catch up with its neighbors if the next government adopts the right set of policies.

This was the gist of a “think paper” on “Knowledge-Based Development and Governance” presented by the University of the Philippines to all the presidential candidates for their consideration.

According to UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, the study—which he calls “a road map to inclusive growth”—can form the basis for a comprehensive review of Philippine educational and human resource development policy, particularly in research and development.

The study notes that despite increasing government investments in education, not enough money has gone into research and development, and into producing and supporting more top-level researchers. This is why the Philippineshas been left behind by many of its ASEAN co-members and continues to suffer from high income inequality and poverty.

“We still spend only 3 percent of GDP on education, compared to an average of 5-6 percent in the rest of ASEAN,” the paper noted, sounding the alarm. “This is why even our best universities lag behind their global and regional counterparts. In 2014, the University of the Philippines ranked only 8th out of the top 10 universities in ASEAN. In 2012, the Philippines ranked 92nd in the global Knowledge Economy Index, far behind Singapore, which placed 23rd.”

“Expenditure on research and development (R&D) by government and industry is low. So our level of technology remains low in quality and scale, and concentrated in sectors that are not considered high-value. To catch up and move ahead faster, we need to raise our technological knowledge and skills, which only advanced education and training can address.”

Put together by some of the national university’s brightest minds, the study notesthe importance of research and development (R&D) in achieving growth in this era that is driven by scientific and technological (S&T) advancement. Now, the country’s knowledge capital is the key to achieve and sustain inclusive growth that reduces inequality and poverty.S&T innovation supports the manufacturing sector which generates jobs for the poor. And higher level education and training enable people to create new knowledge, innovate products and processes, and improve productivity.

Innovations can spur new economic activity and growth in both urban centers and the countryside.

But to strengthen Philippine R&D, the government will have to send more Filipinos abroad for advanced studies, as well as encourage more foreign-based professionals to return. Leading international experts and educators should be hired to help bring their local counterparts up to global standards and to introduce new ideas.

The government will also need to map out a network of “hub-and-spokes” that will involve schools, government bodies, businesses, and civil society organizations throughout the country, tapping local expertise.

“Beyond building infrastructure, we need to build the suprastructure of economic growth,” said Pascual. “That means harnessing the intellectual and creative energies of our people through more rationalized and responsive education. We need to ensure that enough of our best minds stay in the country to drive innovation and help develop the rest of our labor force. It is also not enough to be satisfied with the country’s current success in mainly voice-based business process outsourcing. To really get ahead and add more value to the economy, we need to develop more software engineers and other technology experts.

The study was undertaken by the Center for Integrative and Development Studies, UP’s think tank, in coordination with the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“We hope that all our presidential candidates will read this paper and respond to its findings and recommendations in their platforms,” added Pascual. “We will welcome their ideas, and are inviting them to share those ideas with the University community and our people at large.”

On March 20, the University of the Philippines campus in Cebu will host a presidential debate, and education will be among the key topics on the agenda.

The full paper “Knowledge-Based Development and Governance: Challenges and Recommendations to the 2016 Presidential Candidates” may be viewed below:

[To download the file, click the pop-out icon to open a new page (Google Drive). Click the arrow icon on top of the page to download.]

A summary of the paper may also be viewed below:

[To download the file, click the pop-out icon to open a new page (Google Drive). Click the arrow icon on top of the page to download.]

MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CENTER

UPDATE: Application for this jobs is already closed. Please check our website for any openings soon. Thank you!

The Center is also currently looking for persons to fill in the following positions:

1. Publication Assistant

00012. Research Associate for Sustainable Energy Policy

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Interested parties may submit their applications to: [email protected]

IMPORTANT: In the subject line of your email, please indicate “PUBLICATIONS ASSISTANT Job Application ” for the Publication Assistant post and “RA Job Application – Energy Policy” for the Research Associate for Sustainable Energy Policy post to assist us in processing your application.

Round Table Discussions on “Strengthening our Institutions of Policymaking”

The University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) held a series of round table discussions (RTD) on the topic “Strengthening our Institutions of Policymaking”.

The initiative of the UPCIDS is inspired by the current events and discourse on the dynamics between and amongst our branches of government. We wish to highlight in these round table discussions that in spite of the noise and challenges that hang over the heads of our institutions such as the Executive and the Legislative, the Executive and the Judiciary, the Judiciary and the Legislative, and so on, as Filipinos, we look forward to a discernment on  overcoming the relational challenges of the institutions and to strengthening the institutions of democracy as  institutions that work for ONE NATION rather than as competing branches of government.

As an academic institution, the University of the Philippines through the CIDS, wants to contribute to the discourse and hopefully, an enlightenment by experts  through the latter’s analysis, insights and recommendations that would strengthen our institutions such as the Legislature, the Executive, and the Judiciary in an environment of democracy and rule of law.

The Round Table Discussion will come in a series :

RTD 1 will focus on the topic from the perspectives of former justices, constitutionalists, and legislators.

The RTD 1 was held on 4 September 2014, Thursday, from 1:30-5:00 in the afternoon.

Invited Resource Persons:

  • Maria Lourdes C. Fernando
  • Atty. Christian S. Monsod
  • Atty. Rene Saguisag
  • Former Secretary Rafael Alunan
  • Former Deputy Speaker Jesus Crispin Remulla
  • Former Senator Francisco Tatad

 

RTD 2 will bring in the perspectives of academics and scholars, and;

The RTD 2 was held on 11 September 2014, Thursday, from 1:30-5:00 in the afternoon.

Invited Resource Persons:

  • House of Representatives Secretary General Marilyn Barua-Yap
  • Executive Director Ronald U. Mendoza – Asian Institute of Management
  • Prof. Pacifico A. Agabin – UP Diliman College of Law
  • Dante B. Gatmaytan – Associate Professor UP College of Law

 

RTD 3 will serve as a platform for business, media, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to share their views on how to strengthen institutions of policy making.

The RTD 3 was held on 18 September 2014, Thursday, from 1:30-5:00 in the afternoon.

Invited Resource Persons:

  • Nepomuceno A. Malaluan – Center for Media and Freedom Responsibility
  • Prof. Raul C. Pangalangan – UP Diliman College of Law
  • Atty. Simeon Marcelo – Former Ombudsman
  • Antonio Cruz – Social Media Strategist

 

2nd Call for Proposals on Policy Research

Dr. Perry Ong, Dr. Josef Yap, Dr. Temy Rivera

Dr.Perry Ong, Dr.Josef Yap & Dr. Temy Rivera

 

UPCIDS is now accepting capsule proposals on policy research on any of the 4E framework of CIDS. Click here.

This call for proposals is open to all faculty-researchers from UP Visayas and Mindanao campuses who participated in the 2nd workshop on “Building Capacity To Do Policy Research” held last July 23, 2013 at UP Cebu. The workshop which feature a panel of experts and research fellows of CIDS and PIDS was conducted to develop capacity to do policy researches among young faculty-researchers of UP.

The deadline of submission is on July 31, 2013 (Wed).

Download Capsule Proposal Format for Policy Research 

A Workshop on the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001 (RA9147) and the Nagoya Protocol

Then and now, a great number of researches of the faculty and REPS of the University of the Philippines deal with our biological diversity.  Such researches are covered by Republic Act 9147 otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001 as well as guidelines ensuing from this act.  Most researchers however are not clear about the implications on their research of provisions of the Act and the other pertinent guidelines.  Thus, UP CIDS is organizing a workshop to bring UP researchers, DENR, DA, DOST and other stakeholders together to discuss how researches can be facilitated while complying with the provisions of RA 9147. There will also be discussions on the implications to researches of the recently concluded multilateral agreement called the Nagoya Protocol.

 

The workshop is scheduled on 18-19 July 2013, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at CIDS, G/F Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman.
Interested faculty-researchers of UP is invited to participate on this workshop.

 

For additional information and pre-registration, kindly contact Rose or Grace at 929 3540 or email [email protected].

UP TWSC will hold public lecture entitled “Autonomy and Expectations”

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The University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center (TWSC), co-sponsored by CIDS, will hold a public lecture of Prof. Leland Dela Cruz titled “Autonomy and Expectations: A Public Lecture on The Evolution of University Social Research Centers” on Tuesday 25 June 2013 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm at the TWSC Conference Area, Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City

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A Workshop on “Building Capacity To Do Policy Research”

UP CIDS will be conducting a workshop on May 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at UP CIDS office, G/F Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman.

This activity aims to develop the capacity to do policy researches. The workshop will feature a panel of experts and research fellows of UP CIDS and PIDS, including the writing of policy papers for publication.  At the end of the workshop, the participants will be asked to submit a capsule proposal on a policy research they wish to undertake. The research must be a topic on any of the 4E framework of UP CIDS (Click this link).

The workshop is open to young faculty-researchers of UP, from Assistant to Associate Professor. While there will be no registration fee, slots are limited to 40 participants only. Pre-registration is required. Please wait for a notification that will be sent to your email and to your CU for your confirmed slots.

Interested parties may confirm with Rose via phone 929-3540 or e-mail [email protected].