Category Archives: UPPEJA Awardees

Gov’t agencies need social media policies for better exchange with the public

Dr. Clarissa David

Dr. Clarissa David

As part of the President Edgardo J. Angara (PEJA) Fellowship lecture series, the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) and the UP College of Mass Communication (CMC) hosted “Formulating a Social Media Policy for Frontline Government Agencies to Improve Public Communication” with Dr. Clarissa David at the Bulwagan ng Dangal at University Main Library last July 5, 2016. The lecture addressed the issues in the engagement of three Philippine frontline agencies, namely the Department of Education, Department of Health, and the PAGIBIG fund, with the public through social media channels.

Dr. David is one of the five fellows awarded the previous year and is a professor at the UP CMC. Her researches focus on public opinion, political communication, public interventions, and communicating policy.

CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co welcoming the attendees

CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co welcoming the attendees

CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co opened the program and delivered UP President Alfredo E. Pascual’s message in his stead. Mr. Mikey Abola delivered the message of Senator Edgardo J. Angara.

Dr. David stressed the dual function of government agencies’ social media channels: to serve announcements and be the digital complaints and grievances desk of the public. As such, proper and helpful engagements must be observed. However, Dr. David advised against infographics that most do not appreciate and photos with public officials that the public deem unnecessary. Finally, Dr. David proposed social media engagement policies and guidelines to ensure effective communication with the public, who are now more inclined to use social media with its ubiquity, accessibility, and immediacy.

Prof. Rachel E. Khan from CMC and Ms. Chay Hofileña of Rappler shared their insights and comments on Dr. David’s study. The open forum followed and CMC Associate Dean Arminda V. Santiago closed the program.

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Prof. Rachel E. Khan, Dr. Clarissa C. David, and Ms. Chay Hofileña during the open forum

 

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Attendees of the Dr. David’s lecture

 

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A participant asking a question during the open forum

 

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Associate Dean Arminda Santiago closing the program

 

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Prof. Rachel E. Khan, Dr. Clarissa C. David, and Ms. Chay Hofileña

 

Dr. Clarissa David’s lecture slides can be downloaded below.

Support and protection for Filipinas in maritime industry necessary

Prof. Lucia Tangi during her lecture

Prof. Lucia Tangi

 

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) and the UP College of Mass Communication (CMC) hosted the third leg of the President Edgardo J. Angara (PEJA) Fellowship lecture series, titled “Empowering Filipino Women Seafarers in the Maritime Industry” with Prof. Lucia P. Tangi. Held at the Bulwagan ng Dangal at University Main Library last July 4, 2016, the lecture focused on the history and current state of Filipina seafarers and proposed ways of alleviating poor working conditions for such.

Prof. Lucia Tangi is one of the five fellows awarded the previous year and is a professor at the CMC. Her specializations include business reporting, news writing, feature writing, press history, gender and media.

 

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Associate Dean Arminda V. Santiago welcoming the attendees of the lecture.

CIDS Executive Director Edna E. A. Co

CIDS Executive Director Edna E. A. Co reading President Pascual’s message

 

CMC Associate Dean Arminda V. Santiago welcomed the lecture’s attendees and guests. CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co read UP President Alfredo E. Pascual message, and Mr. Mikey Abola from the office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara delivered his message in his stead.

Prof. Tangi focused on the challenges brought about by sexism and patriarchal beliefs that Filipina seafarers face, followed by suggestions for policy for their welfare, support, and protection. Following Tangi’s lecture proper were reactions from Ms. Carla S. Limcaoco, vice president of Women in Maritime Philippines and Dr. Odine Maria M. De Guzman, director of the UP Center for Women and Gender Studies. Experts and students gave comments and asked questions in the open forum. CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co concluded the program with closing remarks.

 

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Ms. Carla S. Limcaoco and Dr. Odine Maria M. De Guzman with Prof. Lucia Tangi

 

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Attendees of the lecture by Prof. Tangi

 

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Prof. Lucia Tangi during her lecture

 

The presentation of Prof. Tangi can be viewed below:

UP professor proposes corporate income tax reduction, rationalization of incentives

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The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) and the UP School of Economics hosted the public lecture “A Review of Corporate Income Tax Policy in the Philippines” with Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo as part of the President Edgardo J. Angara (PEJA) Fellowship lecture series. Held at the Room 125 of the UP School of Economics last June 15, 2016, the lecture addressed the issues in taxation, particularly in corporate income tax (CIT), and the relations among incentives, efforts, and investments.

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Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo during her lecture on tax

Dr. Quimbo is one of the five fellows awarded the previous year and is a professor at the UP School of Economics and commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission. Her specializations and research interests cover microeconomics, health economics, industrial organization, econometrics, and public economics.

 In attendance were former UP President and Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, and Ways and Means Committee Chair of the House of Representatives Romero “Miro” Quimbo, one of the co-authors of “Do Investments Respond to Taxation and Incentives? Evidence from the Philippines,” the basis of the lecture. The program was opened by UP School of Economics dean Orville Jose C. Solon, and Dr. Jose Wendell Capili, AVP of the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, delivered UP President Alfredo E. Pascual’s message in his stead. Senator Edgardo J. Angara also shared his remarks regarding issues in taxation and how they can benefit from Dr. Quimbo’s study.

In the lecture, Dr. Quimbo discusses tax reforms, tax incentives, and tax efforts. She also explains the use of the accelerator model of investments to “assess the responsiveness of industry investments to changes in tax rates and incentives.” Based on the findings, Quimbo calls for tax reforms which include the consideration of lowering CIT and rationalization of fiscal incentives, among others.

The lecture’s discussants, Synergeia Foundation CEO Dr. Milwida M. Guevara and UP School of Economics professor Dr. Renato E. Reside, Jr., shared their insights and comments on Dr. Quimbo’s study. The open forum followed after, in which Sen. Sonny Angara remarked the study’s implications on policymaking, and Dr. Edna Co, CIDS Executive Director, closed the program

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Former UP President Edgardo J. Angara

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Dr. Edna E.A. Co

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vice President Gisela P. Concepcion

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Senator Sonny Angara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Renato E. Reside, Jr., Dr. Milwida M. Guevara, Sen. Sonny Angara, Dr. Edna E.A. Co, Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo, Rep. Miro Quimbo

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Dr. Milwida M. Guevara, Dr.Stella Luz A. Quimbo, Dr. Renato E. Reside, Jr.

Identifying players in maritime disputes significant in shaping foreign policy—analyst

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For the first leg of the President Edgardo J. Angara (PEJA) Fellowship lecture series, the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) and the UP Asian Center hosted the public lecture “Domestic Stakeholders in Philippine Maritime Disputes: Impact and Influence on Foreign Policy” with Dr. Aileen S.P. Baviera. Held at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium at UP Asian Center last June 3, 2016, the lecture aimed to shed light on the dynamics between main domestic stakeholders in multiple levels, foreign policy, and the maritime disputes in which the country is involved.

DSC03921 Dr. Baviera is one of the five fellows awarded the previous year and is a professor at the UP Asian Center. Her specializations include contemporary China studies, China-Southeast Asia relations, Asia-Pacific security, territorial and maritime disputes, and regional integration.

CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co welcomed the lecture’s attendees and guests. UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was also in attendance and delivered the opening remarks. CIDS Executive Director Co also delivered Senator Edgardo J. Angara’s message, which recognized the significant contribution of Dr. Baviera’s study in the maritime disputes, in his stead (Sen. Angara’s message may be read here).

Dr. Baviera focused on the maritime disputes with China and Taiwan and tackled their influence on dominant stakeholders in the issue, both at the national and local levels and in both government and nongovernmental positions. After the analysis, implications for foreign policy were also bared. Following Baviera’s lecture proper were reactions from Mr. Chito Sto. Romana, lecturer of UP Asian Center and Philippine-Chinese relations expert, and Mr. Benito B. Valeriano, Assistant Secretary of the Maritime and Ocean Affairs Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Students and experts weighed in on the lecture and asked question in the open forum. Dr. Joefe Santarita, dean of UP Asian Center, concluded the program with closing remarks.


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UP President Alfredo E. Pascual delivering the opening remarks.

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CIDS Director, Dr. Edna E.A. Co welcoming the attendees of the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Chito Sta. Romana, Prof. Aileen S.P. Baviera and Asec. Benito B. Valeriano during the open forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The presentation of Dr. Baviera can be viewed below: