UP-CIFAL Philippines discusses better science communication with scientists, experts

    07 February 2019, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) and social research institution Social Weather Stations (SWS), organized a meeting with around 20 experts on how to effectively communicate science to the public. The meeting was spurred by the negative perceptions of the public […]

Migrant Protection by Education in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Lessons and Recommendations on the Philippine Post-Arrival Orientation Service (PAOS) in Qatar

Froilan T. Malit, Jr. and Dulce Amor Ledesma   Introduction   The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have increasingly accounted for at least 25 million foreign migrant workers (49% of the total GCC populations), with expectations to cross the 60-million mark by […]

UP CIFAL Philippines, Southern Taiwan’s Edu-Connect South East Asia organize learning tour on Inclusive Business for Economic Development

UP CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association-Kaohsiung, organized a four-day learning tour on entrepreneurial development and innovation in Southern Taiwan from December 12-15, 2018. Seventeen Filipino entrepreneurs and academics joined the learning tour, which aims to foster collaborative learning on the innovative practices of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the […]

UP CIFAL Philippines holds consultation on migration, gender equality outlook

UP CIFAL Philippines held a consultation on the “Philippine Outlook on Migration and Gender Equality” on November 28, 2018 at the University of the Philippines School of Statistics in Quezon City. Thirty-five representatives from government agencies, universities, and civil society organizations attended the consultation. It aims to gather comments from different stakeholders on the working […]

UP CIFAL PH Director moderates UN Women’s panel discussion on gender in PH migration

QUEZON CITY—UP CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co moderated a panel discussion on “Situating Gender in Philippine Migration Landscape: Trends, Challenges and Emerging Issues” on November 5, 2018. The panel discussion is part of the two-day national consultation forum with the civil society entitled “Towards A Gender-Responsive Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration […]

UP CIFAL Philippines promotes creative economy, sustainable tourism in 5th Inclusive Business Forum

BAGUIO CITY, BENGUET—To promote creative economy and sustainable tourism, UP CIFAL Philippines held its 5th Inclusive Business (IB) Forum on November 12, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB). More than 50 government employees, business practitioners, and students participated in the IB forum, jointly organized by UP CIFAL Philippines and UPB. In his […]

UN flag raised for the first time in PH university

The United Nations (UN) flag was officially hoisted for the first time at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman in Quezon City on November 6, 2018. Led by UP CIFAL Philippines and the UP School of Statistics (SoS), the UN flag raising ceremony symbolizes that the UP campus is now a “UN city,” reflecting […]

UP CIFAL Philippines Director discusses natural region as governance framework, highlights contributions to SDG targets in PAASE conference

UP CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co discussed the natural region as a framework of governance architecture for sustainable development in a conference organized by the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) on October 25, 2018 at the UP National Institute of Physics in Quezon City. Now a member of the PAASE, Dr. Co […]

UP CIFAL Philippines conducts 2nd Youth CAMP

Photo Courtesy: IGNITE-NCPAG SAN PABLO CITY, LAGUNA—UP CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the San Pablo City Government, Sangguniang Kabataan of San Pablo, and the Initiative for Genuine Involvement, Transparency and Empowerment (IGNITE) of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), conducted the second installment of the Youth Commitment to Action and Multi-Stakeholder […]

UP CIFAL Philippines holds road safety seminar for grade schoolers

ANTIPOLO, RIZAL—As part of its advocacy to promote road safety awareness, UP CIFAL Philippines held a seminar for 70 students of Isaias Tapales Elementary School on October 19, 2018. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that children aged 5-14 years are among the most vulnerable from road crashes and deaths. UP CIFAL Philippines program […]