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Position Paper of Faculty Members of the U.P. Department of Political Science on the Congressional Initiative to Undertake Constitutional Revision (17 January 2018)
The faculty members of the Department of Political Science (whose names appear below) thank the Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes and the Committee on Electoral Reforms and Peoples’ Participation of the Senate of the Philippines for the invitation to be one of the resource persons and institutions in the committee hearing as part of the congressional initiatives to revise or amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution. [Read more]
Statement of Faculty Members of the UP Department of Political Science on the Burial of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
We, the undersigned faculty members of the University of the Philippines Department of Political Science publicly convey our outrage and indignation towards the clandestine and duplicitous burial of former president and dictator, Ferdinand E. Marcos, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes). [Read more]
Position Paper of Faculty Members of the UP Department of Political Science on the Congressional Initiative to Undertake Constitutional Revision
The faculty members of the Department of Political Science (whose signatures appear below) thank the Committee on Constitutional Amendments of the House of Representatives for the invitation to present a position paper on congressional initiatives to revise or amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution. [Read more]
Reactions to the Presentation of Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.:
“Federalizing the Philippines”
by Maria Ela L. Atienza, PhD
I wish to thank the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO) for inviting me to be one of the discussants in the third installment of the Senate Centennial Lecture Series. I am especially grateful that I can be part of this particular event, first, because it is an honor to be a discussant to Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr., who has long been the champion of local autonomy, democracy and human rights in the Philippines [Read more]
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The Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman is the only Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Center of Excellence in Political Science in the country. It is home to eminent Political Science scholars delivering the best instruction in the discipline. The Department also undertakes research projects with policy and community impact, consistently producing local and international publications. Through its active leadership in the association of Political Science professionals, the Department has provided service to the wider public from its pool of public intellectuals, experts and advocates.

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