REPORT CARD: Would you vote for these party-list groups again?

Least Productive Partylist GroupsEight party-list representatives filed less than five bills throughout the 16th Congress which began in July 2013.

This begs the question: What have they been doing all this time?

The eight include ABONO Congressman Pacoy Ortega, who has not authored a single bill since 2013. Ortega did not deliver a single privilege speech, either.

Ortega, who belongs to the powerful Ortega political dynasty of La Union, is on his third and last term as representative of the group representing farmers, considered among the poorest of the poor.

Ortega is running for governor of La Union in the May 9 elections.

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Social media used responsibly is a force for good—#IMSocialxUP forum

UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Popoy De Vera delivers UP President Pascual’s message during the “#IMSocialxUP: The GMANews Think Before You Click and YouScoop Session” held at Malcolm Hall, College of Law, UP Diliman on January 28, while the hosts, GMA news field reporter Athena Imperial and UP Department of Political Science Assistant Professor Robert Go, look on.UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Popoy De Vera delivers UP President Pascual’s message during the “#IMSocialxUP: The GMANews Think Before You Click and YouScoop Session” held at Malcolm Hall, College of Law, UP Diliman on January 28, while the hosts, GMA news field reporter Athena Imperial and UP Department of Political Science Assistant Professor Robert Go, look on.

Social media can be a powerful force for good. How it can be used to effect positive social change, whether in advocacy work, in monitoring the performance of elected officials, or in simply changing a person’s life for the better, were the topics of the latest “#IMSocialxUP: The Think Before You Click and Youscoop Session,” a youth-oriented forum organized by the GMANews team and held today at the Malcolm Hall, College of Law, UP Diliman.

Hosted by GMA news field reporter, Miss Earth-Water 2011 titleholder and UP Diliman alumna Athena Imperial and UP Department of Political Science Assistant Professor Robert Go, the GMANews’ “#IMSocialxUP” session brought together four young, dynamic speakers from different sectors who spoke about how they useds social media to effect real-life changes.

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Interview of UP Professors Go and Arugay

WP 20160118 14 41 10 Pro18 January 2016 interview with Prof. Aries Arugay and Asst. Prof. Jan Robert Go (UPD Dept. of Political Science) with Manuel Cayon, reporter for Business Mirror (Photo by Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao).

Showbiz at Pulitika sa DZUP

Franco at DZUPPara po sa CSSP website news: Matagumpay na nagdaos ng episode na may pamagat na 'Showbiz at Pulitika' sa programang Tabi-tabi Folkloradyo sina Dr Jean Franco (Pol Sci) at Prop Andrew Evangelista (Socio) sa DZUP nitong ika-18 ng Enero 2015. Sina Dr Franco o 'Mareng JEF' at Prop Evangelista o 'Pareng Andoy' ay dalawa sa siyam na bagong hosts ng programa ngayong 2016. Pinapagitnaan sila sa larawan nina Carlos Tatel (Pareng Kaloy) at Vicente Villan (Pareng Dong), Producer at Co-Producer ng programa. Ang Tabi-Tabi Folkloradyo, pinangangasiwaan ng CSSP, ay napapakinggan tuwing Lunes, 6-7 ng gabi sa DZUP 1602 kHz sa AM radio. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Evangelista and Prof. Tatel)