UP sa Halalan 2019: Giving context to the elections

An initiative which traces its roots to the UP sa Halalan project by the university’s Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs in the 2013 and 2016 elections, the project aims to provide the public with viewpoints from experts in political science, governance, the electoral process and other issues confronting the electorate.

Department chair and project head Prof. Maria Ela Atienza said the project aims to continue “the kind of work particularly during elections, where we present analysis, evidence-based data, that hopefully can inform different sectors about what is at stake during elections.”

Stand for Truth: Gaano kahalaga ang isang house speaker?

“Speakers get elected, not only because they are close to the president but also, because of personal alliances,” said Dr. Maria Ela Atienza.

Bong Go: President Duterte’s eyes and ears in the Senate

Political analysts Jean Franco and Gene Pilapil from the University of the Philippines said there would be easier communication between the two branches.

“Now because Bong Go has a strong solid relationship with the President, people there might refer to him when they want something to reach the President and when they want to know what the President wants,” Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco said.

Events

Green Town Hall Candidates’ Forum

Senatorial and partylist candidates faced members of the academe, civil society, youth, and other sectors and spoke on their proposed policies and programs on the environment.

The Green Thumb Coalition, in partnership with the UP Department of Sociology, UP Department of Political Science, UP sa Halalan 2019, UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change, and Bantay Boto 2019 present "Green Town Hall Candidates' Forum," on April 26, 2019 (Friday), from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the UP School of Statistics Auditorium, UP Diliman.

UP Bootcamp on Tools and Techniques for Fact-checking

The UP Department of Political Science, UP sa Halalan 2019, UP CIDS Program on Data Science for Public Policy, and UP Department of Journalism, together with Tsek.ph, present "UP Bootcamp on Tools and Techniques for Fact-checking," on April 4, 2019 (Thursday), from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the UP Computational Science Research Center (CSRC), National Science Complex, UP Diliman.