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Is it Okay to Abstain?

by Asst. Prof. Francis Joseph Dee

If you decide to abstain, don’t expect the decision to improve things after this coming election or even in future ones. Abstention can be a valid way to fulfill one’s civic duty, but just like voting, it should be the conclusion of a decision-making process that involves a lot of hard questions

Some Thoughts on Insincere Voting

by Asst. Prof. Francis Joseph Dee
The most common reason to cast an insincere vote is because the voter is trying to affect the outcome of the election but their most preferred candidate seems unlikely to win. In cases like this, a sincere vote is unlikely to affect who wins the election.

What is COP26, and should Filipinos bother with it?

by Prof. Ruth Lusterio-Rico
The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP26 is currently ongoing, with over a hundred heads of state attending the meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. But should Filipinos bother with this international meeting? Is climate change an issue that should be considered in the upcoming 2022 elections?

Substitution in the upcoming Philippine presidential elections

by Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer
With the spotlight on the possible substitution of candidates, and how this practice could lead to significant changes in the landscape of the upcoming 2022 national elections, Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer outlines several scenarios and provides her expert take on the matter.

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UP sa Halalan 2019

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.”