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.”

The 2019 Philippine Elections Consolidating Power in an Eroding Democracy

by Aries A. Arugay, PhD

The outcome of the 2019 midterm elections in the Philippines displayed the domineering political influence of President Rodrigo Duterte, a crowded-out opposition, and the limits of his promise for genuine and meaningful socio-political change.

Civil Society Movements as Anti-Political Dynasty Champions: An Analysis

by Dennis V. Blanco, DPA

The 2019 Philippine midterm elections is already over; yet, the results still generally reveal that dynastic families continue to dominate electoral contests both at the national and local levels.

Message as UP sa Halalan 2019 Project Ends

As the UP sa Halalan 2019 project of the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman officially closes, we would like to thank various institutions and partners who helped make the project a success.


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.