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Exposure visit to national government agencies
The senior Political Science students took part
in the exposure visit organized by the Institute of Politics last 25-27 October
2004. The activities included visits to the House of Representatives, Senate, Malaca˝ang Palace, and to the Supreme Court. As a formative experience, it
primarily aims to provide the students with an orientation and actual
observation of the various branches of the national government namely the
legislative, executive and judicial institutions.
The students also had meetings with national
leaders such as House Speaker Jose De Venecia and Senate President Franklin
Drilon. The Supreme Court Public Information
Officer Atty. Ishmael Khan also met with the group.
Tindog Bikol! Discussion group launched
TINDOG BIKOL! is an on-line forum that seeks
to forge a union of Bikolanos in the struggle for economic, social, and
political development of the Bikol Region, Philippines.
TO JOIN THE TINDOG BIKOL! E-GROUP,
series, undertaken by the Ina nin Bikol Foundation Inc. (IBFI) with the
Institute of Politics (IP), aims to promote Bikol solidarity to bring about a
more cohesive move for transformation. Given the right social structure, the
Bikol people can become agents of their own advancement. The first lecture-forum
was held last 10 January 2005 at the Fernando Hall of Ateneo de Naga University
Chicago has granted an endowment to IBFI for an annual lecture on human rights. This
first lecture-forum discussed the right to development as a basic human
IP joins advocacy for juvenile justice
The Institute of Politics has joined the Juvenile
Justice Network (JJN) which actively works for the passage of the Comprehensive Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention Bill. In a national conference held last 8 November 2004 at the Bayview Hotel along Roxas Blvd., Manila the group vowed to pursue a more
vigorous advocacy work for the passage of the said bill.
Movement for Consumer-Responsive Naga City launched
A group of diverse organizations and individuals
has been meeting regularly since the last quarter of the year 2004 to organize and work out a set of activities for the
advocacy on consumer rights. Among the initial plans are the conduct of a
consumer summit and the launching of a locally-initiated consumer awards, while
at the same time sustaining the advocacy for consumer rights and welfare.
The group also initiated a dialogue with the
bankers' association in the province wherein some client-oriented issues and
concerns were discussed with the bank managers themselves.
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