Opportunities & Events
APPLY NOW: EU Peace Journalism Awards
The European Union is inviting Philippines-based journalists to submit their entries for the EU Peace Journalism Awards on or before May 31, 2015. Ambassador Guy Ledoux of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines said journalists have a significant role to play in ensuring that balance, accurate and responsible Peace Journalism is in place.
“ The EU, which a member of the International Monitoring Team and its member states in the Philippines reiterate that a negotiated political settlement in Mindanao remains all the more necessary to achieve a long-lasting peace in the Southern Philippines. With this conviction, I hope that the EU Peace Journalism Awards will be a vehicle to help in generating information, awareness, and better understanding of the peace situation in the Philippines,” Ledoux said.
He added that the EU, together with its collaborators and partners shall look forward to receiving entries addressed to : DELEGATION-PHILIPPINES-PPI@eeas.europa.eu until May 31, 2015.
The EU Peace Journalism Awards are the initiative of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, partners the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, The Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of technology-IPDM. Philstar.com, and the Center for Community Journalism Development.
For more information about the EU Peace Journalism Awards, please contact Thelma Gecolea, public affairs officer at telephone 858-5124 or Thelma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting a grip on climate change in the Philippines
How is the country adapting to a warmer world? What can we do to enhance resilience to climate change and transition to a low-carbon growth?
The Climate Change Commission, Department of Budget and Management and the World Bank Group invite media to attend a briefing on the highlights of the Philippine Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR).
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – 9:30-11:30 AM Venue:
VisMin Room, 28th Floor, The World Bank Group, One Global Place, 5th Avenue corner 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Geralyn Rigor: Email: email@example.com
Phone: +63 2 465 2514
Mobile: +63 926 654 8544
Dave Llorito: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +63 2 465 2512
Mobile: +63 917 582 6477
Department of Budget and Management
OSEC-Public Information Unit Email: email@example.com
Phone: +63 2 490-1000 local 2602; +63 908-869-8170
Climate Change Commission
Marcelino Flores Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +63 2 735 3144
About the Philippine Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review
The Philippines already experiences the impacts of climate change which are projected to significantly worsen if temperatures warm up beyond 2ºC. In response, the Government has initiated significant reforms to beef up the country’s capability to deal with climate change risks. To assess gaps and accelerate implementation of the climate reform agenda, the Department of Budget and Management and the Climate Change Commission sought advisory services from the World Bank to carry out a Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR). The report titled Getting a Grip on Climate Change in the Philippines provides the summary of this effort. It recaps the findings and recommendations of the CPEIR, including an analytical snapshot of the policies, institutions, and expenditures for undertaking climate action in the Philippines, and recommendations to contribute to a successful implementation of the Philippine climate reform agenda.
Launching of a new study on climate public expenditure and institutional review
The Climate Change Commission and the Department of Budget and Management, supported by World Bank will launch a study called, “Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review” on June 25, 2013, 11:30am – 3:00pm at the World Bank in Global City, Taguig.
The report calls on the government to address several barriers to effective implementation of the climate change agenda.
There will be a round-table discussion amongst government agencies, private sector, think tanks and academe to share the results of the study and discuss how to move forward on mainstreaming the climate change agenda.
PHL gov’t to ink climate change measures with UP
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the University of the Philippines (UP) will enter into a Memorandum of Agreement to help the stakeholders face the challenges of climate change. This partnership is among the continued effort of the present administration to equip the local government units, state colleges and universities, among others.
The signing will be held on June 19, 2013, 2:00pm at the Board of Regents Room, 3rd floor, Quezon Hall, UP-Diliman Campus in Quezon City. Signing the agreement are CCC Secretary Mary Ann Lucille Sering and UP President Alfredo Pascual.
For inquiries, please call Mr Lino Flores and Mr Edwin Husmalaga at 735-31-44.