: Best Practices in Good Governance Shine in 3-day Conference PHILIPPINES
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GOOD GOVERNANCE VIDEOCONFERENCE
September 22, 2009
The Good Governance Videoconference Series is the second part of the face-to-face forums on good governance. The project aimed to (a) raise the consciousness of the youth about the champions and models of good governance; (b) remind the youth that despite of what our country is experiencing, our country still has public officials who are champions of good governance; (c) encourage hope, and the knowledge that individuals especially the youth can make a difference in many ways; (d) help the youth take a break from all the graft and corruption stories, and breathe in a new perspective and inspiration; and (e) allow the youth to reflect and create their perspective on - IF THE YOUTH ARE IN PUBLIC OFFICE.
Congressman TG Guingona III & Mayor Sonia Lorenzo
The resource speakers Congressman TG Guingona III of Bukidnon and Mayor Sonia Lorenzo of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija were based in KDC Ortigas Center, Pasig City and linked to the 104 participants which composed of the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Legal Management (BSPALM) of the School of Arts, Sciences and Teacher Education and the student leaders from different schools of St. Paul University
The student leaders were very active in asking “good governance” related questions to the two honorable speakers after their talks. The second part of the forum is an offline discussion among the participants on how the youth can practice good governance in their own self, family, school and work if given the chance to be in public office. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Mark Dominador Ventura, a Public Administration and Legal Management instructor. The participants were divided into several groups and came up with their own ideas on how the youth can make a difference in their own governance for the development of this country.
Mr. Mark Dominador Ventura with the participants
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION VIDEOCONFERENCE
“Tungo sa Katuparan ng Karapatan ng PWDs”
July 27, 2009
The Philippine Council of Cheshire Homes for the Disabled (PhilCOCHED) in partnership with World Bank – Knowledge for Development Center (KDC),St. Paul University Philippines and Department of Education (DepEd) conducted a videoconference on Inclusive Education in observance of the 31st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week with a theme “Tungo sa Katuparan ng Karapatan ng PWDs” on July 27, 2009 at the 3rd Floor KDC, Learning Resource Center, St. Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao City.
The participants were composed of district supervisor, principals, SPED coordinator, SPED teachers, elementary teachers, parents and immediate family member of children with disabilities. The activity aimed to provide participants with a new perspective on the Philippine Education system, while exchanging current practices and issues in education, particularly for children with disabilities and other students in the vulnerable sector.
The main speaker was Richard D. Arceño, the national coordinator of PhilCOCHED. He discussed about creating awareness on inclusive education among stakeholders, strengthening of local organizations and partners, improving access to inclusive education, health management and rehabilitation, and improving economic opportunities for the parents and immediate members of children with disabilities.
KDC Central Philippine University of Iloilo, KDC St. Paul University Philippines of Tuguegarao, and KDC University of Southeastern Philippines of Davao were the participating sites of the said videoconference. DepEd Manila and PhilCOCHED were based in the main site KDC Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Dr. Rosalinda Tanguilan, KIRN Director together with Ms. Manuelita Balisi, SPED Teacher and Dr. Estela Cabaro, Tuguegarao East District Supervisor
Richard Arceño (on the screen) and the participants during the videoconference
Knowledge for Development Center
National Book Development Center
St. Paul University Philippines