Thursday, February 26, 2009


The Breaking Barriers for Young Adults with Disabilities (BBY) Advisory Committee convened at the SPUP Knowledge for Development Center on December 12, 2008 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. This meeting aimed at strengthening the partnership and commitment of partner agencies to improve the services offered by BBY in Cagayan Valley.

Sonny Jim Sali, BBY Team Leader, presented the year end accomplishment report of BBY for the year 2008. Issues/problems encountered in the activities carried out were discussed.

Ms. Eva B. Brillo, KDC Coordinator and member of the committee attended the meeting giving her the opportunity to promote the collections and services of the SPUP KDC.

The Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from the following BBY partner agencies.

SPUP Knowledge for development Center
Commission on Higher Education RO2
City Government of Tuguegarao
Department of Education RO2
Technical Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Rotary Club, Tuguegarao City
Department of Health RO2
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
Kapisanan ng mga may Kapansanan sa Pilipinas (KAMPI)

The SPUP KDC accommodates fora, dialogues and workshops in cognizance of its commitment in building partnership with government, private sector, academe, youth and civil society.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Young online procurement observers of Region II @ were monitored by the St. Paul University Philippines Knowledge for Development Center on January 30, 2009 at the SPUP KDC.

This activity aimed at assisting the online procurement observers in all KDCs nationwide brings a more transparent and corrupt-free public procurement system. The students who attended the PHILGEPS Training conducted by SPUP KDC on September 17, 2008 were asked to accomplish a checklist developed by Silliman University Knowledge for Development Center.

The information secured from this activity will serve as a basis of future plans to improve existing mechanisms to integrate the youth in programs aimed at monitoring transparency in local government procurement. The results will be shared with the World Bank, other Knowledge for Development Centers, and other concerned agencies such as the PHILGEPS and the Government Policy Procurement Board.

This activity is a component of the World Bank project entitled, Popularizing and Operationalizing the 2007 World Development Report: Exercising Citizenship in Transparency in Local Government Procurement.

For more information about PHILGEPS, visit