Institutional reforms needed to fight corruption – CenPEG
Nov. 30, 2017

Having a “decisive” president is not enough to curb corruption in the government bureaucracy. Decisive leadership should be accompanied by having a strong state and institutional reforms.

10th China-ASEAN Think Tank Forum held in Nanning, China
CenPEG News
Nov. 30, 2017

Think tanks thus promote better understanding, consensus, clarity of objectives as well as predicted results which the BRI needs in charting economic interconnectivity across diverse civilizations, three continents, and 60 countries.

Learning governance at ground level
Posted on August 9, 2017 

All of them were first timers to Bikol, travelling on June 14 for a 10-hour night trip from Cubao to Naga City where a one-week community immersion awaited them. By the time it was over, the 14 incoming senior political science students from the University of the Philippines (Manila) took with them narratives of living with the simple folk of a remote barangay in Canaman, Camarines Sur, immersing under conditions of rural poverty, and experiencing ground realities never seen or discussed inside a UP classroom.

Prospects and Intricacies of a Peace Agreement in the GPH-NDFP Negotiations
Bobby M. Tuazon
CenPEG Director for Policy Studies
9th State of the Presidency (SOP)
July 20, 2017

The peace negotiations between the government (GPH) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) resumed last year in an upbeat mood with both sides agreeing to fast track the process. A year later, the talks has lost its steam and is proving to be a difficult and protracted one with a probability of meeting the same fate as in previous negotiations.

Roland G. Simbulan

For Filipinos, the fundamental question that we can ask ourselves is, shall we allow this continued intervention in Philippine political and economic life?

Singapore envoy sees ‘peace and stability’ in ASEAN region
March 21, 2017

Anticipating the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN’s) 50th anniversary summit in the Philippines late this year, Singapore’s ambassador to Manila believes that the regional association has gone a long way with nary any divisive conflict since its membership expansion in the 1990s.

Trump’s immigration policy has deep roots in US xenophobia, racial prejudice - speaker
Feb. 22, 2017

A policy round-table discussion dealing on US President Trump’s immigration policy was held on February 21, 2017 at the Japan Hall, GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center, University of the Philippines, in Diliman, Quezon City.

Conference calls for people-centered policy actions for Asian development and peace
February 4, 2016

“Yet, development and peace in the region extends deeper than having no war and having a good economy. It is also important that the discourse on development and peace does not forget the marginalized. We always need to ask development ‘for whom?’”

CenPEG welcomes new Fellows news
Dec. 16, 2015

New Fellows of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) were formally welcomed to the policy think tank with an induction on Dec. 12, 2015 in Quezon City.

CenPEG releases travelogue
CenPEG News
Nov. 16, 2015

A travelogue launched on Oct. 17, 2015 was CenPEG’s 16th book release in 11 years since it was founded. But it was a different kind of travelogue.



Thus exclaimed students, teachers, NGO leaders, Church leaders, and even one Comelec official. They referred to TAPAT (for TrAnsPArenT Election System) – an alternative election technology solution designed by father-and-son tandem, Arnold and Angelo Villasanta.

Fighting corruption is like waging war
Contributed by Roseann Jonamae Nunag Rodriguez

The Art of Fighting Corruption: Korapsyonaryo and confronting the enemy through knowing him.

Peasant leaders, land reform advocates launch new movement
CenPEG News
June 8, 2015

About 300 peasant leaders and land reform advocates from all over the country launched the Philippine Land Reform Movement (PLRM) on May 28, 2015 at the University of the Philippines’ CSWCD Building, Diliman, Quezon City.

jcocJOINT CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: JCOC hearing of May 14, 2015 shows Sen. Koko Pimentel (left photo) presiding. CenPEG Executive Director and AES Watch convener Evi Jimenez (left, right photo) asks, who's the real owner of PCOS? (See related story in the Political Parties and Election section) Photos by Nelson Celis, AES Watch

The bloodbath that reopened old wounds
March 3, 2015

THE REAL VOICE of the Bangsamoro people must be heard in the search for a just and lasting peace in Mindanao, southern Philippines.

Bangsamoro substate
Antecedents, restructuring, possibilities
Julkipli Wadi
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Talk of the Town
February 22nd, 2015, A16

ASEAN-India: Building Youth Partnerships through Culture and Entrepreneurship
January 8, 2015

The Ministry of External Affairs India, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), hosted the seventh ASEAN-India Students Exchange Program last Nov. 9-18, 2014.

CenPEG forges research exchange and partnership with Jinan University
January 7, 2015

The Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) recently forged a research cooperation and partnership with the Jinan University’s School of International Studies (SIS) to exchange studies on Philippine-China relations, Southeast Asia, regional security, and other issues.

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