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IQF: Is the Constitution the roadblock?

Proponents of Charter change (or Cha-cha) blame the Constitution for the Philippines’ being a development laggard. They say that it failed to bring about the change expected after the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986. The Constitution, they also claim, has become an obstacle to the development of our education,…

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IQF: #YouthChallenge: Participate and Change the Face of Politics

The voice of the youth is vital in governance and socio-political discourses, not only because the future belongs to them, but also because they are key partners in building our nation. As Pope Francis said, “Dear young people, you are not the future but the now…” This statement recognizes the…

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IQF: Shifting gears in urban transport toward climate resilience

The transport sector is the third largest contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Philippines according to the Climate Change Commission (De Vera-Ruiz 2020). It also accounts for almost a third, or 26%, of energy-related CO₂ emissions (Climate Transparency 2020). Of this sector, road-based transportation dominates the share of…

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IQF: Charter Change: At What Cost?

Even if President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that Charter change (Cha-cha) is not a priority of his administration, his allies in the House of Representatives continued their deliberation on proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution. Why do they want to amend our Constitution? They want to loosen some restrictions…

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Pakikilakbay at Pakikipagkapwa: Conversations on Faith and Compassionate Approaches to Drugs

On March 21, 2023, ICSI spearheaded a workshop for the Ateneo de Manila University’s 2023 Talakayang Alay sa Bayan (TALAB) Event entitled, “Pakikilakbay at Pakikipagkapwa: Conversations on Faith and Compassionate Approaches to Drugs.” The workshop, attended by xx students, served as an initial pilot run for ICSI’s conversation guide and…

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