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Young Public Servants
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Why YPS?

A question we were asked when we started this group was "aren't there enough youth oriented sites spreading the gospel of community involvement?". Well I suppose the answer is yes and no. Yes if you consider the sheer number of youth oriented websites and no if you consider that there are still too many people who have no idea on how to get involved with their community.

Featured Blogs

Jaime Garchitorena
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Democracy is a funny form of government. Its funny because people who live under it go through their lives barely understanding their roles in it. I suppose, to a degree that’s fair. I mean in theory, the more effective the government the more invisible the government is in daily life and therefore the better the government is. But the funniest part about a democracy is that people think that democracy is about freedom. More specifically they seem to think that democracy is freedom on an absolutely continuing everyday basis.

Wrong! Ok if not wrong, not really right.

Ching Jorge
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As published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Opinion section, 2 December 2011

When Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released its 2011 results, it indicated that the University of the Philippines and several other leading Philippine universities such as the Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University and the University of Sto. Tomas fell from previous rankings. Given this drop in ratings of both private and publicly funded higher education institutions, the question on funding and quality becomes a critical issue.

Randy Tuaño
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Find below the statement of the public accountability group that I belong to. This statement was written on the eve of Arroyo's state of the nation address.

Events And Announcments

30 July 2011

a gathering of young people in government, for invitation. Please contact info.yps@gmail.com if you are interested to attend.

26 March 2011
INCITEGov Office: Prestige Tower Condominium, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Introduction and training of youth leaders on constructive engagement particularly using technology and social media.

1 February 2011
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

It is an opportune time to bring together like-minded, reform-oriented individuals from inside and outside to strategically think about how to make the vision of a better Philippines come to reality. [for personal invitation only]

23 March 2010
Studio 1 - ABS - CBN Building

What: Forum on Criminal Justice System and Civil Defense (Disaster-Risk Reduction)
When: March 23, 2010, 1:00 to 4:00pm
Where: Studio 1 - ABS - CBN Building
Registration: www.tinyurl.com/eleksyon4

9 March 2010, 1 - 3:30pm
DLSU Taft, Yuchengco Auditorium

What: Economic Growth, Education and the 21st Century, Competitivenes
and Wealth Creation
When: March 9, 2010, 1:00 to 3:30pm
Where: DLSU Taft, Yuchengco Auditorium
Registration: www.tinyurl.com/eleksyon2

Feb 23, 2010
FEU Auditorium, Manila

What: Education, Health and Poverty
When: Feb 23, 2010; 2 to 5pm
Where: FEU Auditorium, Manila

30 January 2010
TPIC/BANCOM Room, Fuller Hall, Asian Institute of Management Paseo de Roxas, San Lorenzo, Makati City

8:00 to 12:30pm
Organized by the International Center for Innovation, Transformation
and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov)in partnership with the
Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

22 January 2010
Trinoma Activity Center

Join YouthVote Philippines on January 22 at the TriNoma Mall Activity Center as we officially launch our Voter's Education campaign! We need dancers, photographers, videographers and dynamic individuals for a Flash Dance Mob supporting Education, Informed Voting and the Elections to sign-up and be counted!