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Ross Tugade: First person reflection of a Political Science graduate

The Department of Political Science was the incubator of my big dreams to bridge knowledge and practice to serve the Filipino people. The quality of training I received in the Political Science program planted the seeds of my more profound understanding of the Philippine political landscape and the workings of the international system. At the …

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Stevie Valera: Career Diplomat

Stevie Valera  is a career diplomat and currently the Director of the Foreign Policy Advisory and Support Division at the Planning Office of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. She was formerly First Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Thailand and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. In giving back to her …

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Juhn Chris P Espia: From Visayas to the Globe – Remembering pathways to my Ateneo graduate education

When I applied for the MA Program, my reasons were more pragmatic: earn a graduate degree from a reputable higher education institution to keep my teaching post at UP Visayas. UPV gave me a very tight schedule. I was expected to defend a thesis proposal within one academic year and have a ready final thesis …

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Tammy Bejar-Del Rosario: Thoughts On Politics, Leadership And Ateneo Education

I interviewed Mrs Tammy Bejar-Del Rosario May 31, 2020  and asked her questions about her lifelong learning journey in the Ateneo as an AB Political Science graduate of 1997.   I asked specifically about her Political Science training and how it has shaped her careers as part-time General Manager of a Country Club and a part-time …

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Vico Sotto: a Living Example of a Person of Conscience and Commitment

Mayor Vico Soto graduated from the AB Political Science (AB PolSci) program in 2011. Considered as a new breed of nontraditional politician, Mayor Vico campaigned under the platform of participatory governance which unseated Roberto Eusebio during 2016 local elections. Pasig has been governed for 27 years by the Eusebio political family.  Accountable and democratic governance …

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