After the first 100 days, what lies ahead on P’Noy’s ‘straight path’?
What can we now expect from a government that promised to be ‘different’; to serve the interests of its ‘boss’—the Filipino people?

Focus on the Global South
Invites you to the Forum on
A Critical Look at Noynoy’s Reform Agenda vis-a-vis Civil Society Perspectives

October 14, 2010     |      8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Conference Hall, Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman

8:30–9:00am              Registration

9:00 – 9:15 am          Opening Remarks
Civil Society Perspectives

9:15 – 9:35 am     Political and Governance Reform Agenda
            Mr. Ramon Casiple
Executive Director, Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER)

9:35 – 9:55 am      Economic Reform Agenda
            Dr. Rene Ofreneo
UP School of Labor and International Relations (UP SOLAIR)/ Center for Labor Justice

9:55 – 10:15 am       Break

10:15 – 10:35am     Social Reform Agenda
Ms. Leonor Magtolis-Briones (to be confirmed)
            Social Watch-Philippines

10:35 -11:00 am     100 Days Matrix Presentation
Jenina Joy Chavez-Malaluan
Focus on the Global South-Philippines
            11:00 -12:00 pm      Open Forum     

12:00 – 1:00 pm      Lunch Break

Government’s Reform Agenda

1:00 – 1:20 pm      Legislative Agenda of the Aquino administration
                        Rep. Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III (to be confirmed)
                        Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives           

1:20 – 1:40 pm      Social Reform Agenda of the Aquino administration
            Dr. Joel Rocamora
            Lead Convenor, National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)

1:40-2:10 pm          Economic Agenda of the Aquino Administration
            Dr. Cayetano Paderanga Jr. (to be confirmed)
            Director-General, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)

2:10 – 3:30     Open Forum and Sectoral Reactions: There will be representatives from the labor, informal, rural, urban, and women sectors, and Visayas and Mindanao.
3:30 – 4:00 pm      Synthesis 

4:00 – 4:15pm      Closing Remarks


Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio
UP Center for Women’s Studies

*After the forum, afternoon snacks will be served.