In this season of graduation, it would be normal to see waves of people in black togas throwing their caps in the air. This speaks of a celebration of reaching a new milestone. Out-of-school learner Franuel Follosco, 24, has found satisfaction in simply being a mere spectator to this time of festivity—for three times now. …

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Aiming to capacitate the youth of Zamboanga City on “first aid intervention” regarding mental health issues, the last SUGPAT Youth Talks of the year was organized last November 30. Considered the most engaging Youth Talks yet, more than 50 youth from all over the city gathered for “SUGPAT Youth Talks 4: Prioritizing Your Mental Health…

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Last November 26, Ateneo-SUGPAT attended the first ever Filipino Youth Volunteers Convention as a speaker for the Social Innovation & Community Development break-out session at the SMX Aura Convention Center, Manila. SUGPAT was represented by its program director, Kiko Miranda, who shared the stage alongside Mr. Prim Paypon, founder of The Dream Project. During his…

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The entire AdZU-SUGPAT team flew to Manila last October 10 and 11 to help co-organize the Galing Pook Governance Fair 2018 with the theme “#BagoTayo: Youth in Innovative Governance” at the Novotel Araneta Center, Quezon City. This year’s theme, Youth in Innovative Governance, is using #BagoTayo as its battlecry. Guided by the collective goal of…

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Seeing the need for educating grassroots communities about the issues on violent extremism in the city, Ateneo de Zamboanga’s Social Development Council (SDC) invited an esteemed researcher from the Institute of Autonomy and Governance (IAG) for the SUGPAT Youth Talks 3 last October 2 at the Subanen Room, Garden Orchid Hotel. IAG research consultant Dr.…

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