/ 4 April 2023

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines-Visayas and the Schools Division Office of Iloilo City joined forces to implement the Civic Education Program in Western Visayas.

A memorandum of agreement was recently signed by officials of UPV and SDO-Iloilo to formalize the partnership.

“UPV and SDO – Iloilo City agreed to work cooperatively as partners for the success of their respective missions stated in the terms and conditions of the agreement, specifically in the implementation of the Civic Education activities,” the university said.

One of the major projects is the establishment of Sibika Hub in Western Visayas with UPV as the host and lead organizer.

The program aims to involve all schools under the Department of Education in the future, starting with the participation of five schools from Iloilo City.

In partnership with the YOUTHLED program of ASIA Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development, Sibika Hub serves as a centralized resource, network, and community hub on civic education and engagement that is accessible to the community.