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Under its Regional Dialogue Program, the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) works with the police agencies in the Southeast Asian Region to promote regional dialogue and information exchanges among the countries’ police and police training organizations to develop common solutions to regional concerns. From 2013 through 2022, the HSF, in partnership with host country police agencies and the Bavarian Police supported the conduct of face-to face, and on-line conferences for participants from the respective police agencies of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Southeast Asia Regional Dialogue on Police Training
Summary of the Regional Police Training Conference in Phuket
Since 2014, the “Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC)” and the “Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF)” jointly implemented a program to promote training of Philippine National Police training directors, instructors, and other officers to conduct rights-based, and community-oriented policing training activities, adapting “best practices” observed from police delegation visits and meeting with their counterparts in the Bavarian Police particularly in the use of practical, case-based scenarios in police training. Among the “best practices” observed by the visiting police delegation was the BPA’s use of practical, case-based scenarios in police training. The PPSC with the support of the HSF, from 2015 through 2020, conducted several training activities for police training directors, faculty, and instructors of the PPSC’s National Police Training Institute (NPTI) and National Police College. In 2019, with the passage of Republic Act (RA) 11279, administration of the NPTI was transferred from the PPSC to the PNP. Changes in the PNP organization, including retirement and promotion of police officials has resulted to new police training directors, faculty and instructors assigned to the RTCs.
With the intention of preserving the “investment” in police training, HSF continues to work, where practicable, with both the PPSC and the PNP to promote practical, rights- and community-based training. To serve as ready reference for police training directors, faculty and instructors, HSF contracted the services of a video production unit to provide a training video on the use of practical, case-based scenarios in police training. Trainers will find this material useful in the conduct of their training activities both as learning and discussion tools.
Video 1 | The PPSC-HSF Partnership
Video 2 | Teaching a Practical Case-Based Scenario for Police Non-Commissioned Officers
Video 3 | Teaching a Practical Case-Based Scenario for Police Commissioned Officers
This 20-minute video production captures the history and milestones of this pioneering initiative in a short film from its inception in 2008 to the present. For over a decade of implementing this project nationwide, and current focus to strengthen and institutionalize the CBD mechanism especially at the local level (region down to barangay), it is a privilege that, together with partners and stakeholders, we are able to share our learnings and experiences to interested parties and the public.
The CBD video is timely and significant in preserving the gains and successes of the project, and in planning next steps as it evolves over time. We hope it serves as inspiration in pursuing human rights promotion and protection in an open, peaceful and democratic way.
Since 2016, the “National Commission on Muslim Filipinos” and the “HSF” has jointly implemented a program to conduct basic community-based “paralegal” training for core community leaders/residents in marginalized Muslim communities in Southern Philippines. Under the partnership, HSF supported the production short video clips about common problems encountered by community residents seeking the advice of community leaders and/or “paralegals.” Aside from use in training activities, this video provides general information and may serve as a basis for related discussions among interested parties.
The NCMF-HSF Partnership
Video 2 | Resolving a minor clerical or typographical error in the birth certificate
Video 3 | Resolving a major change in the birth certificate
Video 4 | Providing information about an on-going government assistance program
Video 5 | Marriage in Islamic
Video 6 | Converting to Islam to marry a second wife
Video 7 | Marriage according to the Philippine Code of Muslim Personal Laws
Video 8 | Responsibilities of the husband and wife under the Philippine Code of Muslim Personal Laws
Video 9 | Registration of Muslim marriage
Video 10 | Domestic abuse of the wife
Video 11 | Property rights of husband and wife under the Philippine Code of Muslim Personal Laws
Video 12 | Resolving a dispute
Video 13 | Police arresting a suspect based on the latter’s appearance
Video 14 | Police arresting a suspect based on the latter’s behavior
Video 15 | Conduct of arrest
Video 16 | Police arresting a suspect based on the latter’s possession of an illegal item or substance
Leading up to the Philippines’ 2022 general elections, the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) is presenting a series of explainer videos on voter education. These are intended to provide Filipino voters with basic information about their participation in the upcoming elections and to help contribute to the strengthening of democratic values. To serve as public service announcements, the series is being developed in consultation with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) as part of the Scholastic Press Outreach Program on Voter Education of the PPI organised in cooperation with the Pimentel Institute for Leadership and Governance (PILG) and also with support from Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC).
Explainer 1 | Call to action: Go out and register
Explainer 2 | Know your candidates and make sure your vote does not get invalidated
Explainer 3 | 12 things you should not do before, during and after the elections
Explainer 4 | Things you need to know in campaigning in the new normal
Explainer 5 | What should we look for in a candidate?
Explainer 6 | 7 steps to vote safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic
In 2022, the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) expands its reach with the launching of “The PPI Podcast.” This series of audio and audio-video broadcasts will focus mainly on current issues confronting the Philippine media and matters of public interest. Slated to be published at least once a month, the episodes will be available in the PPI’s Website, social media accounts and eventually, its video and podcast service platforms. The series is being developed by the PPI with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) as part of the project, "Civic Journalism."
Episode 1: Tallano Gold: Pati ba ang media na-tanso?
Episode 2: Bakit kailangan ang mga journalist - lalo na ngayon?
Episode 3: Thriving Art Spaces Amid the Pandemic
Episode 4: Death and Taxes
Episode 5: Kamusta kaya ang media sa ilalim ni Marcos Jr?
Episode 6: The President and the Press
Episode 7: Mindanao Prognosis: A hard look at Mindanao's growth trajectory
Episode 8: August 21, 39 years and two Marcoses later
Episode 9: 'Bakit dapat tigilan na 'yang red baiting?'
Episode 10: The Problems within the Press Office
The federalisation of the Philippine Islands was an idea said to have taken root in the country in the late 1800’s. It has been proposed under different administrations hence. The Pimentel Institute for Leadership and Governance (PILG) presents “Fed Talk at the PILG,” a podcast series that brings the federalism discourse online. It is meant to help increase the public’s awareness about federalism and explain the Bayanihan Federal Constitution provisions. The series is being developed by the PILG with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) as part of the project, "Increasing Public Awareness on the Federal System of Government."
Episode 1: A friendly conversation on anything and everything Federalism
Episode 2: Understanding of Local Autonomy, Decentralization and Federalism
Episode 3: Discussion on Federalism and Meaningful Autonomy in the BARMM
Episode 4: Discussion on the Crafting of the Bayanihan Federal Constitution