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Call for Nominations to the 2nd Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service

The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the UP Vice President for Public Affairs, has made the call for nominations to the second Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Nominations should belong to the five clusters: Arts and Letters and Communications; Science and Technology; Social Sciences, Management, and Law; Health and Allied Sciences; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, and Natural Resources Management. Awardees will receive prize money worth PhP 100,000.00.
Consistent with the message of President Danilo L. Concepcion during the turnover ceremony, the Award seeks to recognize outstanding public service initiatives of various units of the UP System …

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Revisiting History with Journalism: Presented by NHK WORLD TV

A Special Lecture and Documentary Screening at the University of the Philippines
NHK WORLD TV from Japan collaborates with the University of the Philippines to present a special lecture for students of the College of Mass Communication. Following a screening of a documentary detailing the history between the Philippines and Japan after World War Two, students will explore the role investigative journalism plays in uncovering the truth while engaging in lively discussion with a panel of speakers consisting of the documentary’s producers and NHK WORLD journalists.
Quezon City, Manila, Philippines – 21st April 2017, Friday
Several classes from the University of the Philippines’ …

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Memorandum No. TJH 2017-07: Half-day work on Wednesday, 12 April 2017

In consideration of the Lenten season, the University will observe a half-day work schedule on 12 April 2017 (Wednesday).
Units doing vital public services such as health service (PGH and other health care units), security (UPDP), communications (PABX), and garbage collection, shall observe the regular whole-day work schedule. University officials and staff in these units, however, are urged to schedule their tasks with flexibility and understanding.
Please be guided accordingly.
TEODORO J. HERBOSA (Sgd)
Executive Vice President

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SIO is now MPRO

At the 1326th UP Board of Regents (BOR) Meeting on 5 April 2017, the UP System Information Office (UP SIO) was renamed UP Media and Public Relations Office (UP MPRO).
The renaming accurately reflects UP MPRO’s functions and to reduce any possible confusion in the information functions of the Office of the Vice President for Development (OVPD) and the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA).
The BOR acknowledges that public appreciation of the word “information” has changed from “news” to “data”, which is more relevant to information technology and management information systems.
The OVPD oversees the Information Technology Development Center …

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UP DSCTA to hold speech, theater workshops

The UP Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts (DSCTA) will conduct a summer speech and theater workshop for children, teenagers and professionals in May.
The workshop, which will be held for 20 hours, is part of the extramural programs of the UP DSCTA.
The basic speech workshop for kids (7 to 12 years old) and teens (13 to 17 years old) will cover confidence building, voice and diction, effective use of language in presentations, oral interpretation, and public speaking.
The speech workshop for adults and professionals will include basic grammar review, public speaking, confidence building, voice and diction, and essentials and effective …

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Putri Anak, Isang Bagong Komedya

From a theater of division to a theater of peace and unity

After the conference “Seeing-Sounding Social Transformation in (the music of) Philippine Theaters” in 2013, co-organized by the UP College of Music (CMu) and the UP College of Mass Communication (CMC), CMu Dean Jose Buenconsejo  and Dr. Amparo Adelina C. Umali of the UP Center for International Studies (UPCIS) agreed to collaborate on a project that would revitalize the komedya.
They envisioned the project to be one that would adapt and revitalize the komedya and create a new play founded on its rich music and performance tradition. Moreover, it would aim …

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UP Forum Public Service issue off the press

This is volume 18, number 1 of the quarterly UP Forum. This issue features public service programs of the University of the Philippines, particularly those conducted by its constituent units.
Also included are thoughts on public service programs in higher education from Camarines Sur Partido State University President Raul Bradecina, PhD and Pamantasang Lungsod ng Pasig President Amihan April Alcazar, PhD.
UP President Danilo L. Concepcion’s Acceptance Speech at the Turnover Over Ceremony of the UP Presidency, which highlights ‘malasakit’ as a corner stone of his term, is also featured in this issue.

To download a copy of this issue, please click here.
For …

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Primary Care benefits for all UP faculty and staff

You may visit the Primary Health Care Studies program at the UPD University Health Service Facebook page by clicking through this photo.
New primary care benefits may now be availed of at the University Health Service (UHS) in UP Diliman. These health care benefits are given as part of a pilot study, “Philippine Studies in Primary Care”, which was launched on October 2016 to run for a year until September 30, 2017, unless otherwise extended. Jointly funded by UP System and Philhealth, the study aims to test the effectiveness of a primary care health delivery system in a corporate setting. “Our …

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: UP Korea Research Center Essay Contest

Win a Scholarship for Korean Language Class!
The UP Korea Research Center is organizing its 1st Korea Essay Contest in promoting better understanding of Korea among Filipino youths. It aims to inspire young Filipinos to showcase how two countries and people continue friendship in various social domains.
THEME: “What is the significance of Korean community in the Philippines to you?”
GUIDELINES
1. The contest is open to any Filipino college students who are currently enrolled
2. Entries must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be automatically disqualified.
3. Entries must be 1,000 – 1,250 words in English.
-They must be in MS Word (NOT PDF).
-They must …

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UP to continue Project NOAH

A screenshot of the Project NOAH website (http://noah.dost.gov.ph/) with the project’s logo.
At its 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents approved the adoption of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) by UP upon the termination of its administration by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on February 28.
“In a sense, Project NOAH is coming home,” said UP President Danilo L. Concepcion after the BOR meeting, noting that the project was conceived by the DOST with the help of UP professors, led by its executive director Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay from the …

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