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UP hosts 1st Asian Journalism Research Conference

Keynote speakers with International faculty. 1st row: Profs. Juliana Wahab (USM), Lay Kim Wang (USM), TerryCongjuico (UP), Azwan Azmawati (USM), Cherian George (HKBU), UPChancellor Michael Tan, Up Journ Chair Rachel Khan, Prof. Yvonne Chua(UP), PUP Profs. Maria Garcia, Hemmady Mora and one other.
Some 300 students and faculty from various universities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong attended the first Asian Journalism Research Conference last April 24-25, 2017 at the University of the Philippines (UP), the only academic conference for undergraduate students in the region. The conference was organized by the UP Journalism Department in partnership with the University …

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Gabriela Lee named first Dalisay Chair holder

Asst. Prof. Gabriela Dans Lee has been named the first recipient of the One UP-Jose Yap Dalisay Jr. Professorial Chair in Creative Writing.
The chair was endowed by an anonymous donor in the United States earlier this year in honor of Dr. Dalisay, one of the Philippines’ most accomplished writers. He has served as chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL) in UP Diliman and director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing, and now serves as Vice President for Public Affairs.
Asst. Prof. Lee is a writer of young adult literature and lists speculative fiction and popular culture …

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UPD, UP Cebu to hold forum on Philippine Constitution

The Department of Political Science, UP Diliman, and the Political Science Program, College of Social Sciences, UP Cebu, in cooperation with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) are co-hosting a public forum entitled “PH Constitution @30: Institutional Choices in a Time of Change” on 10 May 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Union Bldg. Hall, UP Cebu.
Speakers during the forum include University of Melbourne Laureate Professor Emeritus of Law Cheryl Saunders, and Australian National University Professor of Political Science Paul Hutchcroft, Professor of Political Science, Australian National University, and currently seconded to the Australian …

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Geography in the Field: A Course-Based Extension Program

Participatory 3D Mapping project of Geog 192 students led by Mr. Emmanuel Garcia with the local participants of Paracale, Camarines Norte in partnership with UNICEF.
Geography focuses on the study of the earth as the home of humans. A holistic discipline, it examines human-environment interactions, spatial processes, and the development of places and localities. It studies the physical and human processes of the earth and investigates how these produce different landscapes. It uses geographic techniques such as spatial analysis, cartography, geographic information science (GIScience), remote sensing, and statistical methods to explore and comprehend the complexities of natural and cultural systems and …

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The UP Manila Community Health and Development Program (UP CHDP)

A workshop group during a Barangay Assembly in San Juan in 2006. This was one of several groups that were discussing “My Vision Of A Healthy Community.” Photo courtesy of Dr. Anthony G.H. Cordero.
The UP CHDP is the UP Manila unit mandated by the University to enter into partnerships with Philippine municipalities to set up and maintain community-based health programs (CBHPs) that will benefit both parties. It provides the site for UP faculty, staff and students’ curricular (academic) immersion and service activities.
In 2007, the UP CHDP was revived by then UP Manila Chancellor Ramon L. Arcadio. The UP CHDP Conceptual …

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BIDANI: A Strategy for Promoting Local Development and Nutrition Improvement

BMIS as a tool for nutrition-in-development, i.e. capacity development for BMIS electronic system and spotmapping. Photo courtesy of Ms. Lorna Garcia.
Malnutrition is a multi-faceted problem and cannot be solved only by health and nutrition practitioners. It needs multidisciplinary and multisectoral but integrative approaches in order to minimize if not solve this problem. The causes of malnutrition, being multiple and complex, are better addressed with the collaborative efforts of several disciplines.
One concrete example is the malnutrition problem due to poverty in an upland area. The people are poor despite planting cash crops under the forest trees. Their productivity is low because …

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The DNA Analysis Kit: Helping Sex Crime Victims Find Justice

Prototype version of the Sexual Assault Investigation Kit (SAIK).
Rape is one of the most prevalent forms of violence against women (VAW) in the country, ranking third among reported offenses at 13.1 percent from 1999 to 2009. But the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and other concerned organizations are aware that the reality is far more troubling than the figures indicate. The social and cultural stigmatization associated with rape has silenced many victims about their ordeals. Those who do report rape incidents to authorities face another set of difficulties—from an over-reliance on victim testimony to the psycho-sociological and economic costs of …

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In support of the Lumad children’s right to education

Photo by Nanette Tolentino / SOS-UPD
Members of the UP Diliman Chapter of the Save our Schools (SOS) Network (SOS-UPD) recently visited the Matigsalog Lumad community in Sitio Malungon, San Fernando, Bukidnon in Mindanao through the Ila-ila Lumad (getting-to-know the Lumad) interfaith program of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR).
The group, composed of UPD faculty, workers, students and researchers, joined other participants from the religious and non-government sectors to learn more about the culture, issues and needs of the Lumad. They observed the Manobo literacy and numeracy schools, or alternative schools in remote areas, and participated in the …

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“UP Under the Sun”

Farmer-Scientist Davide
Restoring Dignity of Farmers
Dr. Romulo Davide.
At 82 years old, a person such as Romulo Davide already has a lot of feathers in his cap. He is a University of the Philippines Los Baños Professor Emeritus, and a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2012 for his Farmer-Scientists Training Program (FSTP) to which more than anything else, he is the enduring light to many farmers all over the country. In an interview with UP Forum, Davide shares how his award-winning project known as the Farmer-Scientists Training Program (FSTP) speaks of his life in a continuum.
Just a kid from …

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Bautista takes oath as VP for Academic Affairs

President Danilo L. Concepcion, administering the oath of office to Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista took her oath as the University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs on March 16 at the Office of the President in UP Diliman (UPD).
Bautista is a professor of Sociology at the UPD College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), where she served as dean from 2001 to 2004. In the UP System, she headed the Center for Integrative and Development Studies from 1992 to 2000.
She was also a Commissioner of the Commission …

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