Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2019 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:36:27 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph PUP inks partnership with LPU-Batangas Meckmack Nartea, Research and Extension, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and the Lyceum of the Philippines University &ndash;Batangas (LPU) recently signed two Memoranda of Understanding in the areas of research and academics held at the Graduate School Conference Room of LPU-Batangas.</p> <p>Present during the ceremony are LPU officials headed by Vice President from Academics and Research, Dr. Cecilia C. Pring, along with Research Director Dr. Jake M. Laguador and College of Business Administration (CBA) Dean Dr. Rey Fernan G. Fefozar. The PUP contingent is headed by Research Management Director Dr. Jackie D. Urrutia and Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Dr. Guillermo Bungato.</p> <p>The MOU is a five-year engagement comprised of the following: joint research undertakings; exchange programs for faculty and students on instructional research and cultural purposes; co-sponsorship of international conference and academic exchanges in areas of joint interest, exchange of educational materials, publications, and instructional information; and possibility of offering dual or joint-degree programs.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=UeXQRQNIcLE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:08:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=UeXQRQNIcLE%3d PUP alum wins at Startup Weekend Manila Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Rock Cleo, an alumnus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, is part of the team who won second place in the Startup Weekend Manila Competition held last July 26-28 at&nbsp;Acceler8 by&nbsp;UnionSPACE, Makati City. Cleo&rsquo;s team also won Best in Design and Execution in the same competition that&nbsp;sought to gather the best local talent to launch a startup over the course of 54 intense hours. The theme for this year&rsquo;s competition is Tech4Good.&nbsp;Participants were challenged with creating a tech-focused solution that ultimately addressed one of the major issues or problems facing the Philippines.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cleo&rsquo;s winning startup is called&nbsp;Gigben,&nbsp;a platform for freelancer benefits. The team is comprised of&nbsp;founder Maria Carla&nbsp;Mumar, teammates&nbsp;Monica Gonzales, MK&nbsp;Bertulfo, Gary Viray,&nbsp;Ichiyo&nbsp;Eustaquio, and Angelo Timothy Dawa.&nbsp;Other winning startups include&nbsp;a&nbsp;personal&nbsp;finance app called Breeze, which won&nbsp;first&nbsp;place; and Commune,&nbsp;a crowdfunding solution for cooperatives, which won third place.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>During the competition,&nbsp;participants were tasked with assembling into teams of co-founders, validating their business idea, and even creating a prototype. The co-founding teams then presented a final presentation on Sunday, where they were judged by a panel of leaders from the startup community.&nbsp;The final pitches were aired on Kumu, a&nbsp;livestreaming and content platform that is in of itself one of the most successful tech companies in the Philippines.&nbsp;Its CEO&nbsp;and co-founder Roland Ros, who served as one of the judges, was impressed&nbsp;by&nbsp;the quality of solutions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The startups at Startup Weekend Manila were all very promising in how they proposed tackling different social issues. When they are ready, I welcome them to share their advocacy on Kumu, just as many other entrepreneurs already are. The country needs a more lively discussion on how tech-enabled businesses can serve the social good,&rdquo; said Ros, who returned to the Philippines from the United States to create Kumu.&nbsp;</p> <p>The winners find themselves in good company. Many of the startups formed from Startup Weekend have gone on to be very successful tech companies, including dish discovery app Foodspotting (US$10 million acquisition), subscription box service Loot Crate (US$100 million valuation), and pet care services platform Rover.com ($970 million valuation), among many others.&nbsp;</p> <p>The grand prize winners were given copies of&nbsp;<a href="http://ambidextr.media/the-finishers" id="LPlnk203584" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The Finishers</a>, which may provide them with examples closer to home to aspire to. Authored by journalist and&nbsp;<a href="http://ambidextr.media/" id="LPlnk911533" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Ambidextr</a>&nbsp;managing partner Ezra Ferraz, the book documented the stories of the most successful&nbsp;technopreneurs&nbsp;in the Philippines, including Chito Bustamante and Dennis Mendiola of&nbsp;Chikka, RJ and Arianne David of Sulit, and Jay Fajardo of Airborne Access, all of whom - like the winners at Startup Weekend Manila - started only with an idea and a dream.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=6umkG6FNyJo%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:28:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=6umkG6FNyJo%3d PhilHealth recognizes PUP's support to drafting citizen's charters Jomar G. Adaya, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) recognized the significant contribution of the University&rsquo;s Center for Language and Literature Studies and Kagawaran ng Filipinolohiya for translating the GOCC&rsquo;s citizen&rsquo;s charter. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Under an ongoing Memorandum of Agreement between the two government agencies, PUP will then proceed to translating PhilHealth&rsquo;s forms and survey instruments to better cater to the needs of its clientele. The University would also help facilitate workshops on Filipino language and culture to enhance the frontline services offered by PhilHealth. The MOA also underscores various collaborative research and extension projects between the agencies for the next three years.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> PUP contingent was comprised of Prof. Marvin Lai, Chairperson of Kagawaran ng Filipinolohiya, Prof. Jomar Adaya, Chief of the Center for Language and Literature Studies, and Prof. Jackson James Llames, Faculty Extensionist of the College of Arts and Letters (CAL). PhilHealth representatives include Rey T. Balena, Senior Manager of the Corporate Communication Department, Emelita M. Retuta, Public Relations Officer of CorComm, Ma. Cielo Alonzo, Training Specialist of Social Health Insurance Academy, and Faudia H. Subillaga, Social Insurance Officer.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=fpca8K77gwI%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:26:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=fpca8K77gwI%3d PUP ICPD offers training and certificate courses on workforce needs Dr. Jerielyn V. Reyes, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Institute of Continuing Professional Development (ICPD) of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines &ndash; Open University System (PUP-OUS) opens its doors to interested professionals seeking quality training and certificate courses designed to meet dynamic learning needs of the workforce. Among the training courses offered are Effective Business Correspondence, Building Teams, Human Relations and Conflict Resolution, Office Management, and Administration Skills.&nbsp;</p> <p>ICPD also offers a certificate course in English Proficiency following the Common European Framework of Reference (REFR). Other courses offered include Retail Management, Panitikan at Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino, and Media Relations. All modules are handled by notable professionals and experts in the field. &nbsp;</p> <p>Customized courses may also be provided based on the clientele&rsquo;s needs. The Institute responds to inquiries through icpd@pup.edu.ph or through (02) 335 1777 loc 274.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=4fqxbyh6Veg%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:22:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=4fqxbyh6Veg%3d British Council recognizes PUP as IELTS registration center Rolando P. Quiñones, Jr., News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The British Council Manila recognized the Polytechnic University of the Philippines as one of its new IELTS registration center, their first partnership activity after signing the Memorandum of Understanding last July 24 at the Mateo Conference Room. This is in line with the University&rsquo;s Internationalization Program.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;This is such a dream come true, and we feel that soon, we can move forward as a recognized IELTS Testing Center.&rdquo; According to Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman, the university&rsquo;s president.&nbsp;</p> <p>The university&rsquo;s IELTS registration officers will be trained on enlisting prospective IELTS takers and encourage them to avail the necessary computer-based trainings offering by the Council. This will also open more professional development trainings and courses for educators of the university relative to enhancing English Proficiency among young learners. The University&rsquo;s Institute of Continuing Professional Development (ICPD) believes that the Council is an excellent partner in this endeavor.&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the PUP Officials and attendees present during the MOU signing were: Dr. Manuel C. De Guzman, President of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Dr. Manuel M.&nbsp;Muhi, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr.&nbsp;Carmencita&nbsp;L.&nbsp;Castolo, Executive Director of the PUP Open University System, Prof. Clarisse De Leon &ndash; HEA, Dr.&nbsp;Jerielyn&nbsp;V. Reyes, Marketing Chief of the ICPD, and Mr. Rolando P. Quinones, Jr., ICPD&rsquo;s Training Chief.&nbsp; The British Council&rsquo;s attendees&nbsp;were:&nbsp;Ms. Pauline&nbsp;Mabesa, Country Examinations Manager, Mr. Aris&nbsp;Malli&nbsp;(Business Pursuit Manager), Mr. Rhon Guevara (Business Development Officer), Ms. Apa Feliciano (Communications Officer), and Ms. Jessica Dela Cruz (Communications Officer).&nbsp;</p> <p><em>(This news has also been published in:&nbsp;<a href="https://digital-news.themanilaexpress.com/pup-now-a-recognized-ielts-registration-center-of-the-british-council/?fbclid=IwAR1tx437qj9ysJaBZs5TdAbQeC9ST0kcnRWmzYlYhPy7a9x2zRN74GQ1iYk" id="LPlnk546550" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://digital-news.themanilaexpress.com/pup-now-a-recognized-ielts-registration-center-of-the-british-council/?fbclid=IwAR1tx437qj9ysJaBZs5TdAbQeC9ST0kcnRWmzYlYhPy7a9x2zRN74GQ1iYk</a>)</em></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=FPi3vQqcewY%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:14:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=FPi3vQqcewY%3d PUP-IHSD and SMU seal partnership on IP concerns Louie Montemar, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Faculty and staff from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and St. Mary&rsquo;s University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore possible areas for research and extension. One of the immediate results include a visit to a potential project site,&nbsp;Paracelis&nbsp;town in Mountain Province.&nbsp;</p> <p>The PUP contingent participated in&nbsp;SMU-led&nbsp;seminar on conducting ethnographic research on &ldquo;Indigenous Knowledge, Systems, and Practices (IKSP).&rdquo; They also met with&nbsp;Paracelis&nbsp;Mayor Marcos&nbsp;Ayangwa, participated in a dialogue with&nbsp;Gaddang&nbsp;elders and culture bearers, and visited a&nbsp;Gaddang&nbsp;weaving and crafts shop.&nbsp;</p> <p>Participants from PUP was headed by Dr. Raul Sebastian of Institute of Human and Social Development (IHSD) and consisted of representatives from the various departments under the College of Social Sciences and Development (CSSD) and the Extension Management Office (EMO). This visit laid the ground work for further research and extension engagements with indigenous peoples (IP) groups, one of the programs under the Office of the Vice President&nbsp;for Research, Extension and Development&nbsp;(OVPRED).</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=aXVqpy7jj14%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:42:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=aXVqpy7jj14%3d PUPians attend "Project MoJo" Ysabel Magsanoc, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Selected students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) attended &ldquo;Project MoJo&rdquo; organized by ABS-CBN Happinews held at Robinsons Galleria Cinema 5 last July 11. Multi-awarded journalist and former CNN social media reporter, Yusuf Omar, talked about the rise of mobile journalism and how it is a tool to spread fairer news during the said forum.&nbsp;</p> <p>Omar explained how anyone could be a journalist through the use of mobile phones, but cautioned the need to maintain fairness, non-partisanship and respect for privacy. With the increasing growth of fake news and disinformation, the social media guru encouraged the participants to do fact-checking on their own instead of waiting for traditional media to do it: &quot;We&#39;re all reporters now. But we need journalists to figure out what&#39;s real and what isn&#39;t,&quot; he added.&nbsp;</p> <p>He also shared apps that helped create his viral videos in #OurStories, a global platform for mobile storytellers, such as Quik, Clips, Video Scribe, and Pick, Play &amp; Post.&nbsp;</p> <p>The forum was hosted by Gretchen Ho, Jeff Canoy and KaladKaren Davila. Aside from PUP, other participants came from the Eugenio Lopez Jr. Center for Media Arts, Ateneo De Manila University,&nbsp;</p> <p>Centro Escolar University, Far Eastern University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina, National College of Science and Technology, San Francisco High School, and STI College.&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=6pgQPcgUDpk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:37:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=6pgQPcgUDpk%3d ICPD conducts Certified Public Procurement Specialist Certificate Course Dr. Jerielyn V. Reyes, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The PUP Open University System (PUP-OUS) through the Institute of Continuing Professional Development (ICPD) conducted the Certified Public Procurement Specialist Basic Course on July 22-27, 2019 at the Ninoy Aquino Library Learning Resource Center (NALLRC). The six-day certificate course was offered in collaboration with the Government Procurement Policy Board &ndash; Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO), as part of their mandate to establish a sustainable training program for procuring entities. &nbsp;</p> <p>Experts in procurement were invited as the resource speakers. These&nbsp;include Atty. Rowena Candice M. Ruiz, Atty. Melissa A. Santiago-Yan, and Atty. Elmira S. Cruz-Caisado from GPPB-TSO; Dir. Mary Angelene DP. Arabit-Tolentino of Department of Tourism; Atty. Zenaida Bautista-Biteng of Department of Transportation; Ms. Ruth F. Romano of Department of Education; Atty. Tommy S. Dimaala of Philippine Ports Authority; and Engr. Gilbert C. Mondroy of Department of Environment and Natural Resources.&nbsp;</p> <p>After the 56-hour lecture on the sixth day, an examination was given to assess the participants&rsquo; learning. Those who successfully passed the examination will be recognized as Certified Public Procurement Specialist. &nbsp;</p> <p>Participants came from 21 institutions, majority of which are government agencies and state colleges and universities. Agencies include the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Climate Change Commission (CCC), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), Local Government Academy (LGA), Mid-Land Pasig Development Corporation, National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Public Attorney&rsquo;s Office (PAO), Philippine Children&rsquo;s Medical Center (PCMC), Philippines Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO), Philippines Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), Rizal Medical Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, and Philippines Crop Insurance Corporation. SUCs include: Mindanao State University Ilagan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Philippine Normal University (PNU), Partido State University, and Philippine Science High School (PSHS) - Eastern Visayas Campus. PUP participants came from the following offices: College of Law, Procurement Office, and Internal Audit Office. &nbsp;</p> <p>The second wave of trainees will undergo the same training in the next quarter of the year. ICPD intends to offer intermediate and advanced level certification trainings by the first quarter of 2020.&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=d4Cyf%2fcDFTE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:54:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=d4Cyf%2fcDFTE%3d College of Science wins in nutrition research stint Emy Ruth Gianan, College Highlights, Communication Management Office <br/><p>A research team from the University&rsquo;s College of Science won second place in this year&rsquo;s FNRI-DOST Undergraduate Research Competition held on&nbsp;July 2-3, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City. This year&rsquo;s win caps the nine-year drought of the Sintang Paaralan as it once again placed in this prestigious research competition. University of Santo Tomas (UST) bagged the first place, while Philippine Women&rsquo;s University (PWU) took home the third place. &nbsp;</p> <p>The winning research from PUP is titled: &ldquo;Assessment of Nutrition Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KHP) of a State University&rsquo;s Student-Athletes: Basis for the Development of Nutrition Education Program. Researchers include&nbsp;Jedmark S. Gapit (principal and presenting author), Miguel Gaston M. Agcaoili, Ronamae C. Delos Santos, Catherine Kaye B. Erestain, and Archie Kaye D. Flores. Associate Professor Iris Rowena A. Bernardo served as the team&rsquo;s research adviser, and Associate Professor Carmela V. Dellova helped as competition adviser.&nbsp;</p> <p>While there is a growing interest for sports nutrition research, there remains paucity of country-specific approaches and as such, the paper envisions itself as a springboard for future sports nutrition research initiatives in the Philippines. It also aims to be a catalyst for the development of intensive nutrition education program in the country, as well as a platform to assess the KHP profile of student-athletes in the university.&nbsp;</p> <p>The research competition is held annually under the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI). It is open to colleges and universities offering specializations on Nutrition and Dietetics, and Food Technology.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=FrkXef1n8oU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:52:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=FrkXef1n8oU%3d PUPians place 3rd in Manila Health Research Con Emy Ruth Gianan, College Highlights, Communication Management Office <br/><p>&nbsp;John Hermie Paul Cerezo, Lloyd Christian Llames, and Maria Teddielyn Bernadette Lebrias won 3rd place for the Oral Research Presentation Competition (undergraduate category) of the 3rd International Symposium and 10th Annual Scientific Conference held on May 23-24, 2019 at the Manila Hotel. Their winning paper was titled: &ldquo;Determination for Feasible Production of Xanthone from Isolated Endophytic Fungi of Gracinia mangostana L. in the Philippines.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cerezo, Llames, and Lebrias bested 36 research papers in the research conference organized by the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium. Dr. Lourdes V. Alvarez, Associate Professor V and Faculty Researcher from the PUP College of Science served as the team&rsquo;s research adviser.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Y240EhB5zSY%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:46:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Y240EhB5zSY%3d