Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2023 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Wed, 27 Sep 2023 15:53:44 GMT https://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 10 InfoCore Engine 3.0 PUP Communication Management Office webmaster@pup.edu.ph First batch of intermediate procurement specialists receive PUP-GPPB certification Dr. Jerielyn V. Reyes, News, Institute of Continuing and Professional Development <br/><p>The first batch of takers for Certified Procurement Specialist Intermediate Level successfully completed and received their certification from the Government Procurement Policy Board – Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO) and PUP ICPD during the virtual awarding ceremony on August 30, 2023.</p> <p>The participants completed the rigorous nine-day training which ran from March 8-29, 2023, and took the comprehensive examination on April 12, 2023. The participants were passers of the Certified Procurement Specialist Basic Course which is a requirement to qualify for the intermediate level. Out of 45 participants, 36 successfully passed the examination and will be qualified to take the advance level which will be offered by ICPD within the year.</p> <p>The training covered different procurement practices like public expenditure management, public procurement audit, procurement fraud, procurement of consulting services, procurement of infrastructure projects, and contract management and administration.</p> <p>The participants are from PUP, Departments of Budget and Management (DBM), Education (DepEd) – Pasig, Information and Communication Technology (DICT), Labor and Employment (DOLE) – National Capital Region (NCR), Tourism (DOT), and Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Other agencies include Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Presidential Management Staff (PMS), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Local Government Academy (LGA), Nayong Pilipino Foundation, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), Quirino State University (QSU), Palawan State University (PSU), Government Arsenal, and the Municipality of Bokod.</p> <p>The pool of GPPB trainers who shared their knowledge, experiences, and expertise include Prof. Ronnie Gutierrez from the Central Luzon State University, Reynaldo Villion of the DBM Management – Regional Office II, Engr. Gilbert C. Mondroy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Dr. Gilbert C. Cubillo of Cavite State University (CavSU), Dr. Cheryl Ramos of Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Antonio M. Faunillan, Jr. of DBM Region XI. They are joined by Lynn SF. Sicangco, Engr. Josue O. Mirabite, Maria Cielo M. Lampa, and Dir. Renato M. De Vera. All are GPPB recognized trainers.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SPd3PqLXqq0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 19 Sep 2023 19:28:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SPd3PqLXqq0%3d CSSD Dean discusses working class legacy in Local History National Conference Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Dr. Raul Roland Sebastian served as one of the plenary speakers two-day National Conference on Local History and Heritage held on August 8-9 at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City. Dean Sebastian discussed the “1898 Tondo Working Class Legacy in Philippine Historiography” during second day.</p> <p>“We often tend to focus on the grand narratives in our nation’s history. The more famous heroes and well-known events, and how these impact the way society is shaped today. This is why putting local histories and heritage front and center becomes more important – because we get to highlight the diversity of our experiences and the depth of our identity as a nation. We should not forget the smaller stories, the more parochial concerns in towns and provinces, the specific struggles of different segments of the society; that’s the beauty of studying our history and this is where PUP can contribute significantly,” Dean Sebastian shared in a separate interview.</p> <p>In his presentation, Dr. Sebastian used historical sources to break common stereotypes for Tondo as a place for brawls, gangs, and conflicts. He emphasized the presence of Tondo-based personalities such as Andres Bonifacio and other unnamed members of Tondo’s working class, proving its powerful place in the country’s history.</p> <p>“Ang imahe ikinakabit (sa Tondo) ay nag-iiwan ng malaking pitak sa diwa at gunita ng mga taong na kanilang nagiging sandigan sa pagkakakilanlan nito. Ang imaheng nabuo sa kanilang gunita ay nagiging matibay na muog na siyang pinaniniwalaan bilang buong katotohanan. Ito rin ang nagsisilbing reference point ng mga sumunod na henerasyon,” Dr. Sebastian explained in his presentation as he used film portrayals of Tondo in contrast with historical references.</p> <p>(“Tondo’s image leaves a lasting impact on its current conception. The image built overtime strengthened and was then used as basis for the whole truth of its existence. Such image also serves as a reference point for the next generation.”)</p> <p>His presentation was under the plenary session on the “Development in the Historiography and Heritage of the Philippine Revolution and the First Philippine Republic.” He was joined by experts from the NHCP, Eufemio Agbayani III discussing “Monuments and Historic Sites of the Philippine Revolution and the First Philippine Republic” and Prof. Michael Charleston Chua on the “Legacy of the 1998 Centennial Celebration of Independence.”</p> <p>The participation of Dean Sebastian is part of the University’s engagement with its long-time collaborator, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). Equally, the national conference is a commitment of the NHCP to its member-affiliates in the Local Historical Committees Network and local history and heritage practitioners across the country under the 2022-2027 National Action Plan for Local History and Heritage. The conference is also done in solidarity with the National History Month every August.</p> <p><img alt="CSSD Dean discusses working class legacy in Local History National Conference" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/ScNVJKs/2023-09-08-cssd-dean-discusses-working-class-legacy-in-local-history-national-conference-1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="CSSD Dean discusses working class legacy in Local History National Conference" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/7p6VFV5/2023-09-08-cssd-dean-discusses-working-class-legacy-in-local-history-national-conference-2.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2bExbiRxyH5w%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 08 Sep 2023 16:48:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2bExbiRxyH5w%3d REPD Sector organizes first R&E Summit Elaine Carie A. Andres, News, Extension Management Cluster Coordinator 7 <br/><p>The Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning, and Development (OVPREPD) together with the Extension Management Office (EMO), Research Management Office, Research Institutes, and Research Centers launched and conducted the first Research and Extension Summit (R&E Summit 2023) on June 21-23, 2023 at Bulwagang Balagtas. The three-day summit underscored the theme “PUP as National Polytechnic University: Strengthening the Culture of Research Towards Sustainable Extension program.”</p> <p>R&E Summit provided a venue to discuss all the challenges experienced in research and extension, find solutions to identified challenges, and craft a research and extension roadmap and strategy for the university. With these objectives, the Summit initiated conversations and engaged Deans, Associate Deans/Assistant Directors, Program Chairs, Senior Faculty Members/Academic Researchers from different colleges, branches and campuses.</p> <p>Among the resource speakers invited were Dr. Shermon O. Cruz, Chair, Association of Professional Futurists; Dr. Geraldo S. Petilla, a Chief Administrative Officer at the National Research Council of the Philippines; and, Mr. Carlo P. Fernando, a Higher Education Lead of Education Development Center.</p> <p><strong>The future of research for academics</strong><br /> On the first day of the summit, Dr. Shermon O. Cruz, the first resource speaker, discussed the future of research and what it would look like after a decade. He even raised some questions to engage with the participants that led to another discussion regarding Funding and Technology Innovation like external funding opportunities and collaboration with foreign countries. He also added the matter regarding having highly specialized individuals with knowledge and skills in performing modern lab equipment and experiments.</p> <p>Dr. Cruz synthesized his presentation by emphasizing that the future of research is all about future thinking of deliberate application of technology. Equally, he discussed how these should be integrated with other disciplines such as education, engineering, sciences, mathematics, the humanities, and language.</p> <p>“Through research, we should be able to identify the future and use it to achieve our aim of becoming a highly intensive research university and a premiere national university as a whole,” Dr. Cruz quipped.</p> <p><strong>Transforming PUP into a reliable research insitution</strong><br /> Dr. Geraldo S. Petilla, the second resource speaker, presented how to transform the university into a highly intensive research institution.</p> <p>“Professionals in the academy should commit themselves to, not just simple research, but intensive research outputs. These studies should deliver substantial changes that will lead us in another direction. The same goes for not just being a passive researcher but also actively contributing to the academic research repository with passion and vigor. Research should change people’s mindset and behavior; it should move people and be an influence in your community and country, ” Dr. Petilla explained.</p> <p>He then shared strategies towards being an intensive research university (IRU):</p> <ol> <li>mentoring program,</li> <li>network and linkage with experts outside of the university,</li> <li>inclusion of junior faculty in drafting research proposals,</li> <li>incentives in publication,</li> <li>internationalization program/unit,</li> <li>inbreeding is discouraged,</li> <li>establishment of incubators, technology business offices and others,</li> <li>no fields and disciplines are left behind,</li> <li>linkage with the government,</li> <li>involvement in the Regional Development Council,</li> <li>membership in consortiums,</li> <li>pillars in research (specializations), and,</li> <li>regular benchmarking</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Extension in higher education institutions</strong><br /> Mr. Carlo P. Fernando, the third resource speaker, showed his presentation titled, “State of the Philippine Higher Education Extension Program: Challenges, Priorities, and Opportunities” where he said that their office was tasked with engaging different colleges to help with reaching out-of-school youth.</p> <p>For Mr. Fernando, higher education may be seen from different perspectives by different people. Such differences may contribute to some challenges faced by Philippine HEIs, specifically their extension programs. He discussed how higher education institutions are challenged to deepen their collaborations with other research institutes, universities, and institutions.</p> <p>“I believe that faculty extensionists should teach students how to better lend a hand on community extension programs so that they can be equipped with essential skills through community work and immersion,” Mr. Fernando concluded.</p> <p><strong>Accomplishment reports and action points</strong><br /> Meanwhile, the directors along with the chiefs of each unit under the OVPREPD presented their accomplishments such as implemented projects and programs organized by their unit. Furthermore, they even talked over all the services that they can offer and enlightened the participants in the processes of any specific service or request.</p> <p>One of the highlights of the three-day summit was the presentation of Dr. Jackie D. Urrutia, Director of the Research Management Office (RMO), regarding the Research and Extension Roadmap. He discussed the achievements and goals of university publication from 2016-2022. It showed that based on Scopus data, there were a total of 298 publications that were published during the said timeframe. The data also showed the highest number with a total of 83 produced publications in the year 2021. On the other hand, the number of research publications on the same year was 74, where year 2022 recorded the highest number with 18 research publications.</p> <p>This was followed by the signing of commitment to a 10-year research and extension roadmap participated by the university president, vice presidents, deans, directors, chiefs, and officials from different colleges, branches, and campuses who attended the Research and Extension Summit.</p> <p>President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi delivered the summit’s closing remarks. He mentioned that he could see all the sector’s hardships in conducting and implementing their research and extension programs are delivering substantial changes to the university and community. He was hoping that as the 10-year roadmap starts next year, it can target the goals that were laid out. He emphasized that as we talk about roads, we all know that there will be hindrances and obstacles along the way.</p> <p>President Muhi, the University President, on behalf of the Executive Committee, promised their full commitment to support these goals that we are all targeting to achieve in the future. As the deans, directors, and chiefs signed the covenant of commitment, Dr. Muhi reiterated that as the 3-day summit ended, this should be paired with everybody’s dedication and willingness to put their efforts in line.</p> <p><img alt="REPD Sector organizes first R&E Summit" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/n37WLrs/2023-09-07-repd-sector-organizes-first-r-e-summit-1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="REPD Sector organizes first R&E Summit" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/4YvY1YM/2023-09-07-repd-sector-organizes-first-r-e-summit-2.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=RUb47OYdHWQ%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 07 Sep 2023 20:44:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=RUb47OYdHWQ%3d NSTP organizes SDG-focused community outreach programs Joey Danting, Alyanna Santos, News, PUP SANDIWA <br/><p>PUP NSTP is now permitted to hold in-person activities on the campus and in the barangays near the PUP Main Campus for this academic year. It has been held every Sunday for the months of June and July with different activities executed: from community outreach to clean-up drives, material donations, and painting campus facilities.</p> <p>During the pandemic lockdown, the NSTP held its immersion activities through online webinars. This year, activities are now held in-person which makes the students and instructors excited and full of enthusiasm as they implement their planned projects. Students are accompanied by their instructors as well as NSTP Director Dr. Rovelina Jacolbia and CWTS Chief Mr. Joey Danting while engaging in their immersion activities.</p> <p>“I believe it would be an ideal plan to bring back face-to-face immersion activities now that students have more opportunities to interact with one another and develop their interpersonal and communication skills. Furthermore, I believe that performing physical community service may be more beneficial because such experiences enrich learning and impart useful life skills,” shared Ma. Editha Bernardo, first-year Finance Management student who also serves as their class’ Immersion Project Head.</p> <p>“I think it’s great that the NSTP immersion events take place in person because it gives us more exposure to the community and its challenges, which is what this course is all about—solving them as a community. It’s an eye-opening movement and an honor to take part in the impactful steps for social change here because we feel more empowered, can carry out our causes more effectively, and learn about what society and our country have gone through,” quipped Angelo Albao, Cycle 2 Immersion Project Head. This covers the immersion of Education with majors in Social Studies and Mathematics.</p> <p>Their activities are all related to the CWTS Module which includes mental health awareness, drug education, gender and development, and environment protection. The goal is to showcase the knowledge that the students have learned from their classes. Through this initiative, students are brought closer to our community, environment, and its people.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=T2mBDK7O1ps%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 04 Sep 2023 15:55:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=T2mBDK7O1ps%3d Students, faculty receive awards at DISSCON 2023 Karyl Scarlet Esogon, News, Department of Broadcast Communication <br/><p>Students and faculty from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Manila stood triumphant at the DLSU International Social Sciences Conference (DISSCON 2023). Fourth year political science students Graciella Fae Ezekiel B. Moises and Mariane Lheyla Jane C. Telmo and Assistant Professor George Gamayo’s research papers were recognized among the Top 13 Outstanding Papers of DISSCON 2023, which was held on August 11 and 12 at the La Carmela de Boracay Hotel and Convention Center in Aklan, Philippines.</p> <p>Through the support of friends, families, and fellow advocates, Graciella Fae Ezekiel B. Moises and Mariane Lheyla Jane C. Telmo raised sufficient funds to present their undergraduate thesis titled “CREATING SPACES: A Case Study on Linding Ko Kalombayan’s Anti-Child Marriage Advocacy Towards the Promotion of Youth Civic Engagement in Lanao Del Sur” at the conference. Their paper delved into the contentious Anti-Child Marriage Advocacy led by Linding Ko Kalombayan, a Muslim, youth-led, and community-based organization in the Province of Lanao Del Sur, Philippines. Their paper will be presented at another conference later this year, namely the 4th International Research Conference on Technology, Engineering, Culture and Society (IRConTECS 2023) to be held in Naga City, Philippines.</p> <p>Another representative was Asst. Prof. George Vincent F. Gamayo, professor and researcher from the College of Communication (COC). He presented his paper titled, “Building Church Resilience Through a Localized Disaster Preparedness Ministry: The Case of Quiapo Church in Manila, Philippines,” a comprehensive exploration on the Quiapo Church’s forward-thinking approach to disaster preparedness through community mobilization. A recent study he conducted on PLHIV depictions in a local online serial drama was also recognized as the third best paper at the 10th National Social Science Congress held at Silliman University in Dumaguete City.</p> <p>Organized by the De La Salle University College of Liberal Arts, Social Development Research Center, and the Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Local Governance, DISCCON 2023 is known for its commitment to fostering cross-disciplinary conversations, its theme being “Sustainable Development Goals and Social Sciences: Strengthening the Key A.R.E.A.S. of Integration.” Accepted papers catered to any or many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Quality Education, Gender Equality, Climate Action, and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.</p> <p><img alt="Students, faculty receive awards at DISSCON 2023" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/yBPbhpn/2023-08-29-students-faculty-receive-awards-at-disscon-2023-2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="Students, faculty receive awards at DISSCON 2023" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/TPprs9Z/2023-08-29-students-faculty-receive-awards-at-disscon-2023-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SyMgj%2fbRHuA%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 29 Aug 2023 18:15:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SyMgj%2fbRHuA%3d Three-time champion: PUP JPIA Manila is Most Outstanding Local Chapter for NFJPIA Bernadeth Flores, News, PUP Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants <br/><p>Local JPIA is now Hall of Famer as they receive the Most Outstanding Local Chapter award for the third consecutive year in the Annual National Year End Awards of the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) held at Patio de Manila on July 31.</p> <p>Prof. James Robert D. Aguila was awarded as the ‘Most Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser’ despite being a first-time adviser, while Prof. Mark Anecito R. Perlas was acknowledged once again with the title of ‘Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser’.</p> <p>For the individual category, PUP students received the following awards: Ma. Erica A. De Guzman as the ‘Most Outstanding Local Chapter President’; Brix Q. Cervantes, ‘Most Outstanding Local Chapter Executive Officer’; Daniel C. Terencio, ‘Most Outstanding JPIAN’; Allyssa Lalaine C. Oria and Grezel Joy Denise A. Aglibot received the ‘Outstanding Local Chapter Executive Officers’; and John Ralf A. Aranas was acknowledged as the ‘Digital JPIA Artist of the Year’.</p> <p>Moreover, for the academic and non-academic awards, the local chapter’s events were also recognized:</p> <ul> <li>“ISKOmmunity” - ‘Most Outstanding Local Chapter Project for Socio-Civic’</li> <li>“PUP FIRST” - 2nd Outstanding Local Chapter Project for Leadership</li> <li>“Paralaya: Audit Convention 2023” - 3rd Outstanding Local Chapter Activity in Academics</li> <li>“LikhaJPIAn” - 3rd Outstanding Local Chapter Activity in Non-Academics</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Awards received by PUP student organizations showcase the strength of PUPians, their commitment to learning beyond the four walls of the classroom, and their ability to translate the lessons learned into leadership initiatives.</p> <p>(Read the <a href="https://pupjpiamnllink2022.wixsite.com/jpialink/post/pup-jpia-manila-enters-hall-of-fame-as-they-receive-the-molc-award-for-3-consecutive-years" target="_blank">original article</a> here as posted in PUP JPIA Link website)</p> <p><img alt="Three-time champion: PUP JPIA Manila is Most Outstanding Local Chapter for NFJPIA" src="https://i.ibb.co/9V9y3Xz/2023-08-29-three-time-champion-pup-jpia-manila-is-most-outstanding-local-chapter-for-nfjpia-1.jpg" /> <img alt="Three-time champion: PUP JPIA Manila is Most Outstanding Local Chapter for NFJPIA" src="https://i.ibb.co/JxxyYx9/2023-08-29-three-time-champion-pup-jpia-manila-is-most-outstanding-local-chapter-for-nfjpia-2.jpg" /> <img alt="Three-time champion: PUP JPIA Manila is Most Outstanding Local Chapter for NFJPIA" src="https://i.ibb.co/5R2t3HV/2023-08-29-three-time-champion-pup-jpia-manila-is-most-outstanding-local-chapter-for-nfjpia-3.jpg" /> <img alt="Three-time champion: PUP JPIA Manila is Most Outstanding Local Chapter for NFJPIA" src="https://i.ibb.co/K78D1K0/2023-08-29-three-time-champion-pup-jpia-manila-is-most-outstanding-local-chapter-for-nfjpia-4.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=P6mLKKETOEg%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 29 Aug 2023 15:31:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=P6mLKKETOEg%3d CAF student receives "Natatanging Lider-Kabataan ng Quezon 2023" Mark Anecito R. Perlas, News, College of Accountancy and Finance <br/><p>Mika Ella L. Marasigan, a fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting student, received the “Natatanging Lider-Kabataan ng Quezon 2023” from Sinag Quezon Inc on August 18. Among the hundreds of youth leaders in the Province of Quezon, Marasigan is fortunate to be one of 22 individuals granted this prestigious award.</p> <p>Her accomplishment is part of the larger project “Tanglaw: Legasiya ni Quezon sa Pagsibol ng Inklusibong Lalawigan,” a noble initiative that seeks to pay homage to Former President Manual L. Quezon’s legacy by nurturing an inclusive and progressive Quezon Province. The heart of the project lies in acknowledging and highlighting the accomplishments of young leaders from the province.</p> <p>Marasigan represented her hometown, Guinayangan, Quezon (District 4), throughout her journey. This connection to her local community has been instrumental in shaping her leadership approach, ensuring that her efforts resonate with the needs and aspirations of the people she serves. Her involvement with PUP Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants Manila (PUP JPIA Manila), an academic student organization from PUP CAF, as Vice President for Information and Publicity Federation Year 2022-2023 amplifies the reach of her influence. Her participation in this capacity showcases her ability to bridge the gap between her academic pursuits and her commitment to community service. Prof. Mark Anecito R. Perlas, faculty adviser of PUP JPIA Manila, served as Marasigan’s mentor during the application process.</p> <p>Sinag Quezon is a duly registered youth organization in Quezon that connects and empowers an efficient and inclusive youth sector. They aim to deliver constant service for the province to the best of its members’ abilities through advocating for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.</p> <p><img alt="CAF student receives “Natatanging Lider-Kabataan ng Quezon 2023”" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/YBXN76R/2023-08-29-caf-student-receives-natatanging-lider-kabataan-ng-quezon-2023.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Y03Djo5JCNQ%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 29 Aug 2023 15:15:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Y03Djo5JCNQ%3d COC faculty wins Best Paper in 10th National Social Science Congress Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>George Vincent Gamayo, Assistant Professor from the Department of Broadcast Communication, won third Best Paper in the 10th National Social Science Congress held on July 27-29 at Silliman University, Dumaguete City. His winning paper is titled: “S-T-I-G-M-A through the Eyes of PLHIV: Deconstructing HIV/AIDS Depiction in Batang Poz.”</p> <p>Gamayo presented his paper under Parallel Session 34: Addressing Barriers and Promoting Inclusivity for Sexual Health in the Philippines. HIV/AIDS is a serious public health problem, made more prevalent with stigma on people suffering from this life-threatening condition. The study uses the digital miniseries Batang Poz to understand how people living with HIV who engage in men having sex with men (PLHIVMSM) construct meanings regarding the program and how “the show mirrors the traditional depiction of PLHIV that may suggest that HIV/AIDS are spread by the queer community.”</p> <p>Aside from Gamayo, other faculty members also presented their papers during the three-day national conference. They are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>“Best Practices of the First Filipino Community to Fight against Covid-19: The West Crame Experience” – Dr. Hemmady Mora (College of Communication)</li> <li>“Fighting an Unseen Enemy: Examining Agenda Setting and Framing of GMA News Online Coverage on Government’s Response to Covid-19” – Kim Bernard G. Fajardo, Kyla Estelle D. Bobier, Jalyn Mae S. Canino, John Rafael N. Dela Paz, Ma. Joselie C. Garcia, Juliet S. Seva, and Sean Jomari B. Zuniga (Department of Broadcast Communication)</li> <li>“Venereal Disease, Vulnerabilidad, at Tugon ng Patakarang Kolonyal, 1899-1917” – Ace Carlo S. Oronia, Dr. Raul Roland Sebastian, and Geneva G. Curato (Department of History)</li> <li>“Of Digital Gigs and Side Hustles: Making Sense of Happiness, Economic Satisfaction, and the Future of Work in the Philippine Freelance Industry” – Emy Ruth Gianan (Department of Economics)</li> <li>“Twitter’s Alter Community as Venue for Deviant Economic Coping Strategies during the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Philippines” – Mark Anthony M. Quintos (Department of Sociology)</li> <li>“An Exploratory Study of Sugar Relationships in the Philippines” – Marianne Galvez and Mark Anthony M. Quintos (Department of Sociology)</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>The conference featured more than 120 research studies from across the country and some foreign participants as well. Plenary sessions featured talks from Health Futures Foundation President, Dr. Jaime Z. Galvez-Tan; Converge ICT Chief Executive Office and Co-founder, Dennis Anthony Uy; Seisa University – Japan Professor, Dr. Miwako Hosoda; Dr. Ramir Anthony T. Blanco, also from Health Futures Foundation; and Silliman University Professor, Dr. Jorge Augustin Emmanuel.</p> <p>Some 300 participants joined the activity aimed at the theme: “Centering Social Sciences in Future-Proof Health and Well-Being.” To prevent and control future pandemics, the Congress believes that “an understanding of the evolving role of politics, international relations, global health, economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and ethics merits urgent consideration by expert researchers.” Governments are then expected to back their policy decisions with robust scientific and medical evidence, equally grounded on the value of the social sciences.</p> <p><img alt="COC faculty wins Best Paper in 10th National Social Science Congress" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/KDjRN6w/2023-08-24-coc-faculty-wins-best-paper-in-10th-national-social-science-congress-2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="COC faculty wins Best Paper in 10th National Social Science Congress" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/Bq8FXS9/2023-08-24-coc-faculty-wins-best-paper-in-10th-national-social-science-congress-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=yhA4QPe6QMY%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 24 Aug 2023 18:36:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=yhA4QPe6QMY%3d Scholarship benefactors forge ties with PUP Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Three (3) scholarship benefactors signed separate agreements with Sintang Paaralan to sponsor the education of Accountancy and Finance students. The Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice Foundation, Inc. (ACPAPP Foundation), Employees of Financial Supervision Department V (EFSDV) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and Mr. Jose M. Ireneo are new partners of the University in ensuring more young minds can continue their studies.</p> <p>“Partners are actively supporting PUPians given the results of the recent Jobstreet survey. They are eager to work with students who are well-liked by employees. Our partners are also looking forward to hiring PUPians especially their current roster of scholars. This is a wonderful development for us, and we hope to continue attracting other benefactors to help more of our students,” Director Ana Liza Publico of the Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance shared in a phone interview.</p> <p>Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing with ACPAPP Foundation was organized on July 31 at the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services. VPSAS Tomas O. Testor and Dir. Publico represented the University while Ms. Gladeys Jill A. Santos and Mr. Romualdo Murcia III signed on behalf of ACPAPP Foundation. ACPAPP Foundation) is a non-stock professional association. Mr. Jose Ireneo is also part of ACPAPP Foundation, and specifically sponsored a student-with-disability (PWD), as part of his personal advocacy.</p> <p>Meanwhile, MOA signing with EFSDV happened on August 15 at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Building, Malate, Manila. VPSAS Tomas O. Testor and Dir. Publico represented the University, while the Financial Supervision Department V was represented by their Director, Mr. Jose Recon Tan and Deputy Director, Mr. Paul R. Vehemente.</p> <p>It is also worth noting that these scholarships are variations of “paying it forward,” because several ACPAPP Foundation and EFSDV members are alumni of the University’s Accountancy and Finance programs.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=G0b%2fYbiKVcQ%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 24 Aug 2023 09:56:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=G0b%2fYbiKVcQ%3d CHK launches PARA Swimming for the visually-impaired Elaine Carie A. Andres, News, Extension Management Office <br/><p>The College of Human Kinetics (CHK), led by Dean Assoc. Prof. Lualhati A. Dela Cruz, launched their extension project titled “PARA Swimming Program” for Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children (PAVIC) at the PUP Swimming Pool, August 12.</p> <p>“It was an honor to witness this historic event in which CHK officials, faculty members, administrators, and selected BSESS and BPED students came together and remained committed to a common goal: to ensure a community needs-based project or program that can make a difference in the lives of beneficiaries with the help of a roster of experts,” stated President Manuel Muhi, during the first day, reinforcing his shared vision of sustainable development for community or partner beneficiaries.</p> <p>PARA Swimming Program is a four-day session designed to help visually impaired children easily adapt to water and understand and feel how the body reacts to it with each body position and movement. This extension project provided a venue for the promotion and maintenance of more adaptive and inclusive sports.</p> <p>Asst. Prof. Ronald Alejo Guiriba, head coach of the PUP Men’s Swimming Team, World Aquatics International referee, and Para Swimming International Technical Official, and Mr. Janvier Mantala, former PUP Varsity Swimming Team member and BSESS Program aquatics course specialist served as expert instructors.</p> <p>Asst. Prof. Guiriba emphasized familiarization with the water environment as a source of confidence that will help their first phase progress. Mr. Mantala assisted the participants with their parents or guardians during the session, and they were asked to perform a series of drills to develop their feel for water. This included sculling and breathing techniques below and above the surface of the water. Buoyancy drills were also introduced to help them float, which will be useful for proper body positioning and movements.</p> <p>They will reconvene on August 19, 26, and September 2 to complete the first phase of their extension program.</p> <p><img alt="CHK launches PARA Swimming for the visually-impaired" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/TkB7MtV/2023-08-24-chk-launches-para-swimming-for-the-visually-impaired-1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="CHK launches PARA Swimming for the visually-impaired" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/Hr8s1qG/2023-08-24-chk-launches-para-swimming-for-the-visually-impaired-2.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=8T3OPWHS1f0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 24 Aug 2023 09:56:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=8T3OPWHS1f0%3d