Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2024 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Sat, 15 Jun 2024 09:08:48 GMT https://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 10 InfoCore Engine 3.0 PUP Communication Management Office webmaster@pup.edu.ph PUP proposes education partnership with Manila City Jail for persons deprived of liberty PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, Press Release, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Manila City Jail and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) met today, May 28, to discuss potential areas for lifelong learning and rehabilitative education for persons deprived of liberty (PDL).</p> <p>With the largest population of PDLs and being the oldest penitentiary in the country, Manila City Jail intends to spearhead innovations in learning to secure social justice and better forms of societal integration for their constituents.</p> <p>President Manuel Muhi shared that the PUP Open University System (OUS) will serve as the main hub for learning, “a place for second chances,” for many Filipinos keen on finding their footing through the power of education.</p> <p>The roundtable discussions explored potential programs or courses suitable for PDLs within the jail facility, modes of offering these educational programs, and areas for further collaborative work.</p> <p>Manila City Jail delegation was represented by JSupt. Lino Soriano, JSupt. David Jambales, and SJOI Linda Lomino. Aside from Dr. Muhi, OUS Executive Director Guillermo Bernabe, Chiefs from the Extension Management Office (EMO), Alumni Relations and Career Development Office (ARCDO) and the Communication Management Office (CMO) completed the PUP side.</p> <p>PUP’s core values are deeply rooted in public service, imbued with a strong inherent desire to serve others. It fosters an academic community that openly embraces individuals regardless of their background, where they feel valued, respected, and have equal opportunities. As such, this initiative is well within the strategic goals and mandate of the university to provide opportunities for lifelong learning anchored on social justice and fair access to education.</p> <p>Should you wish to learn more about this pioneering initiative, please contact Angelo G. Acedera, Media Relations Officer, through this email: <a href="mailto:commcenter@pup.edu.ph">commcenter@pup.edu.ph</a>.</p> <p><img alt="PUP proposes education partnership with Manila City Jail for persons deprived of liberty" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/nC3yQG2/2024-05-31-pup-proposes-educ-partnership-with-manila-city-jail-for-pdls-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=IXmDTdXopjU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 31 May 2024 10:55:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=IXmDTdXopjU%3d CCIS signs MOU with Rotary Club to empower students Dr. Benilda Eleonor V. Comendador, News, College of Computer and Information Sciences <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rotary Club of Fort Bonifacio Global City and the Rotary Club of Cheonan, South Korea to carry out a Rotary Foundation grant-funded project to improve the Information Technology Education (ITE) resources and to foster a conducive learning environment in the University. The event was held on May 8, 2024 at the CCIS Laboratory Room S504.</p> <p>University President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi and Rotary Club of Fort Bonifacio Global City President Sandra Cheng led the MOU signing. This strategic partnership of the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) and the two Clubs aimed to provide supplemental online learning resources, as well as improving PUP’s facilities with computer units and other equipment. This initiative aligns with the broader goal of fostering a tech-savvy workforce that can contribute to the national and global technology sectors.</p> <p>Another key factor in this formed association is the close collaboration with the Rotary Club, a community-based organization known for their great expertise and dedication to their activities. Through this, the University will receive support in building infrastructures, promoting the University’s advocacies, and facilitating training while adhering to the reporting and auditing requirements set forth by The Rotary Foundation, ensuring efficient, transparent, and accountable utilization of resources.</p> <p>The partnership serves as a foundational agreement, creating a path towards the successful implementation of the project funded by The Rotary Foundation. While its primary focus remains on the collaboration between the two parties, it also extends to foster a holistic approach to community development. In essence, the Global Grant aims to significantly improve the educational experience for CCIS students, ensuring they are well-prepared for future challenges and opportunities in the tech industry.</p> <p><img alt="CCIS signs MOU with Rotary Club to empower students" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/MCHgnB5/2024-05-31-ccis-signs-mou-with-rotary-club-to-empower-students-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=qDsN6Wx9WEI%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 31 May 2024 10:50:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=qDsN6Wx9WEI%3d CLIRS, JCA organize BLOGERS Labor Orientation Jan Vincent Lanuza, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The PUP Center for Labor and Industrial Relations Studies (CLIRS), alongside the student organization Junior Cooperators Association (JCA), organized the Basic Labor Orientation for Graduating Students, Faculty/Employees and Researchers (BLOGERS+) at Claro M. Recto Hall on May 23.</p> <p>The event’s objective was to apprise faculty, administrative employees, and graduating and working students of their labor rights and recent labor market developments to help them understand their privileges as workers.</p> <p>CLIRS Chief Rimando E. Felicia explained in his opening remarks that the University and his Office conduct training to ensure no future employees will be exploited.</p> <p>“Most preferred tayo ng mga employer pero siyempre, yung pagiging matiisin, pagiging madiskarte ng mga graduates, minsan napagsasamantalahan sila. Dahil sa kakulangan ng kaalaman sa mga batayang karapatan at kagalingan nila bilang empleyado at bilang new entrant sa public at private sector, hindi nila naipaglalaban at hindi nagigiit ang mga karapatan na ito.”</p> <p>(“<em>We are often preferred by employers, but of course, the resilience and resourcefulness of graduates can sometimes be exploited. Due to their lack of knowledge about their basic rights and welfare as employees and as new entrants in both the public and private sectors, they are unable to fight for and assert these rights.</em>”)</p> <p>Felicia added the event’s significance to the faculty, administrative employees, labor researchers, and union leaders, explaining that “Nitong nakaraang mga taon, kasabay ng pangkalahatang pagpapalawak ng pananaliksik ng unibersidad, pinalawak ang saklaw ng BLOGS at naging layunin na rin nito ang pag-update sa mga faculty at kawani ng unibersidad sa mga bagong patakaran, programa at susog sa batas-paggawa. Mainam na pagkakataon ito para sa faculty at employee development. Nagiging daluyan din ito sa patuloy na pagpapalakas ng mga unyon at samahan ng mga manggagawa sa unibersidad.”</p> <p>(“<em>In recent years, alongside the overall expansion of the university’s research, the scope of BLOGS has been broadened to also aim at updating the university’s faculty and staff on new policies, programs, and amendments to labor laws. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty and employee development. It also serves as a channel for the continued strengthening of unions and workers’ associations within the university.</em>”)</p> <p>Research Institute for Human and Social Development Director Dr. Nicolas Mallari spoke of another intention of this event—to develop a research proposal stemming from the labor queries of the participants. The said research proposal will be done by CLIRS and could be funded by the University or other agencies.</p> <p>“Some questions may be asked which can generate a specific research question and from there, we might try to develop it into a research project that may be funded by the University o pwede naming ilako sa labas [ng University] kasi nakikita ni Sir Mandy, may mga tanong talaga that needed to addressed using research,” he said.</p> <p>(“<em>Some questions may be asked that can generate a specific research question, and from there, we might try to develop it into a research project that may be funded by the University or that we can pitch outside [the University] because Sir Mandy sees that there are indeed questions that need to be addressed through research.</em>”)</p> <p>The morning session of BLOGERS+ focused on faculty, administrative employees, and labor researchers. Atty. Fidel Esteban, Associate Director of the digital engineering company Collabera Digital, facilitated the first lecture “Updates on the Filipino Labor Market” which discusses the current shift in workforce population, changes in salaries and benefits, the increase in employment attrition and employment retention strategies, and the “future of work” or the new flexible working conditions implemented by other companies. Also, he illustrated the salient features of the employee’s right to be a part of the organization.</p> <p>Former Undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Atty. Rebecca Chato presented the “Policies and Challenges in the Changing Work Environment” highlighting employment issues in the Philippines, particularly underemployment, unemployment, and job skills mismatch.</p> <p>To end the morning session, CLIRS began the soft launch of the new edition of the BISIG Journal, a University Journal composed of articles, opinion columns, and research papers concerning labor conditions and the labor community in the Philippines. Further, a BISIG Special Issue, as announced by BISIG Editor-in-Chief Felicia, will be about Justice and Lasting Peace will be published soon with the deadline for paper submission on May 30, 2024.</p> <p>For the afternoon session, the lectures were centered on labor training for the Iskolar ng Bayan, particularly graduating students to equip them with the knowledge necessary as they begin their journey towards choosing their first job and for working students to guide them in their professional life.</p> <p>Administrative Officer in UP Diliman Leny Madriaga began the affair by discussing the rights and privileges in the Civil Service or in the public sector, including the requirements to begin working in the government, the benefits of its employees and their basic rights.</p> <p>Atty. Esteban then returned to the podium for the second session to begin the discourse of the private sector worker rights such as the graduating students’ advantage in seeking their first employment via the First-Time Job Seekers Assistance Act or the RA 11261 and the types of employment available for aspiring applicants.</p> <p>Federation of Free Workers Vice President Julius Cainglet, for his third session talked about the general and basic labor rights for all Filipino workers, both private and public, their freedom of association or the right to organize and form labor unions and its importance to be recognized to promote social awareness and job productivity.</p> <p>Atty. Chato, for the final session, prepared the future professionals that will soon arrive in the workforce by addressing the challenges for new entrants, providing them with the information and perspectives they needed to prevent such issues happening to them.</p> <p>Students gained knowledge about the labor workforce during the event, preparing them for their applications. Allysa Mae Tepace, a graduating student from the Bachelor of Arts in Filipinology (BAF) appreciated the help this occasion has given to her, stating “Makatutulong siya sa kung ano ba ang need kong ihandang requirements kapag papasok na sa trabaho, especially sa government field. Mas naunawaan ko rin ang mga patakaran at benefits kapag sa government ka nagtatrabaho. Dahil sa event nagkaroon ako ng kaalaman sa kung ano ang workload and laws under government which is ibang iba siya sa other companies. Parang na-encourage tuloy ako na pumasok doon.”</p> <p>(“<em>It helps me understand what requirements I need to prepare when entering a job, especially in the government field. I also gained a better understanding of the policies and benefits when working for the government. Because of the event, I learned about the workload and laws under the government, which are very different from other companies. It encouraged me to pursue a job in that sector.</em>”)</p> <p>Eloisa Sombillo, another graduating BAF student shared the same statement as it motivated her to take the next steps as she entered the new chapter of her life.</p> <p>“As a student na graduating na at haharap na sa panibagong career kailangan mas malaman ko ang karapatan namin bilang baguhan sa larangan ng pagtatrabaho. Kung malawak ang PUP Campus siguradong mas malawak ang mundo paglabas ko rito. Kaya ang event na ito ang mas nakakatulong sa akin para malaman kung ano ang mga hakbang na dapat kong gawin as a first time job seeker, ano ang dapat asahan sa proseso ng paghahanap, ano ang karapatan ko, ano ang mga benepisyo na dapat kong asahan mula sa aking papasukan, at ano ang mga batas na mangangalaga sa akin bilang isang manggagawa,” she said.</p> <p>(“<em>As a graduating student about to enter a new career, I need to know more about our rights as newcomers in the workforce. If the PUP campus is vast, the world outside will surely be even broader. That’s why this event is very helpful for me to learn what steps I need to take as a first-time job seeker, what to expect in the job search process, what my rights are, what benefits I should expect from my future employer, and what laws will protect me as a worker.</em>”)</p> <p>President of the JCA and Bachelor in Cooperative (BCOOP) student, Catherine Roze Gellido shared her insights, citing the importance of this event in advancing the importance of sharing every Filipino’s labor rights with the future generations of the labor workforce.</p> <p>“Napakahalaga na maihanda ang mga mag-aaral sa kanilang paninindigan sa mga karapatan at tungkulin bilang mga susunod na henerasyon ng lakas-paggawa ng bansa. Mahalaga na may kamalayang panlipunan ang mga mag-aaral na magiging mangagagawa o empleyado o kaya naman ay mangangasiwa ng mga empleyado at manggagawa. Mahalagang kaalaman ang mga saligang karapatan sa sahod, trabaho at organisasyon bilang manggagawa at kawani. Ang ganitong kaalaman ay magbibigay ng tiwala sa sarili at kahandaang makisangkot hindi lamang sa produksyon kundi maging sa pagpapaunlad ng lipunan. Ito rin ay magbibigay-daan sa pagiging responsableng tagapamahala na tagapagtaguyod ng karapatan ng mga manggagawa at empleyado at malaking instrumento patungo sa isang mas maayos, ligtas at makatarungang lugar ng trabaho para sa lahat.”</p> <p>(“<em>It is crucial to prepare students to stand firm on their rights and responsibilities as the next generation of the country’s workforce. It is important for students who will become workers or employees, or who will manage employees and workers, to have social awareness. Knowledge of fundamental rights regarding wages, work, and organization as workers and staff is essential. This knowledge will provide self-confidence and readiness to be involved not only in production but also in the development of society. It will also pave the way for becoming responsible managers who advocate for the rights of workers and employees, and it is a significant instrument toward creating a better, safer, and fairer workplace for everyone.</em>”)</p> <p>Beginning in 2017, BLOGERS+ is an annual event organized by CLIRS. Then known as BLOGS, they aim to help graduating and working Iskolar ng Bayan, faculty, administrative employees, union leaders, and labor researchers, in career growth and development and fostering knowledge by exposing them to their labor rights, the ever-changing labor market, and the workplace environment of the public and private.</p> <p>The CLIRS hopes to expand this event to include even the various University Campuses in the PUP System and to have more collaborations with different PUP student organizations.</p> <p><sub>[Note: All English translations are generated from ChatGPT4o.]</sub></p> <p><img alt="CLIRS, JCA organize BLOGERS Labor Orientation" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/wYQLqMH/2024-05-29-clirs-jca-organize-blogers-labor-orientation-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=dgQp1qAvQcI%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 29 May 2024 17:26:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=dgQp1qAvQcI%3d Century Pacific Foods and PUP sign partnership Jan Vincent Lanuza, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The University inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with food processing company Century Pacific Food, Inc. (CPFI) at its corporate office in Pasig City on May 21. Led by the Alumni Relations and Career Development Office (ARCDO), PUP and CPFI aim to bolster career placement and career opportunities for Iskolars ng Bayan. Under this agreement, both parties have agreed to enter into a Community Partnership Program to “strengthen, improve and develop a long and lasting business relationship” by offering career-focused activities. This includes internships, student immersions, and information sharing, as well as training for university students, faculty, and staff.</p> <p>The importance of CPFI’s participation in university-led initiatives such as Career Talk, Mock Recruitment, and Job Fairs was also highlighted. “We are very excited to enter this academic partnership with PUP. We envisioned that this partnership will really take off in terms of providing both employment opportunities for the alumni and students of PUP,” CPFI Vice President for Human Resource and Corporate Affairs George Leander Wang III stated relative to the partnership.</p> <p>“We know that PUP has a broad base of students across the country, very high academic standards, and you also build your students towards being very practical, being socially oriented, [and] being academically responsible. We’ve seen those attributes in the PUP employees that we have,” he added.</p> <p>Wang advised students wanting to join their company to continue to do well in their studies and “to fulfill their mandate towards academic excellence and student leadership” to seek meaningful employment and contribute to society’s betterment.</p> <p>Prof. Tomas O. Testor, Vice President for Student Affairs and Services, shared his support for such partnerships in a separate email interview. “We’re glad that our units are actively seeking partnerships and collaborations with the private sector and industry leaders. We stand to gain much from these engagements, most especially in shaping the future of our students. This is consistent with our vision to become a leading polytechnic university and in our mandate to offer quality education to young Filipinos,” he said.</p> <p>CPFI is one of the largest branded food companies in the Philippines. Beginning in 1978, the company focuses on “developing, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing affordably nutritious products” including meat (both animal-based and plant-based), marine (tuna and sardines), milk and mixes, and coconut.</p> <p><img alt="Century Pacific Foods and PUP sign partnership" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/R498ts9/2024-05-23-century-pacific-foods-and-pup-sign-partnership.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=epJN1ZN783k%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 23 May 2024 14:21:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=epJN1ZN783k%3d PIA and PUP formalizes partnership Jan Vincent Lanuza, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The University sought the support of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in expanding collaborative work with government media stations and government information organizations through a partnership agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies was signed on May 17.</p> <p>PUP President Manuel Muhi hopes that through this agreement, the PUP Community benefits tremendously from PIA’s goal of disseminating information about government programs, projects, and services to the Filipino public as the country’s chief information arm.</p> <p>“We have been friends with PIA for long and so we are always looking forward to institutionalizing our collaborative work with them. We hope to mutually benefit from this engagement, and we are also keen in working with other government agencies. As the country’s polytechnic university, we intend to bring impactful programs to our stakeholders through these mutual agreements,” Dr. Muhi shared in an email interview.</p> <p>PIA Director-General Jose Torres, Jr. expressed his pleasure for the partnership and its development-centric provisions, stating “tuwang-tuwa po ako na inimbitahan at inanyayahan ang PIA na maging katuwang ng PUP sa pagsulong po ng edukasyon.” (<em>I’m very happy to be invited and for PIA to be invited, as well, to partner with PUP in advancing education here in our country</em>)</p> <p>In the MOU signing ceremony, PIA has pledged to become the University’s partner in formulating instructional and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials, help in forging new associations with government TV and Radio stations, and assist in PUP’s extension programs. PIA also committed to link PUP resources via its website and become partners in combatting misinformation and disinformation. A renewed internship agreement for incoming junior and senior college students from various fields has also been forged, while PIA also agreed to promote the activities for the University’s 120th Founding Anniversary this year as well as its other notable endeavors, across all its platforms.</p> <p>On the other hand, Sintang Paaralan will assist PIA in providing for education and career development for its employees through the Open University System (OUS). PUP will also assist and provide resource persons and subject-matter experts (SMEs) to various PIA-led advocacy campaigns, press conferences, and capacity-building activities.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=8qwpKkdJnyQ%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 21 May 2024 14:06:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=8qwpKkdJnyQ%3d DEET Students launches first solar-powered charging station Jan Vincent Lanuza, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Diploma of Electrical Engineering Technology (DEET) students from the Institute of Technology (ITECH) have developed the first solar-generated charging station in the University. Dubbed “iSkOLAR” charging station, this project was launched on May 14, 2024, in ITECH Grounds at Pureza St., Manila.</p> <p>The research team of Ferolin Joy Nohay, Javezel Obenza, Jennie Rose Oswa, Chelsey Reyes, and John Paul Teope aims to create a green technology charging station that is sustainable and removes carbon footprint coming from electricity generation—factors needed to protect the environment.</p> <p>Funded by climate justice organization 350 Pilipinas and supported by the PUP Center for Environmental Studies (CES), iSkOLAR charging station uses renewable energy generated by solar-powered batteries to charge electrical devices such as cellphones and laptops for 45 minutes. After that, the system will undergo a cool down period of five (5) minutes to store more solar energy for future usage, creating a sustainable cycle of eco-friendly electric consumption.</p> <p>“Our actions today determine what we have and what the world wants us to do. Ang lahat po ay ginagawa natin para maibalik siya [sa nature]. If you do good po sa Nature, magba-bounce back po ito sa atin,” Teope said when asked of the significance of the project.</p> <p>(“Our actions today determine what we have and what the world wants us to do. We are doing everything we can to give back to her [nature]. If you do good at our nature, it will bounce back to us tremendously.”)</p> <p>In addition, the team hoped that future PUPians will capitalize on their project in order to present newer ideas that will help in improving the iSkOLAR charging station such as better equipment and a longer charging span.</p> <p>University President Manuel M. Muhi also attended the launching ceremony to test the stations himself, praising the student’s ingenuity and the project’s advocacy.</p> <p>“Isang manifestation ito that PUP is adhering sa tinatawag natin na fossil-free university. I’m pretty sure that PUP is taking this lead, especially ngayon na tumataas ang presyo ng [fuel] at bumababa ang [supply] ng fuel ngayon. Kaya kailangan talaga we need to look for alternatives, katulad ng mga ganito [charging station]”, he said.</p> <p>(This is the manifestation that PUP is adhering to what we call a fossil-free university. I’m pretty sure that PUP is taking this lead, especially today when fuel prices are rising while its supply decreases. That’s why we need to look for alternatives, just like this [charging station].)</p> <p>CES Chief Jimmy Fernando noted that this project is a sign of the University’s support in following the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the 7th Goal that focuses on affordable and clean energy.</p> <p>“Ito ay palatandaan na ang commitment ng PUP sa green innovation ay naka-align at naka-direksyon sa Sustainable Development. Talagang ito ang konkretong halimbawa natin”, Fernando stated.</p> <p>(This is the reminder that PUP’s commitment to green innovation is aligned and directed towards Sustainable Development. This is truly the most concrete example.)</p> <p>ITECH Dean Ramir Cruz, meanwhile, declared that this project is the proof of PUP and its student’s unwavering dedication in acquiring great knowledge to help their fellow Filipinos.</p> <p>“Patunay lamang ito na isinasabuhay natin ang Himno ng PUP na itong ating mga ginagawa ay mula sa PUP at ito ay ibabalik natin para sa bayan.”</p> <p>(This is the proof that we practiced the preaches of the PUP Hymn that everything that we (PUP) are doing are our means to give back to our country).</p> <p><img alt="DEET Students launches first solar-powered charging station" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/W6WnSK7/2024-05-16-deet-students-launches-first-solar-powered-charging-station-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=JEI1Z9v4T3A%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 16 May 2024 16:24:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=JEI1Z9v4T3A%3d Ecossential Foods Corp partners with PUP Jan Vincent Lanuza, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The University has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ecossential Foods Corp. (EFC) on May 10, 2024, at its Metro Manila Office in Pasig City to provide career development opportunities for PUP students. Vice President for Student Affairs and Services, Prof. Tomas O. Testor led the PUP delegation in this undertaking.</p> <p>In the MOA Signing Ceremony, both parties have agreed to enter a Community Partnership Program to conduct activities such as Internships, On-the-Job Training (OJT), Student Immersions, Exchange of Knowledge on Information Sharing. This also includes Training for Faculty and Staff and Employee Success Stories, as well as EFC’s participation at university-led initiatives including Career Talk, Mock Recruitment, Job Fair, and Job Posting.</p> <p>EFC President Stewart L. Ong stated that the company is keen on doing their part in nation-building by providing more employment and developing future industry leaders in the country.</p> <p>“We hope that this takes the partnership to a whole new level because we believe that for us to be able to grow as a business, we really need competent and good leaders and good managers and good people. Basically, we believe that PUP, through the years, has top-notch graduates and we hope that we create inspiration. So, <em>ayun ang ambag ng aming munting kompanya sa nation-building ng Pilipinas (So, this is the contribution of our small company towards the nation building)</em>,” Ong stated.</p> <p>In addition, Ong heaped praises for Sintang Paaralan given their excellent student development. The company experienced the strength of PUPians as they work in different capacities in EFC such as HR, Sales, Supply Chain, Finance, and IT departments.</p> <p>“We know that PUP has produced top notch graduate. In our company, we have hired several PUP alumni, and we are very happy so far with the experience, with the output of PUPians,” he said.</p> <p>Alumni Relations and Career Development Office (ARCDO) Director Engr. Florinda H. Oquindo hopes that with this agreement and the other signed MOAs, the University will experience a great breakthrough in career and student development for the benefit of the Iskolar ng Bayan.</p> <p>“Our aim here is to really strengthen our linkages and partnership with different industries because this will help us broaden our avenues, the opportunities that will help with the career development of our students.”</p> <p>Aside from Oquindo and Ong, the PUP delegation include Career Development and Placement Services Chief Prof. Jane S. Pulma; and Alumni Relations Services Chief Prof. Ma. Joepe A. Solosa joined this event. Participating for the side of EFC are Human Resources & Organizational Development and Corporate Services Director Rhodora Tan, Audit and Compliance Manager Roland Cortez, and National Transport and Customer Service Manager EJ Santos.</p> <p>Ecossential Foods Corp. is a national distribution company that centers on delivering fast-moving consumer goods in the Philippines. Founded in 2005, the company aims fully on “providing essential, everyday products to respond to the needs of Filipinos.”</p> <p><img alt="Ecossential Foods Corp partners with PUP" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/n7PKtd7/2024-05-13-ecossential-foods-corp-partners-with-pup-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=eGR1%2bERmveM%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 13 May 2024 17:36:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=eGR1%2bERmveM%3d CCIS, CE co-hosts first Amazon Web Services Student Community Day in the PH Dr. Benilda Eleonor V. Comendador, News, College of Computer and Information Sciences <br/><p>The PUP College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS) and the PUP College of Engineering (COE) co-hosted the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) Student Community Day in the Philippines on April 17, 2024, held at the Bulwagang Balagtas.</p> <p>Occurring for the first time in the Philippines, the event focused on addressing the gap between academia and industry by emphasizing relevant skills and career advice, while encouraging students to explore cloud computing as a viable career path, adhering to the occasion’s theme of “The Academic Advocacy of Bridging IT Industry Gap”.</p> <p>The first-time event aims to cultivate a strong sense of community among Cloud Club members, fostering collaboration, networking, and knowledge exchange, launch and sustain a mentorship program effectively, connecting students with seasoned professionals who can offer guidance in their AWS journey. Expanding the event’s reach to students outside the club, it is envisioned to promote diversity and inclusiveness within the AWS community, and encourage attendees to envision their future careers in cloud computing and inspire them to explore innovative solutions using AWS.</p> <p>Led by Cloud Captains of the AWS Cloud Club-PUP, the AWS Student Community Day is attended by members of the AWS Cloud Club members Philippines, student delegates from all over the country, online attendees and face-to-face, creating an inclusive and collaborative learning environment for everyone.</p> <p>Esteemed speakers graced the event with their insights in tow. Speakers include College of Computer and Information Sciences Dean, Dr. Benilda Eleonor V. Comendador who shared her opening remarks; AWS Cloud Club University Captain, AWS Cloud Club Regional Captain, and CCIS Student Isaeus B. Guiang also gave his take regarding the occasion; Country Manager of AWS Philippines, Jerry Jimenez Bongco presented his welcome notes.</p> <p>Further, AWS Ambassador Raphael Jambalos discussed anecdotal and informative points in his talk “A Day in a Life as a Cloud Developer and How to Become One”; Senior Solutions Architect Paul Sears then raised several key points in his “Into the Cloud: Lessons on becoming an AWS Solutions Architect”; six (6) University Captains of the AWS Cloud Club then conferred to explore the topic of Community Building; AWS Cloud Club Co-Captain revealed to the listeners the “Basic of the Basics to AWS”; Edukasyon.ph Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the AWS Hero for Community Raphael Quisumbing talked about the “AWS Community of the Philippines” and AWS Hero for Machine Learning Mr. Arvin Lat concluded the event with his closing remarks.</p> <p>Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer of Amazon Dr. Werner Vogels appeared for a Fireside Chat to share his annual predictions and the role of the students in the growing Cloud technology with Jerry Bongco serving as the moderator, enhancing the event’s prestige while enriching the learning experience for attendees. His presence underscores the importance of industry-academia partnerships and reinforces the transformative impact of cloud computing on the future of technology and innovation.</p> <p>The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Club Community Day (formerly known as Student Symposia) is an annual student-led event held worldwide which consist of technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world. It provides a peer-to-peer educational experience, helping aspiring developers with a venue for them to acquire AWS knowledge from one another. The first Filipino event was joined by 700 individual comprised of PUP, non-PUP, and online attendees.</p> <p><img alt="CCIS, CE co-hosts first Amazon Web Services Student Community Day in the PH" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/W5XBCr8/2024-05-07-ccis-ce-co-hosts-first-amazon-web-services-student-community-day-in-the-ph-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=w4Wxdl7IlDQ%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 07 May 2024 15:20:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=w4Wxdl7IlDQ%3d CTHTM enhances its Tourism Curriculum in 3rd ECOVIP Replication Workshop ECOVIP Dissemination Committee, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) recently concluded its third replication workshop led by Regina Zuniga and Yolanda Montances from the College of Tourism, Hospitality, and Transportation Management. The workshop aimed to enhance the syllabus of Entrepreneurship in Tourism, aligning it with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).</p> <p>Under the guidance of Zuniga and Montances, who attended the third Training of Trainers in Can Tho, Vietnam, faculty members collaborated to revamp the curriculum, ensuring that it addresses the current needs of the tourism sector while promoting sustainability. The workshop was part of PUP’s ongoing efforts to continuously improve its programs and align them with global standards. The enhanced syllabus now incorporates key aspects of entrepreneurship that are vital for sustainable tourism development. It emphasizes concepts such as social responsibility, environmental conservation, and community engagement, all of which are aligned with the UN SDGs.</p> <p>By integrating these principles into the curriculum, PUP aims to produce graduates who are not only skilled entrepreneurs but also responsible stewards of the environment and advocates for social change. One of the significant outcomes of the workshop was the establishment of a committee dedicated to enhancing other core subjects within the Tourism and Hospitality Management program. This committee will explore opportunities to integrate entrepreneurship principles into various courses, ensuring that students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for the complexities of the industry.</p> <p><sub>*Supported by assistive AI</sub></p> <p><img alt="CTHTM enhances its Tourism Curriculum in 3rd ECOVIP Replication Workshop" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/bRSJj9z/2024-04-26-cthtm-enhances-its-tourism-curriculum-in-3rd-ecovip-replication-workshop-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=xhIA49TiNfk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 26 Apr 2024 14:23:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=xhIA49TiNfk%3d Partners hold Sintang Lakbay Tour for Earth Day Jan Vincent Lanuza, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The PUP Center for Environmental Studies, in partnership with the 350 Pilipinas, Renato Constantino Foundation, Research Institute for Culture and Language (RICL), Research Institute for Human and Social Development (RIHSD), PUP Department of History, PUP College of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (CADBE), and the National Service Training Program Office (NSTPO) organized the Sintang Lakbay: Siklistang Sinta Environmental and Historical Bike/ Walk Tour last April 22. It is part of the University’s 120th Anniversary festivities and also in celebration of the annual Earth Day.</p> <p>With the theme of “Towards Inclusive and Pro-People Mobility, Sustainability, and History-Conscious Community,” the event serves as means to promote climate action in response to the growing global environmental concerns whilst integrating the important role of history towards societal development.</p> <p>In an interview with 350 Pilipinas, PUP President Manuel M. Muhi noted the significance of this occasion, saying “We are determined to echo the Constantino Foundation’s call to ‘remember better’ by demonstrating the many ways the planet’s carbon history can be fully and effectively integrated with Philippine history, culture, and the sciences. Likewise, our partnership with 350 Pilipinas helps set the university’s strategic direction by advancing pragmatic yet long-term climate policy reform in energy and transport.”</p> <p>“The public can expect more exciting activities from PUP in the coming months, because these are partnerships that will help our academic programs further bloom even as we contribute to realizing long-term resilience and sustainable development in the country,” Dr. Muhi added.</p> <p>Employee and student organizations such as the PUP Padyakeros, PUP Sentral na Konseho ng Mag-aaral (SKM), and the PUP Office of Student Regent (OSR) also attended the collaborative event.</p> <p>In conjunction with the Sintang Lakbay, the NSTPO also held ECOWALK 2024: Lakad-Alay ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan para sa Kalikasan in support of the advocacy held by the said bike/walk tour.</p> <p>The itinerary of the Sintang Lakbay bike/walk tour started at the PUP Obelisk followed by multiple stops at PUP Antique House at the Institute of Technology (ITech) Building, LRT Pureza Station, Hipodromo Street, Sta. Mesa Fire Station, Prudente ambush site at Magsaysay Boulevard, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church before finally returning at the University grounds.</p> <p>As mentioned by Renato Redentor “Red” Constantino, Managing Director of the Renato Constantino Foundation, a second bike/walk tour will be held on June 16 and a third one that will be announced in the future, both occurring at the University.</p> <p>Following the bike/walk tour, a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University and 350 Pilipinas, as well as with the Renato Constantino Foundation was held to provide more educational and career chances to students. This is in accordance with the free quality education of the Sintang Paaralan.</p> <p>During the MOU signing between 350 Pilipinas, an agreement was inked centering on “the preservation, conservation, and revitalization of the environment and reduction of its carbon footprint and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).”</p> <p>Under the PUP-350 Pilipinas partnership, the University have agreed to collaborate and create campaigns and activities that focused on climate action, provide spaces for a Solar-powered charging station for the students, and assist its partner in any way that suits their needs (trainings). Meanwhile, 350 Pilipinas consented in providing PUP trainings and seminars that concerns climate, climate Justice, inclusive mobility, decarbonization, renewable energy, and Solar Tek Pak.</p> <p>Afterwards, a dialogue regarding a proposed MOU between the University and the Renato Constantino Foundation was arranged, centering on Siento Beinte Project—an initiative that focused on history tours, crowdsourcing history, and unruly mycelia lectures. All these promote the concept of a Usable History, breaking new grounds in activism and politics and use “climate change to argue for a full-throated defense of history and the nationalist alternative, using art, poetry, culinary memory, theology, geography, the sciences, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, and so on.”</p> <p>Through this partnership, the two parties will commit on playing substantial roles in shifting the fight against climate change through history awareness and restoration.</p> <p>Currently, the PUP-Renato Constantino Foundation MOU remained under review with the legal team of latter, waiting for finalization and signing.</p> <p>350 Pilipinas is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers supporting the Philippine climate movement and aims to “create a secure and promising future by empowering individuals and communities, fostering justice, prosperity, and equality, all while ensuring a climate-safe environment.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Renato Constantino Foundation is an organization that continues the legacy of the esteemed Filipino historian in nationalist historiography by initiating, sponsoring, or financing programs and projects for its advancement.</p> <p><img alt="Partners hold Sintang Lakbay Tour for Earth Day" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/hX8BPzk/2024-04-25-partners-hold-sintang-lakbay-tour-for-earth-day-1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="Partners hold Sintang Lakbay Tour for Earth Day" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/59WcCSp/2024-04-25-partners-hold-sintang-lakbay-tour-for-earth-day-2.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=9TPog7fN1TU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 25 Apr 2024 17:20:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=9TPog7fN1TU%3d