Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2020 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:53:54 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph PUP-CoEd @11 highlights teacher education excellence in the new normal Melanie Jimenez, Erlinel Garlano, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>“Going Beyond Borders: Adapting Teacher Education Excellence in the New Normal”, is the theme resonated in the celebration of PUP-College of Education (CoEd) 11th Founding Anniversary held from November 23 to November 25, 2020. The three-day celebration was conducted online with the aim to help teachers adapt to the paradigm shift in education. </p> <p>A thanksgiving mass and convocation was conducted on the first day of celebration. Chair of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Panel for Teacher Education, Dr. Purita P. Bilbao, graced the opening ceremony and delivered a lecture addressing teachers and teachers-to-be to reimagine learning in a way that would be more fitting to the demands of the present times. In her message, she also emphasized the need for educators to respond positively to the present current challenges through effective pedagogy and successful development of ICT, “The future has arrived; we have to make sure we have a place in it.”</p> <p>Faculty and student webinars were conducted on the second day, discussing relevant topics about the pandemic. In the faculty webinar, an Australian perspective on Covid-19 and education was explored through the help of Mr. Michael Ey, . This was followed by a talk on online instruction by the very own faculty member of CoEd, Dr. Marion Cresencio. Students’ webinar revolved around the theme “Adapting Stress Management Techniques in Remote Learning” to help pre-service teachers in the area of mental health. </p> <p>As a culminating activity, PUP-CoEd also conducted its 1st International Research Webcon and 6th CoEd Guro Research Awards in partnership with PUP-Research Management Office. The plenary speakers were research experts Dr. Simin Ghavifekr from the University of Malaya and Dr. Airil Haimi Mohd Adnan from the Universiti of Teknologi Mara. The said research webcon was attended by 53 participating universities, institutions, and colleges from the Philippines and other countries. The webcon intended to gather research enthusiasts from all over the world and invigorate teacher education research. </p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl17-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/128655350_3465595140203131_513628839732774131_n.png?_nc_cat=100&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeFWf-VdVCPbB56MZ1uHPFKJhRQu_LvBNbiFFC78u8E1uD64a4b5MToZ2rNYBSpIgY0&_nc_ohc=A1fctEHNHLMAX8PwAl1&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl17-1.fna&oh=1bf233c3f1ba80652d2282570cb71f24&oe=5FEC6108" /></p> <p><br />  “We are very fortunate that we are given this noble task of preparing future teachers, future librarians, and future leaders of our country,” remarked Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales, Dean of the College of Education. She also thanked and congratulated CoEd faculty members and students for participating and contributing to the success of the virtual celebration, . </p> <p>“We are so blessed to have faculty members and students who are willing to sacrifice their time as well as showcase and give their talent to come to the portals of this college, which in turn, hopes to become a premier college in the future in terms of excellence in all areas.”<br />  </p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=vhyCv2YJl4M%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 03 Dec 2020 13:46:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=vhyCv2YJl4M%3d PUP bags FOI Award Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>For its exceptional and significant contribution to the government’s program on Freedom of Information (FOI), the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) received the 2020 FOI Award under the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) Category) last November 25. The Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) recognized PUP’s efforts towards transparency particularly through its recently launched Online Student Support Services Action Center (OSSSAC).</p> <p>PUP President Manuel M. Muhi, through Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman, gratefully received the recognition from PCOO Secretary Martin M. Andanar: </p> <p>The PCOO recognizes government agencies and offices committed to fulfilling the progress and development of Executive Order no. 2, series of 2016, or the Freedom of Information Order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 23, 2016. OSSSAC was launched mid-October and is composed of trained personnel to meet the queries and concerns of stakeholders, from Monday to Friday, 7:00AM to 7:00PM. ###</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://scontent.fmnl17-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/127008935_3446823565413622_30908636591323252_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&cb=846ca55b-ee17756f&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeFMRVvYFdHT3xjWnE5seL2Z2__7oglRyE3b__uiCVHITbZC8-H2isk4KfKsifoSpTk&_nc_ohc=eyQIOdlQFcQAX-PvjT4&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl17-2.fna&oh=f41e0a90c0ece7fc8c82343959150a5d&oe=5FE56155"><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl17-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/127008935_3446823565413622_30908636591323252_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&cb=846ca55b-ee17756f&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeFMRVvYFdHT3xjWnE5seL2Z2__7oglRyE3b__uiCVHITbZC8-H2isk4KfKsifoSpTk&_nc_ohc=eyQIOdlQFcQAX-PvjT4&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl17-2.fna&oh=f41e0a90c0ece7fc8c82343959150a5d&oe=5FE56155" /></a></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ey2Cvr9%2ftD4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:33:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ey2Cvr9%2ftD4%3d PUP extends help for families affected by Anonas Fire Alyssa Bautista, News, CMO, Campus Journalists, November 2020 <br/><p>The University through the Extension Management Office (EMO) and the National Service Training Program (NSTP) launched PUP Lingap Komunidad: A Call for Donations, a donation drive for families left homeless by the recent fire incident that swept houses in a residential area neighboring the PUP College of Communication building in Road 12, Brgy. 628 Anonas Street, Sta. Mesa Manila.</p> <p>On November 2, a fire sparked around 3:21 PM in the said barangay that affected at least 600 families. As of now, the evacuees are staying in  six evacuation centers managed by the Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW), Barangay officials and Manila Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO).</p> <p>As of writing, the families need clothes, food, blankets, medicines, and hygiene necessities. For any donations, please contact Ms. Aira Austria of Extension Management Office at 09178873088.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=LYsvuAXsFQE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 23:01:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=LYsvuAXsFQE%3d Various programs undertake AACCUP's Online Accreditation Alyssa Mendoza, News, CMO, Campus Journalists, November 2020 <br/><p>With the new normal set-up, the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) conducted an Online Accreditation Survey Visit on October 26-30, 2020.</p> <p>In the accreditation, the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Bachelor of Performing Arts Major in Theater, and Bachelor of Arts in Communication Research were subjected to Level II Accreditation, while the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering were subjected to Level IV Phase I (Revisit).</p> <p>The 5-day evaluation started on October 26, 9:00 AM via Microsoft Teams with the PUP Bagong Himig Serenata leading the Doxology and National Anthem, followed by the  Welcome Message from the University President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi. An Audio-Visual Presentation also showed a brief introduction of the programs under survey and Dr. Sanjay Claudio, Director of the Quality Assurance Center (QAC) took part in the Introduction of AACCUP Accreditors, PUP Officials and the Closing Remarks. Asst. Prof. Mary Grace L. Ferrer served as the Master of Ceremonies.</p> <p>Checking of documents was held during the second and fourth day of the evaluation period and on the third day, a virtual meeting was conducted to give updates and clarifications with the accreditors. The team of 10 accreditors from various Philippine SUCs evaluated documents in 10 areas for Level II Accreditation and one to three remaining areas for the Level IV Phase I (Revisit) programs.</p> <p>On October 30, the evaluation was wrapped up with an exit conference and closing program via Zoom at 1:00 in the afternoon, with the Team Leaders expressing their impressions on what had transpired on the 5-day evaluation. President Muhi subsequently gave the Statement of Commitment and Acknowledgement.#</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=U00ZhZEaZLA%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 22:43:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=U00ZhZEaZLA%3d PUPian bags Master Orator Award at the Young Tax Professional of the Year 2020 Alyssa Bautista, News, CMO, Campus Journalists, October 2020 <br/><p>The Philippines prevailed in the recently concluded Ernst and Young Global Delivery Services (EY GDS) Young Tax Professional of the Year Finale 2020 as?PUPian?and member of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (PUP-JPIA) Mary Angeline Lopez won the Master Orator Award, besting more than 3000 student representatives from India, Argentina and Philippines.</p> <p>The month-long international competition held by EY GDS commenced early September and ended with the awarding last October 21, done virtually due to the limitations brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>Lopez progressed to reach the 3rd Level of the competition after passing the First Level Quiz Bee and 2nd Level Panel Interview. She presented a case study about international and global taxation that garnered positive feedback from the panel of tax leader juries from America and India.</p> <p>According to the Master Orator Awardee, she was not expecting to be receiving any awards as she joined the competition merely for the experience.</p> <p>“<em>Manalo o matalo at least na-experience ko, puro dasal lang talaga. Pero nung nakapasok na ako sa second level, namotivate ako na ituloy-tuloy na,</em>” Lopez stated.</p> <p>She shared her personal story of the journey and the hardships she faced during the contest: not having any resources such as the gadgets and decent internet connection, attending meetings late at night because of the time zone differences of the 3 countries involved, the lack of experience in competitions,and the scale of her competitors wherein some are either taking up law, commerce, accountancy or already completing their master’s degrees.</p> <p>Mary Angeline even described her experience as the “Laptop Story” where all her motivation to join the contest began with a laptop as the prize. To her, winning it is the only chance and will guarantee her the comfort to better participate in online classes; at the same time will spare her jeepney driver father from the expenses to buy one.</p> <p>During the contest period, Lopez had to borrow a phone multiple times from her friend and go to her relatives to connect to a decent Wi-Fi; sometimes she had to borrow a laptop too to attend the interview.</p> <p>“<em>Nung time na iyon ay nag-sink na sa akin na nasa global arena na ako, doon ko mas narealize ‘yung bigger pictures,’yung mga opportunities na magbubukas at mga learnings na makukuha, at doon ako nag-focus,</em>” she said.</p> <p>Apart from the victory for the Sintang Paaralan, it was also a win for the Philippines as it is the first participation of the EY Philippines in the Young Tax Professional of the Year.#</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=R0AW25qABYE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 21:51:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=R0AW25qABYE%3d PUP launches student help desk Eden Cesista, News, CMO, OSSSAC, October 2020 <br/><p>The University recently launched the Online Student Support Services Action Center (OSSSAC), a student-centered help desk on the PUP website designed to hold information on topics they frequently ask about.</p> <p>PUP’s Announcement 35, Series of 2020, posted on the University’s social media pages, said that the OSSSAC is designed “to answer queries and reports of the students concerning admission, enrollment, library processes, etc.”</p> <p>Each FAQ occupies an “article” on the OSSSAC’s knowledge base, where important procedures and information on each specific query can be found. Top articles, i.e. queries most asked by students, can be found immediately upon accessing the site.</p> <p>The processes and services published as of writing include:</p> <ul> <li>Student records (requesting of documents, turnaround times, payment);</li> <li>Library services (using the NALLRC catalog, book borrowing procedures);</li> <li>Admission services (iApply, PUPCET, and transferring procedures); and</li> <li>Services of the University Legal Counsel (complaint filing procedures).</li> </ul> <p>Students with queries not answered by the articles on the site may email osssac@pup.edu.ph, where a member of the OSSSAC Task Force, serving Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM, will address the concern. #</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=yURVCX3FMnc%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 21:34:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=yURVCX3FMnc%3d PUP Alum Monaliza Mamac bags Prestigious MAK Halliday Medal Princess Tamera, News, CMO, Campus Journalists, November 2020 <br/><p>Sydney, Australia — Equipped with the knowledge and skills harnessed from Sintang Paaralan, BA Broadcast Communication Batch 2013 alumna, Monaliza Mamac became the first-ever Filipina Scholar to receive the prestigious Michael Alexander Kirkwood (MAK) Halliday Medal for her contribution to the University of Sydney’s Department of Linguistics. She demonstrated not only academic excellence but ability in contributing to projects that have a direct impact on people and communities.</p> <p>After finishing her undergraduate program as Cum Laude from the PUP College of Communication, Mamac went to Australia and completed her master’s degree in Cross-Cultural and Applied Linguistics in University of Sydney through the help of Australia Awards Scholarships. The prestigious and competitive scholarship offered by the Australian government aims to give the next generation of Filipino leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research, and professional development in Australia’s universities.</p> <p>The award is given in honor of the founding professor of the Department of Linguistics at the University, Michael Alexander Kirkwood (MAK) Halliday, Ph.D. – one of the most renowned linguists in the world, credited for creating the field of Systemic Functional Linguistics.</p> <p>Mamac incorporated Appliable Linguistics, a view of linguistics developed by MAK Halliday, and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) theory, a model of language also developed by Halliday, in her graduate thesis titled "Re-instantiating legal statute into public legal information texts for young persons: Are the texts accessible enough?". She exhibited various meaningful projects that demonstrated how a study of language has real-world applications. She created a set of guidelines on how laws should be written for young people. As a fruit of her hard work and effort, she was awarded in recognition of her "forward-thinking" Master's thesis.</p> <p>In an online interview with the PUP Campus Journalists, Mamac said that her award was a product of small changes that she started within herself and her family; and is now reaching every youth.</p> <p>"<em>Makakatulong ito sa inyo now that you are in the times of uncertainty at walang nakaka-alam kung kailan nga ba matatapos and pandemyang ito. Buksan natin ang ating mga mata sa mga nangyayari sa paligid. Palagi tayong magpakita ng kabaitan sa sarili, sa pamilya, kaibigan, at komunidad</em>," Mamac quipped when asked what her message to PUPians is.  "<em>Pag ginawa niyo ‘yan, diyan mag-uumpisa ang pagbabago</em>," she added.</p> <p>At present, Mamac is already pursuing a teaching and academic research career. She said that she plans to continue creating projects that will benefit the local communities wherever she may be. #</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=fS2psY1QFP4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 21:24:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=fS2psY1QFP4%3d PUP-wide virtual development planning held Emy Ruth Gianan, News, CMO, IDP, November 2020 <br/><p><strong>PUP-wide virtual development planning held </strong></p> <p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) held its first virtual Institutional Development Planning (IDP) from November 5-10, 2020 via Zoom. Executive officials led by President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi spearheaded the activity, with each sector and office coming up with action plans to help spur the President’s vision of a National Polytechnic University.</p> <p>The planning began with the President reiterating his 10 Pillars Reform Agenda during the first day. To wit:</p> <p>• Pillar 1: Dynamic, Transformational, and Responsible Leadership</p> <p>• Pillar 2: Responsive and Innovative Curricula and Instruction</p> <p>• Pillar 3: Enabling and Productive Learning Environment</p> <p>• Pillar 4: Holistic Student Development and Engagement</p> <p>• Pillar 5: Empowered Faculty Members and Employees</p> <p>• Pillar 6: Vigorous Research Production and Utilization</p> <p>• Pillar 7: Global Academic Standards and Excellence</p> <p>• Pillar 8: Synergistic, Productive, Strategic Networks and Partnerships</p> <p>• Pillar 9: Active and Sustained Stakeholders’ Engagement</p> <p>• Pillar 10: Sustainable Social Development Programs and Projects</p> <p>In the afternoon, the first breakout session of action planning among the different sectors were conducted. A short sharing session was provided during the afternoon plenary session before adjourning for the day.</p> <p>For the second day, Executive Vice President Alberto Guillo recapped the activities in the previous day. This was followed by presentations on the University’s Budget Plan & Utilization from Ms. Rene Imperial, Director of the Budget Services Office and Assistant to the Vice President for Research, Extension, and Development (AVPRED) Mr. Tomas Testor. A vigorous open forum ensued after the presentation, with questions ranging from ensuring more efficient budget utilization among offices, improved communications among offices and to branches and campuses with regards to approved budgets, and other administrative concerns relative to the budget.</p> <p>The third and fourth days of IDP were provided for office action planning. Filled out action plans and necessary attachments would have to be submitted to their respective sectoral heads for integration and easy reference. ###</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=hmXBurjV7vo%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 21:13:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=hmXBurjV7vo%3d Gearing for the new normal: PUP opens FlexTel classes amid pandemic Emy Ruth Gianan, News, CMO, Website, 2020 <br/><p>Sintang Paaralan reopened its gates virtually to more than a thousand students on October 5 to signal the start of the first semester for academic year 2020-2021. The Flexible Technology Learning (FlexTel) approach will be utilized for the semester which allows students with varying internet and gadget capacities to participate and learn.</p> <p>Separate advisories for <a href="https://www.pup.edu.ph/announcements/?go=5bWu8ee3HBw%3d" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">students</a> and <a href="https://www.pup.edu.ph/announcements/?go=3n1Gu6YBi8U%3d" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">faculty members</a> were released by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs to ensure that all are given the proper information about the resumption of classes.</p> <h3>Hybrid learning modes</h3> <p>Two modes of learning are available to students: online and offline modes. Students with the capacity to connect to the internet and have access to gadgets such as laptops, smartphones, and/or tablets are placed under the Online Mode. Learning combines synchronous and asynchronous modes. Participation in online video conferencing sessions are highly encouraged but not required.</p> <p>For those without access to the internet and gadgets, the Offline Mode is offered. In this mode, students will be given learning packets containing different printed modules at the start of the semester. They are expected to complete all the requirements indicated on the modules and submit all these by the end of the semester.</p> <p>More recently, various private groups have donated pocket wifis and 5G simcards to the University to aid students without enough gadgets for online education. </p> <h3>Academic breaks</h3> <p>Even with students mostly staying at home, conditions for learning vary. Oftentimes, homes are less conducive for learning compared to the classroom environment. Nonetheless, President Manuel Muhi lauded the students and their parents for their hard work and commitment to learning in <a href="https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1232960960410756" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">his welcome address</a>. He recognized that education under the new normal is difficult and vowed to work harder towards ensuring better education opportunities for the <em>Iskolar ng Bayan</em>.</p> <p>With the onslaught of four strong typhoons since the start of November, internet connections were unstable. It should also be noted that a large number of PUPians live in areas that recently suffered from the effects of the typhoon. In its commitment to harmonizing education with securing the physical and mental health of their students, <a href="https://www.pup.edu.ph/announcements/?go=LYPCacKxnCg%3D#:~:text=To%20allow%20students%20and%20faculty,November%2016%20to%2027%2C%202020.&text=However%2C%20PUP%20College%20of%20Law,break%20until%20November%2022%2C%202020." rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">academic breaks</a> were instituted.</p> <p>The initial academic break was enforced from October 31 to November 8 because of Typhoon Quinta and in anticipation of Super Typhoon Rolly. More recently, another two-week break was provided due to the impact of Typhoon Ulysses. Classes will resume on November 28 for undergraduate programs, while the College of Law will begin early on November 22. Students, parents, and other concerned groups <a href="https://interaksyon.philstar.com/trends-spotlights/2020/11/03/179685/state-universities-academic-break-amid-ongoing-crises-a-welcome-move/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">welcomed PUP’s action</a>.</p> <h3>Learning in the “new normal”</h3> <p>The coronavirus pandemic has indeed altered human lifestyles, interactions, and relationships. Only a handful of countries were able to reopen schools and universities, but still within the bounds of physical distancing and the use of face masks. The Philippines remains to be on the other end of the spectrum—unable to hold physical classes given the continued rising number of COVID-19 cases and a high infection rate. </p> <p>Top medical experts, policy-makers and scientists are also hopeful for the vaccine given that at least <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54902908" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">three candidates show 90-95% protection</a> from the coronavirus. However, they remain cautious in pinning all hopes to it as we have yet to ensure its availability for all countries, fully monitor how long the immunity would last and assess for possible side effects. Instead, smart policies that ensure effective physical distancing, mask use, and sanitation should be in place to prevent further infections and casualties.</p> <p>The same could be said for living and learning in the “new normal.” Efforts to ensure that online learning options are not only accessible but equitable and fair should be continuously pursued.###</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=qxFHW5sYKes%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:54:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=qxFHW5sYKes%3d PUP joins USAID-RTI STRIDE Career Center Program Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p> </p> <p>To better equip its career development programs, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) joined this year’s cohort of Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Career Training Program. The nine-day training session will run from November 9 to December 14, with members of the PUP Career Center Team as primary participants.</p> <p>Capacity-building activities under STRIDE include face-to-face sessions; university-based visits and workshops; remote, virtual consultation and progress monitoring; and co-organized activities related to career center strategies. In the coming years, PUP envisions the establishment of the PUP Career Center (PCC) which would serve as the foremost student counselling and resource center for career development.</p> <p>Program partners include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and RTI International. The Alumni Relations and Career Development Office (ARCDO) spearheads PUP’s participation in this endeavor. #</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=wzIH3jWZ%2bLs%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Sun, 15 Nov 2020 15:38:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=wzIH3jWZ%2bLs%3d