Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2019 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:41:40 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph NSTP Students volunteer for widescale Clean-Up Drive Emeteria Perez, News, NSTP Office <br/><p>Around 8,000 NSTP-CWTS students conducted a massive University Clean-Up Drive for two consecutive Sundays, January 20 and 27 2019 respectively. All the major parts of the campus were cleaned, such as the lagoon area, oval, chapel, ground floor, etc.&nbsp;</p> <p>Moreover, on February 10, the students expanded the clean-up drive outside the main campus, cleaning up the College of Communication, College of Engineering, Condotel, Institute of Technology, and NDC Compound including the Basketball court and Tennis court.</p> <p>This annual project aims to instill the value of cleanliness and orderliness in the surroundings to the students. The Clean-Up Drive was made possible through the leadership and guidance of VPAA Manuel M. Muhi, Dr. Rovelina B. Jacolbia, Director of NSTP, and all 30 CWTS Instructors.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=t9OQdkleqg4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:25:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=t9OQdkleqg4%3d PUP collaborates with Best Chinese Universities through a 9-Day Study Visit Ferdinand La Puebla, News, College of Political Science and Political Administration <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) expanded its partnership with the three best Chinese universities namely, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Yunnan Minzu University (YMU), and Jinan University (JU), through a nine-day study visit in China sponsored by the Chinese Embassy last November 29 to December 7, 2018. This was in line with the vision of PUP President Emanuel C. De Guzman to establish PUP as an epistemic community and first National Polytechnic University in the country.</p> <p>The Chinese Embassy&rsquo;s Political Attach&eacute; Atty. Leo Zhang and some of his colleagues facilitated the visit. The delegation was led by Vice President for Administration Adam V. Ramilo in behalf of President De Guzman. The College of Political Science and Public Administration (CPSPA) Dean Antonius C. Umali, Department of Political Science Chairperson Elmer M. Soriano, Department of Political Economy Chairperson Estefanie R. Cortez, Director Jean Paul G. Martirez, and CPSPA faculty members namely, Prof. Ferdinand L. La Puebla, Prof. Ivy Ganadillo, Mr. Ryan M. Aguinaldo, and Mr. Reymundo D.J. De Guzman have participated in the said tour.</p> <p>Opportunities identified between universities include student exchange program, faculty lectures and teaching, and research. These Chinese universities have current partnerships with other universities within Asia, Europe, and the United States.</p> <p>One of the highlights of the visit was the sharing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by PUP delegates to Chinese universities for immediate communication to have a more productive partnership in the near future.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=dIqpxWal%2ff4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:52:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=dIqpxWal%2ff4%3d PUP officials and delegates strengthen Partnership with Chinese Embassy Ferdinand La Puebla, News, College of Political Science and Public Administration <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), represented by President Emanuel C. De Guzman along with its officials and delegates, solidified partnership with the Chinese Embassy headed by Deputy Ambassador Tan Qingsheng through a courtesy meeting with Chinese representatives on January 28, 2019.</p> <p>The meeting&rsquo;s agenda was to share feedback regarding the study tour held last November 29 to December 7, 2018, which was successfully conducted in three best universities in China, and to discuss the possibility of instituting a Chinese Studies Center in PUP which was initially the plan of College of Political Science and Public Administration (CPSPA) after visiting China. Another agreement during the meeting was for PUP and the Embassy to have signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) detailing possible support in areas of research, student exchanges, language training, studies center development, and possible scholarships. The courtesy meeting also doubled as a thanksgiving event in honor of the Chinese Embassy, symbolizing stronger partnership and collaboration with the embassy to further advance mutual academic excellence with Chinese universities.</p> <p>Deputy Ambassador Qingsheng expressed positive sentiments about further partnerships with PUP by recognizing its reputation as a state university with the biggest population and highest employability rank in the country. Future benefits of the proposed collaboration would be to select students who can study in China for undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate exchange programs. and for better appreciation of Chinese politics, culture, economy, and history.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=gyQUolFCYD8%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:47:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=gyQUolFCYD8%3d PUP ranks 6th Most Popular University in the Philippines Hanna Louise L. Casinillo, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Manila placed 6th most popular among the top 200 colleges and universities on the 2019 Philippine University Ranking List by UniRank, an international higher education online search engine and directory assessing accredited institutions all over the world.</p> <p>The list was revealed early on February 2019, and the selection of universities was based on the criteria: that the university is licensed/ accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), offering at least four-year bachelor degrees or post-graduate degrees, and implementing courses mainly in a face-to-face, non-distance education arrangement.</p> <p>The Top 10 are: University of the Philippines Diliman at 1st place, followed by Ateneo de Manila University at 2nd, and University of Santo Tomas at 3rd; De La Salle University, and University of the Philippines System claimed the 4th and 5th spot respectively; the Polytechnic University of the Philippines repossessed the 6th spot for the second time since 2018; and completing the list are: University of the Philippines Manila, Map&uacute;a University, University of San Carlos, and Ateneo de Davao University.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Yu3e2EPVR5k%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:30:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Yu3e2EPVR5k%3d Intl's Speaker holds lecture for Nat'l Bible Month Ron Simon B. Lomibao, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>In celebration of the National Bible Month, Major Amir Tsarfati, President of Behold Israel visited the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and conducted &ldquo;The Great Separation&rdquo; seminar at the Bulwagang Balagtas, Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resource Center (NALLRC) on January 17, 2019.</p> <p>Organized by the Philippine Bible Society, National Bible month seeks to commemorate bible&rsquo;s importance in nation building every month of January which was also strengthened by Presidential Proclamation number 124 last January 24, 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;Separation may mean lack of foster care from parents but the great separation is the separation of me from my God,&rdquo; Tsarfati highlighted. &ldquo;If righteousness is in the laws then Jesus Christ died in vain for laws will not save us; we are saved by grace,&rdquo; he added.</p> <p>The program was filled with prayers, worship sessions and distribution of bible to PUPians took place.</p> <p>Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law spearheaded the said event. (Ron Simon B. Lomibao)</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=IrT1GZJvqmc%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:03:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=IrT1GZJvqmc%3d Students assemble for Voters' Education Forum Ron Simon B. Lomibao, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>PUP Department of Sociology and PUP Sociology Society and the led the seminar titled &ldquo;Consumers&rsquo; and Voters&rsquo; Rights and Welfare Issues in the 2019 Elections: Voters&rsquo; Education forum&rdquo; which was held on January 25, 2019 at the Bulwagang Bonifacio, Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resources.</p> <p>The forum, in partnership with Bantay Konsyumer, Inc., the Nationalist Economic Protectionism Association (NEPA), and Democracy Watch discussed voters&rsquo; rights and election-related concerns.&nbsp;</p> <p>Engr. Roderick Ilagan, the resident division chief of systems and operations of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Information and Technology Department discussed different technical terms about the elections. He also reassured that VCMs or voters&rsquo; counting machine cannot be manipulated technically.</p> <p>Formal procedures during the election were discussed by Dr. Arwin Serrano, a trustee of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting. Serrano also emphasized the importance of youth participation and involvement on national affairs such as election.</p> <p>Senatorial candidates Neri Colmenares, Florin Hilbay and Chel Diokno&rsquo;s daughter Laya Diokno, were also given a chance on the afternoon to discuss their stances on different national issues.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2b3Yvroqq1Nw%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:02:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2b3Yvroqq1Nw%3d PFA Youth Congress discusses social media implications on mental health Ron Simon B. Lomibao, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>&ldquo;It is claimed by Doctor Dumdum that social media is a double-edge sword for it is a good source of information and tool for awareness but could also turn as avenue to self-destruction and bullying,&rdquo; uttered Janelyne Tuyan, one of keynote speakers, during the 11th Annual Youth Congress of Peers Facilitators Association at the Bulwagang Balagtas, Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resource Center (NALLRC) on January 31, 2019.</p> <p>Headed by Guidance Counselling and Testing Services and College of Social Sciences and Development, the seminar revolved in the theme, &ldquo;Eyes Wide Open: Exploring the Implications of Social Media Use on Mental Health Today,&rdquo; which was participated by different universities and colleges from Metro Manila and provinces nearby.</p> <p>&ldquo;To fight social media addiction, we must accept self-addiction, focus on limiting ourselves from using it, get a new hobby and spend time with our loved ones,&rdquo; suggested Professor Erickson Amion as he gives engaging advice to mitigate psychosocial impacts of social media to the youth.</p> <p>Moreover, he also mentioned that it is the unpredictability aspect of social media which causes individuals to continue browsing and updating their newsfeeds until it turns out as a habitual behaviour.</p> <p>&ldquo;As stated by Sacyat, cellular phones are used [and without], parental guidance, people may thrive on wrong indoctrinations,&rdquo; Tuyan, of RGO Psychology Review Center stressed on her lecture.</p> <p>In addition, Tuyan also provided some keys and takeaways on how to ace the Psychometrician licensure examination in October 2019.</p> <p>Cassandra Joy V. Mallari, chairman of the board of PFA, spearheaded the said event.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=s1zQg3vpaAI%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:00:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=s1zQg3vpaAI%3d PUP inks partnership with ABSCBN for a comprehensive and fair "Halalan 2019" coverage Sonny M. Versoza, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines formally signed a partnership agreement with ABS-CBN in a ceremony held on January 18, 2019 at the ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City.</p> <p>ABS-CBN, one of the largest media organizations in the country, said in an official statement that the partnership aims to &ldquo;ensure a comprehensive, fair, and accurate coverage of the elections while committing to give voters a platform to air their concerns and participate in the national discourse.&rdquo;</p> <p><img alt="PUP inks partnership with ABSCBN for a comprehensive and fair &quot;Halalan 2019&quot; coverage" class="image image-full" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51211641_2031985226897470_7778744423747158016_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&amp;_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl15-1.fna&amp;oh=0ebbed3ae25fdc02deb0588418c974ff&amp;oe=5CB9DEF9" /></p> <p>PUP President, Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman, with Vice President for Research, Extension and Development, Dr. Anna Ruby P. Gapasin, represented PUP in the covenant signing alongside 20 organizations from government, non-government, and education sectors.</p> <p>It is the second time for PUP and ABS-CBN to partner for election-related activities, which started in the 2016 national elections.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=4OrMhj%2bm%2bVs%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:04:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=4OrMhj%2bm%2bVs%3d PUP community inaugurates ESRC Hanna Louise L. Casinillo, News, College of Engineering <br/><p>PUP employees and students assembled for the Engineering and Science Research Center&rsquo;s (ESRC) Inauguration on January 7, 2019.</p> <p>PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman led the program together with PUP College of Fine Arts Alumna, CEO of Budji + Royal Architecture + Design,and primary architect of the building, Architect Royal Christopher Pineda. &quot;It was a dream of the University to have something ahead on its future, to have something that is progressive, and I think it is important to be very active in pushing the dream,&quot; Architect Pineda said on his speech.</p> <p><img alt="PUP community inaugurates ESRC" class="image image-full" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49505603_1990962434333083_1199765780896415744_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&amp;_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl15-1.fna&amp;oh=b8b659f51e27dc745be338ccb104167c&amp;oe=5CB2A748" /></p> <p>&ldquo;It is very personal to me, because I&#39;ve always dreamt of having a better PUP.&rdquo; He also expressed his gratitude to everyone on his team that made ESRC possible. When asked about his message to the students who&rsquo;ll be utilizing the Research Center in the future, Architect Pineda stated: &quot;I would like them to enjoy the facility. I would like the students to understand how to use it, how to be a disciplined student in utilizing the facility, because it&#39;s not just for them, it&#39;s for the future generations to come.&quot;</p> <p>Pres. De Guzman also showed his excitement for this achievement. &quot;Really, this is a significant step towards reaching our vision. This is a preparation for our, I hope, eventual taking of the status as the National Polytechnic University.&rdquo; Dr. De Guzman sees the ESRC as the first successful step towards PUP&rsquo;s structural evolution, to be followed by many more facility renovations and plans for development in the near future.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=uyVBL9rEF9c%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:25:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=uyVBL9rEF9c%3d PUP JME holds IDEA seminar College of Business Administration, News, College of Business Administration <br/><p>The PUP Marketing Management Academic organization, PUP Junior Marketing Executives, headed by the Dean of College of Business Administration, Dr. Raquel G. Ramos and Adviser Prof. Angelina G. Goyenechea started this year with one of their flagship event, a seminar titled, &ldquo;IDEA: Envisioning the Future of Marketing Pandora&rdquo; at the NALLRC Bulwagang Balagtas on January 14, 2019.</p> <p>The event was inspired by the fictional movie, AVATAR with its three core topics: Marketing in the Near Future, Sustainable Marketing and How to be a Successful Future Marketing Leader.</p> <p>Mr. Isaac Reyes,&nbsp;a famous data specialist from Australia and founder of Data Seer;&nbsp;Mr. Francis Kong, a well-known motivational speaker and an author of 19 inspirational books and lastly, the former DENR Secretary and the present managing director of ABS-CBN&nbsp;Ms. Gina Lopez&nbsp;were among the speakers of the event.</p> <p>The seminar was attended by almost 1000 students from the PUP Marketing Management Department, PUP Senior High School students and also a large number of students from the other universities and colleges namely, Universidad de Manila, University of the East, Bulacan State University, University of Caloocan and PUP Quezon City.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=kypIey9A7WU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:22:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=kypIey9A7WU%3d