Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2021 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:29:10 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph PUP formally receives ISO attestation Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The SOCOTEC Certification Philippines, Inc. formally awarded the Certificate of Attestation to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines for retaining the ISO 9001:2015 Certification, with Zero Non-Conformities, January 21, 2021.</p> <p>SOCOTEC Certification Philippines, Inc. Business Development and Client Relations Officer Ms. Judy Pastrana handed the certification to PUP President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi and PUP Vice President for Research, Extension and Development Dr. Anna Ruby P. Gapasin, also the University’s Quality Management Representative. </p> <p>The attestation was awarded to the PUP after successfully completing the Virtual Surveillance Audit held on December 1 and 2, 2020.</p> <p>Currently, the University is preparing for recertification of almost 200 processes, including services offered in branches and campuses. </p> <p>ISO 9001: 2015 is one of the most recognized standards to assure products and service quality. It is awarded to organizations that showcase the ability to meet customer requirements and regulatory obligations through the development of consistent services.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl17-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/141023212_3590678791028098_2125691341046526627_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=2&_nc_sid=19369f&_nc_eui2=AeGnGJbL57oRu4Zv_RyjLoNwbN9TZS3VcNBs31NlLdVw0FiuIscoOakX8A2mXbMojv2piW1ZJqatVNeDrbxl-U8o&_nc_ohc=7n1egcULRbUAX8V-qeD&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl17-1.fna&tp=7&oh=2ca013d592d1aa7af2c73b42797f7ced&oe=602F32A1" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=wyppcdy9zSo%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:46:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=wyppcdy9zSo%3d PUP Biology students to receive UNESCO grant for Microplastics projects Rica Mae Valdez, Rona Alysza Togupen, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Students from the Department of Biology of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines bagged second place in the #EcoSquadGoals Grant Competition hosted and led by De La Salle University-Manila and SHORE with the theme "#EcoSquadGoals: A Digital Citizen Science Approach to Understand Solid-waste Management" held on January 8, 2021 via Zoom.</p> <p>PUP was represented by the Society of the Biology students composed of: Rica Mae Valdez, Rove Billete and Joanne Kim Tacleon (Third year Plant Biology students); Mico Samaniego, Raven Elyze Laurella and Trisha Mae Cantillano (Third year Microbiology students); and Lenn Rose Cawaling (Third year Animal Biology student).</p> <p>The students proposed a project titled “Ang Plastik Mo!: Microplastics from the streets to our streams,” which is a two-day online seminar workshop focusing on microplastics and their harmful effects on both environment and human health. </p> <p>The online seminar targets Senior High School students across Manila, which involves engaging learning activities with the aim to educate them about the literacy of future scientists and other careers about microplastics and encourage them to explore and take an action about microplastic waste in the Philippines.</p> <p>#EcoSquadGoals is a program about understanding solid waste management led by the Br. Alfred Shields FSC Marine Station (SHORE) and funded by UNESCO. It aims to give opportunity for university students across Metro Manila to develop solutions regarding reduction of waste products and promote more sustainable alternatives.</p> <p>The Society of the Biology Students is looking forward to execute the project once the finalization of planning and grant funded by UNESCO are handed to them.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl17-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/139990742_3580228955406415_3422656767387773472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeGmC59_axBkk3GGi4oLxLnEhjSn7zcMFsSGNKfvNwwWxOnj2Fli-VgV2ZMcYB5TG8iObgLd6Bx828qJOtDCb94q&_nc_ohc=nVnyV5LbSDEAX_Shahw&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl17-3.fna&oh=fa6df590b324c7d3165d5e2bffa9cd48&oe=60298A56" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2fyWNx%2bcOrd4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:05:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2fyWNx%2bcOrd4%3d PUP inks MOU with Varna University Management, Bulgaria Daryll Ace Cornell, News, Communication Management Office and CTHTM <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension and Development, together with the College of Tourism, Hospitality and Transportation Management, and Varna University of Management signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 12, 2021.<br /> <br /> Varna University of Management (VUM) is a private university in Bulgaria established in 1996. VUM specializes on International Hospitality and Tourism Management, Culinary Arts, Business Management, and Software Engineering. They also have a Q3 Scopus-Indexed Journal entitled European Journal of Tourism Management.</p> <p>“We are very pleased to see this MoU in place as it paves the way for great synergy between our two universities, combining PUP’s field presence with VUM’s expertise on tourism, hospitality, business and software systems,” said VUM Chancellor Dr. Todor Radev.</p> <p>Meanwhile, PUP Vice President for Research, Extension and Development Dr. Anna Ruby P. Gapasin expressed her gratitude to VUM, stating that the MoU will provide more opportunities to both organizations.</p> <p>“This agreement will allow both organizations to contribute to improved coordination on academic and research opportunities, and also to ensure timely exchange of resources to the benefit of both universities,” said VP Gapasin.</p> <p>Under the MoU, PUP and VUM’s research and academic sectors will collaborate though joint research projects, co-hosting of international conferences, exchange of faculty, students and academic materials.</p> <p>Also present in the MoU signing were VUM Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Stanislov Ivano, PUP Research Management Office Director Dr. Jackie D. Urrutia, PUP CTHTM Department of Tourism and Transportation Management Chair Prof. Lizbette R. Vergara, PUP International Affairs Director Prof. Jonna Karla Bien, and PUP Office of and Faculty Researcher for CTHTM Dr. Daryl Ace V. Cornell.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/139397330_3572555256173785_11173180344816740_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeH1O6cG8zKGNkw4Y0lY3swOcspnRdw7rt9yymdF3Duu35Wa5EJvahXdukihp54ni_0Rus3LJ4ki-deX8FWi0N9c&_nc_ohc=RJLEL00fcjUAX9qZ-wf&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl15-1.fna&oh=ba86c5eb87f695ef47a9a6b5374db2fe&oe=60255477" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=7rwhf93rfMk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:21:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=7rwhf93rfMk%3d PUP inks pact with Daily Tribune Jovi Mae Gabrentina, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and the Daily Tribune signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for a multimedia partnership on January 13, 2021.</p> <p><br /> PUP President Dr. Manuel Muhi welcomed the partnership with the Daily Tribune, a broadsheet publication in the Philippines, stating that it will provide more opportunities to students and faculty members of the university.</p> <p><br /> “This partnership will truly provide our dear students hands-on experience within a dynamic and progressive learning environment through on-the-job training programs and will further equip the faculty with practical skills and expertise for the crafting of industry-ready course works that fit the needs of the community,” Muhi said in his opening remarks.</p> <p><br /> Under the MOA, the Daily Tribune will conduct seminars, panel discussions, lecture series, practical training programs, and the like among the students and faculty members of the university. They will also provide internship works, on-job-training programs, and referrals to similar media outfits among the qualified students of PUP.</p> <p><br /> Likewise, under the agreement, the university shall arrange the use of appropriate venues and provide logistical support and appropriate participants to the projects that will be conducted.</p> <p><br /> “It is our aim to provide students with the space to learn while giving them a more holistic look at the realities of today’s journalism away from the construct of a traditional news organization,” said by the Daily Tribune’s Associate Editor, Dinah Ventura.</p> <p><br /> Meanwhile, the Daily Tribune Executive Vice President Maria Bettina Fernandez and Managing Editor Aldrin Cordona shared their insights and message on the tie-up.</p> <p>Present in the ceremonial signing who also gave a message was PUP Vice President for Research, Extension and Development Dr. Anna Ruby Gapasin, who greeted the College of Communication (COC) and the Daily Tribune for the linkage.</p> <p>“This agreement would serve as a vehicle for our faculty members continuing professional development and the students will surely benefit from this endeavor,” she stated.</p> <p>PUP – COC officials Dean Dr. Divina Pasumbal, and Chairpersons of the Department of Journalism, Broadcasting, Advertising and Public Relations and Communication Research, Dr. Hemmady Mora, Dr. Ma. Lourdes Garcia, Dr. Jerielyn Reyes and Dr. Rudolf Anthony Lacerna, respectively, took part also in the MOA signing.<br /> <img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl17-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/138575254_3569754763120501_6844861931736594945_o.png?_nc_cat=102&cb=846ca55b-311e05c7&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeF9a-M7dzpNZx6Dh2VPTlA1mEXtxbBgpe6YRe3FsGCl7r2hBmzFxNbsoytH3BSA5lSsZIPZRStDAAdJ3mYM8Tgq&_nc_ohc=sejm6ee6FE8AX_bhBch&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl17-2.fna&oh=e4a4f3ac98ee8289b10639e09d328d17&oe=6023A83F" /><br /> <img alt="Image may contain: 7 people, text that says 'Angela Guiral VINAPASU JairoBollo Hemmady DailyTribune PUP DAILY TRIBUNE CEREMONIAL MOA SIGNING January 13, 2021 10am Tribune'" src="https://scontent.fmnl17-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/138925729_3569754769787167_6402625304555044916_o.png?_nc_cat=100&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeGdXujsduJjJ43foZy02tGiAAdLqzaIm4IAB0urNoibgmTYSC31K7rDzsEBkH2lBBKF4ZBEpR6lC4agKSIiJV1F&_nc_ohc=mIJGGwbcteEAX-e01Xf&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl17-1.fna&oh=cad60092803a5e57717af2e8c3355319&oe=6025E8EA" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=eI1bJV4bvp4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:14:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=eI1bJV4bvp4%3d Hepe ng PUP-ICLS, wagi sa Salita ng Taon 2020 Jovielene Geslani, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>“Contact Tracing” ang nagkamit ng ikatlong puwesto sa pagtatanghal ng <em>Salita ng Taon 2020: Edisyong Pandemya</em> na tinalakay at ipinagtanggol ni Dr. Romeo Pena, ang Hepe ng PUP Center for Social History sa ilalim ng Institute for Culture and Language Studies, Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension and Development. Ayon kay Dr. Pena, “ang contact tracing ay pagtukoy at pagsubaybay sa kondisyon ng mga taong posibleng nakasalamuha ng taong may nakahahawang sakit tulad ng COVID-19,” na isa aniya sa mga unang salitang ginamit at namayani sa panahon pa lamang ng pagpasok ng virus sa ating bansa.</p> <p>Ang nagkamit ng unang puwesto bilang Salita ng Taon ay ang “Pandemya” na tinalakay ni Prop. Zarina Joy Santos ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman, at ikalawang puwesto naman ang “Social Distancing” ni Prop. Yol Jamendang ng Ateneo de Manila University.</p> <p>Ang Sawikaan: Mga Salita ng Taon ay taunang idinaraos sa bansa sa pangunguna ng Filipinas Institute of Translation. 2004 nang simulan ang gawaing ito na naglalayong masusing matalakay ang mga pinakanatatanging salita na namayani sa lipunang Filipino.</p> <p>Nitong Disyembre 14-19, 2020 tinalakay ng mga nagpanukala na pawang mga iskolar, manunulat, tagasalin, guro at akademiko ang mga sumusunod na salita: 2020, social distancing, testing, contact tracing, virus, pandemya, ayuda, webinar, quarantine, at blended learning.  </p> <p>Natatangi ang idinaos na Sawikaan 2020 bilang Edisyong Pandemya na sa unang pagkakataon ay ginanap ng online sa pamamagitan ng social media.</p> <p>Maaaring mapanood ang pagtalakay at pagtatanggol sa mga salita sa <a href="https://www.facebook.com/sawikaan-103452386367437">https://www.facebook.com/sawikaan-103452386367437</a></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=djG6b%2bO1cIg%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:20:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=djG6b%2bO1cIg%3d Philippine Society of Young Educators of Languages and the Arts, PUP-CLLS and CSH, and The Japan Foundation Manila conduct #PandemicLiteratureProject Jovielene Geslani, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Pandemic Literature from the Philippines and Japan: Narratives of Hope, Resilience and Essential Insights in Overcoming Covid-19 Crisis as the theme of the event and was conceptualized from the idea of the current global pandemic that quarantined, isolated and hindered our social mobility, but not our creativity. Website launching, conversations on writing in times of pandemic, and featuring the works of 12 selected authors from the Philippines and Japan was held on December 12, 2020 via Zoom and Facebook Live.</p> <p>Selected and edited literatures from the Philippines and Japan were published in an online platform; naming the lists of authors and their short stories written in Filipino were Rommel Pamaos’ <em>Hindi Taga-rito</em>, and Benjo Gutierrez’s <em>Nang Tumawa ang Diyos</em>; and those that are written in Nihongo were Yoshito Ehara’s <em>Asa kara Ban made Shinata Korona Uirusu</em>, and Ryoya Naito’s <em>Nigeru</em>; lastly of short stories that are written in English were Boots Agbayani-Pastor’s <em>The Madonna and Her Child</em>, and Elaine Quidato’s <em>The Whereabouts of Hope</em> followed by Personal Essays in Filipino language were Beverly Siy’s <em>Diskaril</em>, and Paul Serafica’s <em>Mula Japan Pabalik ng Pilipinas: Kuwentong Face Mask para sa mga Pasaway</em>; written in Nihongo were Yusuke Hidaka’s <em>2020 nen no Bundan to Setsuzoku</em>, and Shingo Ito’s <em>Ushinawareta Toshi</em>; and those works that are written in English were Eliezer Evangelista’s <em>The Eastern Waves of Hope and Survival: A Story of Existential Migration</em>, and Khatarina Martinez’s <em>Times Being What They Are</em>. Project team and editors of the event were Prof. Romeo Peña, Prof. Jomar Adaya, Prof. Tomoaki Takeshita, Prof. Roan Jessa Dino, and Prof. Mayluck Malaga.</p> <p>About the project proponent and partners, the Philippine Society of Young Educators of Languages and the Arts initiated the project with funding support from The Japan Foundation Manila in partnership with Center for Language and Literary Studies (CLLS) and the Center for Social History (CSH) of Polytechnic University of the Philippines with an aim of gathering different experiences to collectively remember in the near future. This event is open to public.</p> <p>For further information about the project, you may visit <a href="http://www.pandemicliterature.com">www.pandemicliterature.com</a></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Wq3GfZilTY8%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Sat, 09 Jan 2021 14:50:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Wq3GfZilTY8%3d PUP-NSTP launches Gift-Giving Activity for the Victims of Anonas Fire Incident Mariel Aira Mateo, Joey Danting, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p dir="ltr">A total of 22 families received cash and in-kind donations in the PUP - National Service Training Program Office gift-giving drive held on December 14, 2020 with the theme “DIWA NG PASKO: a gift-giving drive for the janitors of PUP.”<br /> <br /> The gift-giving drive was conducted by the PUP NSTP, in collaboration with PUP- SANDIWA (Samahang Nagtataguyod ng Iisang Diwa’t Adhika), subsequent program of KAPIT-DIWA: a donation drive for the fire victims in Anonas, Sta. Mesa, Manila.<br /> <br /> Among the beneficiaries of the event were the families of PUP janitors and janitresses which happened to be victims of Anonas Fire Incident in November 2020.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Maraming salamat po, malaking tulong na po ito sa amin. Napakaagang pamaskong handog po nito para sa amin! (Thank you very much. These [relief goods] would really help us. This is an early Christmas gift for us!),” said one of the recipients.<br /> <br /> The event was also made possible with the help and generosity of PUP faculty members, students, and alumni.  </p> <p dir="ltr">Last year, the same office initiated a 5-month long donation drive and relief distribution operations for more than 200 stranded students of PUP due to stricter community quarantine from March to July. </p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=tRGTOMs%2bqY0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Sat, 09 Jan 2021 14:43:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=tRGTOMs%2bqY0%3d PUP-CAF alumni pass U.S. Certified Management Accountant Examination Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines is proud to announce that five (5) alumni from the College of Accountancy and Finance are now U.S. Certified Management Accountants.<br /> <br /> Jhomelyn Vanessa R. Fernandez, Justine Kaye J. Gorobat, Mercedes Jean M. Macalinao, Daniella Louise Victorine J. Ramos, and Nicole Anne S. Rodriguez recently passed the U. S Certified Management Accountant Examination.<br /> <br /> US CMA is the highest level of certification in management accounting that acts as a global passport for accountants and finance professionals. This certification signifies that an individual possesses knowledge in the areas of financial planning, decision support, control, and professional ethics.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://scontent.fcrk1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/131673775_3511167705645874_7696285533778391429_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeHfdaLVRpPHSq_NeVb94z7tLqUnG1k_s_cupScbWT-z9_4Vcx7gdN0QOGAk5-2OWyFHWMZvUb2j7ELL8Mt56z3i&_nc_ohc=biLvCnlzq7gAX_7y9d-&_nc_ht=scontent.fcrk1-1.fna&oh=e895a65b78577f49e4449cad77e99da9&oe=60067AF3" /><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fcrk1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132315682_3511167718979206_2253239605619100239_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeE4ZJBlxcPBwNyiNigLpcp190NGmUh91Zb3Q0aZSH3VltdaiEjrJqdeSyL8PKzbRDWQBAKY0ZHY0fam_z41TNmJ&_nc_ohc=8kTsAZ5gf9wAX9hG_uP&_nc_ht=scontent.fcrk1-2.fna&oh=ad648d6f5d44528a74b5ee49e1647601&oe=60066FC7" /><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fcrk1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132027951_3511167715645873_5852593340239715465_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeGHnCZLW0kVLSS7982_ItEIhYMooWDT6u-FgyihYNPq7w-xBD2Lj9tMDgCCX08V-kduulTUZgkxe-Wy1L1yEPm7&_nc_ohc=PtTJnV2VM4wAX_KpE6U&_nc_ht=scontent.fcrk1-2.fna&oh=5258c91a65b9fd527d380da13ea215ca&oe=6005238E" /><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fcrk1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132065883_3511167805645864_2290425169198677701_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeG6XNWn1iBqi8s7Mgdu7pq5DkAg_oQ2HOAOQCD-hDYc4MW-EOlCHKWczqXvyjT_hybmswM8Kb4uS9zPCN69o994&_nc_ohc=12etg39mY9IAX9v2i3g&_nc_ht=scontent.fcrk1-1.fna&oh=bb2c2726ea6f7e2c720d66daa56fdc3d&oe=60062D10" /><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fcrk1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132004661_3511167832312528_5555100800646466427_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeEMV3XVYIE40I50DNThFWI2dfHLbbAeuAR18cttsB64BDNIsJOvTNZJ9ataQ5H5QTiwNAHwTFl_9WjJp9CkshfQ&_nc_ohc=XppbcaPdS34AX-R7uZu&_nc_ht=scontent.fcrk1-2.fna&oh=2313c414df76cc9f2bd291681eae56c4&oe=6005B189" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=E8ESMHI3P28%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 15:44:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=E8ESMHI3P28%3d PUP-CoEd extends support to typhoon-hit families in Montalban, Rizal Melanie Jimenez, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>PUP College of Education (CoEd) conducted a donation drive to extend relief assistance to hundreds of families in Montalban, Rizal heavily-affected by the Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.</p> <p>Through generous cash and in-kind donations from private individuals and concerned faculty members, the relief initiative raised several packs of groceries, sacks of clothing, blankets, toiletries, and other necessary items, which were turned over to the Municipal Social Welfare Department (MSWD) of Montalban last December 19.</p> <p>Aside from donations of relief goods, CoEd also coordinated with the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) and the Health Facilities Development Bureau of the Department of Health (DOH) to procure additional medicines, face masks, face shields, and hygiene materials.</p> <p>“This is an effort by the college to realize its responsibility to communities through its extension and outreach activities. The collective will of a few people propelled this effort, that is why it greatly spread like wildfire to others," said Dr. Ma.  Junithesmer D. Rosales, the Dean of the College.</p> <p>The donation drive is a joint project of the CoEd Extension Office and CoEd Faculty Club that aims to extend aid to the victims especially during this Christmas season.  </p> <p>Chief of CoEd Extension Office and interim Faculty Club President Dr. Manolito San Jose, said that the college continues to partner with other organizations to reach more typhoon-stricken areas.<br /> <img alt="" src="https://scontent.fcrk1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132258087_3511156302313681_5846627823164156749_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeGvtHFtZ7ZSlNIaKST7VFZFt_mbUC5I1zC3-ZtQLkjXMMHJX6q4ZZ8hyiu-hUgrzOZmOsE5qFINzZeaeSlpLYkF&_nc_ohc=RpWKFajpKsAAX-sstI4&_nc_ht=scontent.fcrk1-2.fna&oh=7b0a01ecf0cf04589cd7d475359920c5&oe=6006F293" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://scontent.fcrk1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132425508_3511156175647027_18611729668046999_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeEs8Pgb4Ld91U1vhksnXAbaWuX1eiCse-pa5fV6IKx76uxiY_Fq1-BZHZAadxksNG3eW01luCJMmC3cbicETZFQ&_nc_ohc=MlMPNn9vu3EAX_8ZeU6&_nc_ht=scontent.fcrk1-1.fna&oh=bb291c5f47348bdc22a2d79170733117&oe=6004C98F" /><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fcrk1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/131427205_3511156135647031_8263864113505887302_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_eui2=AeGc8BXbe2pMCp9Jaqo9YNZugJSKXhT04uyAlIpeFPTi7OXpnUE90lilSK6IX9SpLGZkCWkbWaor36KO368V6Lgc&_nc_ohc=jrY5nfPRMJ8AX_VqULb&_nc_ht=scontent.fcrk1-1.fna&oh=f8a0b2d0d03f3556197f56491eca8c6c&oe=6004AFA0" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=h3GzAI9ZIxk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 15:43:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=h3GzAI9ZIxk%3d NCCA-PUP launches COVID-19 documentary heritage project through a webinar on digital repositories Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its National Committee on Archives (NCCA), inked a collaborative project with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) on establishing a digital archive of the creative works, accounts, and manifestations of experiences of the arts and culture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. </p> <p>To officially launch this important partnership, the webinar “Archival Response from the Ground: Digital Repository Practices” was organized by the Philippine Documentary Heritage Project (PHDH) team on December 8, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM via Zoom. The program was simulcast via the PH Documentary Heritage, PUP CreaTV, and NCCA Official Facebook Pages.</p> <p>NCCA Commissioner for Cultural Heritage Architect Michael Manalo emphasized that “it is through the archives that we are able to capture everything from the macro, all the way to the micro-level.” PUP President Dr. Manuel Muhi supported the same idea in his opening remarks, highlighting the project's importance for historical enrichment. He also stressed that PUP is committed to contributing significantly to pursuing knowledge and expertise on digital repositories and archiving in the country.</p> <p>Resource speakers for this pioneering webinar include University Archivist for the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Katie Howell; and Lead Curator of the Web Archives at the British Library, Nicola Bingham. The webinar was moderated by Project Leader, Prof. Rosemarie Roque; Project Head Researcher, Adrian Mendizabal; and Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resource Center (NALLRC) Graduate Studies Librarian, Jean Razzell Gagalac.</p> <p><strong>University archiving and the COVID-19 experience</strong></p> <p>Katie Howell talked about the archiving project that helped prepare their team for their COVID-19 immediate response efforts. The project was initiated in 2019 as a response of the UNC-Charlotte community to the tragic shooting incident on campus. The blueprint of that project was then adapted to document the coronavirus experiences of the members of the university community. They utilized Google Forms to collect contributions and accounts such as photos, videos, audio recordings, text and written narratives, and other formats of documentation for the archive.</p> <p>For Howell, self-documentation can be cathartic and retraumatizing; hence, the need to integrate mental health support programs into the project. This also meant checking up on the members of the archival team who may suffer from second-hand trauma.</p> <p>As she ended her presentation, Howell underscored the importance of attempting at an accurate documentary record with the inclusion of all of the voices affected by the pandemic or any traumatic event and not merely those who are well-off, connected, and powerful.</p> <p>In the documentation process, she brought up the dangers of commodifying trauma, especially when people might require some distance and perspective about current events before agreeing to participate in the project. She also intends to look into the silenced voices within their community to capture a more balanced archive.</p> <p>Moving forward, she shared that they intend to be more purposive in the coming stages of the project, checking in with those who adapted the form they created and opened the possibility of collaborating with other archivists and local museums and institutions to learn from their experiences.</p> <p><strong>Macro initiatives on digital repositories</strong></p> <p>A pre-recorded lecture of Nicola Bingham was shown during the second half of the webinar. Whereas Howell’s presentation was rooted in oral histories and a micro perspective on digital repositories, Bingham focused on a more technical approach to archiving. The British Library started its web archive in 2005, while the UK Web Archive was established in 2013.</p> <p>Integral to their process is an annual whole-domain crawl of the UK web, supplemented by frequent and targeted archiving of newspapers, government publications, and other formally documented content online. Bingham shares that they follow a thematic curation of materials helping users locate what they need more efficiently. Tools to document and archive include Annotation, Curation Tool (ACT), Excel spreadsheets, and/or Google Forms. In the case of the pandemic, it is documented under "coronavirus" or "COVID-19 pandemic". Websites are preferred and prioritized given that social media platforms pose difficulties and issues in their scope and provenance.</p> <p>“We can't claim we have represented every community in the UK. But we have worked with a number of groups to expand our archiving and curation. This is to ensure that our collection is more representative. It is important that their voices are heard in the archive,” Bingham emphasized during her presentation.</p> <p>Bingham also shared The British Library’s participation in the International Internet Preservation Consortium - Coronavirus Collection. The global initiative has since archived over 10,700 seeds, while websites cover 127 countries in 45 languages. She noted its importance in expanding the world’s historical and archival perspective on the pandemic.</p> <p>Sharing some of her takeaways from the project thus far, she stressed the value of co-curation and the use of user-friendly and intuitive forms and platforms for archiving. Finally, she noted the need for discernment as to documenting the full spectrum of the event while keeping in mind public safety and ethical issues particularly the dangers of disinformation.</p> <p><strong>Towards a Philippine documentary heritage collection</strong></p> <p>Prof. Roque, the head of the PHDH project, closed the program with optimism. Currently in its first phase, the project's vision is to document the experience of the Filipino people particularly those in the arts and culture sector. Doing so is a crucial step in collectively moving forward amid the pandemic.</p> <p>For further details and regular updates regarding the Philippine Documentary Heritage Project, you may visit their Facebook Page:  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PHDHDigitalArchives" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/PHDHDigitalArchives</a> and like their Twitter Page:  <a href="https://twitter.com/PHdigitarchives" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/PHdigitarchives</a>. Send them an email at <a href="mailto:phcovid19archivalproject@gmail.com" target="_blank">phcovid19archivalproject@gmail.com</a>.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=VbbDq0Wrivo%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 10:58:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=VbbDq0Wrivo%3d