Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2018 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Thu, 24 May 2018 08:25:09 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph PUP bags 2nd Place in the U.P. ARKWIZ 2018 Ted Villamor G. Innocencio, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Architecture students Mr. David Carlos and Mr. Daniel Mingo (Team B) emerged as Runner-up (Second Place) in the 2018 edition of the longest running Architecture Quiz competition in the country, the University of the Philip</p> <p>Carlos and Mingo were awarded with medals, trophy for the school and a cash prize of PhP 20,000.00</p> <p>Before sending the two participating teams, they had to endure an elimination round which was conducted by the college.</p> <p>The event was on March 18, 2018 at the NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman Campus and was participated in by several Architecture schools nationwide.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31944507_1663819280380735_838918331086929920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&amp;oh=72049fbe32d48876ef028fa048da90b6&amp;oe=5B875453" /></p> <p><em><strong>Mr. David Carlos at center holding the facsimile cheque and Mr. Daniel Mingo on his left after winning the runner-up (2<sup>nd</sup> Place) spot in the U.P. ARKWIZ 2018.</strong></em></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=kbH6YPNT91k%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 07 May 2018 10:13:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=kbH6YPNT91k%3d CAFA student finalist in 2018 DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition Ted Villamor G. Innocencio, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Juan Miguel Gumabon, 4th year Architecture Student, was a finalist in the 2018 Directory Philippines-PLDT Visual Art Competition for its directory cover design for 2018-2019.</p> <p>Because of his work titled &ldquo;Kinaya, Kinakaya, Kakayanin&rdquo;, Gumabon received a Certificate as Finalist and PhP 10,000.00 during the awarding ceremony on March 20, 2018 at the Lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;Pinoy Pride&rdquo; had sought to bring out artists&rsquo; take on national identity, and celebration of culture and diversity.</p> <p>Gumabon is an addition to the long history of winners of PUP in the said competition. Alfredo Martirez, an Interior Design graduate, won in 2016, while Arnica Acantilado, an architecture graduate, bagged the grand prize in 2008.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32076538_1663813620381301_7779525532269412352_n.png?_nc_cat=0&amp;oh=6bbf6f2f431aadbdf88826700d8bf762&amp;oe=5B583642" /></p> <p><em><strong>PUP&rsquo;s Juan Miguel Gumabon of Architecture received his Finalist certificate and cash prize during the DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition awarding ceremony at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, on the right is his entry, &ldquo;Kinaya, Kinakaya, Kakayanin&rdquo;</strong></em></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=I4gQ9ng7epE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 07 May 2018 10:09:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=I4gQ9ng7epE%3d IBON Foundation Exec. Director lectures in PUP Buellah May P. Convento, Vilma Santos Tuno, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>IBON foundation Executive Director Jose Enrique &ldquo;Sonny&rdquo; Africa emphasized in a lecture seminar at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines the impossibility of saving millions of Filipinos from poverty just by a single law.&nbsp;</p> <p>With the theme &ldquo;TRAIN: Neoliberal Tax Burners on the People&rdquo;, the lecture seminar aimed to inform students, faculty &nbsp;members and administrative employees on the effects of Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or the TRAIN law.</p> <p>In his lecture, Africa questioned the objective of the TRAIN law stating that &ldquo;it will set the staging ground to rescue 21 million Filipinos from poverty in the long run&rdquo;. According to Africa, there is no single law that can rescue all Filipinos from poverty.</p> <p>&quot;Sabi ng Department of Finance, ito raw (Train Law) ang mag-aangat sa kahirapan ng milyong milyong Pilipino. Parang advertising lang, hard sell ito e,&quot; said Africa.</p> <p>Africa also believes that some of the constitutional provisions under the Train Law was only used for propaganda to persuade people to support the reform. &quot;&rsquo;Yung nakasaad sa ibang probisyon na para daw sa progresibo, &lsquo;yun &lsquo;yung propaganda approach. &lsquo;Yun &lsquo;yung ginagamit ng Department of Finance para sa Train Law,&quot; Africa added.</p> <p>At the end of the lecture, Africa urged the PUP community to keep track on the Train Law and its effects.</p> <p>The event was organized by the Institute for Human and Social Development Center for Labor and Industrial Relations with the cooperation of the College of Political Science and Public Administration.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32072766_1663810460381617_1279722266468286464_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&amp;oh=3f2eb903aff8c03ee83bd1116b744cb3&amp;oe=5B906A4D" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=m4kVhRXJp1s%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 07 May 2018 10:00:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=m4kVhRXJp1s%3d PUP, PCS partner for conference on gender and the media PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Philippines Communications Society (PCS), in partnership with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippine Press Institute, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, UP CMC Foundation Incorporated, and Philippine Information Agency held its annual conference on April 30, 2018 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) with the theme &ldquo;Constructing Gender in Multimedia Contexts&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> <p>Issues tackled and revolved around gender and its connection to the media, with some of the researches in the PCS Review 2017: Gender and The Media journal presented to the conference.</p> <p>One of the highlights of the program was the conferring of the Excellence in Communication Award to University of the Philippines (UP) Professor Emeritus Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s award, only the third given since 2011, was due to Dr. Alfonso&rsquo;s illustrious career as a painter, sculptor, educator, and a filmmaker, researcher and film critic.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Today, we honor a master of visual communication,&rdquo; PPI executive director and former PCS president Ariel Hans Sebellino said.</p> <p>Dr. Alfonso, in her keynote speech, said that the award has an overwhelming feeling. &ldquo;These [words of gratitude] goes to the many women and men I&rsquo;ve worked with&rdquo;.</p> <p>In the rest of her speech, Dr. Alfonso pointed out that the media plays an important role as it &ldquo;constructs realities&rdquo;. She also dealt with the role of new technologies, such as the Internet, in helping to push through knowledge-building and lifelong learning, and in effect, values such as gender equality.&nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;There is a call for us, in media, to maximize the affordances of the Web&hellip; It goes beyond boundaries of institutions and nations, it is a way of life,&rdquo; Dr. Alfonso said.</p> <p>Saying that discrimination on gender is evident on all spaces such as at home or in the workplace, Dr. Alfonso challenged the participants to &ldquo;claim spaces&rdquo; especially for women and marginalized people. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s most important is to be open with our involvement with open learning. We have to participate in making well-researched works by feminist scholars to enable them to claim their spaces in the virtual world,&rdquo; she concluded.</p> <p>Afterwards, the first plenary session showcased three researches that were published in the 2017 PCS Journal.</p> <p>The first study, &ldquo;Complementarity in Movement and Performance: Critiquing Gender Roles in Philippine Cultural Dances&rdquo; by Cheeno Mario Sayuno, tackled perceived roles by male and female dancers in four Philippine folk dances.<br /> The second study, &ldquo;Iconic Performance and the Media: The Case of Kris Aquino&rdquo; by Mae Caralde, chronicled the presidential daughter&rsquo;s rise to a media icon, a formidable political endorser and the manifestation of the &ldquo;Aquino magic&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> <p>The final study, &ldquo;The Concept of Forever: Women in Long-Distance Relationships with Seafarers&rdquo; by Thea Pamela Javier, gauged the women&rsquo;s thoughts about the &ldquo;permanence of relationships&rdquo; with a partner engaged in a job internationally.</p> <p>In the second plenary session, the researches that were presented talked about the institutionalization of gender discourse to both students and media practitioners.<br /> Juelienne Baldo-Cubelo&rsquo;s &ldquo;Presence of Gender in the Curriculum/Syllabi of Communication Media Courses in HEIs&rdquo; showed that the job is far from over in entrenching gender discourse in what educators teach to future media practitioners.&nbsp;</p> <p>The final research, &ldquo;Assessment of Gender-inclusive Codes and Guidelines of Media&rdquo; by Ma. Diosa Labiste, analyzed how far the media integrated gender in the workplace and even in content-making. &ldquo;Gender is not an easy issue to deal with the newsrooms. Newsrooms are still very much the domain of men,&rdquo; Labiste opined. &ldquo;They might open up to women, but only after a struggle,&rdquo; she added.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have to approach gender in the media in an open manner, not in a regulative perspective,&rdquo; Labiste concluded.</p> <p>The forum was made possible in collaboration with the Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Press Institute, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, UP CMC Foundation Inc., Philippine Social Science Council and Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Communication Management Office; and also with the support of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, McDonald&rsquo;s and Manila Water.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32105205_1664658250296838_8762148534163079168_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&amp;oh=c991a7696007f41492cddf8810fe13b7&amp;oe=5B8F0FEC" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=yubP73OPFv8%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 07 May 2018 09:44:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=yubP73OPFv8%3d 5,000 K to 12 pioneers graduate in PUP Daryl John T. Oclares, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Two years after its implementation, the pioneer graduates of the K to 12&nbsp;curriculum&nbsp;of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) marched for the first Senior High School Commencement Exercises held at the Fil-Oil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on April&nbsp;30,&nbsp;2018.</p> <p>More than 5,000 students were qualified for graduating the academic requirement of additional two years for high school in their chosen track and strand.</p> <p>San Juan City Mayor Guia G.&nbsp;Gomez,&nbsp;Senator&nbsp;JV G. Ejercito and Vice President for Student Affairs and Services Dr. Herminia E. Manimtim led the ceremony divided&nbsp;in&nbsp;three clusters.</p> <p>&quot;Hindi alintana ang edad para makatulong sa bayan. Marami tayong bayani na nakagawa ng pagbabago sa murang edad,&quot; Ejercito said to the graduates.</p> <p>On the other hand, PUP President Emanuel C. De Guzman and PUP- Senior High School Principal Dr. Minna L. Comuyog congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to continue studying for a college degree.</p> <p>After the distribution of diplomas, Liebert Nyle Villarba, Precious Heide Principe and Genesis&nbsp;Arnisto, respectively, served as representatives for their clusters in delivering the Thanksgiving Speech.</p> <p>The ceremony concluded in the singing of the PUP hymn.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=uMIPlhqu%2bPs%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 07 May 2018 09:29:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=uMIPlhqu%2bPs%3d PUP produces 17 new lawyers Buellah May P. Convento, Press Release, Supreme Court <br/><p>A total of 17 aspiring lawyers passed the Philippine Bar Examinations held on November 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>Meanwhile, 88.24 percent of PUP Law first takers passed the examination surpassing the national passing rate of 25.55 percent.&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the passers were:&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Aceituna, Myrna Jean Canzon</li> <li>Agunday Jr., Norlita Pia</li> <li>Alcovindas, George Paul Pasajol</li> <li>Caguia, Joffrey Jorge Due&ntilde;o</li> <li>Cernal, John Vincent Infante</li> <li>Dapena, Mary Rose Jane Cariaga</li> <li>Dumindin, Ofelia Baetiong</li> <li>Fabella, Jaymark Gutierrez</li> <li>Fufugal Jr., Eufracio Recia</li> <li>Gorospe-Pajarillo, Diane Pamplona</li> <li>Lim, Simmonette Sabater</li> <li>Rabe, John Ramil Villaluna</li> <li>Santos, Adrian Buenviaje</li> <li>So Hiong, Don Alegre</li> <li>Tana, Krishna Aira Angeles</li> <li>Vanguardia, Angelo Malala</li> <li>Villasis, James Gregory Alcaraz</li> </ol> <p>The results were released by the Supreme Court on April 26, 2018.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=2U%2bWzG3oyfo%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:02:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=2U%2bWzG3oyfo%3d Outstanding researches hailed in annual Science and Tech research competition Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Outstanding undergraduate researches in the field of science and technology were hailed in the 2018 Science and Technology Undergraduate Research Competition held on April 12, 2018, at the Claro M. Recto Hall, PUP Main Campus.</p> <p>Different colleges including College of Science (CS), College of Engineering (CE), College of Architecture and Fine Arts (CAFA), College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS), and PUP branches and satellite campuses submitted entries for the annual competition to share and showcase their works.</p> <p>Out of 30 entries, Diana Dino and Roent Laurence Jogno from CCIS research titled &quot;Automatic Detection of Chronic Laryngitis using Artificial Neural Networks and Acoustic Voice Quality Parameters&quot; placed second; Carlene Rome Ledesma, Jhon Lloyd Reyes and Reuben James Rosal from CS research titled &quot;Production, Purification, and Characterization of &beta;-Mannanase from Aspergillus niger&quot; hailed first, while Franz Jansen De Limios and Ma. Melissa Delavin from CS research titled &quot;Antimicrobial Activity of Bacillus spp. Isolated from Philippine Mangrove soils against Clinically Important Pathogens&quot; was hailed as champion.</p> <p>Among the panel of judges was Dr. Melito Baccay from Technological University of the Philippines, D. Argel Bandala and Dr. Ryan Rhay P. Vicerra from De La Salle University, Asst. Professor Francis Balahadia from Laguna State Polytechnic University. and Dr. Axel Arriola from the University of the East.</p> <p>The annual event which was organized by the Institute for Science and Technology Research under the Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension, and Development, aimed to promote the science, engineering, mathematical and technological advances in coming up with globally competitive innovations.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31129386_1650255691737094_2486213867365990400_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&amp;oh=150bcd16deb6dc258c68a24e9e312438&amp;oe=5B9A2AE1" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=MerZuZc7weg%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:19:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=MerZuZc7weg%3d PUP remains to be the employers' top source of fresh hires; Most preferred by employers in 2017 - Jobstreet  Krupskaya Valila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p><br /> Polytechnic University of the Philippines remained to be the employers&#39; most preferred source of fresh hires.</p> <p>In a tweet by GMA Online News Reporter, Jon Viktor Cabuenas, PUP graduates were chosen by the employers because companies believe in the University&#39;s reputation of producing quality graduates and eventual employees.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jobstreet also highlighted PUP graduates&#39; positive attitude and work ethics as employees.&nbsp;</p> <p>Meanwhile, PUP unseated the University of the Philippines as most preferred graduate hires in 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>In last year&#39;s ranking, PUP ranked second,while University of the Philippines ranked first among schools preferred by companies listed on Jobstreet.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=t2sVwZDTMb4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:37:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=t2sVwZDTMb4%3d PUPian tops Electronics Technician Licensure Examination Krupskaya Valila, Branches and Campuses, prc.gov.ph <br/><p>Dianne Caye Palces, from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines -&nbsp;Maragondon topped the Electronics Technician Licensure Exam.&nbsp;</p> <p>Palces placed first among the 1,141 takers of the said exam.&nbsp;She posted an 89.00 percentage, sharing the spot with Mark Arellano from Cagayan State University, and Cyrus Lim and Fernando Roman Jr., both from Mapua Institue Technology.&nbsp;</p> <p>The results were released by PRC on April 12, 2018.&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=6SGnoB%2bz4d0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:41:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=6SGnoB%2bz4d0%3d AACCUP awards PUP as Top Performing SUC Adela Ruiz, News, Quality Assurance Center, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines has been awarded the Quality Service Award Rank 5 by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) during the 31st National Annual Conference of the AACCUP held on February 7-9, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.</p> <p>PUP, exhibiting its strong commitment to improve academic excellence by submitting its programs in 2017, earned the award among the top ranking state universities and colleges in the country. The ranking was based on the number of accredited curricular programs, number of faculty members who were&nbsp;certified and active accreditors, among other criteria.&nbsp;</p> <p>AACCUP also gave credence on the capability of the SUC&rsquo;s internal quality assurance (IQA) office and the school administration&rsquo;s support to IQA including cooperativeness in sending accreditors during survey visits, participation to AACCUP Trainings, Mid-Year and Annual Conferences.</p> <p>PUP QAC Director Dr. Sanjay P. Claudio was also recognized among the top accreditors having been team leader and overall coordinator of accreditation visits&nbsp; for Level 3 and Level 4 programs.&nbsp;</p> <p>The awards were handed by AACCUP President Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, AACCUP Executive Director Manuel T. Corpus and other Board of Trustees.</p> <p>Meanwhile, with the theme &quot;Capability-Building for a Robust Quality Assurance System in Higher Education,&quot; a separate conference focused on the process of building the capability of the AACCUP with special reference to outcomes-based quality assurance, the competence of the Accreditors, and of the SUCs&rsquo; Internal Quality Assurance System.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29541294_1622813814481282_3806791632519795566_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&amp;oh=29c1ab81f68d6c579082d4f8dc5d48f0&amp;oe=5B3D3C50" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=1a3uivVFS4o%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:35:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=1a3uivVFS4o%3d