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 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:48:26 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph 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><br /> 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><br /> 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><br /> 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><br /> 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 PUP-DOJ ties-up with US Embassy on Fake News Advocacy Butch Azul, News, Department of Journalism <br/><p>&nbsp; &nbsp;The PUP-Department of Journalism (DOJ) in cooperation with the US Embassy, spearheaded a seminar titled &ldquo;Getting Real on Fake News&rdquo; with Dr. Stephanie Edgerly as speaker, held on November 6, 2018, at the Bulwagang Bonifacio, PUP-NALLRC Building.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Dr. Edgerly is an associate professor from the Medill School of Journalism Northwestern University, one of the top Journalism schools based in Chicago, USA. She is also an active member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and International Communication Association (ICA). She is currently working on various research projects; identifying the factors that shape judgments about &ldquo;fake news&rdquo;, and recognizing the verification process people employ to fact-check news claims. She is also involved in a multi-year study examining the political and news socialization of adolescents and young adults.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Dr. Edgerly discussed how the social media has become an avenue for people to spread fake news nowadays. &nbsp;She also explained that everyone is vulnerable since we all have the tendency to believe in things, especially when it supports our viewpoint and makes us feel good about ourselves and what we believe in. &ldquo;Find out the truth and share it,&rdquo; this was her plea to everyone who listened to her talk.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;DOJ Chairperson Hemmady Mora expressed her gratitude to the US Embassy for co-sponsoring the free expert lecture, which was very timely and significant, not only to the Journalism and Communication students of PUP, but to the general public as well.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Prof. Lailani Tevez served as the Master of Ceremony with BAJ 3-1 students as overall program coordinators. The event was graced by Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Edelyn Mariano, Office of International Affairs Director Maria Teresa Villar, and Public Affairs Section Head of the US Embassy in the Philippines, Yolanda De Guzman. Among the panel reactors were Open University Broadcast Communication Chairperson Rudolf Lacerna and COC Student Council President John Christoper Lara.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Z304NZH%2bjFo%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:33:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Z304NZH%2bjFo%3d Senator JV Ejercito holds Railway Economic Forum Jan Lanuza, News, Office of Senator JV Ejercito <br/><p>Senator Joseph Victor &ldquo;JV&quot; Ejercito held a &ldquo;Student Economic Forum: The Road to Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth&quot; at the Bulwagang Bonifacio, NALLRC on November 29, 2018.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Ejercito believed that acquiring a proper railway system will be the backbone of the economy, stating &ldquo;The railway system is very vital in the economic development on any given country. Sad to say, [that in] the Philippines, we are one of the first to have a railway system but it has been neglected. My proposal is this, we have to rehabilitate the railway system, we have to establish a modern railway system.&quot;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Ejercito spoke of the importance of pushing the project to its completion as it would lead to generation of 30 to 40 million new jobs.<br /> <br /> Moreover, Ejercito said that the planned railway program will now start its construction, starting early January 2019.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The economic lecture centered on the connection of transportation and economic growth and the role of railway transportation on the improvement of the Philippine Economy.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Ejercito is the current Chairman of Urban Planning and Development at the Senate, mostly campaigning on Infrastructure Development and having a complete railway system in the Philippines.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=PhMj%2bt%2fEapk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:18:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=PhMj%2bt%2fEapk%3d BroadComm Film recognized in New York Rudolf Anthony A. Lacerna, News, College of Communication <br/><p>College of Communication Official Film Entry received various recognitions in the video festival on migration, diversity and social inclusion dubbed as &ldquo;Plural + Youth Video Festival 2018,&rdquo; held on November 19, 2018 in the United Nations Headquarter in New York.</p> <p>In this activity jointly initiated by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the film &ldquo;False Hope&rdquo; received four major awards namely the Plural+ 2018 International Jury Award (age group 18-25); Plural+2018 CHIHN INDIA Award; Plural+2018 SIGNIS Award; and Plural+ 2018 Doha Centre for Media Freedom Award.</p> <p>Prior to that, the film also received awards in different local student video competitions such as follows:</p> <ol start="1"> <li>Champion, #1MBatangMalaya Music Video Festival of the Department of Social Welfare and Development;</li> <li>Best Short Film, Tofarm Film Festival of the Universal Harvester, Inc.;</li> <li>Finalist, CineMayBank 2018, May Bank Inc.</li> </ol> <p>The film with the original title &ldquo;PA(G)ASA&rdquo; was produced by the Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication (BABRC) students namely Al-jhun Romel Virgo, Mary Alexis Tolentino, Ella Mae Gonzales, Aira Santos, Angelikka Eden Garcia, Princess Jazmine Garcia, Angela Given Formanes, Marvin Parado, Jay-ar Gallos, Alyssa Mae Recuenco, Natasha Marie Ramos, Maricel Ascotia, Francis Atendido, Inna Rebosada and Lyka Bravo.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=BpWCtDFvujI%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:16:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=BpWCtDFvujI%3d