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“Dios ti Agngina, President Alfredo E. Pascual”—UP Baguio

UP President Alfredo Pascual receives gifts from UP Baguio. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
UP Baguio (UPB) held a tribute program for UP President Alfredo Pascual on January 31, more than a week before he steps down from the University leadership.
A video showing members of the UPB community thanking Pascual for supporting various projects and promoting initiatives that benefitted them was presented at the program. Pascual was also given a wooden sculpture with a citation and traditional woven fabric from the Cordilleras.
In his opening message, UPB Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos expressed gratitude to Pascual for increasing allocations and facilitating the growth and …

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UP Baguio inaugurates Museo Kordilyera

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual (2nd from right) talking with National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera (rightmost) at the opening of the museum. With Pascual is UP Baguio Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos (to Pascual’s right). Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
UP Baguio (UPB) formally opened its three-story ethnographic museum, Museo Kordilyera, on January 31, seven months after its soft opening in 2016. Its main areas of focus are the collection, preservation, and exhibition of artifacts and other objects unique to the Cordillera region, its peoples, and its cultures and traditions.
Conforming to the campus terrain, only the first story of the …

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Message of the President at the UP Baguio Pagtatapos 2016

23 June 2016,
Baguio Convention Center,
Baguio City
We make a living by what we take, but we make a life by what we give.
This quote is often mistakenly attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, but regardless of who originally said it, the message is clear: Life is more than what we take or what we have.
Before anything else, I want to congratulate the parents and guardians of our graduates. You parents and guardians were selfless in giving to your children the support that enabled them to get this far. I am sure their graduation today makes you happy and proud.
I also …

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474 graduate from UPB

The shifting of the UP Sablay from right to left symbolizes the official conferment of titles by the UP President upon the graduates. (Photo by Misael Bacani)
UP Baguio (UPB) conferred degrees and titles to 474 graduates, withfour earning magna cum laude honors and 39, cum laude,at commencement exercises on June 23 at the Baguio Convention Center.
Called “Pagtatapos 2016,” the ceremony featured UP President Alfredo Pascual as its commencement speaker.
In his address, Pascual distinguished between “making a living” and “making a life of service.” He described the former as something that everyone needs to do, “excellent and honorable.” Being the best …

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27 UP students to graduate despite error in GE

UP Baguio
The 11-member UP Board of Regents—the highest governing body of the university consisting of representatives of government, the university, and other stakeholders—approved the petition of 27 UP Baguio students to graduate despite having followed an outdated general education program.
In a memorandum to the UP Baguio Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos on June 23, 2015, UP President Alfredo Pascual informed him that “the appeal for graduation of the 27 students of the College of Arts and Communication of UP Baguio, with waiver of certain required General Education (GE) courses was approved by the Board of Regents through a referendum conducted on [the …

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CPA Sec Gen lauded in UPLB

The University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB) has lauded a Baguio lady for her work.
UPLB alumna Abigail Bengwayan Anongos, Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) Secretary General has been awarded as one of the Outstanding Alumna for Championing Indigenous Peoples Rights during the 96th (UPLB) Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming last week.
Anongos is a graduate of the College of Human Ecology where she majored in Social Technology.
“Higit sa akin, ang karangalan ay para sa aking pamilya, ang ating organisasyon–ang Cordillera Peoples Alliance, at higit sa lahat sa nakikibakang mamamayan ng Kordilyera–from whom I continue learn what it really is to serve the …

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UP Baguio professor named 2014 outstanding teacher awardee

An associate professor at the University of the Philippines-Baguio is one of the  winners of the Metrobank Foundation (MBFI) Search for 2014  Outstanding Teachers.
Dr. Teodora D. Balangcod   is the ninth awardee from Baguio City and first awardee from the university level in the Cordillera Administrative Region.
Balangcod who has been teaching for 23 years,  joins the elite group of 336 outstanding teachers of the Philippines honored by MBFI since 1985.  To date, CAR region has produced 13 awardees in the search or 4% of the total .
Aniceto  M. Sobrepeña, MBFI president, stated  that  the Search has continued to give recognition to …

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UP Diliman students can pay tuition via debit, ATM cards this week

For this week, students of the University of the Philippines’ Diliman campus may pay their tuition using debit and automated teller machine cards at the University Theater.
UP Diliman cited an agreement between the Office of the Chancellor and the Development Bank of the Philippines, implemented by the UP Diliman Cash Office.
UPD Cash Office acting director Leonila Balasbas said this should mean less hassle and security risks for the payers, and less worry involving the safekeeping or large amounts of money during the registration period for the Cash Office.
Credit cards will not be accepted, UP Diliman said.
UP Diliman’s academic calendar indicates …

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The ‘Indigenous’ in the Cordillera Studies Center of UP Baguio

Note: This is an abridged version of a paper read during the International Seminar Workshop on Indigenous Studies held on 26-28 June 2013 in  Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
The formation of the Cordillera Studies Center was made official by the 928th meeting of the UP Board of Regents on June 26, 1980. It was to be the research arm of the Development Studies Program (DSP) of the then Social Science Department (SSD) of UP College Baguio. The other arm of the DSP was the M.A. in Social and Development Studies (MA SDS) program, which exists to this day. The Center’s first …

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The Philippines Indigenous Peoples’ Core Curriculum

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) provides a strong policy basis for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Education. The formulation carries a strong articulation of positive educational outcomes against the colonial foundations of education in the Philippines.
Education was used as a key institution during the early twentieth century to drive American colonial policies and programs in the Philippines.
Of the fourfold bundles of IP rights provided for in the IPRA, the implementation of the Right to Social Justice and Human Rights is least studied.
The second volume of The Road to Empowerment: Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (Arquiza, 2007) illustrates what peoples’ …

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