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UP and JCU officials discuss future partnerships

Officials of the University of the Philippines (UP) and James Cook University (JCU) of Australia, one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on the tropics, explored prospects for collaboration at a meeting held last May 9, 2017 in the UP Board Room in Diliman, Quezon City.
The JCU panel was composed of Chancellor Bill Tweddell, who served as Australia’s ambassador to the Philippines from 2012 to 2016; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Ian Wronski of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Iain Gordon of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies; and, ‎Pro Vice Chancellor International Melissa Banks. UP was …

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UPAA hosts forum on federalism

Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) hosted the “Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP”, a regular public forum for nationally relevant issues, on April 18 at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman, Quezon City.  Resource speakers discussed the pros and cons of having to shift the Philippines form of government to federalism.
In his presentation, “Establishing a Stronger, and a More Efficient, Effective, Responsive, and Accountable Philippine Democracy”, Dr. Jose V. Abueva, President of Kalayaan College and former UP President, discussed the need for system change.
Abueva favored a shift to a unitary and …

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UPD, UP Cebu to hold forum on Philippine Constitution

The Department of Political Science, UP Diliman, and the Political Science Program, College of Social Sciences, UP Cebu, in cooperation with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) are co-hosting a public forum entitled “PH Constitution @30: Institutional Choices in a Time of Change” on 10 May 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Union Bldg. Hall, UP Cebu.
Speakers during the forum include University of Melbourne Laureate Professor Emeritus of Law Cheryl Saunders, and Australian National University Professor of Political Science Paul Hutchcroft, Professor of Political Science, Australian National University, and currently seconded to the Australian …

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Geography in the Field: A Course-Based Extension Program

Participatory 3D Mapping project of Geog 192 students led by Mr. Emmanuel Garcia with the local participants of Paracale, Camarines Norte in partnership with UNICEF.
Geography focuses on the study of the earth as the home of humans. A holistic discipline, it examines human-environment interactions, spatial processes, and the development of places and localities. It studies the physical and human processes of the earth and investigates how these produce different landscapes. It uses geographic techniques such as spatial analysis, cartography, geographic information science (GIScience), remote sensing, and statistical methods to explore and comprehend the complexities of natural and cultural systems and …

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The UP Manila Community Health and Development Program (UP CHDP)

A workshop group during a Barangay Assembly in San Juan in 2006. This was one of several groups that were discussing “My Vision Of A Healthy Community.” Photo courtesy of Dr. Anthony G.H. Cordero.
The UP CHDP is the UP Manila unit mandated by the University to enter into partnerships with Philippine municipalities to set up and maintain community-based health programs (CBHPs) that will benefit both parties. It provides the site for UP faculty, staff and students’ curricular (academic) immersion and service activities.
In 2007, the UP CHDP was revived by then UP Manila Chancellor Ramon L. Arcadio. The UP CHDP Conceptual …

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BIDANI: A Strategy for Promoting Local Development and Nutrition Improvement

BMIS as a tool for nutrition-in-development, i.e. capacity development for BMIS electronic system and spotmapping. Photo courtesy of Ms. Lorna Garcia.
Malnutrition is a multi-faceted problem and cannot be solved only by health and nutrition practitioners. It needs multidisciplinary and multisectoral but integrative approaches in order to minimize if not solve this problem. The causes of malnutrition, being multiple and complex, are better addressed with the collaborative efforts of several disciplines.
One concrete example is the malnutrition problem due to poverty in an upland area. The people are poor despite planting cash crops under the forest trees. Their productivity is low because …

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The DNA Analysis Kit: Helping Sex Crime Victims Find Justice

Prototype version of the Sexual Assault Investigation Kit (SAIK).
Rape is one of the most prevalent forms of violence against women (VAW) in the country, ranking third among reported offenses at 13.1 percent from 1999 to 2009. But the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and other concerned organizations are aware that the reality is far more troubling than the figures indicate. The social and cultural stigmatization associated with rape has silenced many victims about their ordeals. Those who do report rape incidents to authorities face another set of difficulties—from an over-reliance on victim testimony to the psycho-sociological and economic costs of …

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“UP Under the Sun”

Farmer-Scientist Davide
Restoring Dignity of Farmers
Dr. Romulo Davide.
At 82 years old, a person such as Romulo Davide already has a lot of feathers in his cap. He is a University of the Philippines Los Baños Professor Emeritus, and a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2012 for his Farmer-Scientists Training Program (FSTP) to which more than anything else, he is the enduring light to many farmers all over the country. In an interview with UP Forum, Davide shares how his award-winning project known as the Farmer-Scientists Training Program (FSTP) speaks of his life in a continuum.
Just a kid from …

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UP Forum Public Service issue off the press

This is volume 18, number 1 of the quarterly UP Forum. This issue features public service programs of the University of the Philippines, particularly those conducted by its constituent units.
Also included are thoughts on public service programs in higher education from Camarines Sur Partido State University President Raul Bradecina, PhD and Pamantasang Lungsod ng Pasig President Amihan April Alcazar, PhD.
UP President Danilo L. Concepcion’s Acceptance Speech at the Turnover Over Ceremony of the UP Presidency, which highlights ‘malasakit’ as a corner stone of his term, is also featured in this issue.

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UP Fighting Maroons beat DLSU

Desiderio scores 42 points in 80th Araw ng Dabaw Basketball Tournament
The UP Fighting Maroons celebrate their win at the Araw ng Dabaw. Photo by Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons overwhelmed reigning UAAP champion De La Salle University, 87-79, to capture the 80th Araw ng Dabaw basketball title at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras Gym) on March 26.
The Maroons trailed the Archers during the first period, 29-21, before UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics student Paul Desiderio exploded with nine three-point shots that enabled UP to overtake DLSU, 42-44, by the end of half-time. …

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