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Call for Nominations to the 2nd Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service

The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the UP Vice President for Public Affairs, has made the call for nominations to the second Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Nominations should belong to the five clusters: Arts and Letters and Communications; Science and Technology; Social Sciences, Management, and Law; Health and Allied Sciences; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, and Natural Resources Management. Awardees will receive prize money worth PhP 100,000.00.
Consistent with the message of President Danilo L. Concepcion during the turnover ceremony, the Award seeks to recognize outstanding public service initiatives of various units of the UP System …

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UP creates NOAH Center

The University of the Philippines UP, by virtue of the  approval of the Board of Regents on Feb. 23 and an Executive Order from UP Pres. Danilo L. Concepcion, established the NOAH Center (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards – NOAH Center for climate actions and disaster risk reduction management) in UP on March 21.
The NOAH Center takes off from Project NOAH which began as a research program under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2012. In the past five years, the project harnessed technologies and management services for disaster risk reduction activities. These were  offered by DOST through …

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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 UP Forum Roundtable Discussion: Public Service in Higher Education

Raul G. Bradecina, Ph.D.
SUC President III
Partido State University
Camarines Sur
The University of the Philippines is succeeding in making public service an essential part of the higher education program. For Partido State University, the public service arm of UP has enabled a budding and growing University to access UP’s expertise to capacitate its faculty members as well as help enhance PSU students’ competency in highly technical courses where faculty members having advanced degrees are lacking or inadequate. For instance, UP has been consistently sending its experts from the National Institute of Geological Sciences (UP-NIGS) to conduct lectures for our geology students.
UP has …

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Pagmamalasakit: Adhikain ng UP

Pagtanggap sa Paglilipat ng Tungkulin ni UP President Danilo Concepcion
09 February 2017; Quezon Hall, UP Diliman Campus
Magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat!
Una sa lahat, hayaan ninyong ipakilala ko ang aking butihing maybahay, si Atty. Gaby Concepcion.
Pangalawa, hayaan po ninyong ipakilala ko sa inyo ang mga bubuo sa aking gabinete:
Executive Vice President – Dr. Teodoro Herbosa
VP for Academic Affairs – Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Bautista
VP for Planning & Finance – Dr. Joselito Florendo
VP for Development – Dr. Elvira Zamora
VP for Administration – Prof. Nestor Yunque
VP for Public Affairs – Dr. Jose Dalisay, Jr.
VP for Legal Affairs – Atty. Hector Danny …

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Top UP public service programs hailed

President Alfredo Pascual, Vice President for Public Affairs Edna Estifania Co, and Selection Committee members Manuel Bonifacio, Jocelyn Caragay, and Jaime Veneracion, with the team from the UP Mindanao Office of the Chancellor’s Land Reservation Management Office behind the program Economic Upliftment of the Indigenous Peoples’ Community Through Agricultural Projects, winner of the award, and UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion. Photo by Jun Madrid, UPSIO.
Honors from the UP president were conferred on outstanding public service programs of the University at the first Gawad Pangulo for Excellence in Public Service awarding ceremony on January 30, 2017 at the UP Executive House …

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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.

To download a copy of this issue, please click here.
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