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UP profs win top spots in UK engineering pitch contest

Assistant Professor DJ Darwin Bandoy of the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine receiving his award. Photo provided by Prof. Bandoy.
Two professors from the University of the Philippines won the top two spots in the Final Pitch Session of the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship with the UK Royal Academy of Engineering held in March in London.
The panel of judges awarded first place to Assistant Professor DJ Darwin Bandoy of the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine, for his research on quorum sensing inhibitors for veterinary application.  Second place went to Dr. Chelo Pascua, associate professor of Geology in …

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UP Mindanao swimmers triumph in Araw ng Dabaw

(From left): Coach Albert Ramos, swimmers Paula Yap, Tobias Suico, Bhazel Acac, Angelica Jem Verga, Joemer Aliman, and Juan Antonio Mendoza . Photo from Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
UP Mindanao’s Swimming Team won 14 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals during the 80th Araw ng Dabaw Inter-School Swimming Competition at Ateneo de Davao University Matina Sports Complex on 1-2 April 2017.
Agribusiness Economics sophomore Juan Antonio A. Mendoza was declared “Most Outstanding Swimmer”.
Most Outstanding Swimmer Juan Antonio Mendoza. Photo from Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
Aside from Mendoza, the Maroon contingent was composed of Bhazel Acac (BS Food Technology), Angelica Jem …

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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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UP DSCTA to hold speech, theater workshops

The UP Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts (DSCTA) will conduct a summer speech and theater workshop for children, teenagers and professionals in May.
The workshop, which will be held for 20 hours, is part of the extramural programs of the UP DSCTA.
The basic speech workshop for kids (7 to 12 years old) and teens (13 to 17 years old) will cover confidence building, voice and diction, effective use of language in presentations, oral interpretation, and public speaking.
The speech workshop for adults and professionals will include basic grammar review, public speaking, confidence building, voice and diction, and essentials and effective …

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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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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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In support of the Lumad children’s right to education

Photo by Nanette Tolentino / SOS-UPD
Members of the UP Diliman Chapter of the Save our Schools (SOS) Network (SOS-UPD) recently visited the Matigsalog Lumad community in Sitio Malungon, San Fernando, Bukidnon in Mindanao through the Ila-ila Lumad (getting-to-know the Lumad) interfaith program of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR).
The group, composed of UPD faculty, workers, students and researchers, joined other participants from the religious and non-government sectors to learn more about the culture, issues and needs of the Lumad. They observed the Manobo literacy and numeracy schools, or alternative schools in remote areas, and participated in the …

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