Pasko sa UPD, nagsimula na

December 07, 2023
Ang pagdaraos ng Pag-iilaw 2023 noong Disyembre 1 sa Oblation Plaza ay hudyat ng pagsisimula ng pagdiriwang ng Kapaskuhan sa UP Diliman (UPD). Ang Pag-iilaw 2023 ang nagbukas sa Year-End Program 2023 na may temang Panibagong Lakas. Tatsulokuyan. Larawang kuha ni Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO Sa kanyang mensahe sa komunidad, sinabi ni UPD Tsanselor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II na ang tema ay batay sa pagbangon ng UPD sa mabibigat na hamong pinagdaanan nito dulot ng pandemya. 鈥淜asabay ng mapapait na pangyayaring ito ay ang mga karanasang nagbigay-lakas sa atin–ang pagtutulungan nating lahat, ang paglikha natin ng mga bagong paraan ng pag-aaral at pagtuturo, at ang pagtatagumpay ng marami sa kabila ng mga hinaharap na pagsubok,鈥 ani Vistan. Hinimok din ni Vistan ang mga manonood na gamitin ang panibagong lakas na kanilang nakamit sa paglikha ng mga sustenableng lunas sa mga problemang kinakaharap ng komunidad at ng bayan–鈥渕ula sa pisikal na aspeto hanggang sa kaugnayan nito sa mga usaping mayroong kinalaman sa lipunan, pulitika, kalusugan, at maging sa kalikasan.鈥 Samantala, sa pagbati ni Pangulo Angelo A. Jimenez sa UPD na inihatid ni Rolando B. Tolentino, Ph.D., bise presidente para sa mga gawaing pangmadla ng UP, sinabi niyang dapat pahalagahan ang seremonya ng Pag-iilaw sapagkat ito ay simbolo ng papel ng UP sa bayan. 鈥淭ulad ng mga parola o lighthouses sa madilim na kalawakan, ang UP ang nagsisilbing liwanag na tanglaw ng pag-asa at pagbabago laban sa katiwalian at culture of impunity o kawalan ng takot na maparusahan,鈥 saad ni Jimenez. Ani Jimenez, ito ay napapanahon, lalo na ngayong laganap ang malawakang disinformation, trolling, at sponsored trending. Sinabi naman ni Roehl L. Jamon, bise tsanselor para sa mga gawaing pangkomunidad, ang kanyang tatlong kahilingan sa komunidad ng UPD sa pagdiriwang ng Year-End Program sa kampus: safety and security; pagsisinop ng basura; at sharing the road. 鈥淟ahat tayo ay pantay-pantay na may pananagutang pangalagaan ang sarili at ang bawat isa. Safety is everyone麻豆视频 responsibility,鈥 aniya. Sa usaping basura naman, sinabi ni Jamon na 鈥淭aon-taon, sa bawat pagdiriwang dito sa kampus, tone-toneladang basura ang winawalis at kinokolekta ng UPD Environmental Management Office tuwing matatapos ang mga programa. Pakiusap, basurang dala ninyo, huwag niyo namang iwanan dito.鈥 Huli niyang hiniling na magbigayan sa paggamit ng daan. Chavez. Larawang kuha ni Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO 鈥淪hare the road. Alam nating lahat na dumarami ang sasakyan subalit hindi nadaragdagan ang mga kalsada at mga parking space sa loob ng kampus. Walang mabilis at permanenteng solusyon dito…

Using media for informed decisions

December 07, 2023
At a time when the media landscape is changing with the introduction of new technologies, systems, and personalities, 鈥渨e must tell what people should know, help them understand the present issues, and assist them in making informed decisions,鈥 said ABS-CBN News reporter Jervis Manahan. The RTD guest speakers and participants. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO    Manahan was one of the guest speakers at the roundtable discussion (RTD) Radical Television in the Time of Crises organized by the Department of Broadcast Communication (DBC) of the UP Diliman (UPD) College of Mass Communication (CMC) and was held on Nov. 23 at the CMC Auditorium. Joining Manahan were Nick Santiago, founder, partner, and commercial director of Arcade Film Factory; Eji Santos (participated via Zoom), software developer and game designer at IUGO Mobile Entertainment based in Canada; and Joelle Yuvienco, voice artist, host, and creator of Paano Kung podcast. Manahan. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO      According to DBC Chair Alwin C. Aguirre, the RTD aimed to explore and discuss new forms of televisuality, how the audience was changed with this new forms, and how they were being done even during the time of crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. From the website of Rutgers University Press, televisuality is described as 鈥渁 theoretical term coined by John Caldwell in the mid-1990s to characterize a change in the look and practice of television programming. This change began around 1980 and continues to the present day.鈥 In the article Televisuality: Style and the Small Screen by Tim Dant, the traditional form of television was 鈥渢he standard way of capturing live studio shows (music, games, comedy, and variety performances, soap opera) as well as reporting outdoor events including sports, in which the camera simply gave the television viewer the perspective of a spectator at the live event.鈥    Santiago. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO      鈥淭rust is very important in news,鈥 Manahan added. 鈥淚n the present landscape, less and less people are watching TV. Instead, they go to platforms where most people are watching, like TikTok. We need to recapture people. People will trust news more if they know the off-cam preparation of news reporting.鈥 Manahan has his own TikTok account to reach out to those on TikTok. Santiago discussed how he started in the advertising industry. 鈥淚 answered a lot of yeses to a lot of wild options.鈥 He experimented in producing TV advertisements so that their output would stand out among the competition. Arcade Film Factory made advertisements for fast-food chains, telecommunication companies, banks, insurance companies, food products, and beverages, among others. 鈥淲e are bombarded with ads every day. Our challenge…


UP prof麻豆视频 study on cave art published by Scientific Reports

December 07, 2023
The research Unraveling the Skills and Motivation of Magdalenian Artists in the Depths of Atxurra Cave (Northern Spain) co-authored by Juan Rofes, PhD, recently landed on the pages of Scientific Reports, the online, open-access, peer-reviewed part of Nature Portfolio, covering studies on natural sciences, psychology, medicine, and engineering. Rofes. Photo from the UP School of Archaeology Facebook page Rofes is an associate professor at the UP Diliman School of Archaeology and is an environmental archaeologist and paleontologist. He co-authored the research with Diego Garate, PhD, a professor at the Department of Historical Sciences of the Universidad de Cantabria in Spain; Olivia Rivero, a lecturer of Paleolithic art at the Department of Prehistory, Ancient History, and Archaeology of the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain; and nine others. 鈥淭he comprehensive study through a multidisciplinary approach in the exceptional archaeological record of the Ledge of the Horses in Atxurra Cave, has provided us with relevant information about how the Paleolithic human groups decorated their caves,鈥 the researchers stated in their paper. According to the article Archaeologists Are Seeing Cave Art in a New Light by Bridget Alex published online by Atlas Obscura accessed on 5 Dec. 2023, the Ledge of the Horses is an artwork by Paleolithic people who 鈥渃arved scores of galloping bison and tail-swishing horses on a wall eight feet above鈥 the floor of the Atxurra Cave in Northern Spain. Image from the paper featuring a map, a photo of the Ledge of the Horses, and a plan of the cave. Image from the Scientific Reports Rofes et. al. said the Ledge of the Horses contains the main concentration of rock art inside the cave. The researchers said, 鈥渁 multiproxy approach to this archaeological space allows us to define and recreate all the operational chains involved in the artistic creation and use of the Ledge of the Horses in Atxurra Cave.鈥 Furthermore, the researchers found that, 鈥淲e can describe the disposition of this rock art ensemble, classifying the figures in three thresholds according to the values of visibility of the natural shapes: low, medium, and high visibility. This is obtained by virtually simulating the scenario as if the fireplaces found under them were lit and counting the number of observers who can see each figure using GIS .鈥 In their analysis, 鈥渢he less visible figures鈥 are those disposed in the lower part of the canvas, and in its corners. They are small, including some unfinished figures. In any case, there are also some striking examples of complex (combination of different techniques) and finished (abundance of corporal details like pelage) animal figures, like small bison completely full of projectiles, or two hinds.鈥 The study also found that in general,…

Sustainability starts with the individual

November 29, 2023
鈥淵our contribution as an individual is more important,鈥 said Joselin Marcus E. Fragada, as he began his keynote speech at the 2nd Manila Bulletin Sustainability Forum 2023 (Sustainability Forum 2023) with the theme If Not Now, When?: Addressing the Urgency to Go Sustainable at the Malcolm Hall on Nov. 21. Fragada is the undersecretary for field operations of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). He represented DENR Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga at the forum. Fragada. Photo by Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO 鈥 If Not Now, When? is very timely, because the students鈥攖he youth鈥攑lay a very vital role in the protection of our environment and our natural resources. It always starts from an individual, not just a group who were told to come and do something about it,鈥 Fragada explained further. Fragada麻豆视频 speech was about DENR麻豆视频 role in terms of sustainability. Issa Litton, the forum麻豆视频 moderator, said DENR has always been at the forefront of advocating sustainability programs in the country and was invited at the forum to shed more light on their activities and programs concerning sustainability. According to Fragada, the Philippines has been ranked as among the countries at most risk of climate change and disaster, as it frequently faces hazards like earthquakes, typhoons, and volcanic eruptions. 鈥淭he DENR is working towards climate resiliency on the local and community levels, especially in climate-vulnerable areas. The DENR is currently pushing for nature-based solutions that are sustainable for both the environment and communities. Additionally, we are tapping the capacities of various stakeholders through the national and municipal levels on programs and projects to sustain gloomy green economies,鈥 he said. Presently, the DENR embarked on a new program called Project Transform. Fragada explained the project was introduced in three areas: Ormoc City, Leyte, Bataan, and Siargao, Surigao. 鈥淧roject Transform or Transdisciplinary Approach for Resilience in Environmental Sustainability Through Multistakeholder Engagement piloted in Ormoc City. The project engages the whole of society and implemented initiatives to improve community resilience, alleviate poverty, promote public-private partnership, and forge stronger multistakeholder collaborations. It will support the DENR麻豆视频 resiliency framework by delivering environmental, social, and economic aid for local governments nationwide,鈥 he said. Fragada added that the project is a testament to DENR麻豆视频 commitment to disaster resiliency and environmental sustainability through partnerships with the local government units (LGUs) and the private sectors. He then encouraged the audience to engage in more collaborative projects as DENR麻豆视频 successful programs are products of collaboration. 鈥淭he more effective projects that we have are programs that have been collaborated on by the different agencies, LGUs, and the private sector,鈥 Fragada said. In closing his message, Fragada addressed the students in the audience and encouraged…