UPMFT is champion!

May 20, 2024
The UP Men麻豆视频 Football Team (UPMFT) won the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86 men麻豆视频 football tournament championship. The team defeated Far Eastern University (FEU), 1-0, in their final match on May 16 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The UPMFT. Photo from the UAAP Media Team The last time the UPMFT won the championship of the UAAP men麻豆视频 football tournament was in Season 80 (2017-2018). The UPMFT controlled the game麻豆视频 tempo in the first half with their aggressive offense. The break came in the 50th minute of the game when Andre Yu of the FEU fouled UPMFT麻豆视频 Francis Tacardon inside the penalty box. Team Captain Marc Tobias of the UPMFT then blasted the FEU麻豆视频 goal with his spot-kick. This produced the game麻豆视频 lone score. The FEU then stepped up their offense especially in the dying minutes of the game and had several chances to equalize the score. The UPMFT麻豆视频 defense, however, was rock solid as they stood their ground until the final whistle was blown to secure their win. This is the Diliman-based booters鈥 19th championship title. (From left) Orlan Togores, Tobias, and Florenz Tacardon. Photo from the UAAP Media Team Three members of the UPMFT received individual awards. Tacardon was named Most Valuable Player and Best Striker, Tobias was recognized as Best Midfielder, and Ramil Bation III won the Rookie of the Year and Golden Boot awards. Meanwhile, family, friends, and supporters of the UPMFT held a bonfire celebration on May 18 at the UP Baseball Field for the team麻豆视频 triumph and the UP Women麻豆视频 Football Team麻豆视频 (UPWFT) third place finish in this UAAP season. Two members of the UPWFT also earned individual awards. Coline Acelo and Jennifer Baroin were named Best Goalkeeper and Best Defender, respectively. The bonfire celebration. Photo from Kristel Mae Parungao

UPD recognized units, personnel for QA-related accomplishments

May 17, 2024
UP Diliman (UPD) units and personnel were recognized for their quality assurance (QA)-related accomplishments at the recent Kahusayan: Seremonya ng Pagkilala sa Kagalingan sa QA, the culminating activity of the QA Week 2024. UPD Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II lauded the UPD Quality Assurance Office (QAO) for its efforts in bringing together different stakeholder groups 鈥渨ho are all instrumental in promoting and sustaining the culture of quality in the University, especially the heads of units, quality assurance officers, and administrative staff and REPS .鈥 Vistan. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO He added, 鈥淎s we have echoed so many times, QA is not just a process. It is a shared responsibility that reflects our collective commitment to uphold the highest standards of excellence. Your diligence in developing and implementing QA measures within your respective units play a vital role in maintaining the integrity and credibility of our institution鈥攁 task that we take seriously as the national university.鈥 The first to be recognized were the academic programs that were accredited and had undergone external assessment. Two undergraduate programs and one graduate program were accredited by the University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA): BS hotel, restaurant, and institution management and MS food science of the College of 麻豆视频 Economics (CHE), and BA political science of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, the first CSSP program to receive such a distinction. CHE麻豆视频 BS food technology was accredited by the International Union of Food and Science Technology. Meanwhile, six College of Engineering (COE) BS programs were assessed by the Philippine Technological Council-Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology: chemical engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, and mining engineering; while the AUN-QA assessed the BS tourism program of the Asian Institute of Tourism. Next came the recognition of units. The UP College of Law (UP Law) and the Natural Sciences Research Institute were recognized for receiving their ISO 9001:2015 certification. The Supply and Property Management Office was honored for receiving the Government Best Practices Recognition in 2023 for their online systems. The award is given by the Development Academy of the Philippines. Academic and administrative units which were visited by other educational institutions for benchmarking activities were also honored: CHE Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Education (CEd), College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) Department of Social Work, Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, Office for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Office of Student Projects and Activities. Faculty members who finished training from the AUN-QA were the next to be recognized. They were the QA officers of academic units that finished AUN-QA…

Ugnayan eksibit sa QC

May 17, 2024
Pormal na binuksan ang eksibit na UGNAYAN: Mga Kuwento ng Tal谩ban sa Pamayanang UP Diliman (Ugnayan) noong Mayo 14 sa lobby ng Gusaling Panlungsod ng Quezon. Ang eksibisyon ay tungkol sa pagdiriwang at pagbabalik-tanaw sa mga pagbabago sa pamayanan ng UP Diliman (UPD), at pag-alala rin sa paglipat ng UP mula sa Manila patungong UPD na naganap 75 taon na ang nakalilipas. Ugnayan. Larawang kuha ni Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO Ayon kay Mark Louie L. Lugue, curator ng Ugnayan, makahulugan ang pagtayo ng eksibisyon sa Gusaling Panlungsod ng Quezon lalo na sa napiling puwesto nito sa lobby. 鈥淪a pagtungo sa gusaling ito, isa sa mga masasaksihan ng mga bisita ang malalaking pinta ng mga batikang alagad ng sining na nakasabit sa taas. Ilan sa mga ito ay mga naging mag-aaral at guro sa Kolehiyo ng Sining Biswal ng Unibersidad tulad nina Neil Doloricon, Pablo Baens Santos, Rodel Tapaya, Marina Cruz, at marami pang iba. Mababatid sa ilan sa malalaking pintang ito, tulad ng mga materyales na matutunghayan sa eksibit na ating bubuksan ngayong hapon, ang mahigpit na pagkakatali o ugnayan ng kasaysayan ng UP Diliman sa kasaysayan ng Lungsod Quezon,鈥 pahayag ni Lugue. Si Lugue rin ang curator ng UPD Bulwagan ng Dangal (BnD) at project development associate ng UPD Opisina ng Pagpapasimuno sa Kultura at mga Sining (Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts / OICA). Ayon naman kay UPD Tsanselor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II, patuloy ang pakikipag-ugnayan ng UPD sa pamahalaan ng Quezon City upang pagyabungin pa ang tambalang kasaysayan ng dalawang institusyon. (Mula kaliwa) Vistan, Belmonte, at Lugue. Larawang kuha ni Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO 鈥淣ais kong pasalamatan ang opisina ni Mayor Joy Belmonte sa pagpapaunlak ninyo sa amin na maitayo ang eksibit sa Quezon City Hall para na rin mailabas ang kaalamang ito at matunghayan ng mas nakararami ang kuwento ng UP dito sa Lungsod Quezon,鈥 sabi ni Vistan. Samantala, ikinalugod naman ni Belmonte na naging bahagi ang pamahalaan ng Quezon City sa pagdiriwang ng ika-75 taong anibersaryo ng paglipat ng UP sa Diliman. 鈥淪a tulong ng mga programang tulad nito, mas nailalapit natin ang sining at kasaysayan sa mas maraming tao,鈥 ani ni Belmonte. 鈥淪a eksibit na ito, tinatalakay ang mga natatanging kontribusyon ng komunidad ng UP tungo sa isang progresibo at inklusibong pamayanan ng Quezon City.鈥 Ang eksibit ay unang isinagawa sa Bulwagang Palma at Bulwagang Benitez ng UPD noong Marso ng kasalakuyang taon. Ang eksibisyon sa Gusaling Panlungsod ng Quezon ay proyekto ng OICA…


Moving toward a socially sustainable Philippines

March 26, 2024
The Philippines needs to strengthen its existing support programs, such as those for indigenous people (IP), women, and climate change resilience, to step closer to social sustainability, according to Louise Cord, PhD. Cord is the World Bank global director for social sustainability and inclusion in the World Bank麻豆视频 sustainable development practice. Cord said social sustainability occurs 鈥渨hen communities and societies are able to work together to deal with common challenges such as flooding, droughts, poor quality education, a poorly stocked health center in a way that all people thrive over time and in a way that people consider to be fair and just.鈥 Cord. Photo by Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO She said some of the Philippines鈥 economic indicators in the past few years are strong, such as a drop in inequality and strong poverty reduction metrics. To move towards social sustainability in the Philippines, Cord proposed actions in the areas of women empowerment, digital services, and programs for IP. Cord made a case of social sustainability particularly for the country麻豆视频 IP communities. She said the IP’s remote ancestral lands contain many 鈥渋mportant minerals whose value will grow.鈥 She proposed developing a digital portal to centralize data such as the locations of ancestral lands and the services available to IP. Cord also proposed creating integrated packages for remote communities that provide 鈥渁ccess to digital resources, access to transport, access to local infrastructure.鈥 She added that access to digital services could improve the role of women and other marginalized groups by enabling and expanding their access to markets. Cord said digital services would also enable women and marginalized groups to 鈥渢alk with one another across communities and to learn from one another. And to track funds to build accountability at the local level using a cellphone to be able to have an app to track funds.鈥 The World Bank official cited the work of the National Commission on Indigenous People麻豆视频 (NCIP), which she said could be bolstered by giving them more resources to go out to the IP communities. 鈥 so happy that an institution like the NCIP provides that support. What I would like to see is that they won’t have to come all the way to Manila to make their claim. That there are easier access to systems, to have a voice at the local level and have themselves be heard,鈥 Cord said. While a lot is being done to build climate change resilience in communities, Cord said there needs to be more initiatives, particularly in infrastructure and service delivery. 鈥淎ll of this is absolutely key, but we also need resilient communities, because…

Dealing with cybersecurity and AI

April 29, 2024
鈥淚f technology is a very potent force in our world, then it makes sense to harness technology itself to solve the problems that it creates.鈥 UP Diliman (UPD) Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II emphasized this point in his keynote address at the forum Securing the Future: Forum on Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Vistan. Photo by Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO The forum was organized by the Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) of the UPD National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), in partnership with the Congressional Planning, Research, and Budget Department, the UPD College of Engineering Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Group, and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise. According to a CPED post on its Facebook page, 鈥渢he forum aims to foster strategic partnerships in advancing cybersecurity and AI policies bringing together experts from national and international institutions.鈥 Vistan opened his keynote with an overview of his experiences in conducting research in law and technology, particularly cybersecurity and international law. Vistan shared that as a faculty member of the UP College of Law, a large part of his research focuses on 鈥渃ybersecurity and 鈥榗yber鈥 in general and their intersections with policy and other interventions.鈥 He said, 鈥淭he attempt to control or regulate the profound and wide-reaching technological changes such as the 鈥榗yber,鈥 biotechnology, and artificial intelligence (AI) by social institutions, political institutions, governments, and the law, will not always work.鈥 Vistan explained about cultural lag and mentioned William F. Ogburn, the 20th century sociology professor who coined the term. 鈥淲hat that believes, are initiated by technological changes,鈥 he said. Vistan pointed out that milestones in technological changes or advancements, such as the creation of the steam engine, creation of the first computer, the internet, and now the AI, trigger responses from other sectors of society. People in authority always think of ways to address the anticipated problems that these new technologies bring. 鈥淭hose milestones in technological change or advancement, they trigger responses from other aspects of society, and one major response is through law, through policy,鈥 Vistan said. According to Vistan, most of the responses always lag behind. He, however, pointed out that late responses are natural. Vistan delivering his keynote address before the attendees. Photo by Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO 鈥淭hat is always the case historically. We don鈥檛 have to be worried about that. The key here is to respond…