For centuries, the giant shipworm remained an enigmatic bivalve species–until scientists, including those from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute, recently found a group of it burrowed in the black marine sediments of Sultan Kudarat, southern Philippines. Named Kuphus polythalamia, the rare animal belongs to the common wood-boring, wood-feeding bivalve family Teredinidae. The family is composed of clams with long, soft bodies such as the tamiloks of Palawan and Aklan. But the giant shipworm stands out from the rest of its kind. First of all, it has an unusual body that may grow up to 155 cm in length […]
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The CHED-CBIE Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Canada is a scholarship program designed for faculty and non-teaching staff of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs). This program will bring twenty Filipino scholars to Canada to pursue further studies in Canadian institutions starting September 2017. Interested applicants can choose between studying one-year master’s degree programs or a PhD sandwich program with the degree granted by an institution in the Philippines. The program is entirely funded by the Commission on Higher Education, which has entrusted the management of the program to the Canadian Bureau for International Education. Objective The objective of the CHED-CBIE Scholarship […]
Putri Anak is a new Komedya produced by the UP College of Music and the UP Center for International Studies that explores Filipino pre-colonial and colonial heritage through oral literature, music and the San Dionisio Komedya performance tradition. Named after the heroine around whom the three-act play revolves, it features a composite text from a narrative common among Southeast Asian cultures–the celestial maiden, a half-woman, half-bird being who was deceived by a mortal. Putri Anak (or Princess Child) is based on a Maguindanaoan variant of the celestial maiden story about King Sulaymon’s son and Putri Anak. It is a fictional account […]
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is pleased to announce the opening for applications to the 2017 Philippine Higher Education Career System Executive Development Program (Phil-HECS EDP). The EDP is among the key features of the Phil-HECS, a system envisioned to recruit, select, and develop senior executives in the Philippine higher education sector based on merit. The program aims to prepare candidates for the unique demands of leading a state university and college (SUC). It will also serve as a venue for these candidates to dialogue with other participants, to discuss critical issues in higher education, and to be developed […]
The British Council is now accepting applications to its programs for PhD study and research collaboration. The aim of the Newton PhD Programme is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between UK and Philippine institutions, through PhD scholarships. The scholarships are for full-time PhD study in the UK from January 2018 until March 2021. This opportunity is open to researchers who are eligible to apply for the CHED Foreign Scholarships for Graduate Studies for Faculty and Staff during the K to 12 Transition Period. Newton Institutional Links provides grants for the […]
Lanndon Ocampo School of Management UP Cebu The Impact of Firm Size in the Formulation of Sustainable Manufacturing Strategy Infrastructural Decisions Under Uncertainty. International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering, 7 (2): 1-18, April-June 2017. Catchy title of research: When firm size is considered, what is the form of a sustainable manufacturing strategy? Developing a strategy that addresses the demands of sustainability along with the competitiveness of manufacturing decisions requires a synergistic approach that combines the classical concepts of manufacturing strategy and the emerging issues of sustainability. These concepts and issues are highly vague and uncertain when decision-makers are required […]