Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

1st Biodiversity and Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region Conference kicks off in Bohol, Philippines

The BCBMTP conference kicked off on October 16 with opening remarks from Governor Edgar Chatto of Bohol and DENR undersecretary Isabelo Montejo.  After welcoming the participants to Bohol, everyone was treated to a medley of songs from the Loboc Children’s Choir.  On October 17, the morning plenary lectures began with talks from Dr. Baltgazar Aguda of the Philippine Genome Center and Dr. Hiroyuki Ogata of Kyoto University.  Dr. Aguda’s talk focused on ecosystem stability, biodiversity, and genomics.  He highlighted the importance of food webs and keystone species and discussed how an ecological community can have overlapping genomes as a result […]

DENR, Bohol seek help of scientists in ongoing biodiversity conference

At the opening dinner of the First International Conference on Biodiversity & Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region on 16 October, newly appointed secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez and Atty. Edgardo Chato, governor of Bohol, emphasized the value of science-based decisions when they appealed to researchers to help in the conservation and development of marine biodiversity in the Philippines. Lopez, who could not come to the event due to the typhoon, sent her message through Undersecretary Isabelo Montejo. For four days, local and foreign scientists will be in Panglao Island in Bohol to talk about technological innovations […]

IPA Recipients for October 2016

IPA Recipients for October 2016

Jose Ernie C. Lope and Mark Philip F. Ona Institute of Mathematics College of Science UP Diliman Holomorphic and Gevrey Solutions of a Singular Integro-Differential Equation. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1707: 040001, 7 pages, 11 February 2016. Finding solutions to differential equations is an important problem in applied and also theoretical mathematics. In this research, we study an integro- differential equation and show that it has a power series solution. The said equation arose from investigations in differential geometry. We will use a fixed point argument and a family of functions to show that the equation has unique and convergent series solution. […]

STRIDE Innovation for Development Grants for Science and Technology

The Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) is the flagship science and technology program by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines that will spur inclusive economic growth by boosting science and technology research.  USAID/Philippines has launched the new STRIDE Innovation for Development Grants for Science and Technology and is now accepting applications from Philippine academic institutions collaborating with civil society groups such as non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, people’s organizations, cooperatives, and others for up to 12 months of joint research. For more information about the new grants and to submit your application, please visit their website. Deadline is 31 October 2016. […]

UP Manila prof is world’s most prolific editor

UP Manila prof is world's most prolific editor

Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr. of UP Manila is the world’s busiest editor. This was according to Publons, the UK company behind the inaugural Sentinel of Science awards. Lapeña received the award for handling the highest number of manuscripts across all the world’s journals. As this year’s top contributing editor, he will get $100 cash and a $200 credit with Wiley.  Publon created the awards to “honour the expert peer reviewers and editors who stand guard over research quality, and lead the charge for better, faster science.”  Lapeña, who is a professor of otorhinolaryngology at UP Manila, an attending otolaryngologist, aerodigestive tract, and cleft and craniofacial plastic surgeon at the […]

Latest invention disclosure awardees come from UP Visayas

Latest invention disclosure awardees come from UP Visayas

Two faculty members from the UP Visayas recently qualified for the Invention Disclosure Incentive, a monetary award launched last year to enlarge and enhance the University’s intellectual property portfolio. At the Invention Disclosure Clinic held on 7 September 2016 in UP Visayas, Prof. Ernestina Peralta reported her research on producing oyster powder while Prof. Ernesto del Rosario described his work on the fish feeder, both by means of confidential forms. Their works were chosen by the Executive Committee of the UP System Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) for their inventiveness, industrial application and commercial potential. Under the incentive, each invention will receive 40,000 pesos to be released in two […]

UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2 turns over detailed resource maps to Negros Occidental

UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2 turns over detailed resource maps to Negros Occidental

The 28 resource maps produced by the UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2 project have been handed to the local government units of Negros Occidental on 17 August 2016.  They show in detail the agricultural and coastal resources of the province. UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2, headed by Dr. Judith Silapan, associate professor of biology, with Brisneve Edullantes as assistant project leader, is part of the bigger Phil-LiDAR 2 project which seeks to use LiDAR data to ensure that the ongoing programs of government agencies complement each other. Formerly called the Nationwide Detailed Resources Assessment Using LiDAR, it is directed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and composed of various projects […]

UP Diliman takes home grand prize in new Gawad Pangulo Student Debates

UP Diliman takes home grand prize in new Gawad Pangulo Student Debates

UPD A of UP Diliman became the first title-holder of the Gawad Pangulo Student Debates after it bested seven other teams on 3 September 2016 at the UP College of Law in the Diliman campus. UPD A battled it out in the grand finals with UPB 1, one of the two participating teams from UP Baguio. UPD A had Nicole Tomas (3rd year, BA Political Science), Leomar Doctolero (4th year, BA Political Science) and Jose Antonio Sison (4th year, BA Political Science) as members. UPB 1 was represented by Niko Aguilar (4th year, BA Social Science and History – Political Science), Joemer John De Vera (3rd year, […]

Nomination deadline for 3rd Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning extended

The nomination deadline for the 3rd Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning has been extended to 30 September 2016. The revised schedule of events is now as follows: 30 September – Extended deadline for the submission of materials for Round 1 1 October – Announcement of finalists 31 October – Deadline for the submission of materials for Round 2 16 November – Round 2 competition and announcement of winners Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Learning and Teaching was launched in 2013 by the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs to recognize UP faculty members who have […]

Prof. Butch Dalisay: We need a new cultural revolution to know what it means to be a Filipino in this globalized world

UNDERSTANDING THE PHILIPPINES Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr. 14th APRU Senior Staff Meeting 7 September 2016 Good morning, and a very pleasant welcome to all of you to the Philippines and to this historic island of Mactan, the site of a fateful (and, for some adventurers such as Ferdinand Magellan) a fatal encounter between East and West nearly 600 years ago. I’ve been given the formidable assignment of helping you understand the Philippines today—something that I’m not entirely certain I do, myself. I could give you the safe Wikipedia version of contemporary Philippine history and politics, or alternatively the even safer […]