University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) http://www.uap.asia An institution of higher learning focusing on liberal education and professional specialization Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:25:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 106378166 “Dragons Inside” winners announced http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/09/24/dragons-inside-winners-announced/ Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:09:24 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=10059 The University congratulates the winners of the “Search for the Dragons Inside” […]

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The University congratulates the winners of the “Search for the Dragons Inside” who were announced during the awarding ceremony held last September 21. Click their names below to watch video interviews with their nominators and learn more about what makes a UA&P Dragon:

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The Search for Dragons Inside Awarding Ceremony was held at the Dizon Auditorium last September 21, Wednesday, officiated by the University President Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog.

Out of 105 nominations, a select panel of judges selected the ten winners. The program will also feature a sneak peek at the new “Here Be Dragons” digital video.

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SEC, SED programs’ Level III First Reaccreditation http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/09/20/sec-sed-programs-level-iii-first-reaccreditation/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:11:01 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=10051 The Board of Directors of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities […]

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The Board of Directors of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) has approved the endorsement to the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) the Certification for Level III First Re-accreditation Status of the following graduate programs of the Schools of Education and Economics: Master of Arts in Education program; Master of Science in Industrial Economics program; Master in Business Economics program and Master in Applied Business Economics.

These programs have satisfactorily met the standards and fulfilled all the requirements of PACUCOA attested by the accrediting team that conducted the accreditation visit in May 2016. The Reaccreditation status is valid from August 2016 to August 2021.

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Seminar sa “Filipino sa K-12 Curriculum at Kurso sa Kolehiyo” http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/09/07/10036/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 03:39:06 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=10036 Para sa karagdagang katanungan, paki-email si Bb. Janice April Mercurio sa janiceapril.mercurio@uap.asia.

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Para sa karagdagang katanungan, paki-email si Bb. Janice April Mercurio sa janiceapril.mercurio@uap.asia.

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UA&P Jubilee Celebration Countdown launched http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/08/24/uap-jubilee-celebration-launched/ Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:50:20 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=9987 Last August 17, UA&P kicked off the yearlong celebration of its 50th founding […]

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JubileeLogo1Last August 17, UA&P kicked off the yearlong celebration of its 50th founding anniversary with the Jubilee Launch and Countdown Program held at the Li Seng Giap Auditorium. The highlight of the event was a rare, live interview conducted by PTV News Anchor and Public Affairs host Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez with UA&P founders Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao and Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas.

Dr. Estanislao and Dr. Villegas talked about the beginnings of their partnership, and recounted their experiences establishing UA&P, originally the Center for Research and Communication (CRC), on August 18, 1967. They also shared their hopes for the future, not only for the University, but for its role in the country and the Asia-Pacific region as well.

Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas and Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao with Ms. Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez

Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas and Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao with Ms. Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez

UA&P President Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog delivered the keynote message, saying that the UA&P community should look to the 50th anniversary as “not just a time to celebrate, but also a time to dream of what we can do in the next 50.”

Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog

Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog

“Before we can soar, we also need to look back and anchor our dreams on deep roots,” he said.

Dr. Padojinog also unveiled the winning design for the Golden Jubilee Celebration logo as voted on by the UA&P community.

Chair of the Board of Trustees Dr. Placido L. Mapa started off the program with his opening remarks while newly-appointed Religion Department Chair Fr. Gerardo Patio led the invocation.

A number of activities were also announced to take place in the coming months leading to the 50th anniversary. View the video presentation of these events below:

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Dr. Paul Dumol conferred Full Professor; tackles “The Role of the University in a Time of Change” at University Day Lecture http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/08/19/dr-paul-dumol-conferred-full-professor/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:06:00 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=9974 The 21st UA&P University Day held last August 15 was a most […]

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The 21st UA&P University Day held last August 15 was a most unique celebration, with the conferment of the rank of Full Professor on Dr. Paul Arvisu Dumol and his lecture on “The Role of the University in a Time of Change.” These two events highlighted how liberal education can help level the playing field and bring out the best in every person.

The conferment ceremony began with the citation of Dr. Dumol’s achievements by UA&P Co-founder Dr. Bernardo Villegas, UA&P President Dr. Winston Padojinog, past ADMU School of Humanities Dean Dr. Leovino Ma. Garcia, and Ateneo High School Dulaang Sibol founder Dr. Onofre R. Pagsanghan. These include receiving the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas for drama in 2002; Dr. Dumol’s work The Metaphysics of Reading Underlying Dante’s Commedia; and his translation of The Manila Synod of 1582: The Draft of Its Handbook for Confessors, which won a National Book Award in 2015, among many others.

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(L-R) Dr. Bernardo Villegas, Dr. Paul Dumol, Dr. Winton Padojinog, and Dr. Svetlana Camacho during the conferment of Dr. Dumol as Full Professor.

While his accomplishments have placed Dr. Dumol almost beyond mere mortals, Dr. Onofre Pagsanghan, Dr. Dumol’s high school teacher who has taught at the Ateneo for 65 years, reminisced that it all began in 1967 when the Ateneo High School held a playwriting competition to encourage students to write. This eventually led to Dr. Dumol’s classic Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio, “the most frequently performed one-act play in Filipino.” In his response, Dr. Dumol shared how he was deeply touched by National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera and his work on Tagalog poetry, as well as how his fascination with the books of his aunt, Professor Lourdes Arvisu, introduced him to T.S. Eliot, John Donne, and a love for literature.

The importance of educators and mentors was highlighted in Dr. Dumol’s lecture “The Role of the University in a Time of Change”, where he reasoned that the Philippine university provides an objective vantage point for observing, discerning, and responding to the change from small-town to national thinking, and the change from a “datu-alipin” mentality to a democratic mentality. Using data from Fr. Rene Javellana’s work La Casa de Dios, which listed the towns founded in the Spanish Period, Dr. Dumol conducted his own analysis of town foundation dates and found that roughly 70% of Luzon towns were established before 1800 (for the Visayas region, the equivalent percentage was established after 1800). He suggested that this longer history of civic tradition in Luzon could have been one reason why most of the leaders and supporters of the 1896 Revolution came from Tagalog provinces; and he connected this key point to the present, positing that, while overall the country is transitioning from a regional to a national mode of thinking, it is still an uneven process, ranging from well-developed in Manila and Cebu to nascent in parts of Mindanao.

The second part of Dr. Dumol’s lecture focused on the change from a “datu-alipin” to a democratic mentality. The two-tier social division of pre-Hispanic barangays (datu and maginoo on one hand; timawa, aliping namamahay and aliping sagigilid on the other) has not gone away but instead morphed over time (e.g. local elected officials and business elite on one hand; security guards, tenant farmers, and household help on the other). Also, the datu and alipin aspects are but two sides of the same situational mentality (e.g. the cook or driver acts like a datu among household help; businessmen and officials act deferentially to their more powerful peers). The shift to a mentality of equal human dignity was first proposed by heroes such as Emilio Jacinto and Jose Rizal, who encountered this idea in their humanistic texts in secondary and higher education. Dr. Dumol ended by stating that this change is still in its early stages—for example, universal free secondary education was only mandated in the 1987 Constitution—and called for multidisciplinary researchers, particularly in History, Sociology and Philosophy, to study the past details, present courses, and ethical implications of the future directions of these changes.

Other special guests at the conferment ceremony and University Day Lecture include Engr. Mark Dumol, Dr. Paul Dumol’s brother; National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera; Dr. Bernardita Churchill, National Historical Society President; and Dr. Jesus Estanislao, UA&P Co-founder.

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All is set for August 17 launch of Jubilee Celebration http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/08/12/set-august-17-launch-jubilee-celebration/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 01:09:28 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=9950 A rare live interview with the Founders of the University, Dr. Jesus […]

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PTV News and Public Affairs' Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez

PTV News and Public Affairs’ Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez

A rare live interview with the Founders of the University, Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao and Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas, and the presentation of the Jubilee Logo headline the forthcoming Jubilee Countdown Program.

PTV News Anchor and Public Affairs Host Ms. Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez will engage JPE and BMV in a heart-to-heart chat about the past, present and future of the institution they helped build. It promises to be an enlightening and inspiring interview as the two founders are expected to recall the University’s beginnings and rally the community to continue its mission with greater fervor.

The Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Placido L. Mapa, will open the program while University President Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog will deliver the keynote message.

Jubilee Secretariat Chair Dr. Antonio N. Torralba enjoins all administrators, faculty and staff to attend the activity on August 17 (Wednesday) at 10:30 am at the Dizon Auditorium. Student leaders will also be invited to witness the event.

The program serves as a kick-off event in anticipation of the 50th foundation anniversary of UA&P. Several activities have been lined up from August 2016 to July 2017 in the run-up to the formal opening of the jubilee year on August 15, 2017. Special engagements and milestone events will be organized by the Schools, Hallmark Centers and University Offices during the historic year.  The Jubilee Celebration closes in August 2018 as it heralds the start of a new chapter in the next 50 years of UA&P.

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Entrance Exam dates for SY 2017-2018 http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/08/11/entrance-exam-dates-sy-2017-2018/ Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:56:50 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=9955 The dates for the UA&P College Entrance Exams for SY 2017-2018 may […]

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The dates for the UA&P College Entrance Exams for SY 2017-2018 may be viewed below.

For more information about applying to UA&P, visit the Admissions page here.

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ASMAP Cohort 3 Executive Training Program to start July 27 http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/07/26/asmap-cohort-three/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:41:46 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=9880 The Center for Social Responsibility (CSR), in collaboration with the National Center […]

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The Center for Social Responsibility (CSR), in collaboration with the National Center for Sustainability Reporting, Universitas Pertahanan Indonesia (UNHAN), Universiti Trisakti, and the AsianNGO, will hold the third cohort of the Executive Training Program in Applied Sustainability Management in Asia Pacific (ASMAP Cohort 3).

The five organizations will work in partnership to spearhead the sustainability agenda in Jakarta, Indonesia from July 27 to 29, and in Manila from August 24 to 26.

The ASMAP is a multidisciplinary program that aims to provide professionals with practical focus and clarity in Sustainability Management through innovative modules that incorporate sustainability concepts with live, visceral and tools-based strategies to create meaningful competitive advantage for business.

More information may be viewed here.

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UA&P Jubilee Year Preparations Underway http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/07/25/uap-jubilee-year-preparations-underway/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:56:08 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=9869 The countdown to the UA&P Jubilee Celebration is on! A Jubilee Secretariat […]

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The countdown to the UA&P Jubilee Celebration is on!

A Jubilee Secretariat has been organized to oversee the two-year celebration of the University’s 50th foundation anniversary. A Core Committee within the Secretariat is tasked to coordinate the planning, preparation and implementation of events and activities. The Jubilee Core Committee is headed by Dr. Antonio Torralba as Chair and Dr. Jose Maria Mariano as Co-Chair. The Secretariat and Core Committee work closely with the CRC OpCom and the ManCom.

The celebration will commence through a soft launch program on August 17 (Wednesday) followed by a series of university-wide activities spearheaded by key units and hallmark centers until July 2017. The Golden Jubilee Celebration will formally begin in August 2017 and close in August 2018. Those twelve months will be marked by even bigger jubilee events to be organized by Schools, Departments, Centers and other Units.

The Secretariat has come up with the UA&P Jubilee Celebration Message which will guide all individual and collective efforts in making the historic occasion truly meaningful: United with You in Joy in the Pursuit of our Common Mission: Whole Person Development through Greatness in the Ordinary. The Secretariat believes that this can be achieved by internalizing an important core value where we Think University, Act UNITAS.

Campus events to watch out for as we kick-off the jubilee celebration this school year:

  • Renovation of the ALB pond and repainting/repair of buildings by AFM (ongoing)
  • Jubilee Countdown Program
  • Marian Concert
  • Parents’ Colloquium
  • UNITAS Games and Photo Exhibit
  • Conference on Family and Sustainability
  • Milestone Graduates’ Gathering
  • FGDs on Care for the Human Environment (C.H.E.C.)
  • Unveiling of Jubilee Mural

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SED to host lecture-seminar on qualitative research http://www.uap.asia/blog/2016/06/23/qualitative-research-sed/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:53:06 +0000 http://www.uap.asia/?p=9793 The School of Education and Human Development invites all educational practitioners and […]

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Lecture Seminar on Qualitative ResearchThe School of Education and Human Development invites all educational practitioners and graduate students to a Lecture-Seminar on Qualitative Research featuring Dr. Fred Piercy on July 9, 2016, at the Celestino Dizon Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

During the lecture-seminar, he will tackle what are distinguishable qualitative research articles, as well as how to get them published. Aesthetic forms of data representation and participatory action research and evaluation will also be discussed.

Dr. Fred Piercy is an internationally recognized expert on qualitative research and evaluation, mindfulness practices, and marriage and family therapy education.

For registration details, click here.

For inquiries and reservations, kindly call (02) 634-2828 or e-mail sed@uap.asia.

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