University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) An institution of higher learning focusing on liberal education and professional specialization Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:01:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Strategic Foreign Policy Recommendation to the Next President Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:34:28 +0000 foreign policy FB

The Philippine Council for Foreign Relations, Inc. (PCFR), in partnership with the UA&P School of Law and Governance (SLG) and the Philippine Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. (PAFI), will hold “A Strategic Foreign Policy Recommendation to the Next President” at the PLDT Hall on May 3 (Tuesday) at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The speakers will be:

Hon. Enrique Manalo
Undersecretary for Policy, DFA

Gen. Edilberto Adan
President, Association of Generals and Flag Officers

Amb. Jose Romero, Jr.
President, PCFR

Amb. Lauro Baja
President, PAFI

Dr. Alan Ortiz
President, San Miguel Global Power

The program may be viewed/downloaded here.

For inquiries, please contact Marielle Abella of the Public and International Affairs Office at 637-0912 local 206 or email

Announcement from the Management Committee Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:35:58 +0000 Thanks to the efforts of our Office of Alumni Affairs, it has come to our attention that a Facebook page named “Graduation T-Shirts, Mug, Phone Case” has been advertising the sale of a hoodie that bears the name of UA&P. We wish to clarify that this merchandise was not officially sanctioned by the University, nor was it cleared by any of its offices.

We also endeavour each and every one to check the veracity of websites before making a transaction. In this particular case, it is worth noting that the manufacturing company, TeeChip, has received numerous negative reviews from customers due to non-compliance of agreements.

Please spread the word and report the post and the page The more reports, the more Facebook will be compelled to take it down.

Lean Six Sigma – White Belt training Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:07:47 +0000 CgjwR5yUYAAG546The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) will be offering Lean Six Sigma – White Belt training on the following dates and venues:

Batch 1
May 2 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Case Room 1

Batch 2
May 3 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Case Room 1

Batch 3
May 4 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Case Room 2

Batch 4
May 5 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Case Room 2

Lean Six Sigma is a quality management methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste. It is a combination of two distinct frameworks (Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma) with the purpose of identifying and eliminating eight kinds of waste (Time, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over-production, Over-processing, Defects, and Skills). The White Belt Training is an overview of Lean Six Sigma is and the benefits to be reaped by a company that is using it.

The regular fee is Php3000 and the early bird fee is Php2000 (before April 25).

For inquiries, please call Shirley Tolentino at local 336.

UA&P now offers BS in Accountancy Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:45:37 +0000 BSA1

Starting school year 2016-2017, UA&P will be offering Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA), a five-year course that will prepare students to be accounting professionals imbued with ethical and moral values, a global perspective, and corporate social responsibility.

They will be trained to work for the global market economies with a broad outlook to understand the intricacies of business. The program will also take advantage of UA&P’s strength in research to enhance their skills in quantitative and decision analysis as they become auditors, consultants, managers, or partners in corporations or accounting firms.

Entrance exams for UA&P freshmen will be on May 15. A special exam exclusively for the BSA Program will be held on May 29.

For more information, please contact the UA&P School of Management at telephone numbers 637-0912 to 26 locals 243 and 380 or email

EM students awarded The Next GKonomist 2016 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:04:15 +0000 Entrepreneurial Management students Katrina Abracosa, Caryl Joanne Nonato, Joy Raah Serrano and Juan Paolo Treñas were one of the eleven teams that joined the Be The Next GKonomist (BNG) 2016 Entrepreneurship Camp last April 1 to 3, 2016 at GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan.

Team Mapagon during the awarding ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Entrepreneurial Management Program.

Team Mapagon during the awarding ceremony, (l-r): Jose Juan Paolo Treñas, Katrina Abracosa, Caryl Joanne Nonato, and Joy Raah Serrano. Photo courtesy of the Entrepreneurial Management Program.

With the team name “Mapagon”, the group was presented The Next GKonomist 2016 award under the “Haiyan Affected Community” category by creating a panel board made out of rice hulls. They were aided by Ms. Dona Simporios of Pasig Science High School who served as their consultant, and Engineers Evan Ramos and Albert Pareja from the Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the University of the Philippines – Los Baños who helped produce the prototype.

GKonomics brings together social entrepreneurs, skilled volunteers, corporations, and the academe to work with underprivileged communities to create sustainable livelihood and build global Filipino brands that do not leave the poor behind. –

Visit the GKonomics website to know more.

UA&P releases new book on Sustainability Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:25:52 +0000 Mr. Colin Legarde Hubo of the UA&P Center for Social Responsibility

Mr. Colin Legarde Hubo of the UA&P Center for Social Responsibility

The UA&P Center for Social Responsibility (CSR) recently released its first book on sustainability, entitled Sustainability+: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Going Beyond Sustainable Development.

Departing from the popular notion that sustainability is solely about the environment and economic growth, the book focuses on changing our approach to current development efforts by providing fresh perspectives and solutions to some of the common concerns that revolve around sustainable development.

Sustainability+: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Going Beyond Sustainable Development

Sustainability+: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Going Beyond Sustainable Development

Among its writers are Colin Legarde Hubo, elected member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder in Amsterdan; Dr. Jose Maria G. Mariano, immediate past president of UA&P; and Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog, present UA&P president.


L-R: Authors Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog, Dr. Jose Maria Mariano, Mr. Dionisio Papelleras Jr., Dr. Nanette Garcia-Dungo, and Mr. Carl Francis Moog

Since 2007, the Center for Social Responsibility has been playing an active role in shaping the global sustainability agenda, and has been the partner of choice of companies in exploring innovative solutions for sustainability challenges. Its clients and network are some of the biggest companies operating in the Asia and Pacific region.

For book orders, call Allan Jesalva at telephone number (02) 637-0912 to 26 local 302 or email him at

Release dates for scholarship renewals and applications Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:34:53 +0000 Results for scholarship renewals for SY 2016-2017 will be released on May 27. New scholarship application results (for existing UA&P students) will be released on June 24.

For inquiries, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at 637-0912 locals 332, 226 or 322.

Seminar on Philosophy and K-12 Curriculum Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:10:38 +0000 PHILO LOGO copyThe Philosophy Department of the College of Arts and Sciences invites everyone to “Teaching Philosophy of the Human Person and Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao in the K-12 Curriculum,” a seminar-workshop for teachers from public and private secondary schools. It will be held at the Telengtan Hall on April 6 to 8 (Wednesday to Friday). The schedule may be viewed/downloaded here.

The speakers include Dr. Andrelita Maria Cenzon, Dr. Corazon Toralba and Mr. Guillermo Dionisio.

The conference is Php3,500, inclusive of workshop materials and meals. Faculty and students of UA&P who wish to attend the three-day seminar workshop are free of charge, but will have to pay the fee to avail of materials and meals.

For inquiries, please contact Jam Fernandez or Dr. Lani Mae Junio at locals 277 or 278 or visit their website

CDE Center Summer Adventures 2016 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 06:31:29 +0000 IMG_1856 (2)

The Child Development and Education (CDE) Center will hold Summer Adventures 2016, a program composed of various learning activities for children 2.5 to 8 years old. The schedules and descriptions of the activities may be downloaded here and the enrollment form here.

For inquiries, please contact Lexie Estacio at local 271 or email

MB: P&A Grant Thornton urges academe to improve accounting curriculum Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:26:54 +0000 8c844939d091a826cd5fc23488ab5f67P&A Grant Thornton recently recognized University of Asia and the Pacific’s President Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog among other high-ranking officials from other schools and banks in an event hosted by the outsourcing company.

During the event, Chair and CEO of P&A Grant Thornton Marivic Espano pointed out the need for the academe to institutionalize partnerships with industry in relation to curriculum design, among others, to improve the competencies of accounting graduates.

She also discussed the supposed market gap on the disproportionality of competent accounting graduates to the demand of the industry.

Alongside Dr. Padojinog and Ms. Espano were Dr. Sergio Cao, Mr. Francisco Sebastian, Vice Chairman of Metrobank and, Dr. Ben Paul Gutierrez, Dean of Cesar EA Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines.

Read more about the event here.