NEWS AND EVENTS
Chancellor Abansi marks UP Baguio as safe
during the 7.0 magnitude earthquake
Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi, accounting for UPB employees.
Photo by: Irene Enriquez
On July 27, 2022, around 8:43 a.m., a strong earthquake hit Baguio City, Abra, areas in Northwestern Luzon and Greater Manila area. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) posted online that this “major earthquake has a magnitude of 7.0, with epicenter located at Tayum, Abra.”
During the earthquake, all UP Baguio employees gathered to the Oblation Grounds. After all employees were accounted for, Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi instructed the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Committee – UP Baguio (DRRM-UP Baguio), headed by Prof. Victoria Diaz to check on the needs of all UP Baguio employees. Irene Enriquez was also directed to check on the status of all UP Baguio buildings and spaces. Marking UP Baguio as safe and declaring that all employees are accounted for, the Chancellor asked Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Director to organize a donation drive for areas affected by the earthquake. The Office of the Director for Student Affairs (ODSA) was instructed to check on the status of all students. Repairs for damages on buildings and other spaces are ongoing.
Faculty, administrative staff and REPS are encouraged to reach out to their immediate supervisors for varied needs. Students who need assistance are instructed to contact the Office of the Director for Student Affairs.
Photo by: Wyndei Dacay
Photos by: Irene Enriquez
UP Baguio graduation ceremonial march from UPB campus to
Baguio Convention Center. Photos by: Grace Santos
UP Baguio held its first face-to-face
Graduation Program after two years
Last July 21, 2022, UP Baguio held its first face-to-face graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the graduating batch 2022, 2021 and 2020. Held at the Baguio Convention Center, guest speaker for this year’s graduation was Rufino “Raffy” D. Tima, the Senior News Producer of GMA Network Inc. and Anchor of Balitanghali, GMA News.
The face-to-face graduation program was organized by Prof. Jocelyn Rafanan, University Registrar of UP Baguio, with Prof. Jermaine Beltran, Prof. Joao Paolo Reginaldo and Prof. Gladys Cruz.
Check out the livestream of Pagtatapos 2022 on the UP Baguio Facebook page. To see more photos, go to the UP Baguio Information Page and UP Baguio Facebook page.
Leandrei S. Sagun,BS Computer Science,
summa cum laude.
In his valedictory speech, he said,
“The moment we entered the gates of the university, we embarked into another acronym for UP— the UNSPOKEN PROMISE: an oath that is not limited to loyalty to our alma mater but also to our fellow countrymen…AN OATH TO STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. OUR OATH AS ISKOLAR NG BAYAN IS TO SERVE THE NATION… to uphold honor before excellence—the impetuses in creating a positive change.”
Carlo V. Amigable, BS Biology,
magna cum laude.
In his response speech for Ritwal ng Pagtatanglaw, he said, ”magsisilbi kaming ilaw ng karunungan at pag-asa para sa aming mga kapwa Pilipino. Nawa’y mas sumilab pa ang pagnanais nating matuto, magbahagi ng kaalaman, at masilbing pag-asa ng ating mga kapwa mamamayan. Lagi’t lagi, para sa bayan!”
Raffy D. Tima, guest speaker. Photo by: Wyndei Dacay
Ms. Lilia R. Bautista, President of the UPAA Baguio-Northern Luzon
Chapter, conducting the Pgatanggap sa UPAA ng mga Magtatapos.
Photo by: Wyndei Dacay
Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi leading the Panunumpa ng Katapatan
sa Unibersidad. Photo by: Wyndei Dacay
From Left to Right, Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi, Mr. Raffy Tima,
Prof. Jocelyn Rafanan-University Registrar and Dr. Rosemary Gutierrez
– Vice Chancellor for Academicthe Affairs. Photo by: Grace Santos.
The Graduates. Photos by: Wyndei Dacay
UPB Bids and Awards Committee (BAC)
at iba pang empleyado nagsanay
bilang Public Procurement Specialist
ni: Amelia C. Cendana
Harap, mula sa kaliwa, Dr. Eileen Lorena M. Mamino, VCA Santos Jose O. Dacanay III, Dr. Joel
Addawe- UPB BAC Chair, UPLB Chancellor Dr. Jose V. Camacho Jr., Dekano ng College of
Economics and Management-UPLB Dr. Agham Cuevas, UPLB Vice Chancellor for Administration
Dr. Rolando T. Bello, kasama ang delegasyon ng UP Baguio. Litrato ni: Amelia C. Cendana.
Dumalo sa walong-araw na Public Procurement Specialist Certificate Course ang mga guro, REPS at mga administrative staff ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Baguio (UPB). Isinagawa ito sa pamamagitan ng pagtutulungan ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Los Baños (UPLB) at ng Government Procurement Policy Board-Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO). Ang unang antas na certification course ay idinaos noong Hulyo 4 hanggang 12 sa CEM Function Hall, UPLB. Ito ay isang direktiba ng GPPB-TSO na magtatag ng isang masusustenihang programa sa pagsasanay para sa “procurement” o pagkuha ng mga entidad.
Sa unang araw ng kurso, taos-puso at malugod na tinanggap nina Chancellor Jose V. Camacho Jr., PhD at Vice-Chancellor for Administration Prof. Rolando T. Bello ang mga kalahok mula sa Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao.
Imbitado sa palihan bilang mga tagapagsalita ang mga eksperto gaya nina Mr. Reynaldo R. Villon at Mr. Antonio M. Faunillan, Jr. ng Department of Budget and Management- Regional Office II at XI (insert acronym), Usec. Omar Alexander V. Romero ng Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Ret. Direktor Renato M. De Vera, Mr. Isagani Bagus, at Dir. Rosa Marie M. Clemente ng Sistema ng Electronic Procurement ng Pamahalaan ng Pilipinas, Ms. Maria Cielo M. Lampa ng UPLB, Engr. Gilbert Mondroy ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), at Atty. Allan Dexter P. Macaraeg ng Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
Layunin ng kursong ito na makapagbigay ng sertipiko ng espesyalisasyon sa procurement upang ang mga practitioner ay magkaroon ng sapat na impormasyon, kasanayan, at tamang saloobin at pag-uugali para sa public procurement. Inaasahan na sa pamamagitan ng mahusay na opisyal sa pagkuha, makakamit ang epektibong kahusayan at sulit na mga resulta mula sa sistema ng pagkuha.
Nahati ang pagsasanay sa walong mga modyul sa pagkatuto na may kabuuang 60 na oras. Isa-isang tinalakay ng mga tagapagsalita ang mga sumusunod na mga paksa:
Session I. Principles and Practices of Public Procurement
Session II. Legal and Administrative Environment of Philippine Public Procurement
Session III. Procurement Organization Framework
Session IV. The Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS)
Session V. Procurement Planning
Session VI. Procurement of Goods
Session VII. Contract Management and Administration of Goods
Session VIII. Ethics
Bilang isang “end-user”, naging tunguhin ko sa pagdalo sa panimulang kursong ito ang malaman kung ano ang Republic Act 9184, o tinatawag ding ‘Government Reform Procurement Act’ at ang kaugnay nitong 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). Ang RA 9184 isinabatas para maging wasto ang pagpapatupad ng pampublikong pagbili ng mga pampublikong entidad. Tunguhin ng sustenable, epektibo, mahusay, tumutugon, at matatag na sistema ng pampublikong pagkuha ang propesyonalisasyon at patuloy na kakayahan at pagbuo ng kapasidad ng Bids and Award Committees (BACs), ang BAC secretariat, Technical Working Groups (TWGs) ng mga “procuring entity”, iba pang opisyal ng pagkuha ng pamahalaan, at mga empleyadong kasangkot, direkta man o hindi, sa pampublikong pagkuha pati na ang mga pribadong tagapagtustos, kontratista, at tagapagbigay ng serbisyo (RA 9184).
Pinangunahan ni Vice-Chancellor for Administration Dr. Santos Jose O. Dacanay III ang mga dumalong guro, REPS, at admin staff. Kabilang sa mga nagsipagdalo ang mga miyembro ng Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) na sina Dr. Joel M. Addawe (Chairman), Prof. Grazielle K. Micklay, Dr. Cecilia Fe S. Abalos, at Dr. Aris Reginaldo. Kasama din sa mga nagsanay sina Atty. Sharon Rose T. Carolino (bagong miyembro ng Technical Working Group ng BAC), Ms. Jennifer D. Guimpol, Ms. Ofelia O. Valencia (BAC Secretariat); Mr. Jose Kym S. Alvaro, Ms. Romelyn C. Fernandez (Technical Working Group); at mga end-user gaya ni Ms. Amelia C. Cendaña (OIC ng University Library), mga staff mula sa iba’t ibang opisina gaya nina Ms. Elena G. Balleta (OVCAA), Ms. Ma. Christine P. Berganio, Mr. Roldan Paolo Q. Andaya (parehong nagmula sa Supply and Procurement Management Office), Ms, Ivy S. Zacarias, Ms. Mary Anne R. Rivera (parehong nagmula sa Accounting Office) (Accounting Office), Mr. Mark Martin (College of Science), Ms. Demi C. Milan (Budget Office), Ms. Sheena D. Pajarillaga (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration), Ms. Magie F. Mas (College of Social Sciences), Ms. Jeannie Ann A. Manzano (College of Arts and Communication),
Upang matasa ang pagkatuto ng mga kalahok na nagsanay sa kurso, isang komprehensibong pagsusulit ang pinangasiwaan ni Dr. Eileen Lorena L. M. Mamino
The UP Baguio SILBI Team. From left, Dr. Faye
Sta Maria-Abalos, Dr. EJ Sajo, Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs Rosemary M. Gutierrez, PhD.,
Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi, PhD., Dr. Roland Hipol.
UP Baguio’s SILBI awarded
by the HEiRiT-DOST, PCIEERD
June 23, 2022, at the World Palace Hotel, Davao City, the Social Innovation Laboratory Business Inclusion – UP Baguio (SILBI-UP Baguio) project was awarded as one of the proposals that made the initial cut of the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIERRD) for this cycle’s Higher Education Institution Readiness for Innovation and Technopreneurship (HEiRiT).
UP Baguio’s SILBI Team are composed of Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi and Prof. Kezia Tabago of the Institute of Management – College of Social Sciences, Prof. Herald Canoy of the College of Social Sciences, Dr. Roland Hipol and Dr. Easter Joy Sajo of the College of Science, Dr. Faye Sta Maria-Abalos of the College of Arts and Communication, and businessman Mr. Rommel Marcelo.
The SILBI-UP Baguio Team is currently participating in a series of workshops as part of the preparation for supporting community-based entrepreneurs.
UPAA recognition plaques and statuette awarded
to all UP Health Frontliners. Photo by: Chancellor
Corazon L. Abansi.
UP Baguio Health Frontliners honored by UPAA
May 19, 2022, the UP Alumni Association recognized all UP Health Frontliners, including UP Baguio in an awarding ceremony at Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman. The UP Alumni Association acknowledged the diligence and commitment of all UP doctors, nurses and other health professionals who unselfishly served at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations to the UP Baguio Health Service Office!
MOA signing with NCIP-CAR
Seated on left, Atty Atanacio Addog- NCIP-CAR Regional Director, right,
Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi. Standing, from left to right, Ms. Kinsha Glori
– Research Assistant of Museo Kordilyera, Ms. Sharon Cabato and Atty. Severino
Lumiqued of NCIP-CAR.
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing between UP Baguio and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Cordillera Administrative Region (NCIP-CAR) happened on July 28, 2022.
Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi and NCIP-CAR Regional Director Atty Atanacio Addog signed the MOA to facilitate the research collaboration for the research on IPRA and Intangible Cultural Heritage led by Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores.
Left Photo, Seated, Pres. Rexton F. Chakas of MPSPC, and Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi. Standing,
from left, Dr. Venus Grace Fagyan-VP for Resource Generation and Linkages of MPSPC, Dr. Santos
Jose O. Dacanay-VCA-UP Baguio and Dr. Rosemary Gutierrez-VCAA-UP Baguio. Right photo, Pres. Chakas and Chancellor Abansi.
MOA signing with MPSPC on Collaborative Research and Co-Teaching of Graduate Programs
June 16, 2022, Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Dr. Rexton F. Chakas, President of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) on Collaborative Research and Co-Teaching of Graduate Programs. The MOA signing was witnessed by UP Baguio’s Vice Chancellor for Administration Dr. Santos Jose O. Dacanay III and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Rosemary M. Gutierrez.
Present at the MOA signing held in the Chancellor’s Office-UP Baguio are Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) Vice President for Resource Generation and Linkages Dr. Venus Grace K. Fagyan and Dr. Leah E. Abayao, Dean of College of Social Sciences-UP Baguio.
From left to right, VCA Santos Jose O. Dacanay III, VP for Resource
Generation and Linkages-MPSPC Dr. Venus Grace Fagyan, Chancellor
Corazon L. Abansi, MPSPC President Dr. Rexton Chakas, Dr. Leah E.
Abayao-CSS Dean and VCAA Dr. Rosemary M. Gutierrez.
MOA signing for the MULAT BLISST
On June 13, 2022, Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Regional Director Fay Apil of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Cordillera Administrative Region (MGB-CAR), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the first phase of the project titled MULAT BLISST (Modelling and Understanding Landslide Events in Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay).
Project 1 – Modelling susceptibility and generating rainfall threshold for rainfall-induced landslides will be under the leadership of Dr. Dymphna N. Javier, a Geology Professor and the Dean of the College of Science, with Regional Director Fay Apil as co-project leader. Providing details on MULAT BLISST Project 1, Dr. Dymphna Javier said that this project will utilize available high-resolution satellite imagery and access to remote sensing, GIS and statistical software to develop more updated and detailed landslide inventories and landslide susceptibility and risk maps as supplements for analyzing rainfall-triggering landslides. MULAT BLISST, Project 1 is scheduled to run from July 2022 to June 2024.
From left, Mr. Kelvin Carlo Gaerlan, Geologist of MGB-CAR, Chancellor
Corazon L. Abansi, MGB-CAR Regional Director Ms. Fay Apil and
Project Leader and Dean of College of Science Dr. Dymphna N. Javier.
From Left, Mr. Kelvin Carlo Gaerlan-Geologist-MGB-CAR, MGB-CAR
Regional Director Ms. Fay Apil and Dr. Dymphna N. Javier, Leader of Research
Project 1 of MULAT BLISST and Dean of College of Science.
FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND REPS
Reviving the UP Baguio Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Onto a fresh start after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UP Baguio Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UPBMC) appointed their new set of officers. Administering the oath taking for the new set of officers is Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi with Vice Chancellor for Administration Dr. Santos Jose O. Dacanay and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Rosemary Gutierrez.
The new set of officers of the UP Baguio Cooperative took their oath on May 30, 2022 after the flag ceremony at the Oblation Grounds. With its aim to meet the varied economic needs of their members, as well as to provide support, the UP Baguio Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UPBMC) is composed of members from the administrative staff, REPS and faculty.
Left photo, Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi administering the oath taking of new officers of the UPBMC.
Right photo, the new officers of the UPBMC.
Members and Officers of the UPBMPC.