NEWS AND EVENTS

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Crowd started gathering at Melvin Jones, Baguio City.

Baguio stood for Takder Kordi

Debunking the rhetoric of a “Solid North,” more than 30 thousand people united on May 2, 2022 at Melvin Jones to show full support to a Presidential and Vice-Presidential bid. A crowd of more than 30 thousand, usually witnessed during the Panagbenga Festival, Baguio people corrected the otherwise “Solid North” or strong electoral support and allegiance to the Marcoses by Northern Provinces.

More than a political rally to support the Presidential and Vice-Presidential bid, Takder Kordi was a demonstration of voicing that a huge number of Baguio people will continue to: 1) correct decades of mything of an atrocious past, 2) resist oppressive government policies, and 3) choose equitable progress.

Baguio stood on May 2, 2022 at Melvin Jones and will continue to stand for a better and stronger nation.

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March by the entrance of the UPB campus.

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Takder Kordi program in the evening.


UP Baguio is now part of the HeiRIT preparatory program

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Seated from left, Mr. Nestor Nisperos of DLSU ANIMO Labs,
Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi and Mr. Junnel Guia.
Standing from left, Prof. Nina Poblador, Dr. Ej Sajo, Dr. Roland Hipol
and Mr. Rommel Marcelo.

The University of the Philippines Baguio is now part of the cohort institutions and universities that will undertake the Higher Education Institution Readiness for Innovation and Technoprenuership (HeiRIT) preparatory program for Technology Business Incubators (TBI).

A project of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), the HeiRIT is designed for universities to cater to the demand for entrepreneurial support and technological innovations in the varied regions of the Philippines. UP Baguio’s recent program called the Social Innovation Laboratory and Business Inclusion (SILBI) aims to assist selected small-scale crafters to innovate their designs, help them to establish and implement a business plan, and to create ways to package and advertise their crafts. Aiming for economic upliftment of the selected small-scale crafters, SILBI will also contribute to the growing economy of the Cordillera Administrative Region. SILBI is led by Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi. Her team is composed multi-disciplinary members from the Department of Biology-Dr. Roland Hipol and Dr. Ej Sajo, Department of Physics-Dr. Ian Agulo, Department of Communication- Dr. Faye Sta Maria-Abalos, Institute of Management – Prof. Nina Poblador, and from the business industry- Mr. Rommel Marcelo of Pilak Crafts. SILBI aims to establish closer ties with the crafts community of Cordillera.

Last April 26, 2022, initial assessment for the project was conducted by the De La Salle University (DLSU) ANIMO Laboratory managers, Mr. Nestor Nisperos and Mr. Junnel Guia. DLSU ANIMO and the SILBI Team of UP Baguio discussed the initial needs for training and ways forward for the project.

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DLSU ANIMO Lab Managers and UP Baguio’s SILBI Team
discussing initial needs and ways forward.


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Department Chairs, Deans and members of the Executive Staff
during the April 25-26, 2022 Strategic Planning Workshop.

The UP Baguio strategic planning workshop

Department Chairs, Deans and members of the Executive Staff engaged in a two-day strategic planning workshop on April 25-26, 2022 at Sierra Pines Hotel, Baguio City.

In the two-day workshop, the participants discussed the action plans for pathways to innovative curriculum, multi-disciplinary research, creative work, public service, extension work, and efficient administration. The workshop also became a venue for the Chairs and Deans to discuss the implementation of gradual face-to-face classes, and integration of the Sustainable Development Goals in research and creative work.

Results of the UP Baguio’s Strategic Planning workshop will be presented by Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi to the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) of the University of the Philippines System meeting tentatively scheduled in June 2022.

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Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi discussing her vision to the Chairs,
Deans and members of the Executive Staff.

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Chairs, Deans and members of the Executive Staff listening
to the presentation.