UPB’S PUBLIC SERVICE

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Bakakeng National High School, Pinsao National High School and Pines
National High School Officials, with Atty. Paolo Mirasol Bautista, Chancellor Abansi,
Dr. Domogo and Pahinungod-Baguio Staff during the MOA signing on April 6, 2022.
Photos from Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Baguio Facebook Page.

Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Baguio
Forging Partnerships

Broadening the public service of Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Baguio, April 6, 2022, the University of the Philippines Baguio, through the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Baguio forged a partnership with Bakakeng National High School, Pinsao National High School and Pines City National High School for the Gurong Pahinungod-Baguio’s teachers’ development and tutorial services.

Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi and Dr. Andrei Domogo, Director of Pahinungod-Baguio, with the school representatives from Bakakeng National High School, Pinsao National High School and Pines National High School signed the Memorandum of Agreement at the Conference Room of the Office of the Director for Student Affairs (ODSA)-UP Baguio.

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Left, Chancellor Abansi and Dr. Domogo with Atty. Bautista signing the Memorandum of Agreement.
Right, Chancellor Abansi and Dr. Domogo with the High School Officials. Photos from the Uganayan ng
Pahinungod-Baguio Facebook page

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Atok Trail Gender Sensitivity Orientation
and Safe Spaces Act Workshop

By: Donna Thea dela Rosa 

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KASARIAN Gender Studies Program with Ugnayan ng Pahinungod workshop at Barangay Atok Trail.
Photos from Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Baguio Facebook Page.

On Friday, 25 March 2022, KASARIAN Gender Studies Program and Ugnayan ng Pahinungód conducted a Gender Sensitivity Orientation and the Safe Spaces Act at Barangay Atok Trail in Baguio City.

The activity was held at the barangay hall, and attended by roughly 20 individuals who actively participated in the said orientation. Speakers for the program included Audrey Corce (Innabuyog), Jeanree Gabaen (Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center, Inc.) and, Karin Codiase Bangsoy (Kasarian Gender Studies Program).

This project was a collaborative contribution to the National Women’s Month celebration. Following the national theme of “We Make Change Work for Women” and the regional theme of “Maamong Tako: Cordillera Women Rise for Good Governance and the Politics of Change,” the project aimed to raise awareness among the barangay and community members regarding gender and work-related issues for the localization of the Safe Spaces Act.

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Ugnayan ng Pahinungod staff members, workshop participants, San Gabriel
Municipal Library Head and Mr. Markneel Balgos.
Photo from: Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Baguio Facebook page.

Pahinungód Baguio Celebrates 28 years
with Book Drive and Storytelling Training

by: John Rey Dave Aquino

In celebration of its 28th Founding Anniversary, the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód Baguio organized a book drive and conducted a storytelling training at San Gabriel, La Union last February 28, 2022.

Pahinungód Baguio, the institutional volunteer program of the University of the Philippines, donated 335 children’s books to the local government unit (LGU) of San Gabriel in a turnover ceremony. These books were collected by UPB faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends of Pahinungód through a three-week period.

The donations included activity books, picture books, storybooks, and books of poems for children, among others. These books will be added to the municipal library of San Gabriel and serve as resource materials for future storytelling activities in its barangays. These books will be combined with donations from the Northern Luzon Educational Council, Pahinungód Baguio’s partner for the book drive, through Links Hob.

The turnover ceremony was accompanied by a storytelling training under (E-)Storyaan, a flagship program of Pahinungód Baguio. The program involves training volunteers on storytelling and producing storytelling videos with the aim of improving the reading skills of children.

Conducted by Markneel Balgos of the Department of Communication with ten youth volunteers in San Gabriel, the training covered the practice of storytelling through performing and utilizing the voice, body, gestures, and space.

As trained storytellers, this core group of volunteers, composed of Education students, will be assisting the local government unit (LGU) in improving the reading skills of children in San Gabriel. They will be deployed in the barangays to adopt a semi- or non-reader and submit a progress report to the LGU.

The event was organized in partnership with the NLEC, and supported by Adarna Publishing House, Museo Kordilyera, CordiTex, and E. Zobel Foundation.

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Markneel Balgos and workshop participants. Photos from: Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Baguio Facebook page.