APC-UPM Inc. Meeting

The Association of Parents-Counselors of UP Manila, Inc (APC-UPM, Inc),an organization composed of parents of UP Manila students, met with Dean Estacio last October 12, 2016 to give updates on their recent and upcoming activities/projects and also to address student related issues.

DPSM Sponsors the CAS 5th Brown Bag Research Forum

Assoc. Prof Herbert B. Domingo and Instructor Maria Ai Kristine P. Tolentino, faculty members of the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics (DPSM), presented their research papers during the 5th Brown Bag Research Forum held on September 22, 2016 at Rm 111, CAS. The topics were:

  • Piezoelectric Sensor for Ethylene Vapor Based on Silver (1) Polymer Composite – Instructor Maria Ai Kristine P. Tolentino
  • On Taking the Quantum Leap – Asso. Prof. Herbert B. Domingo

4th Brown Bag Research Fora: Understanding the Maguindanaoan Kulintang Music

With research entitled “When Gongs Speak: Performance and Communication in Maguindanaoan Kulintang Music,” UP Manila College of Arts and Sciences held its 5th Brown Bag Research Fora 2016 with Professor Juliet Bien as speaker. The event was sponsored by the Department of Arts and Communications (DAC).

Kulintang music, particularly among the Maguindanaoan people, is a living testament to the rich cultural heritage and history of the Philippines. Accordingly, it represents the highest form of gong music attained by Filipinos.


Dean Leonardo R. Estacio, Jr administered the oath of office of the following new members of the CAS Executive Committee :

Asst. Prof. Jerome A. Ong - Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Prof. Maria Constancia O. Carrillo- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 
Prof Sharon A. Caringal- Coordinator,Graduate Program of Arts and Sciences and Continuing Education

The event was held at the Office of the Dean after the Special Execom Meeting this morning, August 17, 2016. 

Photos: Dina A. Estanislao

Associate Professor Marilen P. Balolong, new Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM)

Associate Professor Marilen P. Balolong, new Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM)

To quote: "A UP Manila faculty was recently bestowed a Diplomate title by the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM). Associate Professor Marilen P. Balolong, of the Department of Biology of the College of Arts & Sciences, received the conferment during the 45th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting and 7th Asia Pacific Biotechnology Congress, July 20-24, 2016, at the Vigan Convention Center, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

CAS Faculty Conference 2016: One CAS, Towards One UP Manila

This year's two-day Faculty Conference of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) with its theme “One CAS: Towards One UPM” was held at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Tagaytay City on August 4-5, 2016. The conference aims to foster interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration among the departments and programs of CAS and align them with the health oriented mandate of UP Manila.

EIDR Research Study - RTD with partner LGU’s and TRC’s

A Round Table Discussion (RTD) with partner Local Government Units (LGU’s) and Treatment Rehabilitation Centers (TRC’s) was held on July 20, 2016 at CAS Alumni Conference Room to present Phase 1 of the research study entitled " Drug Use and Behavioral Health Among Young People in Metro Manila and Neighboring Provinces: A Baseline cum Intervention Study”. Phase I of the study focused on identifying the numerous problems associated with drug use and developing statistical data to more accurately define and determine the most serious problems.

Migrant Workers Trained as Para-Counselors

The Extension Office of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), in partnership with the Office of the College Secretary recently held the Para-Counselor's Training on July 13-14, 2016 at CAS. . Participants included former overseas workers and non-government workers. The two day training session was comprised of various lectures and workshops aimed at providing basic counseling skills and proper counseling techniques among the participants working with individuals who demonstrate behavioral problems and mental health needs.