UP beats UST anew

November 24, 2022
After its defeat from De La Salle University last Nov. 20, the UP Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team (UPMBT) returned to its winning track after trouncing the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers, 78-60. It was a nip and tuck affair for the two teams in the first half of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 85 men’s basketball tournament on Nov. 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Tamayo. Photo from the UAAP Media Bureau UST took the first quarter with one point lead, 16-15, while the UPMBT had a 37-34 advantage at the half time break. Led by JD Cagulangan, Carl Tamayo, and Cyril Gonzales, the UP Fighting Maroons picked up the intensity and effort in the latter part of the third canto. They had a comfortable 10-point lead, 59-49, going into the final period. The UP Fighting Maroons started the payoff period with an 11-0 run to establish a 70-49 lead with over seven minutes left to play. Through Gonzales’ free throws at the 5:17 mark of the final quarter, the UPMBT established its biggest lead at 23 points, 76-53, as they cruised to their 11 wins in 13 outings. Gonzales scoring on a layup. Photo from the UAAP Media Bureau Tamayo led the UP Fighting Maroons with 19 points and nine rebounds. Gonzales backstopped Tamayo with 14 points and two steals, while Malick Diouf posted another double-double performance, scoring 10 points and grabbing 14 rebounds on top of six assists, two steals, and one block. UP outrebounded UST, 57-39. They also had more bench points than UST, 40-19, while the Growling Tigers outperformed the UP Fighting Maroons in terms of starter points, 41-38. The UP Fighting Maroons will play their last game in the elimination round against the Ateneo de Manila University on Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m., at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Diouf’s slam dunk. Photo from the UAAP Media Bureau

BOR appoints 3 UPD deans

November 24, 2022
The UP Board of Regents at its 1375th meeting on Nov. 10 approved the appointments of three UP Diliman (UPD) deans. Maria Regina Lucia M. Lizares, PhD and Giovanni Francis A. Legaspi were appointed deans of the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business (VSB) and Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT), respectively. Meanwhile, Joseph Ryan G. Lansangan, PhD will be serving his second term as dean of the UPD School of Statistics (STAT). They will serve from Nov. 10, 2022 until Nov. 10, 2025. New deans Lizares. Photo from the VSB website An associate professor of business administration, Lizares is the 15th VSB dean. She teaches introduction to business management, human behavior in organizations, and organizational theory, among others. She is a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs type indicator) practitioner. According to The Myers-Briggs Company website, MTBI is one of the most popular psychometric tools in the world and has become the go-to framework for people development. Lizares has published numerous researches in local and international peer-reviewed journals. Among her recent publications are Investigating the Association of Mission Statement and Performance Using the Component and Stakeholder Approaches in an Emerging Market in Journal of Management & Organization (2022), Ownership Concentration and Board Structure: Alignment and Entrenchment Effects in an Emerging Market in Managerial and Decision Economics (2022), and Offering Organizational Legitimacy: Foreign Underwriters and Outside Directors in Philippine IPOS in Philippine Management Review (2022). She earned her bachelor’s (business administration), magna cum laude, master’s (management), and doctorate (business administration) degrees from UPD in 1988 and 2018. Outside of UPD, Lizares earned her master’s (international business and economic development, with distinction) from the University of Reading, England in 1995 as a British Council scholar, master in business administration, bilingual program (English and Spanish) from the University of Navarra, Spain in 1991. Legaspi. Image from the AIT Alumni Association Facebook page Meanwhile, Legaspi, an assistant professor, started teaching at AIT in 2007 as a lecturer. He is currently taking his doctorate (indigenous studies) at UP Baguio. Prior to his appointment as AIT’s ninth dean, Legaspi served as the Institute’s secretary from 2017 to 2019, and director of AIT’s Division of Academic Affairs from November 2016 until June 2018. He was also the deputy director of the National Reserve Corps, National Service Training Program Diliman Office from 2020 to 2021. In 2020, Legaspi was a project leader of Solar Community-Based Island Tourism and Livelihood Energizer Platform (SMILE) Project. In partnership with the Kabang Kalisakan ng Pilipinas Foundation, Inc. and funded by the European Union, Legaspi and his team from AIT finalized the long-term framework for tourism development in Dinagat and Siargao Islands. Legaspi earned his master’s degree (awarded with academic medal…

UPD, MSU sign MOU; CFRN lauds AC efforts

November 22, 2022
“Matagal ko nang nakasama ang mga kapwa mathematician mula sa Mindanao State University (MSU) gayon din ang mga physicists. Matagal na ang kooperasyon ng UP at MSU sa larangan ng agham at matematika. Pero nai-excite ako rito, dahil ito naman ay para sa Philippine studies,” Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo said. Nemenzo (left) and Mapupuno (right) sign the MOU. Photo by Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO He was referring to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between UP Diliman (UPD) and MSU, which was formally signed on Nov. 18, at the Japan Hall of the UPD Asian Center (AC). The AC through its dean, Henelito A. Sevilla Jr., PhD, facilitated the partnership with the MSU after several rounds of consultation and communication with MSU MOU coordinator Mustapha E. Dimaro, PhD, admission director of the MSU main campus in Marawi City. The MOU will have the two universities conduct joint research, faculty consultations, student training and exchanges, and the holding of joint conferences. “Along with the efforts to achieve an inclusive and quality education, UP strives to regularly review our curricula and expand our partnership and networks, to several other universities inside and outside of the country. I’m sure that in including the rich culture, experiences, and history of our Muslim brothers and sisters in Mindanao into our curricula, this new partnership will greatly enhance our Asian and Philippine studies program at the AC and the tri-college Philippine studies program,” Nemenzo said. He expressed confidence that the MSU will continue an inclusive, quality education under the helm of its president, lawyer Basari D. Mapupuno. “MSU is among the premier universities in the Philippines and holds the distinction (of being) the melting pot in the South. We believe that MSU, under the leadership of President Mapupuno, will continue to promote an inclusive quality education among the diverse population of students and academics in Sulu, Palawan, and other regions in Mindanao,” Nemenzo said. The Chancellor also commended the AC in its efforts to forge a partnership with the MSU in the field of Philippine studies. “The memorandum we are signing today will not only benefit the AC faculty, staff, and students. It will also facilitate similar collaborations between other UPD units and the MSU,” he said. Mapupuno said the MOU will encompass various forms of academic cooperation. “The MSU system is exceedingly honored and thrilled to be a part of this cooperation with no less than the trailblazer in the government higher education sphere: UP. This is partly because the MOU, and whatever the MSU and UP will collaborate on afterwards, happen to be in line with the MSU’s thrust: ‘One MSU, taking the world, the future,’” Mapupuno said. He said the MOU with UP will not only be beneficial to…

UP Diliman COVID-19 Task Force Weekly Report (24 November 2022)

November 24, 2022
Mayroong limang aktibong kaso ng COVID-19 sa UP Diliman at Barangay UP Campus ngayong Nobyembre 24 batay sa stat report na gawa ng Special Committee ng UP Diliman COVID-19 Task Force. Patuloy pa ring sumunod sa mga pangkalusugang protokol upang maprotektahan ang sarili laban sa COVID-19…. Read More