CVSC

Monthly Accomplishment Report – October 2016

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
October 2016
Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) Report

ACADEMIC MATTERS

1. Research Updates

1. Dr. Jocelyn Pinzon submitted her Faculty Grant 2015 proposal, “Junior Kilat’s Three Popular Songs as Hidden Transcript.”

2. Atty. Francis Michael Abad submitted his revised research proposals, “On Church and State: Examining the Doctrine of Benevolent Neutrality.’ The research proposal is funded under the Academic Program Improvement (API) 2015 of the Social Sciences Cluster.

3. Prof. Demelo Lao presented his paper, “eLearning for Introductory Computer Science Concept on Recursion Applying Two Types of Feedback Methods in the Learning Assessment,” during the 30th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities Conference (AAOU 2016) in Crowne Plaza, Manila Galleria, last 26-28 October 2016. The paper was co-authored by Lynnard Mondigo and won the Best Paper Award – Silver Medal (2nd prize).

4. Two faculty members presented their papers during the 53rd Scientific Seminar and Annual Convention (SSAC) in Heritage Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, last 19-21 October 2016.

Research Presentations

Research Presentations

5. Three researches were nationally presented through posters in two conferences.

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Monthly Accomplishment Report – September 2016

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
September 2016
Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) Report

ACADEMIC MATTERS

1. Research Updates

1. As of September 2016, 5 faculty members have received 7 International Publication Awards from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs for their ISI/Scopus-indexed Publications.

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2. The office organized its 3rd research presentation of the year last 7 September 2016. The following are the researches presented by the faculty members:

ADAA Ritchelita Galapate, CVSC Director Yuleta Orillo, panelist Prof. Judith Silapan, research presenters Prof. Bensig, Prof. Maglangit, Prof. Edullantes, and Prof. Maglangit. and second panelist Prof. Mae Claire Jabines. (From L-R)

ADAA Ritchelita Galapate, CVSC Director Yuleta Orillo, panelist Prof. Judith Silapan, research presenters Prof. Bensig, Prof. Maglangit, Prof. Edullantes, and Prof. Maglangit. and second panelist Prof. Mae Claire Jabines. (From L-R)

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Student attendees of the research presentation with the faculty members.

Student attendees of the research presentation with the faculty members.

3. Prof. Eukene Bensig submitted the final report of her Faculty Grant 2015 paper, “Coliform and Physicochemical factors of Buhisan, Bulacao and Lahug Rivers, Cebu, Philippines.” The research was published in WALIA 32 (S1): 28-30.

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4. 4 publications were reported by three faculty members from Sciences and Social Sciences Clusters:

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5. 8 faculty members and 1 REPs (research and extension and personnel services) reported their paper or poster presentations in national/international conferences or creative work:

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6. Prof. Famador’s research presentation, “Idenfitification of Possible Infarction on the Cross section of Cardiac Muscle Tissue Using Color Segmentation and Difference of Gaussian,” received the Best Presentation Award in Japan.

Prof. Sandra Mae Famador

Prof. Sandra Mae Famador

7. 2 faculty members submitted the final reports of their faculty grant paper/creative work on 20 September 2016:

• Prof. Roque on his Faculty Grant 2011: Gawad Joya: Joya Awardees’ (1976-2016) Art Exhibit

• Prof. Ma. Rowena Mende on her Faculty Grant 2012: Communicating the urgency of climate change: Effects of message elaboration, mode of communication, and gender on behavioral intentions toward climate change mitigation

8. The office endorsed to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs 4 UP Cebu research proposals from the Arts and Humanities Cluster, Sciences Cluster, and Social Sciences Cluster that were submitted for the Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant.

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ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

1. Supported activity

The office assisted the Department of Computer Science in its international conference last 21-22 September 2016 in UP Cebu. The conference entitled, “Workshop on Computation: Theory and Practice 2016,” was attended by more than 50 participants.

Participants of the WCTP 2016.

Participants of the WCTP 2016.

2. Other intervening activities

The research staff represented the University as a member of the Regional Search Committee for the 2016 Search for Outstanding Volunteer. The committee interviewed the nominees last 29 September 2016 in NEDA Region 7. For this year, the committee endorsed three regional nominees: National Outstanding Volunteer Award for Individual (Adult), National Outstanding Volunteer Award for Organization (Non-Profit), and Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other members of the Search for Outstanding Volunteer-Regional Screening Committee (SOV-RSC) Region 7 are the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA 7), as chair, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA 7), the Civil Service Commission (CSC 7), and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., representing the Non-Government Organization (NGO).

(Photos from Facebook account of Minerva Newman)

(Photos from Facebook account of Minerva Newman)

UP Cebu representative with region 7 representatives from NEDA, DSWD, and PIA.

UP Cebu representative with region 7 representatives from NEDA, DSWD, and PIA.

3. Gawad Dekana 2016 Recognition

The entire staff of the research office was recognized during the Gawad Dekana 2016 last 23 September 2016. The Gawad Dekana is a yearly event in celebration of UP Cebu’s autonomy.

Director Yuleta Orillo was recognized for her 25 years of service in UP Cebu. University Research Associate Cora Jane Lawas received a Special Citation for finishing her Master of Science in Geoinformation Science with specialization in Natural Resource Management in University Twente, The Netherlands. The research staff, Julie Nieva, was awarded as the Outstanding Employee and also received a Special Citation for graduating Master of Business Administration in UP Cebu.

CVSC to host another research presentation on 7 September 2016

Central Visayas Studies Center, the research office of UP Cebu, invites you to the 3rd research presentation on 7 September 2016 at the AVR 1, 1:30PM.

The presentation will feature two research grant papers and one faculty grant paper.

The research presentation is part of the office’s thrust in giving research support by providing a venue for faculty members to share their research outputs to the community.

For more inquiries, please contact the Central Visayas Studies Center office at (032) 232-2642 loc. 209.

Website Invitation

Monthly Accomplishment Report – August 2016

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
August 2016
Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) Report

ACADEMIC MATTERS

1. Research Updates

1. Dr. Belinda Espiritu reported her publication “Negative media portrayal of Islam.” The research was published in Media Development 63: 15-19.

2. Prof. Kim Bondoc reported his publication “Climate Change Awareness among Students in the Secondary Level.” The research was published in European Academic Journal 3 (3): 2714-2730 last June 2015.

3. The office endorsed to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs three UP Cebu research proposals from the Business Management and Sciences Cluster submitted for the Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant.
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4. Dr. Jonnifer Sinogaya presented the research “Identifying surface impoundments on LiDAR generated DEMs to identify dengue prone areas” during The 3rd International Symposium on Environment and Health in Galway, Ireland, last August 14-20, 2016. The research is an output of the LiDAR project and was presented with Isballea Pauline Quijano, Jao Hallen Bañados, and Chito Patiño.

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

1. Supported activity

The office assisted the Social Sciences Cluster in the preparations for their activity “UP OIL World Experts Lecture Series Programme” held in UP Cebu Performing Arts Hall on 24-25 August 2016.

2. Administrative accomplishment

The staff and university research associate attended the Performance Based Bonus (PBB) 2016 meeting in UP Diliman last 5 August 2016.

CVSC 2016 Accomplishment as of 1 August 2016

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Monthly Accomplishment Report – July 2016

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
July 2016
Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) Report

ACADEMIC MATTERS

1. Research Updates
1. Prof. Brisneve Edullantes submitted his research proposal “Spatiotemporal patterns of phytoplankton photophysiology and primary productivity in an altered river estuary.” The research is funded under the Faculty Grant 2015.

2. Dr. Catherine Rodel submitted the completion of her Faculty Grant 2015 funded creative work entitled, “Music of the Night: Serenata @ 16 goes Broadway.”

3. Mr. Jason Baguia presented the research, “Warrior, Peacemaker: Media Depiction of Christian
Religious Actors in Kenyan and Philippine 2013 Election Coverage” during the International Association for Media and Communication Research Annual Conference 2016 in the Lecture Theater 1, Attenborough Building, University of Leicester in the Religion, Communication and Culture, on 29 July 2016. The paper was co-written by Muthoki Mumo and Ole Krogsgaard.

4. Prof. Rhenozo Barte reported his paper, “Test and Demonstration of a Benford’s Law and Approximate Distribution of DV Amounts,” that was presented during the SBE International Conference on Business and Economy (SBE-ICBE) 2016 in Michael Richartz Building Tourism Center, School of Business and Economics, University of San Carlos, Cebu, on 12 February 2016.

5. Prof. Anna Marie Talam reported 2 international research presentations:

• “Weathering the “Push and Pull” Factors of Labor Mitigation: Filipinos Across East Asian Borders” was presented during the 2016 SEAA (Society for East Asian Anthropology) Hong Kong Conference in The Chinese University of Hong Kong last 19-22 June 2016.

• “A Journey of Bundles and Tasks: From Hinterland to the City’s Marketplace” was presented during the 2016 International Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ICBASS) in Kyoto, Japan, last 29-31 March 2016.

6. Phil-LIDAR Program 1 reported 1 international research presentation and 1 international poster presentation:

• “Spatial Analysis of High Residential Density Areas Vis-a-Vis Disaster Response in Two Cities of Western Visayas, Philippines” was presented during the H-City International Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities in Hong Kong last 21-24 June 2016. It was written by Chito Patiño, Olavides, R., and Dr. Jonnifer Sinogaya.

• “Running to Safety: Analysis of Disaster susceptibility of Neighborhoods and Proximity of Safety Facilities in Silay City, Philippines” was presented as a poster presentation during XXIII International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress in Prague, Czech Republic last 12-19 July 2016. It was written by Chito Patiño, Naressa Belle Saripada, Olavides, R., and Dr. Jonnifer Sinogaya.

7. The following research studies reported in July 2016 were accomplished by faculty members in the previous year:

• Dr. Mary Gretchen Chaves published her paper on “The Integration of Sustainability in the Business Curricula of Cebu Universities and Colleges: A Review” in the Journal of Ecology and Conservation 16: 179-201.

• Atty. Liza Corro’s research paper, “The Twenty-First Century Education: Promoting the Learner-Focused Paradigm,” was included as in the international proceeding of the 2015 International Conference Workshop for Teachers and Administrators: The 21st Century Education of Promoting the Learner-Focused Paradigm in Traveller’s Hotel, Subic Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, on 28 October 2015.

• Phil-LIDAr Program 1 presented the paper, “Flood Risk Exposure Determination Using Feature Extraction,” during the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Manila, on 19-23 October 2015. The paper was written by Naressa Belle Saripada, Jao Hallen Bañados, Chito Patiño, and Dr. Jonnifer Sinogaya.

8. Prof. Mae Claire Jabines submitted the hard copy of her research, “Fiesta and Tourism: Exploring the Role of a Socio cultural Activity towards the Development of Local Tourism in the Province of Bohol, Philippines,” that was published in 2014 as a chapter of the book, “Rethinking Asian Tourism: Culture, Encounters and Local Responses.”

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

1. Hosted activity
The office assisted the Sciences Cluster in organizing “A Lecture on Computational Trust” by Dr. Jean-Marc Seigneur last 12 July 2016. Dr. Seigneur is a senior lecturer and research manager from the University of Geneva.

Dr. Seigneur with Dr. Jonnifer Sinogaya, Sciences Cluster Chairperson, and Sciences 	Cluster students.   (Photo from Dr. Seigneur)

Dr. Seigneur with Dr. Jonnifer Sinogaya, Sciences Cluster Chairperson, and Sciences Cluster students. (Photo from Dr. Seigneur)

Midyear Report 2016

Midyear Report 2016

Monthly Accomplishment Report – June 2016

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
June 2016
Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) Report

ACADEMIC MATTERS

1. Research Updates
Six faculty members presented their research outputs last 7 June 2016 in UP Cebu Audio Visual Room 1. The research presentation was panelled by Prof. Henry Francis Espiritu and Prof. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya of the Social Sciences Cluster.

Research presenters with panel members and CVSC director, Yuleta Orillo.

Research presenters with panel members and CVSC director, Yuleta Orillo.


1. Prof. Kaira Zoe Alburo-Cañete presented her research “Breast is Best? A Feminist Re-reading of Breastfeeding Policies and Practices in the Philippines.” The research is funded under the UP Cebu Research and Creative Work Grant (RCWG) 2014 and is awaiting publication.

2. Prof. Zenaida Ligan-Ashburn presented her paper funded under the Faculty Grant 2015 entitled, ‘“Swimming with Whale Sharks: A case study of the whale shark tourism in Tanawan, Oslob, Cebu.”

3. Prof. Ernesto Yap presented his full paper on “A Model of Trust and Collaboration in a Fresh Vegetable Supply Chain in Central Philippines.” The paper attempts to refute the claim that farmers are the most grossly disadvantaged group among all members of the supply chain for fresh vegetables in the Philippines “by presenting a model of a mountain barangay in Central Philippines and identifying the different economic, socio-cultural and environmental factors present that enable farmers to enjoy optimal prices for their produce.” The paper is in completion of his Faculty Grant 2014.

4. Dr. Aurelio Vilbar completed his Faculty Grant 2013 paper entitled, “Developing Reciprocity, Intercultural Communicative Competence, Learning through International Service Learning” on June 10, 2016. The paper discussed the International Service Learning (ISL) Program conducted by the Language Education in Otemae University (OU), Japan and the University of the Philippines Cebu High School (UPCHS) in Cebu, Philippines in 2015. “Adapting the service learning frameworks of Ash and Clayton (2009) and Kendall (1990),” the paper aimed to assess the impact of ISL on the community partners’ content learning, intercultural competence and receptivity.”

5. Prof. Ma. Rowena Mende presented her Faculty Grant 2012 paper on “Communicating the urgency of climate change: Effects of message elaboration, mode of communication, and gender on behavioral intentions toward climate change mitigation.”

6. Dr. Leahlizbeth Sia presented her published paper, “Emotional Labor and Its Influence on Employees’ Work and Personal Life.” The research paper “sought to examine the effects of acting on a regular basis on the part of the employees of several international dining franchises in Cebu, Philippines, whether it leads to emotional exhaustion, stress, or it affects their productivity, relationship with co-workers and family, or influences their decision to quit their jobs.”

7. Dr. Mary Gretchen Chaves submitted a copy of her manuscript, “Mainstreaming the Management of Innovation in the Curriculum: A Review on Cebu Universities’ Business and Management Programs,” in completion of her Faculty Grant 2015. The paper “investigates the currency of forty (40) undergraduate business and management curriculum offered by eight (8) higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Cebu, Philippines in the area of the subject/course offer on “management of innovation.”

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

1. Hosted activity
Around 30 faculty members attended the two-day Multidisciplinary Research Proposal Writeshop with Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion as the keynote speaker and Dr. Ma. Cecilia Conaco from the UP Department of Psychology as the resource speaker.

The workshop brought together the UP Cebu faculty members from the four clusters to engage with each other in identifying topics for collaborative research and drafting multidisciplinary research proposals for submissions to identified funding sources.

The workshop was held last 16-17 June 2016 in Montebello Villa Hotel.

Participants of the Multidisciplinary Research Proposal Writeshop with VP Gisela Concepcion and Dr. Ma. Cecilia Conaco.

Participants of the Multidisciplinary Research Proposal Writeshop with VP Gisela Concepcion and Dr. Ma. Cecilia Conaco.


2. Assisted activity
The office prepared the certifications for the participants during the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) Workshop. At least 10 faculty members attended the workshop on 20-21 June 2015 in UP Cebu’s Room 116. The activity was organized by the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

UP Cebu faculty members attend Multidisciplinary Workshop

Faculty members attended the two-day Multidisciplinary Research Proposal Writeshop with VicePresident for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion delivering her keynote address and Dr. Ma.Cecilia Conaco from the UP Department of Psychology as the resource speaker.

The workshop brought together the UP Cebu faculty members from the four clusters to engage with each other in identifying topics for collaborative research and drafting multidisciplinary research proposals for submissions to identified funding sources.

The workshop was held last 16-17 June 2016 in Montebello Villa Hotel.

UP Cebu faculty members present researches in 2nd research presentation

6 faculty members presented their respective researches during the Research Presentations on

Social Sciences and Business Management held last 7 June 2016 in UP Cebu AVR 1.
Researches presented were the following:

  • Breast is Best? A Feminist Re-reading of Breastfeeding Policies and Practices in the Philippines
    by Prof. Kaira Zoe Alburo-Cañete
  • Swimming with Whale Sharks: A case study of the whale shark tourism in Tanawan, Oslob,Cebu
    by Prof. Zenaida Ligan-Ashburn
  • A Model of Trust and Collaboration in a Fresh Vegetable Supply Chain in Central Philippines
    by Prof. Ernesto Yap
  • Developing Reciprocity, Intercultural Communicative Competence, Learning through International Service Learning
    by Dr. Aurelio Vilbar
  • Communicating the urgency of climate change: Effects of message elaboration, mode of communication, and gender on behavioral intentions toward climate change mitigation
    by Prof. Ma. Rowena Mende
  • Emotional Labor and Its Influence on Employees' Work and Personal Life
    by Dr. Leahlizbeth Sia

The second research presentation that was organized by Central Visayas Studies Center ended with panel reactions from Prof. Henry Francis Espiritu and Prof. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya.