Humanities Cluster

Teaching Positions for the Academic Year 2015 – 2016


1. One {1} full-time faculty for the Fine Arts Program Qualifications:

  • Graduate in Bachelor of Fine Arfs Preferably with graduate degre (MA or PhD) in related field.
  • With design background and work experience in the creative industries.
  • Competency in computer especially in 3D Graphics
  • Competency in Proposal Writing

Interested applicants are advised to submit their application letter, resume’, Official Transcript of Records and other credentials to the Human Resources Development Office or to the Dean, University of the Philippines Cebu, Cebu City.


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In recognition of the outstanding work performance of its personnel, UP Cebu now opens the Search for Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Performance and Achievement.

Please refer to the following attachments:

1. The Memorandum

2. The Guidelines

Shivaji Das: On Travel Writing

Shivaji DasThe UP Cebu Creative Writing Program Lecture Series is most pleased to invite you to Shivaji Das: On Travel Writing on June 28, 2014 1:00-4:00 pm at UP Cebu AVR 2. Admission is free.

International travel writer Shivaji Das will talk about travel writing from an Asian perspective. Mr. Das is the author of Journeys with the Caterpillar, a humorous travelogue on Indonesia, and Sacred Love: Erotic art in the temples of Nepal, a collection of 23 photographs in and around Kathmandu, Nepal. He has given several talks on the subject of travel writing in Singapore, China, Indonesia and Brazil.

Previous writers whose lectures were hosted by the UP Cebu Creative Writing Program include the novelist and PEN Awardee Gina Apostol and New-York based playwright Linda Faigao. We look forward to seeing you.

UP Cebu professor holds major art exhibit

In celebration of a decade of abstract art, University of the Philippines Cebu Fine Arts Program and Qube Gallery proudly presents ONE MAN SIO, an 18th solo exhibition by multi-awarded art professor and abstractionist Dennis ‘Sio’ Montera on June 18, 2014 at Qube Gallery, G/F Henry Hotel, Maria Luisa Road, Banilad Cebu City.

The artist prides himself in sustaining the non-figurative idiom in art for ten years and attributes this success to discipline, passion, and perseverance. A total of 36 masterful artworks inspired from the artist’s life and experiences will be showcased as part of a U.P. Cebu faculty grant award for 2014 titled “Reading the Self through a Decade of Compositional Techniques in Non-Figurative Art”.

You are cordially invited to the artist’s reception from 6pm to 9pm on June 18. The exhibit is also brought to you by A-List Events, Henry Hotel, Pizzeria Michelangelo,D+B Wines, Creative Cebu Council Inc, Pusod Inc., and St.James Distilled Water. The exhibit will run until July 16, 2014. For more information please contact Qube Gallery at (032) 512 1921.

Summer Art Workshop Wave 2

summer art workshop wave 2One more month and summer will be over.

Maximize your remaining summer days and do something fun and interesting!

Did you miss the wave one? Or thought t’was too short?

Enroll and have an ultimate summer fun with the Summer Art Workshop Second Wave!

It’ll be a 2-week long Art Workshops starting from May 19 unti May 31, 2014.

Be artsy with your friends as you make new ones!

The following are the schedule of workshops:

Mondays – Saturdays

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Group Class

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 1-on-1 Class

Registration starts May 7, 2014!

Registration Fee: P 1, 200 for Group Class and P1, 450 for 1-on-1 Class Have the ultimate summer fun! See you!


Summer Art Workshop 2014

summer art workshopHeld every year to train aspiring young artists, this year’s summer art workshop will be open for registration on April 1, 2014.

Registration fee is P 2,000.00 which will pay for one month of art classes.

Five classes will be offered this summer. Art Appreciation for ages 1- 6 years old, Art and Design which will be divided into two classes with 7-10 years olds and 10-12 years olds, Advanced Drawing for ages 12 and up, and Painting offered to ages 12 years and up.

Nothing different from the previous summer art workshops will be offered this year.

“But for now, we’re thinking of retrieving the one-on-one sessions,” said Aprille Gerlynnia Galgo, a fine arts student and one of the facilitators.

Expecting for around 150 enrollees, the facilitators have been aggressively advertising the workshop especially in social networking sites.

Classes will start on April 21 and end on May 16.

The Summer Art Workshop is organized by University of the Philippines Cebu’s Fine Arts Student Organization.

The workshop does not only benefit the enrollees but as well as the facilitators who aspire to share their skills and talents.

“Main reasons nako is maka experience kog teach and ma share nako akong learnings about art,” said Eleazar Enerio, one of the facilitators from last summer’s summer art workshop. (Main reasons why I taught in the summer art workshop is to experience teaching and to be able to share the things I learned about art.)

By Jezrelle Joy A. Rasonabe

Mass communication as newest UP Cebu niche program?


Dr. Belinda Espiritu of the UP Cebu mass communication program pressed for media literacy especially in the face of the consequences of media use. Photo by UP Cebu PIO.

University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu’s dean, Atty. Liza D. Corro encouraged the faculty and students of the mass communication program to continue performing with excellence as the program has great potential to constitute the niche offerings of the school.

Members of UP President Alfredo Pascual’s presidential advisory council were “very impressed” with UP Cebu’s mass communication program when it was presented in a meeting earlier this week, Dean Corro said at the opening of the Center of Media Education (CME) in UP Cebu’s multi-media room Thursday, March 20.

The CME is the public service arm of the mass communication program and envisions a society where producers and consumers of media products craft and uphold quality work as well as freedom of information and moral values.

The mass communication program can stand side by side with product design and information technology to form UP Cebu’s niche within the Central Visayas region and the UP system, the dean said, through consistent academic excellence and industry standard practices.

Atty. Pachico Seares, public and standards editor of Cebu, exhorted the people behind the CME to work with institutions like the press council, Cebu Media Legal Aid and Cebu Newspaper Workers' Foundation in pursuit of their goals.

Atty. Pachico Seares, public and standards editor of Cebu, exhorted the people behind the CME to work with institutions like the press council, Cebu Media Legal Aid and Cebu Newspaper Workers’ Foundation in pursuit of their goals. Photo by UP Cebu PIO.

Dean Corro led the faculty including Associate Dean for Administration J. Karl Roque and Mass Communication Program Coordinator Belinda Espiritu in presenting certificates appreciation to lawyer Pachico Seares and through him to the Cebu Citizens-Press Council.

Seares exhorted the people behind the CME to work with institutions like the press council, Cebu Media Legal Aid and Cebu Newspaper Workers’ Foundation in pursuit of their goals.

Seares, public and standards editor of Cebu, taught law on mass media and the social responsibility of mass media for more than 20 years at UP Cebu.

He was instrumental together with the press council in securing funds for the establishment of the Center for Media Education.

At the opening program, Espiritu pressed for media literacy especially in the face of the consequences of media use.

She pointed out as an example the killing of a grandmother in Quezon City by her grandson who got upset when she interrupted him while he played Dota.

Prof. Ulysses Sison called on mass communication students to be leaders of creativity among the public. He said the film festival UPelikula showed that they can nurture creativity in the community.

The launching was also witnessed by Prof. Aurelio Vilbar, high school principal and Prof. Mary Joyce Flores, director of the Central Visayas Studies Center.

The inaugural lecture on citizen journalism and social media by Cebu Daily News Senior Reporter Marian Marian Zaragoza Codilla was slated to be held in the afternoon.(JAB/UP CEBU PIO)

Contributed by the UP Cebu Public Information Office

Mass Communication Program to launch Center for Media Education

The University of the Philippines Cebu’s Mass Communication program will launch its Center for Media Education (CME) on Thursday, the 20th of March from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and hold its inaugural activity, the “Citizen Journalism Seminar” on the same day from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

These events will be held in the Multimedia Room of UP Cebu in Lahug, Cebu City.

Lawyer Pachico Seares—UP Gawad Plaridel awardee, Public and Standards editor of Cebu and former senior lecturer of the university will grace the morning program.

Marian Codilla, multimedia coordinator and senior reporter of Inquirer Publications, Inc-Cebu Daily News will be the main speaker in the afternoon seminar.

The UP Cebu CME, an initiative of the Mass Communication Program is an educational center that aims to propagate among audiences an enlightened, critical and meaningful understanding, use, and production of media in various formats and programs.

Its mission is to promote the critical and educated use, understanding, and production of media and communication that upholds good taste, freedom of information, moral values and the common good in society.

by the UP Cebu Public Information Office

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UPelikula raises its bars to inter-university film competition


Film, fame, and glory- UPelikula is going way beyond the big screen this 2014. Gathering all amateur filmmakers all over Cebu, UPelikula: Beyond The Big Screen aims to give local filmmaking talents due recognition for their capabilities.

“There are many young talents in Cebu, and it’s quite unfortunate that the se talents remain hidden and unrecognised,” said Sir Ulysses Sison, assistant professor in the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) and the advisor of UPelikula. This event is more than just films- it’s about the filmmaker and his or her abilities and giving them the honour that independent and struggling filmmakers deserve, thus going “beyond the big screen”, said Sison.

UPelikula began as a recognition of University of the Philippines Cebu’s filmmakers. For years, UPelikula remained this way until Sison said that he wanted something bigger and better. This year’s UPelikula event is the brainchild of bringing recognition to independent filmmakers and of making UPelikula an event bigger than the four walls of the university.

“This year’s UPelikula has a lot of activities as we have opened our doors to all filmmakers who want to submit entries,” said Paulo Salada, the over-all director of UPelikula 2014.

The event will kick off with a press conference on February 17, announcing all the finalists, followed by a film caravan in selected universities in Cebu. UPelikula will end on February 20 with an award’s night.

“The award’s night will be similar of the Oscar’s and the Golden Globe’s. UPelikula’s goal is to give low-budget and aspiring filmmakers the glory that comes with their handwork,” said Sison.

UPelikula is an event of the university’s annual MassComm Days, which will occupy a two-week stretch beginning this February 10 until February 21, 2014.

Contributed by: Juli Ann Sibi, 2nd Year BA Mass Communication

FA student marches into the fashion world

“It was surreal”, described Van Oscar as he recalls his Lee Style Army experience.

"Van Oscar on the runway with his model wearing Van's I am A Futurist design. Photo from Lee Jeans Philippines ("

“Van Oscar on the runway with his model wearing Van’s I am A Futurist design. Photo from Lee Jeans Philippines (”

Dressed in his unique fashion, you’ll see what great confidence he has when he wears them as he comes to school. Now, his great confidence has given him the keys to his locked dreams.

Van Oscar Tabaloc, is a second year Fine Arts student Major in Product Design. He was among the chosen participants of the 4th Lee Style Army Design Competition as part of the Philippine Fashion Week.

According to him, everything passed quickly that when he opened his eyes, he was with the people who a month ago was just his dream to be working with.

“Kanang maghuna-huna ko nga kalit-kalit ra kayo tanan. I submitted my folio para sa akong application, I was called for an interview, then the next thing is I’m flying to Manila.” (When I think about it, it was so fleeting. I submitted my folio for my application, I was called for an interview, then the next thing is I’m flying to Manila.)

Van even found it difficult to have the blessing of his parents, but the all-expenses-paid provided him the permission.

I am a Futurist

Among the participants were nine designers in which Van was one. Grouped into three, they were given varied themes to play with and Van’s group was the Futurama under the advisory of Andre Chang, a stylist, designer, and contributing fashion editor honored as “Revolutionary of Philippine Fashion.”

Each designer was given one model. Using leatherette and printed polyester, the Futurama collection was fashioned.

Lee Jeans Fashion Show for Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 gave Van Oscar the greatest incentive when his group, Futurama, was awarded the Best Style Army and a cash prize of a hundred thousand pesos.

“Blessing na gyud to nga nadawat ko as a designer. Ang akong pagka-daog was just an incentive―though a really great incentive,” he explained. (It was already a blessing that I got accepted as a designer. Winning was just an incentive―though a really great incentive.)

“I was basically thankful for the opportunity,” Van added.

The Fashion show was held last October 25 at the SM Mall of Asia. It showcased not just the style Lee is known for, but as well as the abilities of Filipino students from modeling to photography, marketing to multimedia, and fashion design to styling.


“Aside from learning techniques and styles, one great thing that I earned from Lee Style Army is friendship.”
Van started to enumerate and show the friends he made in his journey.

According to Van, everyone was so accepting that he didn’t even felt that among them, he was the one whose background in fashion design lacked the most.

Van is a product design student and his skills in fashion design were only practiced in his leisure time. He didn’t had the proper training.

“Supportive kaayo sila nga dili nila ipa-feel na kulang kaayo akong nahibal-an sa fashion design,” he said. (They are all very supportive that they didn’t made me feel my lack of background in fashion design.)

Paper Dolls

It was when he was in high school when Van visualized his dream to be in the fashion industry. Though at a younger age, Van was already showing such interest.

“Nag sige na ko ug drawing ug clothes sa una pa lang, pero karong college ra gyud nako ni na-push,” he elaborated. (I had always been drawing clothes since I was young, but I only got to push it in college.)

Van started out with paper dolls―they were the ones who influenced his passion the most.

Along with the inspiration fired when he shop with his mom in the women’s section of the department store.

“Since he was young we can see him always having a pencil and sketch pad,” said Evan Catherine Tabaloc, Van’s mother.

“Sige siya mag drawing ug mga sinina,” she added. (He’s always drawing clothes.)

New Goals

Van’s mother is very proud and happy that her son is now leaping big towards his dream.

“We are very happy for him and we will support him all the way,” said Catherine.

With such prodigious experience, Van still is yet to reach the finish line.

“Nilakaw na ko sa runway, that was it,” Van revealed his long time goal. (I got to ramp in the runway, that was it.)

During the Lee Jeans Fashion Show the designers were given the opportunity to ramp with their models in the runway.

According to him, for the moment that he was embracing his dream-come-true, he felt fulfilled that finally all his hard work has paid off.

“Pero diba, after we achieve our goals, we have to create new ones,” (But you see, after we achieve our goals, we have to create new ones.)

Van’s next project plan is to launch a design house with his classmates in product design.

As of now, everything is still a plan but they are basically structuring a creative group who will launch their collection every six months.

“We are hopeful that we will be able to pull this off, hopefully, we could launch our first collection this February,” said Van.

Contributed by Jezrelle Joy Rasonabe, BAMC-3
Jezrelle is a student assistant of the UP Cebu Website Committee.