UP Cebu News

UNU-IIGH Global Health Seminar

At the UP Cebu Professional Schools: Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, Deputy Director of United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health tells delegates to the Global Health Seminar for Young Professionals to be ready to come up with creative proposals to solve the challenges facing planetary health.



UP Executive Vice President Ted Herboso, former health undersecretary: Health is the most searched term on Google, next to sex. Tax on tobacco should be higher. The revenues can be used promote health literacy via the internet. Taxes on beverages need not be raised. That is okay if the problem is obesity. But many of our poor take soft drinks as cheap sources of calories.


Prof. Dr. Romeo Falcon Quijano: Health is a complete state of harmony between human beings and the environment.


Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, deputy director, United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health: See yourselves as ambassadors of planetary health. Think of how you can make a difference for the planet in your communities… Nobody can teach you sustainability. It is something you have to live yourselves.


A group of delegates to the Global Health Seminar organized by the Rockefeller Foundation and United Nations University Institute for Global Health (UNU-IGH) speak about strategies to build interconnections in the practice of planetary health on Oct. 13, 2017, with Prof. Dr. Weena Gera and Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, UNU-IGH deputy director in the foreground. The presentation was the culmination of the three-day event at the UP Cebu Professional Schools, South Road Properties, Cebu City.


BSCS student qualifies for Google/Udacity scholarship



Tehillah Leigh Lapura, a junior BS Computer Science student has qualified for the Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship sponsored by Google.

She’s 1 of 100 recipients of the scholarship worldwide, and 1 of only 2 scholars from the Philippines.

This new scholarship provides the opportunity for women to earn online certification in Android Basics, Android Developer, Front-End Web Developer and Full-Stack Developer, all courses co-designed by Google experts, and includes opportunities for women at multiple skill levels. Benefits include special access to a community of Googlers and a cross-cohort global online community. Upon completion of the Nanodegree within one year, scholars will receive certification from Udacity, a certificate of completion from Women Techmakers, a resume review by a Googler, and more.

More details about the program can be read here:



UNU – IIGH Global Health Seminar, 11 – 13 October 2017



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Final Book of Abstracts of the Philippine Sociological Society’s conference

From Prof. Dr. Phoebe Zoe Maria Sanchez:

Final Book of Abstracts of the Philippine Sociological Society’s conference to be held in UP Cebu from 5 to 7 October 2017. Click Here to download.

September 2017 UP Cebu appointments


The Time for Talk is Over: Edible Landscapes and Road Sharing

From Prof. Dr. Weena Jade Gera: This Thursday, 28 September 2017, 2.30-5pm, let’s join one of Asia’s most respected voices for ecological stewardship, Atty. Antonio “Tony” A. Oposa, Jr.* in consolidating our ideas to address pressing urban concerns of congestion, urban poverty and hunger, urban flooding, among others, through edible landscapes and road sharing.
Together with the UP Cebu Student Council and the Environmental Politics and Governance class, we are inviting the youth to this collective action of shifting the economic mindset from the present egocentric model of mindless extraction and consumption, to the inclusive model of conservation, protection and restoration.
*In 1993, Atty. Oposa made headlines worldwide for his role in the landmark case Oposa v. Factoran, where the Philippine Supreme Court held that a group of minors had the right to sue on behalf of succeeding generations because every generation has a responsibility to the next to preserve nature. In 1997, Atty. Oposa was awarded the highest United Nations honor in the field of environment: the UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honor. “For his path-breaking and passionate crusade to engage Filipinos in acts of enlightened citizenship that maximize the power of the Law to protect and nurture the environment, for themselves, their children, and generations yet unborn,” In 2009, he received the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

Philippine Sociological Society 2017 National Conference: 05 – 07 October 2017

Preparations are under way for the 2017 PSS National Conference at the University of the Philippines-Cebu on October 5-7, 2017 with the theme, Sociology of Justice.

Plenary speakers include Former Chief Justice Hillario Davide, Jr., our keynote speaker, and Dr. Michel Chossudovsky of the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the Center for Global Research (CRG) to be held at the UP Cebu Performing Arts Hall. Other possible plenary speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

UP Cebu was founded on May 3, 1918 first as a junior college and over the years has developed as a vibrant constituent unit of the UP system today. Originally located at the Warwick Barracks, the campus is now situated uptown in the bustling Cebu City—a site which used to be a religious seminary and remnant of the Second World War. As kick-off to the series of centennial projects in celebration of the 100th year founding of UP Cebu, the host college, College of Social Sciences partners with the PSS in holding its 2017 annual conference.

This national conference is open to sociologists, social scientists, and practitioners who are professionals, scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and/or teachers of social studies. So please come and join us!

Abstract submission is still open until 31 July 2017. For more information, visit the conference website http://philippinesociology.com/national-conference/.  The conference fee is Php 3,000.00 inclusive of meals, snacks, and a conference kit. Undergraduate students may avail of a reduced rate of Php 2,000.00.

The conference experience  

Aside from the usual plenary and parallel sessions, the organizers are creatively putting together an exciting program to give all participants an enriching and enjoyable conference experience.

Part of this creative plan is an optional pre-conference tour at Olango Island on October 5, 2017. This wetland island is best known for migratory birds which visit Olango during the last quarter of the year. This promises great island experience especially for bird watchers and beach lovers. More information about this pre-conference tour will be circulated closer to the conference dates.

Also, conference participants will be treated with cultural nights highlighting festive banquette with Sinulog dances, balitaw, balak and harana showcasing the Cebuano Filipiniana culture. Much more is that the University is strategically located at the heart of the city’s fanciful nightlife district.

As with the initial design of the conference bag (see photo), this year’s conference celebrates the diversity of sociological traditions all over the world, various sociologies in different languages with our own Alibata edgings, posing Philippine sociology’s intersection with the global challenge of (in)justice across cultures and across nations.

Need more information? 

Please join us in the PSS 2017 National Conference at UP Cebu, Gorordo Avenue, Lahug Cebu City.  Please call Dr. Phoebe Zoe Maria U. Sanchez at 0942 456 6454 for inquiries. See our conference website for more details.


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Click here for a copy of the Book of Abstracts.