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The Junior College of Liberal Arts in Cebu City was established on May 3, 1918, with classes at Warwick Barracks in front of Leon Kilat Street in Ermita District, near where Carbon market is now. 

UP Cebu has gone through war and upheavals, political and administrative opposition, uncertainty and tension, and has risen above it all. It has mastered the art of rebirth and reinvention, changing its name eleven times throughout its 100-year history—from the Junior College of Liberal Arts in 1918 to Cebu College in UP in 1947, to the UP Graduate School in Cebu in 1963, to the UP Visayas Cebu College in 1987, to the UP Cebu College in 2010, and finally to UP Cebu.

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UP Cebu was formerly one of the UP Visayas campuses and became an autonomous college under the UP Office of the President in September 2010.

Autonomy was granted to better serve the needs of its region— a region that is aggressively asserting itself as an area for direct and foreign investments. This is why its focus is on the strengthening of its information technology and business programs.

In 2016, UP Cebu was declared a constituent university of the UP System.

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The University of the Philippines Cebu promotes scientific, socio-economic, cultural, and environmental progress in Central Visayas, the nation and the world through creative and innovative instruction, research, intellectual productivity, and public service


A lead university in pioneering research, creative design, ICT-driven innovation, responsible governance, and community service in Central Visayas and the global society


The Philippine national government’s largely ineffective response to the COVID-19 pandemic sets the context for a diversity of policy adaptations at the local level. This article focuses on the two largest metropolitan areas in the Visayan Islands, Cebu City and Iloilo City. The Cebu City government, with strong personal ties to President Rodrigo Duterte, acquiesced to the national government’s takeover with uniformed personnel deployed for enforcement.

The “Municipal Talakayan” (Talakayan for brevity), translated in the Visayan Dialect as “Panaghisgutay” is an internal evaluation tool which brings together the local stakeholders to a municipal level democratic dialogue. It is both a diagnostic and capacity-building tool. The goal of the Talakayan which is to build local capacities is best achieved through knowledge generation, sharing and collaborative self-assessment among stakeholders.

Strengthened by rigorous developments in foundational principles and methods, the technocratic-vs-deliberative debate has long lapsed in policy analysis discourse. We attempt to remedy this debate by illustrating the case of Fah Ham smart city planning in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT): In the Lens of Philippine Decentralization

by Ana Leah Dungog-Cuizon, Cyril Bryan Cuizon, Roselle Jardin

While there had been several initiatives aimed at evaluating the effectiveness and impact of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, not one has zeroed in on which political set-up the CCT is best compatible with. This study examined how the decentralized political set-up of the Philippines affects the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in the achievement of its goal as a development initiative.

Studies on authoritarian values, which have mostly focused on authoritarian regimes and on democracies with spells of authoritarianism, suggest trust in public institutions. However, limited empirical evidence has been carried out in the Philippines where cycles of regime change and authoritarian leadership have characterized its post-authoritarian landscape.

The major trend in central-local relations in the Philippines under the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte has been the capacity of the presidential palace to exert a very tight grip over local politicians—arguably the tightest since the martial-law dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos (1972-1986).

Music is a cultural Ideological State Apparatus (Althusser 1971, 143- 148). In such a lens, this paper proceeds in the manner of Althusser’s argument, and the critique applies to popular music in the Philippines vis-à-vis Gramsci’s cultural hegemony. With such a framework, this paper looks into the albums of Musikang Bayan (People’s Music) from 2001 to 2019 and employs qualitative content analysis.

To address the problem of overwhelming cases pending before the judiciary, mediation has been sought as a means to settle disputes speedily and amicably. This article argues that much of the success or failure of a mediator to reach a settlement among litigants is owed to the role of lawyers who assist the parties in mediation conferences.

The present study explored the phenomenon of women choosing younger men—seemingly a violation of evolved mate preferences of males preferring young mates and females preferring resource-laden mates who are usually older. The study explored this issue through two perspectives: evolved preferences and social learning.

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