Congratulations Atty. Leo B. Malagar, UP Cebu’s 2nd Chancellor

At the 1370th Meeting held on 28 April 2022, the Board of Regents approved the appointment of Atty. Leo B. Malagar as Chancellor of UP Cebu. He succeeds Atty. Liza D. Corro, UP Cebu’s First Chancellor from 2016 to 2021.

Before his appointment as Chancellor, Atty. Malagar was the Assistant Secretary and Deputy National Statistician of the Civil Registration and Central Support Office of the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Who is Leo B. Malagar?

Leo Balverde Malagar, or Dodong Leo to his family and friends, came from humble Cebuano roots. He lived in Lilo-an town in northern Cebu and was raised by a jeepney driver and sari-sari vendor parents. His modest upbringing instilled in him the importance of education, honor, and excellence. Malagar finished his studies at UP Cebu where he earned a degree in Political Science.

He worked as a graduate assistant at the UP Law Center and was a member of the Board of Regents in the UP System while studying his Bachelor of Laws at the UP College of Law in Diliman. He proceeded to take his Master of Laws at the University College London and his Executive Master of Business Administration at the Asian Institute of Management. His areas of specialization are information technology law, telecommunications law, industrial and intellectual property law, and international economic law.

As a student, he was known to push and advance the interest of students, particularly the democratization of the access to UP education in Cebu and the entire UP system, it was then he was chosen and appointed as UP Student Regent.

Atty. Malagar expressed the importance of the role as Chancellor underscored by his journey as someone who came from a poor family. He is an alumnus who is willing to give back and return the service to his alma mater that molded him to rise from poverty and defy the misfortunes commonly faced by children from poor households.

What’s next for UP Cebu?

Back where it all started, homegrown Malagar envisions a bright future for UP Cebu. While wrapping up with the Philippine Statistics Authority, Atty. Malagar has been working ahead of his effective date as Chancellor, he has begun talks with the different sectors and is already putting his vision for the unit into action.

He mirrors UP President Danilo L. Concepcion’s vision of institutionalizing the culture of compassion for the unit. Emphasizing dialogue, transparency, and most importantly inclusivity in all decision-making.

Malagar in his vision paper wrote that “To be a truly relevant national university in the service of our People, we must inculcate and instill in ourselves the values of compassion and genuine concern for the welfare of others by providing, among others, various forms of community, public, and volunteer service, as well as scholarly and technical assistance to the government, the private sector, and civil society while maintaining our standards of excellence.”

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Pahalipay alang sa mga Bag-ong ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’

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Pol Sci Seniors Present Papers to International Conference

The Political Science Program of the College of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines Cebu congratulates the 2018-xxxxx batch of political science students for international paper presentations of their undergraduate research projects.

We are so proud of you!

Title: “E-Women in E-Business: Probing into State-led and Individual-based Finance- Gathering Initiatives of Filipinas during the Economic Pandemic Struggle”
During the 2021 Annual Conference of The Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)
By the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)
October 7-8, 2021

Title: “Public Health Governance: A Comparative Assessment on the Local Government Unit (LGU) Initiatives towards COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Mitigation of the Cities of Cebu and Davao, Philippines”
During the 9th World Sustainability Forum
By the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) and the University of Basel Switzerland
September 13, 2021

Title: “Freedom and Censorship in the time of Covid-19 Pandemic: The Case of Cebu City”
During the Comnews International Conference
By the Universitas Multimedia Nusantara Indonesia
October 15, 2021

Title: “Agenda Setting Towards Residential Land Use Policy in the Context of Health Emergencies: The Case of Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, Philippines”
During the PSPA 2021 International Conference and the 2021 Lien International Conference on Good Governance
By the Philippine Society for Public Administration and Nanyang Center for Public Administration, NTU Singapore
October 23, 2021, and November 23, 2021, respectively

Title: “Covid-19 Social Media Infodemic: The New Media Literacy Level and the Ability to Recognize Fake News Among Cebu City Young Adults”
During the Public Policy for Inclusivity and Sustainability 2022
By the School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
March 22, 2022

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Daghang salamat, Miss Claire

A loving friend, a cheerful colleague, and a caring teacher.

Daghang salamat, Miss Claire.

The UP Cebu College of Social Sciences mourns the passing of Asst. Prof. Mae Claire G. Jabines.

Prof. Claire has served in the university as an assistant professor of political science. She also served as the TLRC and Political Science Program Coordinator. As an academician, she has published research articles in international and local journals and spearheaded public service and extension works in the Central Visayas region.

She is a happy and kind soul. We will miss you Miss Claire or Cling-cling to some of her colleagues.

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family of Prof. Claire.

May her soul rest in peace.

–Interment details: Mae Claire Jabines’ wake will be held at Jabines Residence at Bato Cabawan Maribojoc Bohol starting February 7, 2022. Service will be held on Thursday, February 10 2022 at Holy Cross Parish, Maribojoc Bohol. Interment immediately following the church service at the Maribojoc Cemetery.

–Novena for Prof. Mae Claire JabinesFebruary 7 – 15, 2022; 8:00PMZoom Meeting ID: 817 6699 9242Passcode: 97175109

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Congratulations to the faculty members of the College of Social Science who recently published their research and academic outputs in international indexed and Philippine academic journals.

Assoc. Prof. Rowena Villarama-Mende
Psychology Program
Article: “Women Choosing Younger Men: Exploring Evolved Mate Preferences and Mate Choice Copying”

Asst. Prof. Atty. Francis Michael C. Abad
Political Science Program
Article: “Order out of Court: Insights on the Lawyers’ Role in the Success and Failure of Mediation in Cebu City, Philippines”

Asst. Prof. Noe M. Santillan
High School & MEd Program
Article: “Musikang Bayan (People’s Music) and the Militant-Materialist-Progressive-Nationalist Music”

Assoc. Prof. Weena S. Gera, Ph.D.
Political Science Program
Article: “Duterte’s Tight Grip over Local Politicians: Can it Endure?”

Asst. Prof. Ronald R. Pernia
Political Science Program
Article: “Authoritarian Values and Institutional Trust: Theoretical Considerations and Evidence from the Philippines”

Asst. Prof. Ana Leah Dungog-Cuizon, DPA and Lect. Atty. Cyril Bryan D. Cuizon
Political Science Program
Article: “Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT): In the Lens of Philippine Decentralization”

Asst. Prof. Noe John Joseph E. Sacramento
Political Science Program
Article: “Technocratic and Deliberative Nexus in Policy Analysis: Learning from Smart City Planning in Chiang Mai, Thailand”

Asst. Prof. Ana Leah Dungog-Cuizon, DPA
Political Science Program
Article: “Municipal Level-Democratic Dialogue Towards Empowerment and Genuine Community Development: The Municipal Talakayan Experience”

Assoc. Prof. Weena S. Gera, Ph.D.
Political Science Program
Article: “Local Adaptation to Central Government Shortcomings: COVID-19 Responses in the Cities of Iloilo and Cebu, Philippines”

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UP Systems Awards Scientist Rank to Prof. Gera of UPC-CSS

The University of the Philippines, College of Social Sciences, proudly congratulates Prof. Weena S. Gera, PhD for being awarded as UP Scientist 1.

Dr. Weena Gera is Associate Professor of Political Science and currently Vice Chancellor for Administration at the University of the Philippines Cebu. She has published and consulted on various governance analyses in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, including the politics of bureaucratic representation, public participation, central-local relations, as well as governance for sustainable development and urban resilience.

Dr. Gera received her PhD in International Development from Nagoya University (2009) under the Monbukagakusho scholarship. She has been awarded the JSPS-UNU (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science- United Nations University) postdoctoral research fellowship at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo and the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) of Tokyo University (2012-2014), and the OeAD-Ernst Mach Grants-ASEA-UNINET postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy (InFER) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna (2016-2017).

In 2018, she was among the five recipients of the Gro Brundtland Award for Women in Sustainable Development, established by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland in 2014 to recognize the contributions of distinguished female researchers in the developing region, in the field of public health and sustainable development. Then in 2019, she was conferred the Bernd Rode Award in the Senior Researchers category by the ASEA-UNINET for her research project on ecosystem services toward sustainable mineral development in the ASEAN.

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Welcome to the 2021 International Extramural

An international extramural organized by the College of Social Sciences (CSS) and the Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) of the University of the Philippines Cebu, in cooperation with the Philippine Historical Association (PHA), the Philippine Sociological Society (PSS), and the International Sociological Association (ISA) RC 47 and 48.

October 25-30, 2021

You may access the conference page HERE.

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Happy Teachers’ Day!

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The UP Cebu High School Program Holds the Convocation of Honorees, Promotion, and Graduation Ceremonies

The University of the Philippines Cebu High School Program is holding the Convocation of Honorees and Promotion Rites on August 11, 2011 and the Graduation Ceremonies on August 12 2021.

Please see posters below for the details.

Publication materials: Prof. Edwin Estrera and Prof. Jun Carl Alenton

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Daghang Salamat Ms. Madz

Photo courtesy of Cebu Daily News archives

Prof. Dr. Madrileña dela Cerna
08 June 1947 – 27 July 2021

UP Cebu mourns the departure of our very own Dr. Madrilena “Madz” dela Cerna — a most beloved teacher, top-notch academic, beautiful soul, and true inspiration.

Ms Madz is best known as a passionate advocate for recording local histories, heritage mapping and the promotion and celebration of local culture and identity. She is an indefatigable writer on the records of Cebuano literature and the arts, and has also written extensively on the unique history of UP Cebu.

But she is also a feminist and an activist who embodied independent thinking and empowered articulation for equitable representation, social justice and inclusivity. She was an embodiment of what resilience in spirit really means, the will to survive and thrive and stand stronger amid the most excruciating challenges and adversities — a true UP Cebu icon.

Thank you, Ms. Madz. We celebrate you and cherish our memories of you. And we shall continue the many causes and projects you have started. Your legacy will live on with us.

From University of the Philippines Cebu FB Post [See here:]

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