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Call for Article Submission: Humanities Diliman

HD OVCRD 2013 Call for Papers


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Call for Article Submission: Social Science Diliman

SSD Call for papers 2-5-2013

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Memo No. BMP 12-023: OVCRD Research Colloquium and Fair 2012 on 8 August



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8-8 is the New Date for the OVCRD Colloquium and Fair 2012

By Cedrik Ben A. Gayares

Would you like to preview 30 different projects in one day?

Following the success of the Colloquium held last 16 January 2012, the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) will host the Colloquium and Fair on 8 August 2012 at the National Institute of Physics (NIP), National Science Complex, UP Diliman.  The two events of 2012 carry the theme Paliwanagan sa UP Diliman, reflecting their common aim of increasing UP Diliman constituents’ awareness and appreciation of the research and development (R&D) initiatives in the various units of the university.  While the January Colloquium focused on presentations by UP Diliman researchers and creative workers, the forthcoming Colloquium and Fair will involve exhibits of creations and inventions as well.

The Colloquium will feature 17 researches and creative works that were funded through the PhD Incentive Award and the Outright Research Grant programs of the OVCRD.  This event, like the January Colloquium, will serve as a venue for UP Diliman constituents in the various disciplines to share information, insights and experiences.  This sharing of research and information is envisioned to lead to greater and stronger inter- and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The Fair will feature, by popular demand, UP Diliman’s Science and Technology exhibition for the 2012 National Science and Technology Week.  This exhibit showcases 14 creations and inventions through interactive setups that are complemented with engaging panel display explanations.  Also to be displayed are the activities and outputs of selected R&D partners.  The Fair aims to make research and development a concrete experience for all, especially for the undergraduate students who are just starting to get acquainted with the R&D programs in the university.

We request that the attendees pre-register by e-mail ( and provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Sector (faculty, REPS, graduate students, undergraduate students, staff)
  • College/Unit and Department
  • For graduate and undergraduate students: a) degree program and b) faculty adviser


Please visit the OVCRD website at ( for updates and more details about the Colloquium and Fair 2012.

High school and elementary students are photographed interacting with the latest UP Diliman innovations at the National Science and Technology Week Event (10 – 14 July 2012) at the SMX Convention Center; the exhibits will be on display also at NIP during the OVCRD Colloquium and Fair 2012 on 8 August 2012.

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Memo No. BMP 12-022: Technoprenuership Boot Camp


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Second Call for Proposals CREATIVE WORK AND RESEARCH GRANT UP System

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OVCRD unveils “Creative Decisions” Photo Exhibit

By Cedrik Ben A. Gayares

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) unveiled the “Creative Decisions” Photo Exhibit on 13 April 2012 at their Office at the Lower Ground Floor of the Philvocs Building in UP Diliman. The Opening Ceremony was led by Vice-Chancellor Benito Pacheco and his family, together with OVCRD Project Management Office Director Henry Ramos and Research  Dissemination and Utilization Office Director Violeda Umali.

The Exhibit features the work of OVCRD staff who attended the point-and-shoot photography workshop conducted in the OVCRD last 27 March and 2 April 2012. Under the tutelage of UPD Film Institute Assistant Professor Jose C. Gutierrez III, the staff learned the rudiments of the art of photography. With the aid of numerous paintings and photographs, Mr. Gutierrez showed the participants how composition is the key to taking good pictures. Composition, the participants learned, is the sum total of a photographer’s creative decisions, and reflects his/her sensitivity to such details as lighting, proportions, and focal point. Mr. Gutierrez also gave pointers on how to enhance a picture’s composition using different camera settings and basic Photoshop features.

The photographs in the exhibit feature familiar and ‘ordinary’ subjects. “Creative Decisions” illustrates how thoughtful composition can transform even the most commonplace subject into a profound statement about life.

Please visit this site for an online view of the gallery.

Vice Chancellor Benito Pacheco (far right) and his wife Dr. Elizabeth Pacheco (far left) officiated the ribbon cutting for “Creative Decisions” with Director Henry Ramos (center right) and Director Violeda Umali (center left)


The gallery of pictures taken by the OVCRD staff currently resides at the hallway of the OVCRD conference room.


Stairway to the Sky


Violeda A. Umali


This picture is the result of conscious attention to composition, which brings to mind the following words from Emily Dickinson:

The Brain—is wider than the Sky—
For—put them side by side—
The one the other will contain
With ease—and You—beside—

Location: Quezon Memorial Circle (Pedestrian Underpass)

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Kalbaryo ng Maralitang Tagalunsod



Maria Fe B. Seares


UP.  Not our beloved University but the Urban Poor members of our community.  What seem to be commonplace to us are most elusive to them—decent housing, legal status, political voice, safety and the rule of law, educational and health services.   Ilang Kalbaryo pa ba ang kanilang pagdaraanan bago makamit  ang matiwasay na pamumuhay?

Location: National Housing Authority

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Stairway to the Sky


Luis Jayceel T. Novio


 Ang iyong dibdib ang aking higaan habang ang iyong balikat ang nagsisilbi kong unan. Sa harap ng napakaraming tao, wala akong takot at kaba; salamat po aking ama sa iyong pagkalinga. Ikaw ang aking sandigan sa aking paglaki, upang iyong maging sandigan sa iyong pagtanda.”

 Location: PHIVOLCS building

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Kalbaryo ng Maralitang Tagalunsod

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