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Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding Achievers in Agriculture and Fisheries

Click HERE for the qualifications, criteria, nomination procedures, and nomination form.

Click HERE for the nominee’s curriculum vitae.

The Music of Intramuros During the Galleon Trade

Intramuros Administration and U.P. College of Music

cordially invite you to a



Dr. David R.M. Irving
University of Cambridge

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, 19 June 2010
Place: Almacenes Reales, Fort Santiago, Intramuros


During the galleon trade, Manila became a crucial point of convergence for people, ideas and music from around the world. The fortified city, Intramuros, was the locus of a Hispanic musical idiom that spread throughout the Philippines and neighboring countries. Polychoral music was composed and sung by Filipino, Japanese, Mexican and Spanish musicians for religious processions and festivities. The lecture will focus on the types of music in early modern Intramuros and its environs.


Australian musicologist. Junior Research Fellow of University of Cambridge with a doctorate from Clare College, elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2009. Review Editor, Cambridge University Press and Director of Studies in Music, Downing College, Cambridge.

Galleon Trade Photo Source:

Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (RA 10055)

Click HERE for the copy of the Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (RA 10055).

Decolonization and the Making of Middle Indonesia

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IPO Leads World Book and Copyright Celebration

Mr. Ricardo Blancaflor, the new Director-General of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO), led various stakeholders in celebrating World Book and Copyright Day last April 26, 2010.During the gathering held at Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila–attended by representatives from the academe, IPO, World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), patent agents and lawyers– Director-General Blancaflor explained the initiatives IPO will undertake in the next six years to realize its vision of improving the current intellectual property system in the country. These include the overhaul of the current IPO website, improvement and computerization of the registration for new IP, the adjudication of IP cases at the Bureau of Legal Affairs, and the enhancement of mediation services. Blancaflor also vowed that IPO will act stringently against IP violations so as to ensure a country free of counterfeit goods, such as software and designer clothes.

Also launched on this occasion was Ms. Chin Chin Gutierrez’s Painting Exhibit. Her paintings, with the theme of spirituality, were initially displayed at the hotel lobby but was subsequently moved for public viewing at the IPO’s Alab Art Space beginning April 27, 2010. She also serenaded the participants with her rendition of “Sa Ugoy ng Duyan” which is featured in her album entitled “Uyayi: A Collection of Philippine Lullabies.”

The celebration of World Book and Copyright Day (WBCD) is intended “to pay a universal mark of respect to books and authors.” Please see

By Cedrik Ben Gayares

CFA Summer 2010 Art Workshop

The College of Fine Arts offers the following courses this summer:

1. Basic Drawing (7 to 12 years old): Learn the basic
knowledge and skills in drawing, composition and color exploration; manipulate different kinds of medium such as charcoal, watercolor, oil pastel and the visual possibilities of mixed media techniques.
April 12- May 3
MWF 2-4 pm
2. Basic Printmaking Course: Learn basic techniques in printmaking such as the collograph, monotype and drypoint plus chinecolle coloring technique.
April 6-28
TTh 9am-12 nn
3. Kids at Art Summer Workshop: The workshop aims to provide an environment for children to freely express themselves in order to develop their natural artistic abilities, creativity in the arts and creative problem solving skills.
4. Painting with Light: Artplay Pinhole Photography: This workshop aims to provide a functional knowledge of the photographic process through basic darkroom techniques; and pinhole photography and camera production.
April 12-24
9 am – 12 nn
5. Basic Drawing Workshop: The workshops provide primary lessons in art techniques and art themes for art lovers who are in the beginner’s level.
6. Basic Photography: A hands-on workshop on the basics of photography. Participants will be introduced to the principles of design, darkroom printing and developing and studio shooting.
April 5- May 24
M 9am-12nn
7. Oil/Acrylic Painting: An introduction to oil/acrylic painting techniques with still life photographs and human figure as subject.
April 5-14
M 1-4 pm

UP Film Institute Summer 2010 Workshops: The following courses are being offered by the UPFI this summer:
Digital Photography with Cris Sevilla – Bilbao: April 19 to 24, 1 to 5 pm; Requirement: Digital Camera preferably DSLR
Non-linear Editing with Ramón Bautista: April 26 to 28,
9 am to 6 pm
Basic Scriptwriting with Nick Olanka: April 26 to May 1,
1 to 4 pm
Digital Cinematography with Lyle Sacris: May 3 to 8,
1 to 5 pm
Digital Photography with Steve Tirona: May 17 to 22, 1 to 5 p.m; Requirement: Digital Camera preferably DSLR
Non-linear Editing with Melissa Dela Merced: May 17 to 22, 1 to 5 pm

(Courses are to be held at the Film Building, College of Mass Communication Media Center. Fees vary from PhP5,000.00 to PhP8,000.00. Course details are available at the UPFI website. Limited slots only.)

Latest Issues of OVCRD Journals Available Online

We are pleased to announce the uploading of the latest issue of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) Journals:

  • Humanities Diliman Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan-June 2010)
  • Science Diliman Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan-June 2009)
  • Social Science Diliman Vol. 5, Nos. 1 &2 (Jan 2008-Dec 2009)

You may view them at

TECHNICOM’s 2010 Call for Proposal

The Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD) invites you as one of their network institutions to submit project proposals for possible TECHNICOM assistance.

TECHNICOM is a DOST Program which provides funds to fast track the transfer and commercialization of research results in biology, information and communication technology, health/pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, environment and alternative energy especially those generated by member institutes of the National Research and Development Network (NRDN).

The TECHNICOM program also provides funding for commercial prototype development, pilot plant production, and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection. Further, TECHNICOM hopes to render assistance in facilitating the access of Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) to research facilities and personnel of Research and Development Institutes (RDIs) and other government institutions to address their technical needs.

For additional information, please visit or contact PCASTRD’s TECHNICOM Focal Person, Dr. Virginia G. Novenario-Enriquez through the following nos. (632) 837-7516, 837-2071 to 82 loc. 2102/2109 or send her email at and, cc:

Fellowships for Research in Japan 2010

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is promoting the JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan for Fiscal Year 2010.

The fellowship programs are open to postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers.

For further details of the different fellowships, interested applicants may browse the JSPS website at

Unsex Me Here: Female Power and Shakespearean Tragedy

(Out of Print)

Author : Judy Celine Ick
ISBN : 971-8729-29-1
Year : 1999
No. of pages : 220
Price : (Out of stock)

“Looking at the powerful in four early Jacobean tragedies — Othello, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus — reveals not a systematic, absolute purging but a complex refiguration of female power. These texts are profoundly ambivalent about women and power. Women in power or the female will to power are almost always simultaneously discredited and glorified. On a very obvious level, one can point to the deaths of, say, Cleopatra or Desdomona and argue that, even if they do die, the manner of their deaths is exalted in the plays. Desdemona is the ‘sweetest innocent’ and ‘an angel’. Caesar praises Cleopatra for being ‘bravest at the last’ and Charmian calls her ‘ a lass unparalleled’ who died a death worthy of a ‘princess descended of so many royal kings’.” (from page 30)

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