UPLB holds FOI Forum

Spearheaded by its Extension Section, OVCRE held “UPLB and the FOI: Freedom of Information in the Academe” on 12 January 2017 at the IPB Seminar Room.

The half-day event featured a discussion on the various aspects of Executive Order No. 2 on Freedom of Information (FOI), especially in its implications to academic institutions like UPLB. Atty. Kristian R. Ablan, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Legislative Affairs of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), served as the forum’s resource speaker.

ASec. Ablan briefly introduced the principles behind FOI before proceeding with a discussion on the processes involved in FOI. He also talked about the boundaries of Freedom of Information. He presented the list of exceptions to the EO which enumerates the types of information which cannot be shared or disclosed to the public.

Participants from different UPLB units raised and clarified points during the open forum immediately after ASec. Ablan’s discussion.

During the forum, Dr. Rex B. Demafelis, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension delivered the Chancellor’s welcome message while Dr. Susan May F. Calumpang, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension delivered the event’s closing remarks.


UPLB Scientists Recognized by NAST

Scientists and researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños were lauded during the 3th Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) held at the Manila Hotel in Ermita, Manila on 13-14 July 2016.


UPLB and CGIAR Centers Discuss Future Collaborations

The UPLB Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, conducted the University of the Philippines Los Baños-Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (UPLB-CGIAR) Collaboration Meeting on 20 June 2016, at Drilon Hall, SEARCA.


NAST S&T Policy Forum held in UPLB

The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST Philippines), in partnership with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), UPLB Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE-UPLB), and the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB-UPLB) of UPLB’s College of Agriculture held a Science and Technology (S&T) Policy Forum themed “From Monocrops to Systems: What is an Appropriate Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment (RDDD) Approach” at the IPB Seminar Room on 07 April, 2016.


1st CUPSCon held at University of the Philippines Open University: Day 1

The 1st Colleges and Universities Public Service Conference (CUPSCon) officially began yesterday, 26 November 2015, at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). CUPSCon is supported by the Office of the President of the University of the Philippines, the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs of UP, the Office of the Chancellor of UP Los Baños (UPLB), the Office of the Chancellor of the UP Open University and organized through the cooperation of UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, UPLB Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, UP Manila Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, UP Diliman Office of Extension Coordination, and UP Baguio Office of Public Affairs and the University of the Philippines Padayon Public Service Office. 


UPLB MNH features Hoya plants in Epicenter

The UPLB Museum of Natural History (UPLB MNH) put the spotlight on the different Hoya plants by conducting “EpiCenter,” a seminar and exhibit, last 06 November 2015. Hoya plants are epiphytes, or plants that grow upon trees or other plants. Its flowers are star shaped and appears in a spherical pattern.


Science and arts cross paths in Salubungang Agos

Science and the arts crossed paths as various UPLB units collaborated to host “Salubungang Agos/Cross Currents in the Streams of Creative Expressions: A Fusion of the Arts and Climate Change Science.”  Students and faculty from the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) School of Community and Regional Planning also participated in the event which took place at the CAS Auditorium last 10 July 2015.


UPLB spearheads 2015 International Biomass Conference

Spearheaded by the UPLB-Interdisciplinary Biofuels Research Studies Center (IBRSC) and in partnership with the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the first day of the 2015 Philippine International Biomass Conference was held yesterday, 16 June 2015, at the Widus Hotel and Casino, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.