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2017 CSSP NSTP Graduation Ceremony

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) held a graduation ceremony for the students who completed their classes in the National Service Training Program (NSTP) for the 2nd semester of Academic Year 2016 to 2017. This was held on on May 15, 2017 at the Palma Hall Lobby from 9:00 in the morning to 12:00 noon (for the morning NSTP classes) and from 2:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon (for the afternoon CSSP classes). The graduation program with the theme, “Naglilingkod sa KAPPwa, Naglilingkod sa Bayan!” aimed at showcasing and celebrating the achievements of the CSSP-NSTP graduates.
The program additionally featured an exhibit which ran from May 15 to May 19 at the lobby. The exhibit opened on May 15 from 8:30 to 9:00 in the morning with opening remarks from the CSSP-NSTP Coordinator, Assistant Professor Arlyn P. Macapinlac. Asst. Prof. Macapinlac explained the purpose and theme of the exhibit which was to visually share the community service done by the students. Displayed were Community Engagement Posters and Community Engagement Photos, and those which won the best in each of the two categories decided by a group of judges from the CSSP faculty. The panel of judges were also recognized during the exhibit. Apart from these, the Common CSSP-NSTP Project entitled “AlaLayb” was also highlighted wherein all NSTP students covered books from the CSSP Library and the Library of the Department of History. The exhibit was formally opened with an unfurling of the ribbon facilitated by Dean Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay, PhD and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong. In both the morning and afternoon graduation ceremonies, the program began with the singing of the national anthem and the opening remarks given by Dean Aguiling-Dalisay in the morning ceremony and Associate Dean Payongayong in the afternoon ceremony. During the morning ceremony, Dean Aguiling-Dalisay congratulated the graduates and all those who organized the well-prepared event. She also hoped that the student graduates of CSSP-NSTP discovered and continues to discover the meaning of service beyond NSTP as a required subject. During the afternoon ceremony, Associate Dean Payongayong extended her message of service, thanks, and congratulations to the graduating classes.
Assistant Professor Leander P. Marquez from the Department of Philosophy then introduced the keynote speaker for both ceremonies, Congresswoman Sarah Jane I. Elago who is a representative from the Kabataan Party List. Ms. Elago shared that service does not stop with completing a course in NSTP although NSTP ought to ensure that students become more conscious of social issues. The true challenge, she remarks, is in the maximization of all avenues for service outside NSTP to remedy problems in education, job security, social services, land distribution, and the like.
The recognition and awarding proper of the program then commenced. Certificates were first awarded to recognize the members of the CSSP-NSTP Core Group. Also recognized here were the partner organizations and communities which helped make the CSSP-NSTP projects possible. Second to be awarded were those groups who won Best Community Engagement Poster, Best Community Engagement Photo, and Best Community Engagement Video. Throughout the program, the video presentations of each group from different NSTP classes were played for the entire audience of students, teachers, and administrators. Last to be awarded were all the graduating students of CSSP-NSTP. The CSSP-NSTP Coordinator, Asst. Prof. Macapinlac, facilitated the awarding of all certificates.
During the closing of the program, an oath-taking led by Professor Josefina C. Santos from the University of the Philippines, Diliman-NSTP took place to induct the graduates as new members of the National Service Reserve Corps (NSRC). All the new inductees also wore their respective NSRC pins and sang the NSTP song. The closing remarks were then given by Associate Dean Payongayong during the morning ceremony and by Dean Aguiling-Dalisay during the afternoon ceremony. To formally end the recognition event, all those in attendance sang the university hymn, UP Naming Mahal.
The emcees of “CSSP-NSTP: Naglilingkod sa KAPPwa, Naglilingkod sa Bayan!” were Assistant Professor Aaron Abel T. Mallari and Rogelio R. Nato, Jr.





CSSP-NSTP Eksibit at Pagtatapos

Date: Mayo 15-19, 2017
Title of Event: “CSSP-NSTP: Naglilingkod sa KAPPwa, Naglilingkod sa Bayan!”
Isang Linggong Eksibit
Venue: First Floor, Palma Hall Lobby
Time: 8:00 n.u. – 5:00 n.h.

Isang linggong eksibit ito na maglalaman ng mga larawan, posters, at iba pang exhibit materials na magtatanghal sa mga paglilingkod na ginawa ng mga mag-aaral ng NSTP sa CSSP ngayong Ikalawang Semestre, Taong Akademiko 2016-2017. Katatampukan ito ng pagbubukas ng eksibit mula 8:00-9:00 nu sa unang araw at patimpalak para sa Natatanging Video Presentation AY 2016-2017 (klase sa umaga/hapon); Natatanging Community Engagement Poster AY 2016-2017 (klase sa umaga/hapon); at Natatanging Community Engagement Photo AY 2016-2017 (klase sa umaga/hapon) na pawang igagawad sa Programa ng Pagtatapos ng mga Mag-aaral ng NSTP sa CSSP.

Date: Mayo 15, 2017
Title of Event: “CSSP-NSTP: Naglilingkod sa KAPPwa, Naglilingkod sa Bayan!”
Programa ng Pagtatapos ng Mag-aaral ng NSTP sa CSSP 2016-2017
Venue: First Floor, Palma Hall Lobby
Time: 9:00 n.u.-12:00 n.t.; at 2:00-5:00 nh.

Programa ito ng Pagtatapos na naglalayong kilalanin ang matagumpay na pagtatapos ngayong Ikalawang Semestre Taong Akademiko 2016-2017 ng mga mag-aaral ng NSTP sa CSSP. Nakapaloob sa programa ang pagpapalabas sa video presentations ng paglilingkod-komunidad ng bawat klase ngayong semestre; pagkilala at pasasalamat sa mga katuwang na organisasyon/komunidad sa pagsasakatuparan ng mga inisyatibo ng bawat klase sa CSSP-NSTP ngayong semestre; paggagawad ng mga ispesyal na pagkilala sa mga klase; at ang mainit na pagtanggap sa mga nagtapos bilang mga bagong kasapi ng NSRC.

Kt. Prop. Arlyn P. Macapinlac, Tagapag-ugnay, CSSP NSTP Tanggapan ng CSSP-NSTP, 209-A Bulwagang Palma, UP Diliman, Quezon City Telepono: 981-8500 local 2427


CSSP OSA AND CSSPSC Hold the B.I.G. Career Talk

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy – through the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and its volunteer arm, the CSSP OSA Peers; and in cooperation with the CSSP Student Council (CSSPSC) and the UP Profession and Career Enhancement Program (Pro CSSP) – hosted “The B.I.G. Career Talk: Building Communities, Innovating Systems and Generating Systems” last March 22, 2017 from 4:00 in the afternoon until 7:00 in the evening at the Palma Hall Room 400.

The talk is a supplement to “The B.I.G Career Fair: Pursue your Passion, Serve the Nation” which began on March 21 and ended on March 24. The acronym stands for Build, Innovate and Generate, highlighting the capacity of the social sciences to build indigenous systems of knowledge, innovate on existing frameworks of thinking, and generate solutions to timely and relevant issues. The subtitle highlights the role of the youth in nation-building, while simultaneously acknowledging their potential for growth and service.

The program began with opening remarks given by the dean of the college, Dr. Grace H. Aguiling- Dalisay. Dean Aguiling-Dalisay congratulated the organizers of the career fair for their success in managing the weeklong event. She also reminded all CSSP students in search of whatever career in the future to continually imbibe the spirit of Haraya 2020.

Three resource speakers were then introduced to talk about one aspect of the theme. The first speaker, Ms. Jessica Sta. Isabel, from Teach for the Philippines talked about “Building Communities”. Ms. Isabel shared insights from her excursions as a teaching associate in far-flung barangays and communities. The second speaker, Mr. Franz Magallanes from Taylor Nelson Sofres Philippines talked about “Innovating Systems”. Mr. Magallanes detailed his work in market research through a survey of commercials across countries. The last speaker, Ms. Jemima Cabanlong from the Office of the Vice President talked about “Generating Systems”. Ms. Cabanlong explained the nature of her occupation as part of a team which researches on and writes about various issues for the Vice President of the Philippines in so that the national leader’s stands and platforms are well-informed. An open forum then followed the talks of the speakers.

After the open forum, the closing remarks were delivered by the OSA Coordinator, Mr. Jairus D. Espiritu. Mr. Espiritu reiterated the passing sentiments of the speakers regarding finding meaning in work despite the insufficient monetary compensation, especially in government institutions. He encouraged CSSP students to search for meaningful and worthwhile jobs without forgetting to be of service to the nation.

“The B.I.G. Career Talk: Building Communities, Innovating Systems and Generating Systems” officially ended with the awarding of certificates for the speakers and a picture-taking of all those in attendance.



The audience of “The B.I.G. Career Talk”                                        Dean Aguiling-Dalisay giving her opening remarks


Ms. Sta. Isabel delivering her talk on “Building Communities”     Mr. Franz Magallanes delivering his talk on “Innovating Systems” 


Mr. Franz Magallanes delivering his talk on “Innovating Systems”         OSA Coordinator Espiritu giving his closing remarks


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