CSSPSC and OSA Festively Welcomes Freshmen, Shiftees, and Transferees

The student council, freshmen, shiftees, transferees, and college officials (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)


The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Student Council (CSSPSC) in coordination with the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) held their annual College Welcome Assembly (CWA), entitled Ang Salubong, on August 20, 2016 at the Palma Hall Lobby. The program led by the CSSPSC is designed to welcome the college’s new freshmen, shiftees, and transferees every year. The theme of this year’s CWA was national festivals wherein each department represented a specific fiesta in the Philippines.

The CWA began with opening remarks from the Office of the College Secretary headed by Dr. Rowena Q. Bailon and given by the Assistant College Secretary Aaron Abel T. Mallari. Mr. Mallari continuously stressed that their office is always open to students for any form of academic assistance. An encouraging message related to the mission-vision statement of the college was later shared to the audience of new students by the college dean, Dr. Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay.

After the dean’s message, the heads of the departments, institutes and units of the college, and their representatives were introduced to give their welcoming speeches. An intermission number by the Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino or Kontra-GaPi was positively received by the audience following the messages from the heads and their representatives.

Each department representative from the CSSPSC then discussed his/her respective festival theme with a video presentation. The video presentation also provided an introduction on the nature of each department’s discipline. In between the presentations of the department representatives were interactive games such as trivia and Bring Me facilitated by council members.

The program neared the end with updates from the University Student Council and reminders from the CSSPSC Vice-Chairperson JV Bautista. Closing remarks were also warmly given by OSA coordinator, Asst. Prof. Jerwin F. Agpaoa. The CWA officially ended with a dance number by the CSSPSC and a picture-taking with all the attendees of the event.

Ang Salubong commenced from 1:00 in the afternoon and ended at 4:00 in the afternoon.


Assistant College Secretary Aaron Abel T. Mallari giving his opening remarks (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)

Dean Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay, PhD warmly greeting the freshmen, shiftees, and transferees (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)


Department of History Chair Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, PhD enthusiastically welcoming the new students (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)

 The crowd of freshmen, shiftees, and transferees attentively watching the program (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)


Office of Student Affairs Coordinator Jerwin F. Agpaoa giving his closing remarks (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)


CSSP Library Recognized at Line Staff Meeting for the First Time

College Librarian, Mr. Rhoel Rondilla, presenting the projects

The Office of the Dean held a meeting and workshop for its administrative team on July 29, 2016 at the Wellness Center, Palma Hall. The program, facilitated by Dean Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay, PhD., lasted from 10:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon.

The meeting highlighted and featured the recognition of the librarians of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) Library, popularly known as the Main Library. This was the first time the CSSP Library was formally acknowledged as part of the administrative staff of the Office of the Dean.

College Librarian Rhoel Rondilla led the presentation of the mission-vision, organizational structure, and the rules and regulations of the CSSP library. He further informed the team of the projects undertaken by the library from 2013 to the present. These include exhibits, book drives, renovation of facilities, book fairs, the release of the first issue of the official library newsletter, CSSP Libe!, new acquisition of books, and other related extension programs in various public libraries and barangays around Metro Manila.

Earlier on, Dean Aguiling-Dalisay started off with a review of the college’s Haraya (Vision) 2020, key area results (KRA), and key performance indices (KPI). Two workshops based on a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis followed and extended for the duration of the day.

The first workshop on the internal strengths and weaknesses of the team was conducted in the morning and individually performed by each college officer. Meanwhile, the second workshop on the external opportunities and threats of the college was conducted in the afternoon and performed in groups.

Dean Grace Aguiling-Dalisay speaking in front of the Line Staff    

Mr. Aaron Abel T. Mallari (Asst. College Secretary). Asst. Prof. Arlyn P. Macapinlac (NSTP Coordinator), and Asst. Jerwin F. Agpaoa (OSA Coordinator) during the workshop session.

The CSSP Librarians and Line Staff

UP Department of Linguistics hosts PKSS 2016

Published on 04 August 2016

The Department of Linguistics of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman held the Philippine Korean Studies Symposium (PKSS) 2016 in partnership with the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies.

For this fifth installment of PKSS, the Depatment organized the first ever Korean Studies Workshop for Academicians in the Philippines, which aimed to deepen the Filipino academicians’ awareness, understanding and knowledge of Korea, and ultimately help them develop Korean Studies curriculum and produce comparative research in their institution. The event was held on July 20-22, at Microtel, UP-Ayala Technohub, Quezon City. Four renowned scholars of Korean Studies were invited to present their respective papers at plenary sessions: Dr. Laurel Kendall of Columbia University (“Superstition, Culture, and Religion and the Things for which People Pray: Shamans and Popular Religion in South Korea”), Dr. Eun-gi Kim of Korea University (“The Construction of Multicultural Korea: Myth or Reality?”), Dr. Wayne Patterson of the University of Pennsylvania (Maritime Customs and China’s Indirect Imperialism in Korea in the 1880s”), and Dr. Seong-chul Shin of the University of New South Wales (“Researching the L2 Classroom and Application to Korean”).

Fourteen (14) participants were accepted to present their ongoing/prospective research on Korean studies along with their respective fields such as linguistics, political science, mass communication, sociology, business and management, and law and governance, among others. They were then grouped into four groups, each of which was mentored by the four invited academics. Also part of the programme was the providing of tips on publishing in scholarly journals and the presentation of the different journals published within and by UP Diliman: “Daluyan”, “Kasarinlan”, “Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society”, “Diliman Review”, “Asian Studies”, “Philippine Political Science Journal”, “Social Science Diliman”, and “Philippine Social Sciences Review”.

Since its first organization in 2012, the Department of Linguistics has been successful in organizing the PKSS. It has become a venue for Filipino scholars to acquire new knowledge on the Korean society, present their cutting-edge research, interact with renowned Korean Studies scholars from all over the world, and develop Korean programs in their respective institution.


The 23rd Inception Anniversary Fun Run

Join the 23rd UP Pahinungod Inception Anniversary Fun Run!

This event is open to the public. Pahinungod volunteers are particularly encouraged to join as this is an opportunity to meet again or share stories with fellow volunteers and/ or friends. ORDER your shirts now at the Ugnayan Ng Pahinungod Manila Office (526-6951) or OSLO-Pahinungod CSSP-Diliman (981-8500 loc. 2472). Or post your order at our facebook pages @PahinungodCSSP@pahinungod.manila. Each shirt (any size) costs P150.00.


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