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.


KAPPahinungod: Unang Serye


KAPPahinungod, a volunteer activity initiated by the Office of Service-Learning, Outreach and Pahinungod (OSLO-Pahinungod), was held on July 8, 2016. KAPPahinungod is aimed at providing social services to the marginalized sectors of the society by engaging faculty, students, alumni, and non-teaching personnel of the CSSP or of the University of the Philippines Diliman through volunteer activities such as this one. It was attended by 18 community parents from the Ugnayan ng Mamamayan para sa Kaunlaran ng Payatas (UMAKAP), a peoples’ organization based in Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City.

Welcoming the participants was Dr. Jake Rom Cadag, coordinator of OSLO-Pahinungod, who also provided a rationale for the program. Faculty volunteers Dr. Vic Villan and Dr. Carlos Tatel, assisted by the members of the Junior Philippine Geographical Society (JPGS), conducted a study session on Kasaysayan. The session taught them how to evaluate events in the past and which to consider historical based on their significance and relevance. It was aimed at bringing to the consciousness of the participants that the study of Kasaysayan is more than memorization of facts. It is about understanding the significance (saysay) of these events to our present time, which understanding could shape our future as a nation. It is hoped that the participants would now be able to motivate their young children to appreciate the field of Kasaysayan. It is also hoped that after the study session, the participants would become more confident—and critical—in teaching their own children, or tutoring school children in the community. The session also gave the participants the opportunity to become knowledgeable and equipped with basic teaching methods. Closing the activity, Dr. Grace Aguiling-Dalisay, Dean of CSSP, conveyed a short motivational talk, and encouraged the participants to share their knowledge with the other community members of Brgy. Payatas. A group photo was done to formally close the activity, afterwhich the group was invited to a tour around the Palma Hall where Dr. Tatel, together with JPGS, discussed with them the significance of the murals, floor designs, markers, AS steps, among other important landmarks of Palma Hall. UMAKAP community parents left UP Diliman at 11:30 AM.


  Dr. Villan giving a workshop-lecture on Kasaysayan                       

A group picture of the participants with the facilitators and Dean Grace Aguiling-Dalisay (center)

Dr. Tatel, assisted by JPGS volunteers, explaining the mural and landmarks inside Palma Hall



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