Tan makes affirmation as UPD Chancellor

Dr. Michael Lim Tan, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), affirmed his position as the tenth chancellor of UP Diliman before UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, and witnessed by the vice presidents of the UP System and some UPD officials  at 5 p.m, Feb. 27 at Quezon Hall.(FEB. 28)—Dr. Michael Lim Tan, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), affirmed his position as the tenth chancellor of UP Diliman before UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, and witnessed by the vice presidents of the UP System and some UPD officials at 5 p.m, Feb. 27 at Quezon Hall.

Rather than the traditional oath-taking, Tan took an affirmation, following the tenets of the Quakers, of which he is a member. "Quaker kasi ako at bawal sa amin ang oath-taking. So insted of saying 'nanunumpa' we say 'taos-pusong pinagtitibay.' And we don't close with 'Siya nawa Diyos.' Ang dahilan dito is we believe that if we want to promise we will do something, we shouldn't have to invoke the name of God. Gawin na lang," Tan emailed UPDate on Feb. 28.

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Lasallian Scholarum Awardee

For his piece, "Care for Our Children," in his Philippine Daily Inquirer column, Public Lives, Professor Emeritus Randolf S. David received the Lasallian Scholarum Award for Outstanding Published Column Article on Youth and Education.  The Scholarum Award, whose theme this year is "Voices that Matter," is given by De La Salle University to individuals who raise "concerns and encourage proactive initiatives toward the development of the country's educational system."

Source: from the Department of Sociology

 

Dean Michael L. Tan: NAST's 2012 Academy Member

Dr. Michael L. Tan was elected Member of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) for 2012 in recognition of his sustained outstanding scientific research, teaching, advocacy and development work that demonstrate the usefulness of social scientific knowledge in advancing translational medicine; particularly in his consistent efforts to revitalize scientific research on and in the use of traditional medicine, to develop rational drug policies, and in understanding the social and behavioral dimensions of HIV/AIDS prevention and of reproductive health promotion.  His scholarly work provides the foundation for his social development advocacy and policy development work, which he sustains by ensuring that scientific knowledge is effectively communicated to various stakeholders including policy makers, community development workers, health professionals, and the general public.

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Story-weaving

Last Sept. 17 we had a "Kuwentuhan," a story-telling session around martial law, one of several activities organized by the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. The activities revolve around the theme "Martial Law@40," which is intended to bridge a growing generation gap between those who lived through martial law and experienced the worst of the dictatorship, and, since then, two generations of Filipinos.

The divide could not have been clearer at the symposium, which had a very young audience (most of the students being below 20 years of age, meaning they were born after the 1986 Edsa revolt that toppled the dictatorship). The faculty members present were also quite young, including Associate Dean Neil Marcial Santillan, literally a martial law baby born on Sept. 21, 1972. He recalls that the only "oppression" he experienced during those dark years was the banning of Voltes V, a popular Japanese cartoon, from local TV.

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