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Archive of Previous Program and Projects

I. 2011 and Older

A. Economic Emancipation
The Philippines and the ASEAN Community: Challenges and Opportunities”: Project Team: Prof. Jaime B. Naval (faculty coordinator); Joshua B. Baquiran (research assistant); Prof. Jose P. Tabbada (consultant); Dr. Temario C. Rivera (consultant); and, Bella R. Lucas (CIDS Researcher).

 Overview. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have identified three pillars in the advancing the envisioned ASEAN Community. These pillars include: the ASEAN Economic Community; the ASEAN Politico-Security Community; and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.

Each pillar has its own set of blueprint and action plans to pursue in line advancing ASEAN integration.

The Policy Discussion Series focused first on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and its policy implications and impact on the Philippines. The project seeks to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the country in light of the AEC.

The AEC sought to accomplish four primary objectives for the region: a single market and production base for the region; a highly competitive region; a region of equitable economic development; and a region fully integrated into the global economy.

The policy discussion series focused on the first goal because many of its priorities and core elements are already in various stages of implementation in the country and the region. The policy discussion series examined the policy impact and long-term implications for the country with the following priorities: free flow of goods, free flow of services, free flow of investments, free flow of capital, free flow of skilled labor, priority integration sectors; and food, agriculture and forestry

There were proposed six roundtable discussions (RTDs) on the topics listed. Roundtable participants included academics from various disciplines, government representatives, business sector, labor sector/professionals, civil society representatives, and media. Expert resource persons lead each panel discussion.

The project came out with a monograph/book containing the policy presentations and recommendations of the resource persons and panel discussants.

2. Program on Peace, Democratization and Human Rights

 Overview: This program aimed to:

  1. Redefine and enlarge the role of the university as an agent of peace by:
  • generating studies and other activities that will contribute to the critical and practical knowledge on various aspects of peace, human rights and conflicts, democratization and;
  • serving as initiator, facilitator, coordinator, “good offices”, and resource center of peace-related activities and projects. (i.e. Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines, Coalition for Peace)
  1. Build an academic community active in the pursuit of a just and lasting peace by encouraging the development of and harnessing the ideas, expertise and services of community members for such activities on a continuing basis.
  2. Help build a just and peaceful Philippine society and a more peaceful world at large.

For 1999-2002, the PCRHRP proposed the following research thrusts which it would operationalize through a roundtable discussion series (RTDs):

  • Military Budgets, Civilian Violence and Armed Conflict;
  • Development as a Right and a Foundation of Peace; and
  • Tools of Peace-Building.

Despite announcements of the research thrusts for possible project proponents, the Program has not obtained any response. Because of this, a suggestion was made to shift to democratization, a related concern which the Third World Studies Center (TWSC) is currently pursuing. Developing democratization as a research thrust will involve bringing together faculty members from different UP units.
With its new thrust the PCRHP changed its name to Peace, Democratization and Human Rights Program. A series of RTDs in the different UP campuses is proposed to brainstorm on the possible research agenda of the democratization issue.

3. Marine Affairs Program (MAP)

Overview. This program focused on the following:

  1. Territorial Issues

The University is at the cutting-edge of policy research on the problems and issues arising out of the configuration of our laws and policies on the Philippine National Territory. To this end, the MAP places first priority on the engagement of research studies and activities intended to enhance our country’s capabilities to address our territorial problems, pursue and protect our interests in our territory and the resources therein, and provide guidance and advice to government on this matter.

  1. The specific projects currently contemplated are the following:
  2. a) MAP, jointly with other UP institutions/programs
  • Maritime Trade and History
  • Maritime Zone Mapping
  • Workshop of Judges, Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Agencies on the Protection of the National Territory
  • Workshop on the Consent Regime for Marine Scientific Research
  • Workshop on International Fisheries Negotiation
  1. b) MAP jointly with the UP-CIDS Asia Pacific Program
  • Recommendations for a Philippine Policy on the South China Sea
  • Kalayaan Island Group Workshop Series
  1. Maritime Law and History Book Series

There are a few Philippine publications on maritime law and maritime history. Many of the problems and issues related to the national territory arise out of the maritime aspects of the Philippine archipelago, thus it is only proper that more studies and publications are encouraged on our maritime heritage. The specific publications currently contemplated are:

  • The Philippines and the Law of the Sea
  • Coastal and Marine Law and Policy
  • A History of Filipino Seafaring and Shipping
  • The Maritime Trade History of the Philippines
  1. Coastal Resource Management Studies

The Philippines is heavily dependent on coastal resources to support its population. Many studies are being undertaken in this field by institutions and non-governmental organizations; however, most of these activities are specific area-based projects that need a venue for translation into broader policies. The development of Coastal Resource Management as a vibrant field of policy planning and in the academe is an activity vital to the survival of the nation. Currently, two proposals have been submitted under this heading:

  • Migration in Coastal Communities
  • Coastal Resource Management Resource Pool

B. Education

  1. Archipelagic and Ocean Policy Studies (ARCOAST)

Overview. “The Network on Archipelagic and Ocean Studies consists of all academic programs of the University of the Philippines (UP) System related to archipelagic and ocean studies. The Network was formally created on August 27, 1998 by the UP Board of Regents through a resolution during its 1123rd meeting.

The Archipelagic and Ocean Studies (ARCOAST) Network was formed because the University of the Philippines, as a primary resource of the nation, is called upon to apply its creativity and technical competence for the betterment of the nation. Hence, the University’s studies must acquire a definitive orientation that seriously considers, interprets, and analyzes the profound implications of the archipelagic reality as a basis for crafting effective plans, policy directions, and strategies.

“Archipelagic and Ocean Studies” are interdisciplinary inquiries into the following:

  • the unity of the structures and processes unique to the Philippine archipelagic environment;
  • the corresponding impact of such structures and processes upon Philippine society;
  • their implications for the management and development in the political, social, cultural, economic, and environmental spheres; and
  • the promotion of an archipelagic consciousness among the Filipino people.”

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  1. Asia Pacific Studies Program (APSP)

Overview. The APSP was one of the newest programs of UP-CIDS having been launched only in August 1998. It was a policy-oriented multidisciplinary research program that focuses on contemporary issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region and how these affects the Philippines. The APSP also strived to develop country specialists for the Asia Pacific region with a multidisciplinary perspective. At the same time it also was issue-oriented focusing on themes and concerns that were common to certain regions.

For 1998-2000, APSP produced four monographs For 1999-2000, the following book projects were envisioned:

“Post-Suharto: The First Year,”

“The State of the Art Resources on Contemporary Asia in the Philippines,” and

“The Individual and Society in Asia-Pacific in the Age of Globalization.”

  1. Mindanao Studies Program

Overview. The Mindanao Studies Program (MSP) sought to help develop the potentials of Mindanao, its people and resources for growth and progress in line or consistent with national interests. It sought specifically to:

  1. to develop an academic, intellectual and practical mechanisms through research scholarship that identify the fundamental areas of concern essential to Mindanao’s meaningful development as part of the Filipino nation;
  2. To provide studies on Mindanao history and culture; and
  3. To complement contemporary institutional research activities and studies on Mindanao as part of the UP System’s network of linkages and commitments for national development.            
  1. Education Research Program (ERP)

Overview. The Program works out its research agenda in the broader context of the Structure of the National Education System. Its development is divided into three phases: Phase 1: (1991-1993), Phase 2 (1993-1999), and Phase 3 (1999-2004). For first two phases, the ERP highlights its projects in Valencia, Misamis Occidental and Dauis, Bohol. Multidisciplinary research on functional literacy led to ERP’s contribution to the international academic community of a perspective on literacy that is linking to the development of the community. Its comprehensive community-based development projects that link the LGUs, academes and NGOs are experiments that will yield more insights into the cognitive bases of literacy while enhancing it in the daily life of Philippine communities.

For Phase 3 (1999-2004), ERP focuses on the Emerging Structural Framework of the Philippine Education System. In particular, it will elaborate on the Policy Framework for:

Literacy and Non-Formal Adult Education

Basic Education

Higher Education

Continuing Adult Education/Voc-Tech Education

Elaboration on the Phase 3 Research Agenda

ERP also intends to go into studies for special children as soon as the expert for this is available.

    C. Employment


    Overview. PhilSHIFT is an interdisciplinary group that brings together researchers from the University of the Philippines and the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU) in a collaborative effort that aims to study the Filipino circadian clock and shift work. It was UPCIDS program in the area of employment.

    Determining the Filipino chronotype or “body clock” type​ is crucial to understanding the human circadian clock. It is also an important aspect in a field of increasing interest to researchers and industry — the influence of shift work on Filipino contact center employees, majority of whom are constrained to work beyond typical daytime hours. PhilSHIFT hopes to work with cooperating companies in looking for strategies that promote health, productivity and sustainability of the workforce.

    How does the Filipino body clock “tick” in relation to actual time, especially in shift work? PhilSHIFT believes in collaborating with industry to answer this question and come up with policies and programs that are responsive to situation of the Filipino workforce.


    D. Environment (insert Environment Program Chart)

    1. Biodiversity Conservation Program

       Overview. This program aimed to:

    1. continuously monitor the country’s progress in biodiversity conservation by tapping the intellectual and technical expertise in the University;
    2. undertake multidisciplinary research along the biological, politico-legal, socio-economic and cultural aspects of biodiversity conservation;
    3. set up a Documentation Center with an updated Geographic Information System (GIS);
    4. ensure the implementation of research-based action plans for critical biological resources, sites and ecosystems; and
    5. build a community of scholars and academics committed to the conservation of biodiversity as well as a network of experts outside the University.

    A field site for the BCP is the Cordillera Administrative Region. This is a GO-NGO-academe-community partnership which initiated a pilot action-research project in one village with indigenous peoples in Sagada, Mountain Province. This involved the UP College Baguio.

    Another BCP research concern is urban biodiversity which seeks to document plant species diversity in the UP Campus and immediate vicinity. The ultimate product is a book with a format that shall be able to assist college students, instructors, biologists and others who are interested in this field.

    The BCP also aims to look into the “Status of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Philippines”. It noted that the most important threats to the biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems include:

    1. a) habitat change or damage;
      b) biological pollution (introduction of non-native species); and
      c) overexploitation. Because of these, focus is placed on the need to study the biodiversity of inland waters.

    BCP also shared its collaborative experience with the Education Research Program (ERP) in Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental whereby the issues of governance was pursued together with the study of ecosystems.

    The BCP would like to organize a workshop on “Conservation Priority Setting for the Philippines: A Second Iteration of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan”. This workshop is an offshoot of the first iteration, i.e., the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) which was formulated in 1995 which led to the funding of the National Integrated Protected Areas (NIPAs) in 8 sites in 1995. The second iteration workshop seeks to address the gaps in terms of areas and species that are protected and not protected.

    1. Disaster Management

    Overview. The original mandate of the Disaster Management/Pinatubo Studies Program are the following:

    • To organize and undertake multi-disciplinary research to assess the impact of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption on Central Luzon’s topography, hydrology, ecology, land use and human settlement pattern; and
    • To propose interventions for dealing with future lahar flows, long term floods and the rehabilitation of the people in the region.
    1. Emerging World Environment (EWE)

    Overview. This program was divided into the following focus areas:

    1. Emerging World Environment

    The theme of the Emerging World Environment (EWE) Program is “Sustainable and Equitable Growth in the 21st Century: Mobilizing Domestic Resources, Economic Competitiveness and Social Reform”.

    In relation to this, the proposed list of studies are broken into the more traditional components, namely,

    • economic policies for the real sectors;
    • macroeconomic policy and responses to economic shocks; and
    • political-economy and other institutional aspects.
    1. Emerging World Environment – Food Security Research

    The Food Security Research aims to link food security with poverty- and income generation-related studies. It also notes that there is a need to put more bias to action-oriented research. Thus, the focus of their research is one of the following:

    • “Household Level” studies which seeks to track the impact of government policies/programs as they impinge on household food security;
    • “Implementing Food Security Programs at the Local Level” which seeks to evolve new mechanisms that will improve the local government units (LGUs) capability in implementing food security programs; and,
    • “Policy Analysis and Advocacy for Achieving Food Security” which will undertake policy analysis and advocacy on the following areas: 1) “Incentive System for Rural Industrialization” and 2) Incentive System for the Supply and Use of Technologies for Agricultural Modernization.
    1. Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP)

    Overview. The program on Solid Waste Management was the pioneering initiative and institutional response of the university to the mounting problems and issues on solid waste management in cities and municipalities, industries and commercial sites, institutions, hospitals, public markets. It put the expertise of the academe in the service of the nation for local and regional urban-rural development planning, national and local legislation, program and institutional development aimed at problem solving. The program undertook research and public information functions that will bring out knowledge and support for innovative methods and approaches, scientific and technical developments, social participation, administrative institutional interventions for effective and successful solid waste management systems.

    The Solid Waste Management Program undertook research projects under the following research areas:

    • Health and Environment
    • Governance and Policy Development
    • Science, Technology and Business
    • Development for the Environment
    • Community Based Initiatives and Social Participation
    • Ecosystem Waste Management Information

    The Solid Waste Management Program undertook the holding of conferences, workshops, roundtable discussions and consultation meetings to generate discussion and critical thinking to facilitate date gathering and information seeking.

    1. Local and Regional Studies Network
    2. Manila Studies Program – UP Manila
    3. Bicol Studies Program – UP Los Banos
    4. Southern Tagalog Studies Program – UP Los Banos
    5. Cordillera Studies Program – UP Baguio
    6. Central Visayas Studies Program – UP Visayas
    7. West Visayas Studies Program – UP Visayas
    8. Mindanao Studies Program – UP Mindanao

     F. Burning Issues Programs/Projects



    II. 2012


    1. Mt. Makiling Biodiversity Information System (MakiBIS)

    Project Leader: Damasa M. Macandog
    Unit Implementing the Project: UP Los Baños
    Project Duration: Jan. 2012 – Apr. 2012

    2. Philippine DNA Barcoding Database
    Project Leader: Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla
    Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
    Project Duration: Mar. 2012 – Jun 2012, July 2012 – Dec. 2012

    3. Flora of the Philippines
    Project Leader: Sandra L. Yap
    Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
    Project Duration: Mar. 2012 – Jun 2012, July 2012 – Dec. 2012

    4. Ecosystems Monitoring 100
    Project Leader: Ma. Dolores C. Tongco
    Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
    Project Duration: Mar. 2012 – Jun 2012, July 2012 – Dec. 2012

    III. 2013 to 2015


    1. Environmental Planning and Governance on Disaster Risk Prevention, Mitigation and Management at Selected Pilot Priority Areas
      Project Leader: Mario R. Delos Reyes
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: July 2013 – Dec. 2013, Jan 2014 – Dec. 2014
    2. Marine Emergency Reduction and Response System – Philippines (MERRSYS)
      Project Leader: Gil S. Jacinto
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Los Baños
      Project Duration: July 2013 – Dec 2013, Jan 2014 – Dec 2014
    3. Philippine Biodiversity Information System (PhiliBIS)
      Project Leader: Roselyn S. Gabud
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Aug. 2013 – Dec 2013, Jan 2014 – Dec 2014
    4. Risk Factors Associated with Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases and Psychosocial Problems in the Aftermath of Disasters in Marikina Areas Around Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay
      Project Leader: Lydia L. Leonardo
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Manila
      Project Duration: July 2013 – Dec. 2013, Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2014, Jan 2015 – Dec 2015
    5. Environment and Food Security Interactions Under Climate Change in Selected Communities in the Marikina and Sta. Cruz/ Pagsanjan Watersheds and Manila Bay Coastal Areas
      Project Leader: Agnes C. Rola
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Los Baños
      Project Duration: July 2013 – Dec 2013, Jan 2014 – Dec. 2014, Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    6. Implementing Issues of the IEC Component of RA10121 at the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) Level in Dinagat Island.
      Project Leader: Dennis John F. Sumaylo
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Mindanao
      Project Duration: July – 2014 – Dec. 2014, July 2015 – Dec. 2015
    7. Impact Assessment of Dengue Interventions and Development of the Integrative Framework for Prevention
      Project Leader: Nelfa M. Glova
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Mindanao
      Project Duration: July 2014 – Dec. 2014, July 2015 – Dec. 2015
    8. Drivers and Barriers of Physical Fitness Program in Selected Government Offices in Davao City
      Project Leader: Jezreel M. Abarca
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Mindanao
      Project Duration: July 2014 – Dec. 2014, July 2015 – Dec. 2015
    9. Conservation Finance: A Comparative Analysis on Planning and Management Arrangements in Tourism Destination Areas with High Biodiversity Value.
      Project Leader: Ricardo M. Sandalo
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Los Baños
      Project Duration: July 2014 – Dec. 2014, July 2015 – Dec. 2015
    10. Toward Philippine Green Cities: Assessing Land Use, Community Practices and Policies on Urban Sustainability.
      Project Leader: Kristian Karlo Saguin
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    11. Study on the allocation of Local Disaster Risk Management Funds: Evidence from Selected Cities in Metro Manila.
      Project Leader: Rachel Khan
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    12. Translation of and Communicating Natural Disaster Risk via Digital and Social Media Using Disaster Icons.
      Project Leader: Benjamin Vallejo
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    13. Environment-Induced Migration and Mobility Patterns: Lessons Towards Building Resiliency in Yolanda-Affected Fishing Communities in Leyte.
      Project Leader: Marieta Sumagaysay
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Visayas
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    14. Modelling and Prediction of Crime Incidence in Urban Areas for Public Safety.
      Project Leader: Ryan Ciriaco M. Dulaca
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Cebu
      Project Duration: July 2014 – Dec. 2014, July 2015, Dec. 2015
    15. Finding Cebu’s Poverty Indicators for Poverty Alleviation Policies.
      Project Leader: Phoebe Zoe Maria Sanchez
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Cebu
      Project Duration: July 2014 – Dec. 2014, July 2015 – Dec. 2015
    16. Fish Stock at Risk: Is Regulating Beneficial for the sardines fisheries of the Visayan Sea.
      Project Leader: Ruby P. Napata
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Visayas
      Project Duration: July 2014 – Dec. 2014, July 2015 – Dec. 2015
    17. Improving the Bivalve Mariculture Industry in the Philippines through Policy and Regulatory Reforms.
      Project Leader: Liberty N. Espectato
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Visayas
      Project Duration: Jan 2015 – Dec. 2015
    18. Life cycle Cost Benefit Analysis of variable renewable energy in the Philippine electricity generator Sector.
      Project Leader: Mili-Ann M. Tamayao
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    19. Comparative Analysis of Anti-Discrimination Policies at the Local Level: Toward Gender-Fair & LGBT – Inclusive Governance in the Philippines.
      Project Leader: Jean E. Franco
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    20. The Nature and Dynamics of Sister-Cities Program in the Philippines.
      Project Leader: Michael Tamanut
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    21. Relative Benefits: Kinship, Competition and the Quality of Local Government
      Project Leader: Rogelio Alicor L. Panao
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    22. A Study to examine MTBMLE in its broader ecosystem and the Policy Environment that hastens or hinders its successful implementation.
      Elizabeth Caliwanagan & Francisco Datar.
      Project Leader: Mercedes Arzadon
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Baguio
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    23. Constructing Models of Best Practices for Supplementary Implementing Guidelines of DepEd’s MTB-MLE (Phase 2)
      Project Leader: Anna Christie Torres
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Baguio
      Project Duration: Mar. 2015 – Sep. 2015
    24. Assessing the New Employment Patterns and Coping Mechanism of Selected Workers in BPOs of Cebu IT Park
      Project Leader: Adela G. Ellson
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Mindanao
      Project Duration: July 2014 – Dec. 2014, July 2015 – Dec. 2015
    25. Migration Studies Program-Network Analysis
      Project Leader: Dr. Clarinda Berja
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015
    26. Sikat Saka Program and its Benefits and Impacts to Small Farmer-Borrowers
      Project Leader: Karen Quiloy
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Los Baños
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015


    1. China/Strategic Studies Program
      Team: Prof. Aileen Baviera (Asian Center), Assoc. Prof. Tina Clemente (Asian Center), Assoc. Prof. Herman Kraft (Political Science Department, CSSP), and Prof. Dr. Jay Batongbacal (College of Law).

    Externally Funded Projects:

    1. NCWC- Review and Updating of the National Marine Policy 1994
      Project Leader: Dr. Edna Estifania A. Co
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP System
      Project Duration: July 2015 – June 2016
      Funding Agency: NCWC
    2. DENR – Capacity Building of CENROs – Environmental Governance UPPEG
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP System
      Project Duration: Mar. 2015 – Mar. 2016
      Funding Agency: DENR
    3. Korea Research Center Program under CIDS funds c/o OIL
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP System
      Project Duration: July 2015 – June 2016
      Funding Agency: OIL
    IV. 2016 to 2017


    1. Migration Studies and Policy Program in collaboration with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and other government agencies and stakeholders attempts to set up a data center on Philippine migration and envisions to do data analytics for policy purposes.
      PROJECT LEADER: Clarinda L. Berja, UP Manila
    2. China Strategic Studies takes a transdisciplinary approach in an effort to understand the links and to enhance relationship between the Philippines and China.
      PROJECT LEADER: Aileen SP. Baviera, UP Diliman
    3. Sustainable Energy attempts to examine and dissect the energy crisis and the factors that envelop the sector. The program attempts to demystify the sector and explore not only immediate but also medium and long-term options for dealing with energy and power issues.
      PROJECT LEADER: Mili-Ann Tamayao, UP Diliman

    4. The Philippines and the ASEAN Community: Challenges and Prospects aims to craft policy recommendations that are both timely and appropriate through the process of conducting expert round table discussions on key issues impacting the Philippines and ASEAN.
      PROJECT LEADER: Jaime Naval, UP Diliman

    5. . Review of the National Marine Policy 1994 and Developing a Strategy Paper takes a closer look at the existing marine policy but this time, UP takes a transdisciplinary perspective on the policy and its prospects.
      PROJECT LEADER: Edna E.A. Co, UP Diliman and UP CIDS

    6. . UP Program for Environmental Governance among the CENROs. UP prepares an interdisciplinary module on environmental governance for leaders. The module is used to enhance the perspective and competency of PENROs as managers and leaders.
      PROJECT COORDINATOR: Mark Anthony Gamboa, UP Diliman


    1. An Empirical Analysis of Home-Delivered Foods
      Project Leader: Dr. Mary Delia Tomacruz
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: May 2016 – Dec. 2016
    2. Emerging Best Practices Management of R and D among Selected Philippine Government and Academic Institutions: A Qualitative Approach
      Project Leader: Edison Cruz
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman TMC
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015, Jan. 2016 – March 2016

    3. PhilShift Project-Chronotype specific Adjustment to Shift Work of Contact Center Agents in the Philippines
      Project Leader: Gayline F. Manalang, Jr
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Manila
      Project Duration: July 2013 – Dec. 2013, Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2014, Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015, Jan. 2016 – June 2016

    4. Evaluating the Socio Ecological Impacts of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Philippines: Beyond the MEAT (Management Effectiveness Assessment Tool)
      Project Leader: Dr. Porfirio Alinio
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Diliman
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015, Jan. 2016 – June 2016

    5. Accelerating Irrigation Development in the Philippines: Policy Issues and Recommendations
      Project Leader: Victor B. Ella
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Los Baños
      Project Duration: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015, Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2016

    6. Greening of Philippine Cooperatives: Integrating Business and Environmental Objectives of Competitiveness.
      Project Leader: Isabelita Pabuayon
      Unit Implementing the Project: UP Los Baños
      Project Duration: Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2016

    Externally funded Programs:

    1. CIFAL Philippines


    V. President Edgardo J. Angara Fellowship Award
    1. President Edgardo J. Angara Fellowship Award

    The UPPEJA or PEJA Fellowship Award was established during the 1,236th meeting of the UP Board of Regents on Sept. 29, 2008 in honor of PEJA who served as UP President from 1981 to 1987 and concurrent UPD Chancellor from 1982 to 1983. This is a single and unique grant in the UP system, as well as the largest in terms of amount.

    The PEJA Fellowship aims to promote high level policy discussions and research on a wide range of topics that address national development goals and imperatives such as science and technology, economic development, environment and climate change, good governance and communications.

    It is open to all UP faculty, lecturers, professor emeriti and researchers. Angara Fellows are required to present their research output, hold lectures, workshops and seminars, and engage other scholars, policymakers and the business community in discussions of national significance.