Events Calendar

  • 01
    October 1, 2021

    "VacciNATION: Bridging Philosophy and Science in the Discussion of Vaccination." Day3

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    October 1, 2021

    Attention to all philosophy enthusiasts! Itโ€™s the PHILOMAZING season of the year!

    The Philosophical Society of UPLB has always been a bastion of philosophical understanding since its establishment in 2015. We are committed to our pursuit of bringing philosophy closer to people even in the midst of one of the greatest challenges of the century.

    With this, we would like to invite you to join us as we open channels of hope through our Philosophy Week 2021 celebration. PhiloWeek is an annual celebration in UPLB to commemorate the establishment of the BA Philosophy program in the university. For this year, our theme is โ€œ๐•๐š๐œ๐œ๐ข๐๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐: ๐๐ซ๐ข๐๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐•๐š๐œ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.โ€ The topics that will be discussed will revolve around the importance of vaccination, clearing out misconceptions in relation to vaccines, and the role of philosophy in promoting efficient vaccine administration.

    We will be having a series of Zoom webinars from September 27 – October 1, all at ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐๐Œ with the following topics to be discussed by renowned medical professionals and philosophers in the country:

    ๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ (๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)
    Topic 1: Injecting the Facts: An Introduction to Vaccination
    Topic 2: Uno, Dose, Trace!: Strategies to Achieve Herd Immunization

    ๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ (๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)
    Topic 1: Mask On: Preventing the Spread of Social Misconceptions on Vaccination
    Topic 2: Prevention vs. Cure: Are we Employing the Right Strategy?

    ๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ‘ (๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)
    Topic 1: I think, therefore I Vaxx!: The Role of Philosophy in Assessing Vaccine Administration
    Topic 2: Herd Immunity vs. Herd Mentality: Exploring the Concepts of Kapwa and Loob in the Pandemic

    We are looking forward to meeting you at our event! Should you have any questions, kindly message our Human Resource Directors, Reinier Dela Llarte at 09052468830, or Jean Alchie Capacio at 09956481963.

    Register now at!

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    #PhiloWeek2021 #VacciNATION #TatakPhilosoc

    Source: The Philosophical Society of UPLB

  • 01
    October 1, 2021

    Stop COVID Deaths Webinar #72

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    October 1, 2021

    The University of the Philippines in partnership with
    UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center and in cooperation with
    UP Philippine General Hospital
    would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!

    Registration slots are limited to this SPECIAL EDITION of
    the STOP COVID DEATHS Webinar Series,
    so sign up NOW:

    Webinar #72
    โ€œCOVID-19 Vaccines for Children: Ating Alaminโ€
    October 1, 2021 (Friday) 12nn

    Dr. Ma. Liza Antoinette Gonzales
    Member, National Adverse Event Following Immunization Committee (NAEFIC)
    Consultant, Infectious and Tropical Disease Section
    UP-PGH Dept. of Pediatrics
    Associate Dean for Faculty and Students
    College of Medicine, UP Manila

    Dr. Maria Consorcia Quizon
    Member, Interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group
    Executive Director, South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network (SAFETYNET)

    Dr. Benito P. Atienza
    President, Philippine Medical Association

    Dr. Jennifer Liquido
    Pediatrician, Delaware

    Opening Remarks:
    Dr. Efren Balanag
    President, Northern Luzon Chapter
    Philippine Pediatric Society

    Closing Remarks:
    Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla
    University of the Philippines Manila


    Webinar #72
    October 1, 2021
    โ€œCOVID-19 Vaccine for Children: Ating Alaminโ€
    Special Topic

    Vaccines are life-saving for children. Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, tuberculosis and hepatitis B, influenza are among the different diseases that vaccines have been very effective in preventing unnecessary deaths among children. How about COVID-19? Can the current vaccines used for adults help save children’s lives as well? Is COVID-19 a major threat to our children? Are more children developing moderate and severe COVID-19?

    WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) has concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above. Children aged between 12 and 15 who are at high risk may be offered this vaccine alongside other priority groups for vaccination.

    Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) made by Pfizer/BionTech approved for use in children ages 12-15 under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Two doses are recommended three weeks apart and a third dose for children who are immunocompromised.

    Should we start vaccinating children? Have we met our targets for adults who are at high risk? Do we have enough vaccines to start vaccinating children from 12-15 years of age?

    As children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults (unless they have co-morbidities) is vaccination in this age group less urgent than vaccination of older persons with high risk?

    The science on vaccination in children for COVID-19 is evolving as we speak. There is a need for more evidence on the use of different COVID-19 vaccines in children to start a program for this especially in countries like the Philippines where the vaccine supply is still limited.

    In this episode of Stop COVID Deaths, we will hear about the latest scientific evidence on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines for children from Dr. Ma. Liza Antoinette “Chet” Gonzales, a specialist in pediatric infections from the Philippine General Hospital; the epidemiology of COVID-19 and children from Dr. Maria Consorcia “Conky” Dizon- member of the Interim National Immunization Team; while Reactors will be Dr. Benito Atienza, President of the Philippine Medical Association; and Dr. Jennifer Liquido, a pediatrician from Delaware who will share the experience in the United States.

    Be part of the growing credible-on-line community dedicated to enlightening our frontliners through in-depth discussions based on evidence and experience. See you on October 1, Friday from 12NN to 2 PM.

    Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected!

    Together we can STOP COVID DEATHS!

  • 01
    October 1, 2021

    ''Genomics & Agriculture: Tool Set of Agricultural Genomics''

    4:00 PM-5:30 PM
    October 1, 2021

    Catch DR. RITCHIE MAE GAMOT as she hosts the upcoming FIRST LECTURE of the much-awaited “Bioinformatics Lecture Series”๐Ÿงฌ

    ”Genomics & Agriculture: Tool Set of Agricultural Genomics”

    Free and open to all! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒž

    October 1, 2021 l 4PM – 5:30PMย live via Zoom and FB ๐Ÿ˜€ Register here:

  • 01
    October 1, 2021

    Iridescence: The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the UPLB Choral Ensemble

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    October 1, 2021

    โ€œLet life mold you with mud and slime; Soon youโ€™ll shine with iridescence.โ€

    The UPLB Choral Ensemble proudly presents:

    Iridescence: The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the UPLB Choral Ensemble

    We invite everyone to join us this October as we celebrate our anniversary by devoting segments and performances to all our friends, fans, family, members, mentors, and partners who have inspired, encouraged, and helped us bring out our iridescence for the past three decades.

    With the objective of empowering communities with our music, we are also partnering with the organizations Kaagapay UP, UPLB Agapay, and Stairway Foundation to be our beneficiaries in this month-long celebration.

    Save the following dates!

    October 1, 2021 – Opening Ceremony

    October 9, 2021 – Empowering our Friends and Families

    October 16, 2021 – Empowering International Relations

    October 23, 2021 – Empowering Artists

    October 30, 2021 – Moving Forward

    For the benefit of:

    Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan (Kaagapay UP)
    Stairway Foundation
    UPLB Agapay

    In partnership with:

    Company Sponsors:
    Peewee Prints
    Taji’s Confectionery

    Media Sponsors:
    UP Caballeros Official
    Coro Cantabile Circle
    Oroquieta Chamber Singers – OCS
    Quezon Science Madrigal Virtuosos – QSMV
    Red Cross Youth of UPLB
    SLCM Chorale
    UPLB Engineering Society
    The League of Agricultural Engineering Students N.G.
    De La Salle University Chorale
    The UPLB Society of Pre-Med Students

    UPLB Economics Society
    UP Manila Chorale
    UP Manila Classical Ensemble
    UP Gamma Sigma Pi Fraternity
    UP Mindoreรฑos
    UP Painters’ Club
    UP Silakbo
    UP Soil Science Society

    See you there!

    #UPLBCE30thAnniversary #Iridescence

    Source: UPLB Choral Ensemble FB page

  • 01
    October 1, 2021

    Kapihan with Virginia Braun

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    October 1, 2021

    Virginia Braun with Victoria Clarke has written “Using thematic analysis in psychology” Qualitative Research in Psychology. To date, it has 109,351 citations in Google Scholar.

    Thematic Analysis (TA) is a popular method in analyzing qualitative data among students and researchers in Social Sciences.

    Get the chance to directly ask Ginny Braun about thematic analysis and ways of doing qualitative research on Friday, 1 October 2021 at 9 in the morning.

    Register through:

    Source: UP Visayas Tacloban College – Division of Social Sciences FB page