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UPCWGS conducts seminar for staff of UP System Administration Offices

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Seminar for the Staff of UP System Administration Offices: Gender Sensitivity and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code of 2017 on 15 March 2019 at the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman. Resource persons were Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS and the Department of Women and Development Studies, CSWCD; Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson of the UPCWGS and the Department of Family Life and Child Development, College of Home Economics (CHE); and Atty. Leo D. Battad of the College of Law.

Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson (second row, fifth from right) and Gina Rose L. Chan (first from right) of the UPCWGS and Atty. Leo D. Battad (second row, center) of the UP College of Law with the participants of the Seminar for the Staff of UP System Administration Offices: Gender Sensitivity and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code of 2017 on March 15 at CSWCD, UP Diliman

UPCWGS organizes Discussion on a UP SOGIESC Policy

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with UP Babaylan, Babaylanes, Inc.​, and the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) Doctor of Social Development Program, organized a roundtable discussion on the development of a system-wide UP Policy on Equality and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) entitled, “UP for Equality: Towards a University SOGIESC Policy,” on 14 March 2019 at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora, CSWCD, UP Diliman. The event aims to discuss and identify the elements and framework of the UP SOGIESC Policy.

Panelists were Dr. Cynthia Grace C. Gregorio of the Institute of Chemistry, College of Science (CS), UP Diliman; Dr. Eloisa May P. Hernandez of the Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters (CAL), UP Diliman; John Andrew G. Evangelista of the Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), UP Diliman; Eljay Bernardo of Rainbow Rights Philippines; Claudine Faye M. Tecson of the UP Diliman Psychosocial Services (PsycServ); Dylan Twain Constantino of the UP Diliman University Student Council; Atty. Claire de Leon of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR); Lysander James Montilla Doble of the Department of Psychology, CSSP, UP Diliman; and Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the Department of Women and Development Studies, CSWCD, UP Diliman.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (fifth from left) and Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (10th from right) of the UPCWGS with the panelists and participants of UP for Equality: Towards a University SOGIESC Policy on March 14 at CSWCD, UP Diliman

UPCWGS holds second Course Program of Angat Bayi

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), with the support of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines through the Angat Buhay, and Certified-Edu.net, held the second Course Program (Feminist and Gender Transformative Governance, Leadership, and Development) of the Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship on 7-9 February 2019 at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Resource persons were Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD); Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco City, Albay; Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS and the Department of Women and Development Studies, CSWCD; Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea of the UPCWSFI and the UP Asian Center; Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo; and Representative Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba of District I, Bukidnon.

The first batch of Angat Bayi Fellows are Councilor Charisse Marie Abalos-Vargas of Mandaluyong City; Councilor Candice Magdalene Alumisin-Tupas of Iloilo City; Mayor Viviane P. Alvarez of Oras, Eastern Samar; Vice Mayor Arlyn H. Arcilla of Virac, Catanduanes; Councilor Jom Bagulaya of Tacloban City, Leyte; Councilor Rema E. Burdeos of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte; Mayor Rosario Mediatrix P. Fernandez of San Enrique, Iloilo; Mayor Trina Alejandra Q. Firmalo-Fabic of Odiongan, Romblon; Councilor Lena Marie P. Juico of Quezon City; Councilor Mary Marjorie P. Martin-Chan of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Provincial Board Member Mikaela Karita S. Mendoza of Ilocos Sur; Councilor Maria Rosario Eufrosina P. Nisce of San Fernando, La Union; Councilor Annabel Pinat-Pelismino of Tubajon, Dinagat Islands; Councilor Rogelin Clemeña-Degoma of Panglao, Bohol; Councilor Elaine E. Teope of Luisiana, Laguna; Mayor Rowena R. Tuason of Masbate City; Councilor Joanne Ascencion G. Valdez of Candon, Ilocos Sur; Councilor Judy D. Vargas of Lingayen, Pangasinan; and Councilor Cecilia B. Veluz-De Asis of Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (seated, first from right), Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (first from left), and Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson (first from right) of the UPCWGS with (seated, from left to right) UPCWSFI Vice President Carolyn I. Sobritchea, CSWCD Dean Sylvia Estrada-Claudio, and Tabaco City Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro and the first batch of fellows of the Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship on February 7 at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City, Camarines Sur

Angat Bayi recognizes the fundamental value of women’s political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national development. It aims to contribute to the full, meaningful, and effective political participation of women towards a people-centered, rights-based, gender-responsive, participatory, empowering, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development.

[With a report from Laniza R. Lacsamana]

UPCWGS joins Lantern Parade

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) joined UP Diliman’s annual Lantern Parade on 14 December 2018 at the Academic Oval, UP Diliman. This year’s theme is “Paglaot, Pagdaong.”

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (right) and Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea (third from left) with the staff of the UPCWGS and the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) at the Lantern Parade on December 14
The UPCWGS lantern

UPCWGS launches Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXVIII

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) launched its latest journal, the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXVIII, on 13 December 2018 at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

The Review of Women’s Studies (RWS) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the UPCWGS. The journal serves as a forum where ideas on issues and concerns affecting the lives of women, seen from the analytical perspectives of different disciplines, may be exchanged. It encourages and seeks to publish research that employ feminist methodologies and that adhere to the principles of feminist research, bearing in mind the intersectionality of gender, class, religion, age, and education.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (third from left) and Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (first from right) of the UPCWGS with the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXVIII contributors: (from left to right) Dr. Praksis A. Miranda, Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson, Veronica Gregorio, Jesusa C. Francisco, and Dr. Rowena A. Laguilles-Timog at the journal launch on December 13

This year’s UPCWGS anniversary theme is “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

UPCWGS holds Anniversary Night

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) held an Anniversary Night on 12 December 2018 at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. This year’s anniversary theme is “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

The UPCWGS officials and staff at the Anniversary Night on December 12 at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman

UPCWGS holds Dakila Awards

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), held the Dakila Awards on 12 December 2018 at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. The Dakila Awards are given to the most deserving individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The recipients of the Dakila Awards for 2018 are Dr. Rhodora M. Bucoy, Dr. Junice Lirza D. Melgar, and Emmeline L. Verzosa for Feminist Activism in Public Service; Dr. Sylvia E. Claudio, and Dr. Grace J. Alfonso for Feminist Activism in the Academe; and Loretta Ann P. Rosales and Aida F. Santos-Maranan for Advocacy and Feminist Activism.

The recipients of the 2018 Dakila Awards: Aida F. Santos-Maranan (seated), (from left to right) Dr. Rhodora M. Bucoy, Dr. Sylvia E. Claudio, Loretta Ann P. Rosales, Dr. Grace J. Alfonso, Emmeline L. Verzosa, and Dr. Junice Lirza D. Melgar on December 12 at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman

This year’s UPCWGS anniversary theme is “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

UPCWGS organizes Participatory Video Showcase

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized a Participatory Video Showcase on 11 December 2018 at the UPCWGS Computer Lab. The videos shown during the event were created by the participants of the Center’s Participatory Video Training held last August 6-10, namely the members and staff of the Samahan ng mga Manininda sa UP Campus, Inc. (SMUPCI) (“Tindahan: Kasaysayan at Buhay ng UP Manininda”), the Barangay UP Campus Family and Community Healing Center (FCHC) (“Family and Community Healing Center, Barangay UP Campus”), the Women with Disability taking Action on REproductive and Sexual Health (W-DARE) (“Ang Pangarap ni Michelle”), and GALANG Philippines (“Loud and Proud”).

Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson (seated, second from right), Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (seated, third from right), and Laniza R. Lacsamana (seated, first from right) of the UPCWGS with the attendees of the Participatory Video Showcase on December 11

This year’s UPCWGS anniversary theme is “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

UPCWGS organizes Zumbabae

To jumpstart its 30th anniversary week celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized Zumbabae: Patuloy na Pakikipaglaban para sa Karapatang Pantao on 10 December 2018 at the UPCWGS Parking Lot. The event coincided with Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly.

This year’s UPCWGS anniversary theme is “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

The UPCWGS officials and staff with the participants of Zumbabae: Patuloy na Pakikipaglaban para sa Karapatang Pantao on December 10

UPCWGS holds first Course Program of Angat Bayi

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), with the support of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines through the Angat Buhay Women, and Certified-Edu.net, held the first Course Program of the Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship on 15-17 November 2018 at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH), Diliman, Quezon City.

Resource persons were Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS and the Department of Women and Development Studies, UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD); Dr. Jean S. Encinas-Franco of the Department of Political Science, UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP); Atty. Ibarra M. Gutierrez III of the UP College of Law; Dr. Maria Ela L. Atienza of the Department of Political Science, UP CSSP; Lina Bacalando of the Likhaan Center for Women’s Health, Inc.; Councilor Corazon M. Raymundo of Pasig City; Mayor Carolyn S. Fariñas of San Felipe, Zambales; Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco City, Albay; Mayor Flora L. Villarosa of Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte; Representative Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba of District I, Bukidnon; Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea of the UPCWSFI and the UP Asian Center; Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte-Alimurung of Quezon City; and Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the UP CSWCD.

Guest speakers were UP Executive Vice President Teodoro J. Herbosa, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines John T. Holmes, Dinagat Islands Representative Arlene J. Bag-ao, Senator Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel, and Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo.

The first batch of Angat Bayi Fellows are Councilor Charisse Marie Abalos-Vargas of Mandaluyong City; Councilor Candice Magdalene Alumisin-Tupas of Iloilo City; Mayor Viviane P. Alvarez of Oras, Eastern Samar; Vice Mayor Arlyn H. Arcilla of Virac, Catanduanes; Councilor Jom Bagulaya of Tacloban City, Leyte; Councilor Rema E. Burdeos of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte; Mayor Rosario Mediatrix P. Fernandez of San Enrique, Iloilo; Mayor Trina Alejandra Q. Firmalo-Fabic of Odiongan, Romblon; Councilor Lena Marie P. Juico of Quezon City; Councilor Mary Marjorie P. Martin-Chan of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Provincial Board Member Mikaela Karita S. Mendoza of Ilocos Sur; Councilor Maria Rosario Eufrosina P. Nisce of San Fernando, La Union; Councilor Annabel Pinat-Pelismino of Tubajon, Dinagat Islands; Councilor Rogelin Clemeña-Degoma of Panglao, Bohol; Councilor Elaine E. Teope of Luisiana, Laguna; Mayor Rowena R. Tuason of Masbate City; Councilor Joanne Ascencion G. Valdez of Candon, Ilocos Sur; Councilor Judy D. Vargas of Lingayen, Pangasinan; and Councilor Cecilia B. Veluz-De Asis of Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (seated, third from right) of the UPCWGS with Dinagat Islands Representative Arlene J. Bag-ao, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines John T. Holmes, Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, Senator Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel, UP Executive Vice President Teodoro J. Herbosa, UPCWSFI Vice President Carolyn I. Sobritchea, and the first batch of fellows of the Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship on November 15 at SEAMEO INNOTECH, Quezon City

Angat Bayi recognizes the fundamental value of women’s political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national development. It aims to contribute to the full, meaningful, and effective political participation of women towards a people-centered, rights-based, gender-responsive, participatory, empowering, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development.

[With a report from Laniza R. Lacsamana]