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UPLB AS A PUBLIC SERVICE UNIVERSITY

UPLB REPS in ONE UP 10 October 2012

Presented by Vice Chancellor Enrique Tolentino during the 2nd UPLB Faculty Conference, September 27, 2012

Outline of Presentation
I. Selected Past Initiatives II. Current Initiatives

III. Issues and concerns
IV. Proposed Strategy

I. PAST INITIATIVES

Past Initiatives
CHED Zonal Center for Regions IV and V by managing research activities and enhancing the research productivity of 51 HEIs. Through BIDANI partnered with the Provincial Government of Laguna to provide technical assistance in the use of the Barangay Management Information System (BMIS)

Past Initiatives
Assisted Laguna LGUs in the conduct of EIAs of their projects on water and sewerage systems and led in the conduct of day care training and advocacy workshops in collaboration with the Laguna Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office

Past Initiatives
Technical assistance to the DTI-CALABARZON in establishing its National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center. Veterinarians have also led advocacy workshops for the formulation of policies on animal health in Laguna

Past Initiatives
Maintained our partnership with IRRI and the BSP to address common concerns especially MFR conservation and held inter-agency meetings on the management of the MFR buffer zone with institutional stakeholders

Past Initiatives
Partnered with local government units in environmental conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation activities as well as disaster risk reduction initiatives. Assisted LGUS of Batangas and Laguna in crafting their local environment codes.

Past Initiatives
The UPLB Interdisciplinary Program on Climate Change worked with the LGUs of Los Baños, Calamba, and Bay in Laguna and Infanta in Quezon to discuss mitigation and adaptation measures at the village level. conducted an IEC campaign on climate change in partnership with the Province of Albay

Past Initiatives
Prepared the climate change adaptation plan of various LGUs in Albay and implemented the climate change action-research project “Enhancing the Climate Change Adaptation Capacity of LGUs and Scientists in the Philippines.”

Community Programs
1.

Gurong Pahinungod Program (GPP)

Full-time volunteers (UPLB graduates) serve as faculty of public high schools • Areas: Mindoro, Camiguin, Abra, Apayao, Romblon, Palawan • Terminated in 2007 with the end of MOA with DepEd pending revisions and approval of UP System • With annual 5M budget earmarked by the DepEd for release upon formulation of new MOA

II. CURRENT INITIATIVES OF THE UPLB UNITS

College of Arts and Sciences

Training on Action Research for teachers at the LBNHS in 2007 PLANS - “tutorial clinics” on different fields to the students of secondary and elementary levels using the NSTP students as tutors

COLLEGE OF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

Adopt-a-school - Los Baños Central Elementary School (LBCES). devcomm@il - DDJ continues to produce and publish the College's official monthly newsletter, the devcomm@il.

COLLEGE OF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

The Los Banos Times - Students of DEVC 123 (Management and Production of a Community Newspaper), a course offered under the Department, continue to produce and publish the community newspaper The Los Baños Times. Los Baños Times online (www.lbtimes.ph) last April 2011.

Radyo DZLB - serves as the main extension arm of CDC.

COLLEGE OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

Basic Economic Literacy Training (BELT) for public and private high school economics teachers, in collaboration with Department of Education-Division of Laguna Basic Cooperative Training Courses for Los Baños and Calamba Citybased multi-purpose cooperative officers and managers CEM-based NSTP Livelihood and Literacy Volunteer Program, in collaboration with Department of Education-Division of Laguna Alternative Learning System (ALS)

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND AGROINDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Technical assistance to Corn-production processing mechanization of the Calamba Upland Farmers MultiPurpose Cooperative

Evaluation of the performance and sustainability of a drip irrigation system in a small-scale corn-based farm in Kay-anlog, Calamba

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

Operation and administration of the Child Development Laboratory (CDL) and Day Care Laboratory (DCL). Capacity Assessment of Local Government Units for Nutrition Improvement and Capacity Building of Local Level Nutrition Workers Towards an Improved Management of Nutrition Programs

Training of Trainers on Nutrition Program Management and the Training of Trainers on Basic Course for Barangay Nutrition Scholars

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

DCERP-CHE was to be engaged by the History, Arts and Culture Affairs Office of Laguna (LAHACO) to establish a system for the inventory of cultural heritage in Laguna. DCERP prepared and submitted to the Provincial Government of Laguna a Briefing paper on the proposed cityhood of the Municipality of Biñan Laguna. The 6th Human Ecological Camp was successfully held with the theme “Ako Mismo!Aksyon Para sa Kalikasan”.

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

The BIDANI Network Program has been providing technical assistance in the municipalities of Los Banos, Bay, Calauan, Nagcarlan, Sta Cruz and Rizal in promoting local development through the establishment of the computerized Barangay Management Information System (BMIS).

Technical assistance on BMIS upgrading and updating was provided in the 17 barangays of Los Baños. The BMIS of Infanta, Quezon was finalized and the municipal staff was mentored on how to merge the BMIS to Municipal Management Information System.

BIDANI tied up with the Municipality of Nagcarlan for the operational research entitled “Effectiveness of Supplementary Feeding of KALINGA” in Nagcarlan Laguna.

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

The UPLB-BIDANI Program continued its role to provide capabilitybuilding activities to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Government Units through its development planning strategy and training activities. BIDANI and SIKAP-BIDANI Development Foundation, Inc. a nongovernment institution engaged in providing micro-finance assistance, continued its partnership to address the malnutrition problem in depressed barangays through pilot testing of a participatory nutrition improvement approach called “Participative Nutrition Enhancement Project (PNEP) in the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna.

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

Selected IHNF faculty and staff have been recommended to be a member of the Food Safety Team (FST) of CALABARZON for the implementation of the Department of science and Technology (DOST) project entitled LGUs and SUCs Capability Building on Food Safety System and Development of Provincial Food Safety Teams in CALABARZON. The Department of Human Family Development Services launched the Elderly Care and Development Program on September 3, 2011 On-going Day Care Resource Center Trainings

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

The Nutrition Wellness Clinic In 2011, UPLB=BIDANI initiated the project for the Search of Outstanding Breastfeeding Mothers entitled “Dakila ka Nanay, Dahil Pagpapasuso Mo kay Baby ay Mahusay” in the municipalities of Nagcarlan and Rizal, Laguna. As part of the re-birth of the BIDANI Network Program, the Batangas State University (BatStateU) was the first to be revitalized.

SESAM

ENS 242 CLASS - CONDUCT ECONOMIC VALUATION STUDY FOR LAKE PANDIN AS A TOURISM DESTINATION ENS 275 CLASS - DESIGN AN ECOTOURISM PLAN FOR LAKE YAMBO, SAN PABLO, LAGUNA ENS 296 CLASS - CONDUCT AN EIA FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT IN UPLB CAMPUS, UPLB, LAGUNA

ENS 296 CLASS - CONDUCT OF EIA OF THE UPLB INDUSTRIAL PARK (With the assistance from OVCRE)

SESAM

ENS 296 - REVIEW THE EIS OF UPLB INDUSTRIAL PARK FOR SUBMISSION TO EMB Environment Code of Laguna Province –Memorandum of Agreement between UPLB and Governor’s Office has been signed. Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Nagcarlan, Laguna. The project will start as soon Water quality, macrobenthos population and fish assemblage monitoring of the six tributaries in Los Banos and Bay, Laguna. Water quality of shallow wells in Los Banos, Laguna

Current Initiatives of the UPLB Units
Farmer-Scientist Training Program UPLB Bee Program BIDANI Tinig ng Agrikultura sa Barangay @DZLB

Institutional Programs (Pahinungod) Pahinungod)
1. Volunteer Development Facilitator’s training, team-building and leadership training, peer counseling, debriefing and reflection sessions 2. Research, Advocacy and Public Information • Scholarly studies and production of journal articles on volunteerism • Production of public information materials (i.e. newsletter, freshman bulletin, portfolio of volunteer reflections) • Production of instructional resources (i.e. training modules/manuals) • Holding of special fora (i.e. public forum, symposium, seminars) for the promotion of volunteerism discourses and engagement

Community Programs
Affirmative Action Program (AAP) • Faculty and student volunteers serving as facilitators of educational enhancement and college preparatory tutorials for incoming 4th year students of public high schools • Schedule: Summer (between 3 to 5 AAPs every summer) • Areas: Pangasinan, Mindoro, Albay, Negros Occidental, Palawan, Apayao

Community Programs
Teacher’s Training Program (TTP)

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Faculty members train public elementary and high school teachers on teaching strategies and subject matter updates Schedule: Summer Areas: Pangasinan, Negros Occidental

Community Programs
Literacy-Numeracy Programs (LNP) a. Reading Enhancement and Appreciation Development (READ) Program --- a reading enhancement for grade 3 pupils in nearby elementary schools as part of the Town and Gown initiatives

Schedule: Weekly within academic year (JulyFebruary) Areas: Bangyas, Calauan, Los Baños, Laguna

Community Programs
Literacy-Numeracy Programs (LNP) cont… b. Environmental Education Program Program (EAP) --- an ecological protection advocacy program for pupils of nearby elementary schools as part of the UPLB’s Town and Gown initiatives to be launched Oct, 2012.

Schedule: Weekly within academic year (November to February) Areas: Bay, Laguna

Community Programs
Immersion-Missions (I-M) • A social-consciousness raising program where volunteers render service in selected areas from 1 week to 3 weeks and provide programmed assistance to the community
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Areas: Quezon, Laguna Sem-break and summer

Community Programs
Youth and Women Development Program (YWDP)

Volunteers serve as facilitators of capabilitybuilding training (i.e. health training, nutrition education for mothers) and advocacy (i.e. ecology camp) for undeserved sectors Leadership, team-building and organizational management sessions for UPLB student organizations and other schools including assistance to community outreach services Schedule and area: Request-based

Community Programs
Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

Skills-based assistance on various technical fields primarily in agriculture, education and environment. Schedule and area: Request-based

III. ISSUES AND CONCERNS

ISSUES & CONCERNS

Draws strength from basic units of UPLB Current set-up has very limited inter-unit initiatives

Services not bundled up and not systematic
Need for Institutional body to coordinate the Program Competing research works and administrative tasks

Isip – isip…
What is the target of our public service?
 Students?  Communities?  Sectors?

 Human

Ecosystems?

IV. STRATEGY

The Strategy : Regarding Policies
Clarify UPLB’s policy(cies) regarding public What
is public service for us?
Volunteerism?  Social development services?  Technical quick responses?  Free vs. paid services?  Etc.?  What are we ready to take on among these as:  An institution of higher learning  A research university  A national university

Action Plan - UPLB for UP

UPLB for UP - The University of the Philippines Los Baños for the Under-served People

UPLB for UP
Target Los Baños community as object of Public Service
Los Baños is our home

Diverse and numerous issues & challenges (No CLUP, disaster, population increase, poverty, traffic, increasing crimes, wastes)

The Strategy : Programs
Addressing community development through Programmatic interventions


BIDANI IdPCC Human Development across the lifespan
 Children  Youth  Women  Labor /productive sector  Senior citizens / elderly

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Public health Environmental integrity Disaster Food security Etc.

UPLB for UP
CLUP (Comprehensive Land Use Plan) Ecotourism Plan DRRM Plan Livelihood Plan

PUBLIC SERVICE

• Create UPLB Public Service Office

• Upgrade UPLB website and related portals
• Strengthen media relations (positions in national issues) • Establish and institutionalize UPLB Quick Response Teams

PUBLIC SERVICE

• Conduct technology appropriation programs • Strengthen alumni linkages • Strengthen partnership with the Los Baños Science Community

Public Service Office

UPLB for UP
Ugnayan ng Pahinungod as “temporary” Public Service Office

Public Service Advocacy Team Presenters
Dr. Edna A. Aguilar Dr. Rowena DT. Baconguis Dr. Aser B. Javier Dr. Merlyn S. Mendioro Prof. Ma. Emilinda T. Mendoza Dr. E. L. Tolentino, Jr.

Thank you very much!
E.L. Tolentino, Jr. CFNR-UPLB CFNR-