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Dr. Pernia is PAASE awardee for science

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Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, PAASE Awardee for Science with Dr. Raymond R. Tan (current PAASE President), Acd. William Padolina (President, NAST), and Dr. Gonzalo C. Serafica, Awardee for Engineering.

Congratulations to Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, the Severino and Paz Koh Lectureship Awardee for Science of the Philippine-American Academy of Science & Engineering (PAASE).

The PAASE award is in recognition to Dr. Pernia’s “outstanding scholarship in economic and development issues, such as population and human resources, education and health, science and technology in economic development, economic growth and poverty reduction, and urban and regional development, and dedicated public service to the country.”

Dr. Pernia delivered the 2015 Koh Lecture in Science at the 35th Annual PAASE Meeting and Symposium (APAMS) last 5 February 2015 at the De La Salle University.

PAASE is a non-profit organization composed of scientists and engineers of Philippine descent who have distinguished themselves in scholarly and research related activities. PAASE was founded and incorporated in the US State of Indiana on April 23, 1980.

Here is a brief story of the creation of PAASE, as told by the founding President of PAASE, Severino Koh.

UPSE 50th birthday celebration, Bahay ng Alumni, Feb 7, 2015

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Congratulations to Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo, UP Scientist I

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Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo (3rd from right) and six others received their UP Scientific Productivity Awards last December 16, 2014. Also in the photo are UP President Pascual, VP Concepcion, and UPD Chancellor Tan.

Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo, Professor of Economics at the UPSE, has been conferred the UP Scientific Productivity Award and was appointed Scientist I for the period 2014-2016.

The award was presented by UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion, and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan to Dr. Quimbo and to six others in a ceremony held at the UP Executive House last December 16, 2014.

Energy Policy & Development Program launched

epdp-launch-01(L-R) MERALCO Head of Utility Economics Lawrence S. Fernandez; UPSE Dean Ramon L. Clarete; USAID/Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele; Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla; US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg; NEDA Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan; EPDP Program Director Majah-Leah V. Ravago; and President & CEO of SMC Global Power Holdings Corporation Alan T. Ortiz.

For more details, visit the EPDP website here.

Book on Sustainable Economic Development Launched

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(L-R) USAID/Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele; UPSE Director for Research Majah-Leah V. Ravago (Co-Editor); University of Hawaii Professor James A. Roumassett; SEARCA Research and Development Program Head Dr. Bessie Burgos; UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan; NEDA Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan (Co-Editor); and UPSE Dean Ramon L. Clarete.

Virata biography as Philippine economic history launched

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The University of the Philippines Press has come out with a book spanning four decades of Philippine economic history through a biography of the most recognized technocrat who guided the country through the toughest times in the latter half of the 20th century.

Written by foremost economist and first National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General, Dr. Gerardo Sicat, the book Cesar Virata: Life and Times through Four Decades of Philippine Economic History was launched last August 22 at the UP president’s official residence in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Cesar Emilio Aguinaldo Virata was prime minister and finance minister during the Marcos administration – the most prominent economic technocrat of the regime and the longest serving secretary of finance in the country. Previous to that, he was business professor and college of business dean at UP, a management expert and consultant. (Read the rest of the story here.)

(Source: UP Website)

Prof. Jeff Ducanes is Outstanding Young Scientist in Economics

NAST-JDucanes-3Dr. Geoffrey “Jeff” Ducanes (3rd from left) is this year’s (2014) recipient of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) – Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Awards in the field of Economics.

Profs. Toby Monsod, Marina Durano, Noel de Dios are Outstanding Book Awardees

tcm-md-esd-nast-2The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) bestowed the Outstanding Book Awards for 2014 to Profs. Marina Durano, Toby Monsod, and Noel de Dios for their book “2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report: Geography and Human Development“.

Prof. Jeff Ducanes is Outstanding Young Scientist in Economics

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Dr. Geoffrey “Jeff” Ducanes is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Awards in the field of Economics.

The OYS Awards are given to young Filipino scientist who have made significant contributions to science and technology.

Twelve OYS Awards are available annually and are split among the following divisions: Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Technology, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences.

The OYS award will be conferred by the National Academy of Science and Technology on July 10, 2014.

Congratulations to Profs. Toby Monsod, Marina Durano, and Noel de Dios, NAST Outstanding Book Awardees for 2014

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The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) will bestow the Outstanding Book Awards for 2014 to Profs. Toby Monsod, Marina Durano, and Noel de Dios for their book entitled “2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report: Geography and Human Development“.

The three professors will receive the award during the NAST Annual Scientific Meeting in July 2014.

The 2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report with the theme Geography and Human Development is the 7th in the series of Reports which began in 1994. It focuses on geography as a deep determinant of human development and examines how it is linked to human development outcomes across provinces.