2018 Extramural Training in Baguio a Huge Success

by Aldrin P. Lee, Ph.D.

A very successful 2018 CSSP Extramural Training Seminar for Social Science Teachers (EXTRAMS) was held on April 28-30, 2018 in Baguio City, in collaboration with the College of Social Sciences of the University of the Philippines Baguio.  It was attended by 249 participants who came from different academic institutions all over the country. There were university presidents, vice-presidents and a number of college deans who attended the 2018 CSSP EXTRAMS, along with teachers from senior high school and colleges nationwide.

The CSSP Extrams is the primary extension activity of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman. Its main goal is to be able to provide training in social science teaching and research to teachers in the basic education, including those who are handling social science courses at the tertiary level.

The intensive training focused on specific qualitative and quantitative research methods. Participants could choose from one of eight methods: Observational (participant observation/ethnography), Conversational (Interview/FGD), Textual (Documentary/Archival), Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, Survey, Discourse Analysis, and Geographic Information Systems. The trainers were faculty members from the UP Diliman CSSP and the UP Baguio College of Social Sciences who are experts in their fields.   

Opening ceremonies were held at the Baguio Crown Legacy Hotel on April 28 attended by Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan, Baguio Chancellor Raymond Rovillos, and Deans Jose Santos Dacanay (UPB) and Maria Bernadette Abrera (UPD).  A keynote lecture by former CHED Commissioner and now Vice President of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Ma. Cynthia Rose B. Bautista followed right after the opening ceremonies. Dr. Bautista, a sociologist, discussed the multiple paradigms and the diverse practices in social science research. In the afternoon, two distinguished social scientists delivered plenary lectures— Dr. Clarissa David who talked about doing research in the digital age and Dr. Ma. Cecilia Gastardo-Conaco who delivered a lecture on ethics in social research. A lively open forum followed each plenary lecture. 

The second and third days of the training were devoted to parallel sessions on qualitative and quantitative research methods. These training sessions were held in the state-of-the-art classrooms of UP Baguio College of Social Sciences.





4th Graduate Student Research Conference


Palma Hall Building

April 20  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

April 21  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The conference aims to bring together graduate students who engage in social science and philosophy research, and facilitate a productive exchange of insights and findings from studies conducted for their theses or dissertations, theoretical analyses, integrative papers and historical/local biographies. There will be a Round Table Discussion on Research Methods to be led by distinguished faculty of CSSP, and 47 contributed papers will be read in Parallel Sessions, on the second day of the conference.

The plenary lecture by Vice-Chancellor for Research and Publications, Dr. Fidel R. Nemenzo highlights the opening program of the conference.

The conference is FREE for CSSP students. Registration Fee of P250 for non-CSSP students. Participants are required to register online at : https://tinyurl.com/4thCSSPGSRC to be given Book of Abstracts.

For inquiries, please contact the CSSP Office of the Graduate Program at 981 8500 loc 2438 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


UPPI 2018 Lecture Series

University of the Philippines Population Institute 2018 Lecture Series

Thursday, April 12, 2018

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. UPPI Seminar Room

Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City



Understanding Population Heterogeneity in Demographic and Human Capital Dynamics: How Does it matter for the Future Population Outlook?

Dr. Samir K.C.

In a country, age and gender differentials are the two fundamental sources of population heterogeneity considered in almost demographic analysis. Recently, research has demonstrated the importance of educational attainment and place of residence as additional sources of population heterogeneity. This presentation will focus on a case study from India on the impacts of these factors to population size and structure.

Modelling and Projecting Subnational Population Trends in the Philippines: Initial Findings

Dr. Grace T. Cruz, Ms. Christian Joy P. Cruz and Ms. Klarriness Tanalgo 

Most Philippine population projections since 1970 show that actual census counts fall below the low scenario projection. Using an R-based multidimensional projection model formulated by the Asian Demographic Research Center and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, this presentation shows results from the analysis of recent trends in subnational population stratified by education and urban/rural residence. Preliminary results from the 2015 multistate projections indicate a close estimate to the official census count relative to the traditional age- and sex- projections.


Link to the poster.

Link to post from UPPI website.




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