The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) celebrated its 15th founding anniversary with a weeklong festivity which started on February 18, 2013. Traditional anniversary activities included the INSTAT Family Feud, Pasiklabatch and Sportfest and culminated with a symposium entitled “Statistics for an Informed Comprehensive Planning for Local Government Units” held on February 26.
Political Science Professor Bing Baltazar Brillo of the Department of Social Sciences (DSS) was awarded the 2012 Metro Manila Commission Professorial Chair Award for his scholarly output entitled, “Bureaucracy-Legislature Dynamics under the Intervention of a Multilateral Institution: The Policymaking of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA)”. The awardee conducted his professorial chair lecture at the Department of Social Sciences on February 4, 2013 with the attendance of faculty members and political science students. Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Dean of the Graduate School, also graced the lecture.
Students from the Institute of Chemistry (IC) clinched 2nd place in the annual PACSiklaban held on February 17, 2013 at the College of Social Welfare and Community Development in UP Diliman. Twelve schools participated in the national college chemistry quiz contest, where UP Diliman took the top spot and UP Manila landing on the 3rd place. The UPLB team was composed of Jessa Marie V. Makabenta (team captain), King Bryan C. Gabog, Christian C. Manahan, Rochelle P. Ibabao, Inah Marie C. Aquino, Anna Esperanza Q. Legaspi, and Penefrancia F. Monte. The team had been trained by IC instructors Carmelo E. Briones, Mary Rose Claire M. Galbo, Hervin Errol T. Mendoza, Gluztavelle Judeen S. Mercado, and Christina C. Uclaray.