College of Arts & Sciences Bahandi Awards 2024

The HUM Activities

Academic Year 2023-2024

Humanities Internship Orientation with Atty. Ramon Cabrera (Part IV)

The final segment of the internship orientation took place on October 18, 2024, featuring Atty. Ramon Cabrera as the distinguished resource speaker. Atty. Cabrera, a faculty member of the Political Economy Program within the School of Social Sciences, Law, and Governance, delivered an insightful presentation. His discourse delved into the concept of Safe Spaces concerning internships, exploring the rights of employers, employees, and interns alike. The students actively participated in the discussion, offering real-life scenarios that might resonate with their upcoming internship experiences.

Humanities Internship Orientation with Dr. Laya Boquiren-Gonzales (Part III)

The 3rd part of the internship orientation was held on October 11th, 2023. The resource speaker was Dr. Laya Boquiren-Gonzales, Chair of the University of Asia and the Pacific Arts Department, an Educator, a Heritage Specialist, and a member of the 2023 MADE Board of Judges. On the orientation of the Work in the Cultural Institutions, Dr. Laya discussed the Typologies of Arts and Culture Leadership among the Humanities students. Students were able to learn more about themselves through the introduced tool by the speaker named Charter Skill Self-Assessment-wherein students will be able to distinguish their strengths, weaknesses, growth as a student so far and their aspirations in the future. Furthermore, various domains, components, particular path of industries, organizations and hubs were also shared and comprehensively discussed among the students. This is for them to gain an idea and background of their target companies or industries for their internship.

Conferment of the Rank of Associate Professor on Dr. Joachim Emilio B. Antonio

Last Wednesday, September 27, we celebrated Dr. Joem’s promotion to Associate Professor. The ceremony was held at ALB Dining Halls 1 & 2, followed by cocktails at Study Hall A.
Program Highlights:
Host: Pio PantaleΓ³n
A. Preliminary Remarks by Dr. Concepcion Lagos
B. Presentation of the Conferee’s Key Achievements by Dr. Angel Antonio
C. Presentation of Outside Evaluators by Pio PantaleΓ³n
D. Remarks by Outside Evaluators by Mrs. Meryl Hernandez
E. Remarks by University President Winston Padojinog
F. Awarding of the Certificate of Associate Professorship
G. Remarks by Dr. Joem as Associate Professor
H. Kundiman by Dr. Bernardo Villegas
I. Cocktails
Toast by Dr. Sophia Marco, Humanities Program Director

Humanities Internship Orientation with Ms. Mika Aquino, 2019 Alumna (Parts I & II)

There were four parts of the said Internship Orientation: the 1st Part was all about How to Write a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and the 2nd Part discussed the Workplace Ethics. The Humanities students, who are soon to be deployed to their respective chosen companies, took their opportunities to listen and ask relevant questions to their resource speaker who was also a Humanities Program Alumna of year 2019 and currently a Human Resource Advisor at the Shell Business Operations.

HUM Quest: The General Assembly

The first general assembly of the Humanities Program students for the academic year 2023-2024 was held on August 23, 2024 at the Telengtan Hall. The students were able to get to know each other, especially the freshmen for this term. Lots of fun and new experiences were shared among the students and the faculty members. The activity was organized by Dr. Pia Garcia, Ms. Jodi Ramos along with the whole Humanities Program Team and students.

BIGGKAS Program 2023: An Extension Program for the Reading Teachers of Pineda Elementary School

A 2-day training program for the reading teachers of the Pineda Elementary School (PES), entitled Developing Reading & Language Skills Among Grades 4 to 6 Learners, was successfully held at UA&P Dining Halls 1 & 2 last June 1 and 2, 2023.

The Brgy. Pineda, Pasig City is the adopted community of the UA&P: BIGGKAS Program. This program endeavors to develop the University’s adopted community through sustainable school-based interventions. In line with this, the teacher-training program is just one of the interventions notably accomplished by the UA&P: BIGGKAS in 2023. The said program was organized by the College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Program, in collaboration with the School of Education and Human Development.

The 2-day teacher-training’s sole guest speaker and trainer was a distinguished reading expert in the country, with numerous awards such as the Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines given by Metrobank Foundation in 1991, and Natatanging Guro of the University of the Philippines (UP) given by the UP College of Education in 2013. Currently, she is a faculty at Miriam College, she is Dr. Felicitas E. Pado.

Furthermore, the training was opened to the public as well, hence, there were a total of 12 active participants, 8 from the adopted school PES, 2 from the other schools and 2 from the University of Asia and the Pacific. They have received a certificate of participation as they completed the required number of hours for the training. As a token of appreciation, the Humanities Program Director, Dr. Sophia Marco, gave two copies of the book: Teaching Beginning Literacy authored by the guest speaker, Dr. Felicitas E. Pado, to the Pineda Elementary School (PES). The said books were also signed by the author on the day of the training culmination.

It was a meaningful experience for all of the participants as they were all pleased to listen and learn from an adept professional in the field of education. Indeed, they were all able to assimilate every bit of knowledge, skill and technique provided by the trainer. As they accomplished the provided intervention, we are looking forward that they will be able to effectively practice the inputs that they have learned to nurture and revamp the reading and language skills of the 21st century primary level learners.