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C. Joy Cruz, newly minted PhD, is UPPI’s newest faculty member

  • Posted on: 28 November 2022

Dr. Cruz during the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s 30th Congregation, 26 November 2022

The UPPI's ever-growing family welcomes the faculty appointment of Asst. Prof. Christian Joy P. Cruz, on whom was recently conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Policy by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 26 November 2022.

Erasmus+ exchange students are UPPI’s newest demographers

  • Posted on: 21 September 2022

MADEM students Denise Musni and Jane Siwa at the University of Namur in Belgium.

The UPPI adds two new names to its roster of demographers, following the successful individual thesis defense of Master of Arts in Demography (MADEM) students Denise Hyacinth Joy B. Musni and Jane Alexandra A. Siwa, who recently participated in the exchange program between the UPPI and the University of Namur.


Two decades of aging studies in the Philippines provide better understanding of older Filipinos

  • Posted on: 23 November 2022

As the Philippines transitions to an aging society, research on older Filipinos has become increasingly relevant.

From 1996 to 2018, the University of the Philippines Population Institute and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc. have conducted three landmark nationally representative studies on older Filipinos: 1996 Philippine Elderly Survey, 2007 Philippine Study on Aging, and the 2018 Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines.

Internet problems, lack of quiet spaces top challenges to remote learners—YAFS5

  • Posted on: 7 November 2022

Problems with internet access and finding a quiet place to study were the two main difficulties experienced by young remote learners during the pandemic, based on the results of the 2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5).

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Youth awareness of HIV/AIDS drops to all-time low

  • Posted on: 12 October 2022

Amid a growing epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and/or acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the Philippines, the percentage of Filipino youth who are aware of HIV and/or AIDS has declined to its lowest level since 1994.

YAFS5 key findings generate discussions on the state of today’s youth

  • Posted on: 27 October 2022

Presenters respond to questions from the audience during the YAFS5 national dissemination forum.

The UPPI, in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), presented the key findings of the 2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5) during a public forum held on 14 October 2022 in Quezon City.