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UPPI-Namur Erasmus+ Exchange II

  • Posted on: 22 January 2018
Elizabeth Henriet tests a game in Guiuan

The Erasmus+ agreement between the University of Namur Department of Geography and the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) which saw an exchange of faculty and students in both institutions in 2016 and 2017 reaches its second installment as another set of mobilities are in the offing.

Marin Bags Academic Excellence Award

  • Posted on: 19 January 2018
 Dr. Maria Midea Kabamalan, Mr. Alberto Marin and Prof. Maria Paz Marquez. Dr. Maria Midea Kabamalan, Mr. Alberto Marin and Prof. Maria Paz Marquez.

For the 1st semester of academic year (AY) 2017-2018, Mr. Alberto Marin, Master of Arts in Demography (MADEM) student won the UPPI Academic Excellence Award by garnering the highest GWA among his fellow postgraduate students.

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Musni Wins Book Grant Anew

Posted on: 29 August 2017

 Prof. Maria Paz N. Marquez reads the certificate  as Prof. Grace T. Cruz (middle) and Ms. Musni look on Prof. Maria Paz N. Marquez reads the certificate as Prof. Grace T. Cruz (middle) and Ms. Musni look on

Denise Hyacinth Joy B. Musni, MA Demography (MADEM) student and recipient of the UP Population Institute Book Grant for the 1st semester of AY 2016-2017 has remained on top of the award in the succeeding 2nd semester of AY 2016-2017..


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The UP Population Institute is raising money to continuously provide full scholarships for qualified graduate students , and a book grant for the top academic performer per semester. The fund-raising activity commenced with the start of the Institute’s 50th anniversary celebrations in November 2014.

Cracks on Traditional Union in the Philippines as Dissolution & Cohabitation Rise

  • Posted on: 27 November 2017
Mr. Jeofrey B. Abalos

Global trends show rising rates of divorce or dissolution of heterosexual marriage, increasing cohabitation, and delay of marital union. Recent research in the Philippines show an apparent tilt towards these patterns.

Continuing Exodus of Healthcare Providers Ails Local Healthcare

Posted on: 8 September 2017

Ma. Midea M. Kabamalan
Ma. Midea M. Kabamalan

In today’s globalized setting, the Philippines is at a disadvantage with professional health practitioners migrating for greater pay and incentives in the Global North leaving hospitals and healthcare facilities undermanned especially in the country’s rural areas.


Dr. Ortega Examines Janus-faced Suburban Phenomenon

Posted on: 5 September 2017


Transnational suburbia is the new term proffered by Dr. Arnisson Andre C. Ortega, Assistant Professor at the UP Population Institute (UPPI) in his latest article published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers (Vol. 107, No. 5).

1 in 3 Pinays use traditional over modern contraceptives

Posted on: 29 August 2017

The authors (left to right)  Elma P. Laguna, Maria Paz N. Marquez and Maria Midea M. Kabamalan of the UP Population Institute.
The authors (left to right) Elma P. Laguna, Maria Paz N. Marquez and Maria Midea M. Kabamalan of the UP Population Institute.

(AUG. 8) — A recent study on Filipino women who use contraceptives showed that in the past 10 years, one in every three women relied more on traditional contraceptive methods rhythm and withdrawal than modern methods.

Aging in the Philippines

Posted on: 29 August 2017


(Left to right) Cruz, Natividad and Saito (photos from UPPopI and iafor.org)

(AUG. 22)—Older Filipinos are generally not materially well-off, not well-educated and about half consider themselves to be of average health, but have poor use of health services. They also believe that it would be best living by themselves. Older people are aged 60 and above.

UPPI Hosts Two Lectures on Special Demography Topics

Posted on: 15 February 2018

Dr. Ramiro presents an example of a population register
Dr. Ramiro presents an example of a population register

After the Workshop on Demography: Preparing and Analyzing Archival Data which ran from February 6 – 9, 2018, the UP Population Institute also recently hosted two lectures on special demography topics given by two guest scholars from abroad. The lectures took place on February 12 and 14, both at the UPPI Seminar Room, 3/F, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman.


UPPI Conducts Workshop on Historical Demography

Posted on: 13 February 2018

Group picture at the UPPI for workshop participants and speakers on Feb. 6, Day 1
Group picture at the UPPI for workshop participants and speakers on Feb. 6, Day 1

The UP Population Institute (UPPI), supported by the UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation successfully conducted its Workshop on Demography: Preparing and Analyzing Archival Data on February 6-9, 2018.


George Alter is Visiting Professor at the Population Institute

Posted on: 7 February 2018

Dr. George Alter
Dr. George Alter

The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) has a Visiting Professor from the University of Michigan.
Dr. George C. Alter currently holds three professorial positions at UMich. He is Research Professor at the Population Studies Center, Research Professor at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, and Professor at the Department of History.


del Mundo Gives Presentation on Labor Migration and Fertility

Posted on: 19 January 2018

Mr. Michael Dominic del Mundo presents scenarios of labor migration
Mr. Michael Dominic del Mundo presents scenarios of labor migration

On January 18, 2018 at the UPPI Seminar Room, Mr. Michael Dominic C. del Mundo gave a presentation on the relationship between labor migration and fertility in the Philippines.