Ms. Jean Paula B. Regulano, a UPPI graduate student, successfully presented her pre-print research paper entitled "Demographic Considerations in Climate Change Action Planning: The Use of Population Dynamics in Reference Scenarios for Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment" as the final requirement for the degree of Masters in Population Studies (MPOPS). The presentation was made via Zoom on October 21, 2021 and was attended by faculty members of UPPI and a number of graduate students.
MPOPS student presents pre-print paper on anticipatory climate change action planning
UPPI celebrates two new graduates
Sanny Boy D. Afable and Jolly Mae G. Catalan – both graduating from the MA Demography program of UP Population Institute, join the pool of expert demographers this academic year.
Virtual ceremonies will be held on the 24th and 25th of July 2021 for all College of Social Sciences and Philosophy graduates and for all UP Diliman graduates, respectively.
Deaths and births during the pandemic: What does vaccination have to do with these?
A webinar organized by Concerned Doctors & Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) on 15 January 2022 highlighted the population data on registered births and deaths since the start of the pandemic. The resource person was an unnamed Australian medical doctor based in the Philippines who does data analysis in her “free time”.
While it is easier to dismiss the assumptions and findings of the resource person whose identity and credentials were withheld, her presentation has been shared and circulated on Facebook and has been eliciting favorable reactions and comments because the figures and graphs presented seem compelling. However, the assumptions are flawed, making the findings and recommendations erroneous.
We are correcting these assumptions and providing more context in analyzing births and deaths registration data.
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2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5)
Conducted since 1982 by the UPPI and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc., the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS) series prides itself as the Philippines’ largest series of nationally and regionally representative, cross-sectional surveys on the 15-24 age group. It has provided comprehensive and timely information on Filipino adolescents and young adults, specifically on issues related to sexuality, fertility, reproductive health, education, and employment aspirations and trajectories, health and lifestyle, media use, mental health, as well as their attitudes on marriage, family formation, and norms, among others.
The 2021 YAFS is the fifth round in the series.
Beyond the Numbers: COVID-19 and the Philippine Population
The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) in collaboration with the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF) are sharing results of their demographic studies to provide the Philippine context on the possible effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In both the UPPI and DRDF websites, we are publishing a series of research briefs focusing on various aspects of Filipino lives that are affected by COVID-19, in both the short and long terms.
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UPPI and UniFAST conduct webinars as part of the Cost Norms Study
The UP Population Institute and the UniFAST conducted webinars on how to fill out the instrument of the “Cost Norms Study in Tertiary Education in the Philippines” (a.k.a. Cost Norms Study) on October 15 and 22, 2021.
Over 200 representatives from state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs) in Visayas and Mindanao attended the webinar for the first batch on October 15 and another 200 more representatives from SUCs and LUCs in Luzon attended the webinar for the second batch held on October 22.
The Cost Norms Study is in line with the implementation of RA 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education. Particularly, the Cost Norms Study aims to determine the average cost of twelve (12) baccalaureate degree programs in the SUCs and LUCs in the Philippines.
FIELDNOTES: Doing fieldwork in the age of the virus
Nova Xeres Guimalan (2nd from the right) and her team after conducting a courtesy call with the local government unit of Barangay Sacub, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur.
Nova Xeres Guimalan has been in the business of collecting survey data for more than a decade – having worked as a field interviewer in numerous survey projects and now as a field supervisor for the 2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5) in Davao Region.
These years of experience make her familiar with the complexities on the ground. To her recollection, however, nothing compares to the challenges she faced while doing fieldwork during the pandemic.