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UPPI welcomes new faculty member, Dr. J. Andres Ignacio

  • Posted on: 10 February 2023

The UP Population Institute (UPPI) is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Jose Andres Ignacio, Ph.D. in its faculty roster beginning 2nd Semester 2022-2023.

Dr. Ignacio is a great addition to UPPI’s faculty team. His expertise on climate and environment will boost and widen the institute’s capacity to tackle pressing demographic and population issues.

3 UPPI grads pursue PhD in Europe

  • Posted on: 18 January 2023

From L to R: MADEM graduates Ms. Musni, Ms. Cabaraban, and Mr. Afable

Three recent Master of Arts in Demography (MADEM) graduates of the UP Population Institute (UPPI) embark on a new academic journey as they pursue their doctorate degrees in various academic institutions in Europe.


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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Position Paper of Faculty Members of the University of the Philippines Population Institute on the proposed “Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy Act of 2022”

  • Posted on: 10 February 2023

The UP Population Institute thank the Senate Committees on Women, Children, Family Relations & Gender Equality, Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, Health and Demography, and Finance, for the invitation to comment on the bills that seek to address the problem of teenage or adolescent pregnancy in the country.

UPPI shares in the multi-sectoral efforts to address this issue, and we are happy that the data being generated by our research, as well as the analyses based on other data sources that we are doing in the Institute, are being used as inputs for policies and programs that will promote the well-being and development of Filipino young people.

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.