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.
FAQ: What sort of questions are being asked in YAFS?
The series of Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS) surveys is the most comprehensive source of nationally and regionally representative information on the Filipino youth aged 15-24. The dynamism and diversity of this population, as well as the most pressing issues of each generation, are reflected in the kind of questions we ask in each round of the study.
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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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.
YAFS5 treads ‘new normal’ of fieldwork
Adapting to the challenges of the pandemic, the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) pushes through with the 2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5) and has commenced survey operations in various parts of the country.
“It is important to have updated information about the youth’s situation, not only about their reproductive health but also their mental health. With the ubiquity of social media and the still raging COVID-19, by conducting the fieldwork during this pandemic, we will be able to capture the current concerns of the youth so that programs for them can be more targeted,” said YAFS Project Coordinator Dr. Maria Midea Kabamalan, a professor at the Institute.