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ELS alumnus calls for adequate funding for research

ELS alumnus calls for adequate funding for research

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AN ARTLET alumnus has urged English Language Studies (ELS) majors to persuade political leaders to properly fund the academe and the research sector as they play key roles in developing knowledge. Wilfred Gabriel Gapas, an educator and independent researcher, said research efforts in various Philippine higher education institutions are being crippled by immense defunding and systematic disinvesting. “Universities are in crisis and is a highly unstable industry […] This crisis has two reasons. The first reason is an economic reason. This is decades of systematic disinvestment and defunding of higher education institutions’ research and development initiatives,” Gapas said during the “Ready, Set, G!” career webinar last Nov.18. “We engage in the scholarship of teaching and learn...
Upholding excellence: Building a culture of research

Upholding excellence: Building a culture of research

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By ALYSSA MAE S. RAFAEL and PEACH ARIANNA P. MANOS IN an effort to meet the demands of higher education institutions, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) is geared toward providing quality education and promoting excellence in different fields and disciplines. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized these efforts and gave prestigious seals of Center of Excellence (COE) and Center of Development (COD) to 24 programs of UST. In 2015, UST received the highest number of accredited academic programs among private institutions. Four of these programs were from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB). The philosophy program was recognized as a COE, while the literature, journalism, and communication arts programs were accredited as CODs. These recognitions are a good ...
Research vital in writing, filmmaking, say writers

Research vital in writing, filmmaking, say writers

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RENOWNED WRITERS and professors encouraged Artlets and budding writers to include research in their writing process — be it fictional or academic. “Ang proseso ng pananaliksik ay may angkop na kapangyarihan. Kapag magaling kang tumuklas, sigurado ako, hindi ka matatanga ng mundo,” UST Research Center on Culture, Education, and Social Issues (UST RCCESI) Director Assoc. Prof. Clarence Batan said in a forum held yesterday. Guest speakers Himala scriptwriter Ricky Lee and Ligo na U, Lapit na Me author Eros Atalia, both Palanca awardees, said extensive research is important in the field of writing and filmmaking. “Matinding research ang kinakailangang i-consider mo para [sa isang akda] at sa kung ano ‘yung kayang gawin ng producer at hindi kayang gawin ng producer,” Atalia said. ...