CSWCD’s Continuing Effort To Build Culture of Safety


Faculty members, students and staff “duck, hold and cover” when they heard the emergency warning bell. Afterwards, they walked in line and proceeded to their designated assembly areas.

On January 24 at 9:45 in the morning the College conducted its first emergency drill for the year. Every semester, the College holds drills to prepare its constituents on what to do in times of  emergency.

Preparatory activities had been carried out by the different DRR committees before the day itself to see to it that everything will go on as planned. The first portion was the conduct of a surprise emergency earthquake drill mobilizing those who were in the college at that time. Ms. Fe Ticzon, Ms. Monette Manaay and the their team demonstrated how to conduct first aid. Mr. Geval Sumaoy, on the other hand, showed how to  use the fire extinguisher.

After the exercises, Ms. Mary Jane Demegillo presented the CSWCD emergency preparedness system. After this, DRR Committee Chair Prof. Victor F. Obedicen facilitated the assessment of the activity and asked feedback from the participants to improve the College’s preparedness system based on their experience during the drill.

Congratulations to the DRR Committee for a well-organized event and for mobilizing majority of the College constituents to help in the Committee work. Click here to view the event poster.



CSWCD Research Conference on Community Engaged Scholarship


What is scholarship? What activities do you consider as research and extension?These are among the questions that the participants in the Research

Conference  attempted to answer  last January 28, 2013. The conference entitled, Reframing Scholarship Based on Multiple Perspectives and Experiences of the CSWCD Community, aimed to provide space for dialogue on scholarship among academic units of CSWCD; to draw out points of convergence and divergence that may provide an ethical outlook as well as challenges to theories of knowledge; and to clarify criteria for what qualifies as research and/or extension and give these proper valuation.

Dean Ofreneo set the tone of the conference when she discussed the background and rationale of the conference in her opening message.  In the first part of the program, each academic unit presented their unit’s take on scholarship.  The second part of the program was spent on Unit workshops to discuss further the concept of Community-Engaged Scholarship vis a vis their teaching, research and extension functions as well as the criteria for evaluating their respective performance.

Dr. Sylvia E. Claudio served as a moderator for the  event.

Click here to view the event poster.


Invitation to the CSWCD Alumni General Assembly, February 23, 2013

February 1, 2013


Our Dearest Alumni,


On February 18-23, 2013, the College of Social Work and Community Development will have a week-long celebration similar to other colleges and units in celebration of UP Diliman Month. And as practiced during the previous years, the alumni will come together during the same week for their General Assembly, to celebrate with the College and share experiences relative to their respective professional practices.


This year’s General Assembly to be held Saturday, February 23, 2013, is important for all of us, as it marks another milestone in the life of the UP CSWCD Alumni Association. As our Constitution and By-Laws state, the current Officers of the Association (who have been elected in 2011 from among the members of the Board) shall hold office for a period of two years, without prejudice to being reelected for another term, should the Officers wish to continue being members of the Board. Further, as stated in our legal documents, 8 new members of the Board will need to be selected by the Assembly, who will replace those who opted to vacate their positions given the Constitutional provision for tenure of the Board members . The seven remaining members of the Board elected in 2011 by alumni of their respective disciplines (Social Work, Community Development, and Women and Development) shall stay till February 2015, to provide continuity to the initiatives started by the 2011 Board/Officers.


In this year’s General Assembly, we would like to translate our specific commitments to serve the College through the identification of specific projects which are doable in a year’s time. These commitments can either be on an individual, group, or Batch basis. In this regard, we are inviting our Faculty members from the various departments, many of whom are alumni of the CSWCD, to share with us the strategic plans of the various departments, how far they have  gone in terms of achieving their  respective goals, and identify possible areas where the Alumni can possibly help, in terms of reaching those goals, and improving further the practices of the various disciplines in their (alumni) respective situations. Such sharing can provide the context for identifying our respective concrete contributions.


Initially, we have identified possible areas where we can possibly be of help to the College. These include, among others, acting as Resource Persons for specific content areas where the alumni have rich operational experiences; linking the College with other potential partner Institutions(local and international); offering  our offices and projects for fieldwork practice by students. On the lighter side of commitments, some of us have volunteered to enhance further the physical features of our College, like putting up a Zen-like garden in a specific spot.


And finally, we will recognize and thank formally the alumni who have shared their personal resources to provide the facilities and other equipment to make learning conducive for all students during their stay at the CSWCD.


So PLEASE come to the General Assembly at 1:00PM, February 23, 2013, Saturday, to be convened  at the Library. Bring the entire batch if possible, especially if you belong to Class 1953, ‘63, ‘73,  ‘88, and ‘98 (jubilarians all ).   Attached is the Program for the afternoon. As always, we need your committed presence on this special day.


Maraming salamat for your active presence and support since 2011.  Mabuhay tayong lahat!!!


Yours sincerely,



Maria Ines P. Bagadion

Outgoing President, UP CSWCDAA Batch 2011




1:00 – 1:15             Registration and Socialization


1:15 – 3:15             Group Sharing, Discussions,  Exploration of Joint Projects
Selection of 8 new Board Members  (SW in the Library, CD in AV Room, and WD in  Rm. 201)

3:15-  3:30             Light snack near Library area


3:30 – 4:00             Unveiling of marker (honoring alumni and friends who furnished CSWCD classrooms)


4:00 – 5:00             General Assembly at the Library for group reports and
outgoing officers’ reports and proposed amendments to the CBL; announcement of newly-elected members of the Board


5:00 – 5:30             Election of Officers by the new Board


Sikhay Diwa, Sikhay Sigla: CSWCD College Week, Pebrero 18-23, 2013

Ang Sikhay Diwa ay nagpapahiwatig ng pagbibigay-kahulugan, buod,  direksyon, at espiritu sa lahat ng ating ginagawa bilang isang pamayanan.  Maaari rin itong iugnay sa kabayanihan ni Ladislao Diwa, isa sa mga unang nagpundar ng Katipunan kasama ni Andres Bonifacio, na ang ika-150 anibersaryo ng kapanganakan ay ipinagdiriwang ngayong taong ito.  Sa Linggo ng Kolehiyo, sisikapin nating buhayin at ipagdiwang ang diwa ng ating Vision, Mision, at Goals (VMG), at muling italaga ang ating sarili sa paglilingkod sa sambayanang Pilipino. Sisinupin  din natin ang pagbibigay-katuparan sa ating VMG  sa  pamamagitan ng pagtatampok ng ating mga nalikha at nasaliksik, at sa pagdaraos ng ating Pangkalahatang Asembleya upang talakayin at aprobahan ang ating Manual of Operations.

Ang Sikhay Sigla naman ay tungkol sa enerhiya,  buhay at mainit na kilos at damdamin,  sipag, saya  at sigasig na nagmumula sa sama-samang pagpapasiya, pagsasagawa, at pag-unlad. Sa Linggo ng Kolehiyo, pasisiglahin natin ang lahat, pati na ang ating kapaligiran,  sa pamamagitan ng sama-samang pagtatanim, pagsasalu-salo, paglalaro,  at pagbabahagi ng talento at pagkamalikhain.



Monday, Feb. 18 Opening Ritual 


DRRM cluster with admin support

7:30 – 8:30

8:30 – NFU opening with  light breakfast for all General Assembly 

On Operations Manual (Library)

Time: 9:30 – 5 p.m.

Program care of Governance Committee

Logistics – Admin

Documenter to be hired/supported by REDO (in charge of proceedings)

Tiyangge – whole day care of Fe 


Promotions: care of social protection cluster with admin support

Tues., Feb. 19 REDO research forum 

9-12 noon

AV Room

Dr. Oscar Ferrer

Dr. Aleli Bawagan (STFAP)

Erwin Banez – 4Ps


DSD Peace and Governance Cluster RTD 

Time 2-5 p.m.

Venue AVR

Dr. Andrew Jefferson and Ernesto Anasarias on Research-Activism Interface: Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Wed., Feb. 20 Serve the People 

Fair  (SC initiative)

Orgs with booths

Academic units can display promotional materials and

publications  at CSSP lobby

Thurs., Feb 21 Launching of PJSD on social protection 

Dr. Angelito Manalili’s book on community organizing

Time –  9-11 p.m.

Venue – Library

Sponsored by DCD, REDO and social protection cluster

Friday, Feb. 22 


Boodle Breakfast 

February celebrants care of



8:30 -9:15


SIKHAY CUP sports day

Sikhay Kilos in charge

Talent night


Sports fest

9:15-  4 p.m. care of Sikhay Kilos Membership Committee



Talent night  care of Student Council and student orgs; 

(Costumes of participants from the Katipunan era)


Tema: Katutubong Pagkain

Sat., Feb. 23 Alumni GA and elections 

Unveiling of marker honoring  classroom donors




College of Social Work and Community Development