4th Graduate Student Research Conference


Palma Hall Building

April 20  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

April 21  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The conference aims to bring together graduate students who engage in social science and philosophy research, and facilitate a productive exchange of insights and findings from studies conducted for their theses or dissertations, theoretical analyses, integrative papers and historical/local biographies. There will be a Round Table Discussion on Research Methods to be led by distinguished faculty of CSSP, and 47 contributed papers will be read in Parallel Sessions, on the second day of the conference.

The plenary lecture by Vice-Chancellor for Research and Publications, Dr. Fidel R. Nemenzo highlights the opening program of the conference.

The conference is FREE for CSSP students. Registration Fee of P250 for non-CSSP students. Participants are required to register online at : https://tinyurl.com/4thCSSPGSRC to be given Book of Abstracts.

For inquiries, please contact the CSSP Office of the Graduate Program at 981 8500 loc 2438 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


UPPI 2018 Lecture Series

University of the Philippines Population Institute 2018 Lecture Series

Thursday, April 12, 2018

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. UPPI Seminar Room

Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City



Understanding Population Heterogeneity in Demographic and Human Capital Dynamics: How Does it matter for the Future Population Outlook?

Dr. Samir K.C.

In a country, age and gender differentials are the two fundamental sources of population heterogeneity considered in almost demographic analysis. Recently, research has demonstrated the importance of educational attainment and place of residence as additional sources of population heterogeneity. This presentation will focus on a case study from India on the impacts of these factors to population size and structure.

Modelling and Projecting Subnational Population Trends in the Philippines: Initial Findings

Dr. Grace T. Cruz, Ms. Christian Joy P. Cruz and Ms. Klarriness Tanalgo 

Most Philippine population projections since 1970 show that actual census counts fall below the low scenario projection. Using an R-based multidimensional projection model formulated by the Asian Demographic Research Center and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, this presentation shows results from the analysis of recent trends in subnational population stratified by education and urban/rural residence. Preliminary results from the 2015 multistate projections indicate a close estimate to the official census count relative to the traditional age- and sex- projections.


Link to the poster.

Link to post from UPPI website.




CSSP Basketball Team Celebrates First Victory

Members of the CSSP Basketball Team 2017 headed by Arnel A. Manuel of the History Department shared a victory merienda yesterday, 8th November 2017, for their first win of the season. The basketball tournament, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA), Security Service Brigade (SSB), and U.P. Diliman Police Station and Fire Department, feature thirty-two (32) teams from different colleges and organizations in UP Diliman battling it out for the championship spot.The CSSP Basketball Team bested the Pantranco (Drivers and Operators) Team with a 62 to 48 win at the first round of games held last Saturday, 4th November 2017. The victory merienda was provided by the Office of the Dean to show solidary and support to the team.

The CSSP Basketball Team 2017 with Dr. Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, Dean of CSSP.

A humble banquet for our victors!



2017 CSSP Graduate Student Assembly

The GSA 2017

Last 06 October 2017, the CSSP Office of the Graduate Program (CSSP OGP) in cooperation with the newly established CSSP Graduate Students Association (CSSP GSA) held this academic year’s CSSP Graduate Student Assembly. The assembly was marked by many new beginnings as it witnessed the launching of the newly established CSSP GSA and the first encounter of the graduate students with the newly installed college dean, Dr. Maria Bernadette L. Abrera.

The program started with the official launching of the CSSP GSA. Mr. Alexander Atrio Lopez, chair of the CSSP GSA Steering Committee which spearheaded the formation of the organization, encouraged the early attendees to join the organization and oriented them to its objectives and principles. The launching was followed by the singing of the national anthem and the dean’s opening remarks and message. Dean Abrera talked about how important relevance is in the researches that our graduate students are currently pursuing.

Dr. Jeanette L. Yasol-Naval, coordinator of the CSSP OGP, then oriented our new graduate students with the college-wide academic rules. New graduate students were afterwards serenaded by the UP Guitar Orchestra.

Instead of getting a single, traditional keynote speaker, the organizing committee decided to invite two recent graduates of the CSSP graduate program to talk about practical tips and their own experiences on their road to graduation. The crowd laughed as they relate to the accounts of Prof. Erwin F. Rafael (MA Sociology 2017) and Dr. Teresa Paula S. De Luna (PhD Anthropology 2017).

To integrate their own experiences and the personal accounts of the invited graduates, group discussions followed. Members of the CSSP GSA facilitated each group’s discussion which centered on each group’s inspirations in staying on, and commitments and contributions to the college.

The program ended with Dr. Yasol-Naval’s closing remarks and the singing of UP Naming Mahal.


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