research faculty to deliver lectures
In line with DLSU-Manila’s
vision of promoting its research culture, the second batch of
research faculty will present this week the results of their
projects conducted last school year.
Dr. Clodualdo del Mundo Jr.,
university fellow and full professor of the Department of
Communication, will speak on “Cinema Kontra Kolonyalismo at
Komersyalismo: Isang Kasaysayan ng Pelikulang Pilipino” on
September 18, 1:30 p.m. at the Ariston Estrada Seminar Room.
On September 19, Dr. Alfredo
Robles, chair of the Political Science Department, will present
“ASEAN and the European Union: A Structural Approach to
Interregional Relations” at 2 p.m. at the Ariston Estrada
Nicanor Tiongson of the
University of the Philippines-Diliman will react on Del
Mundo’s paper while Joseph Sedfrey Santiago, Esq., Law and
Economic Development Institute managing trustee, will comment on
the paper of Robles.
The research faculty position
was established to encourage more faculty to do relevant
research. As research professors, they were deloaded six units
each term for three successive terms, for a total 18 units.
Aside from this, they received seed funding up to P50,000 for
their approved project.
Del Mundo is a seasoned
screenwriter, having been recognized by numerous award-giving
bodies for his body of work. His projects include “Maynila…sa
mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” “Kisapmata,” “Batch 81,” “Merika,”
“Mulanay,” “Bayaning 3rd World,” and “Markova.” His
book, Native Resistance: Philippine Cinema and Colonialism
1898-1941 won the National Book Award in 1998.
Robles, on the other hand,
obtained his advanced degrees from the Paris Institute of
Political Studies, Université de Paris-I, and Syracuse
University. He has done post-doctoral research in Japan,
Netherlands and taught in the United States, France, Vietnam,
tapped to boost LGU capability
The College of Engineering
through the Center for Engineering Research Training and
Consultancy (CERTC) recently signed a memorandum of agreement
with USAID and Associates for Rural Development-Governance for
Local Development (ARD-GOLD) to build up institutional
capability of local government units.
CERTC Director Edgar Doña said
that the agreement calls for cooperation among the three parties
to transfer technology in the areas of micro-hydro,
infrastructure planning, and solar power development. The CERTC
will develop the training modules which will be funded by the
USAID. The ARD-GOLD will tap potential LGUs as beneficiaries of
The project, Doña added,
provides a venue for engineering faculty to do service and to
contribute ultimately to nation-building. Doña noted that for
LGUs to avail of the Internal Revenue Allotment for their
areas--a budgetary allocation for development--a land use and
development plan has to be submitted for evaluation.
Doña said that La Salle was
chosen to handle the modules based on the variety of exposure
and expertise that the faculty members have.
“A lot of our faculty members
have studied abroad, and have had relevant consultancies at some
time,” Doña added.
ARD-GOLD intends to
institutionalize centers of knowledge in certain fields as it
proceeds in its rural development thrusts. Through this project,
Doña hopes that La Salle will be able to build up further its
reputation in the areas of micro-hydro, infrastructure planning,
and solar power development.