PHI KAPPA PHI HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS
With its motto, “Let the love of learning rule humanity”, The International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Chapter 045 in coordination with University of the Philippines Baguio inducted its new members on 9 June 2017 at the Sarmiento Hall, UP Baguio. The Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society established in 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education.” The induction program was aimed to acknowledge and to formally welcome the new members who were nominated and selected as members based on their excellent academic performance.
About 44 junior and graduating UP Baguio students were invited together with their parents to attend the induction ceremony. Some BS Management Economics students were among the inductees. The junior students who were inducted were Krystel Mangulabnan, Deanna Cera and Mikaelah Lopez. and the senior and graduating students were Kiara Lyn Robles, Ross Joshua Ignacio, Angelica Joyce Jacalne, Yra Salazar, Yza Reyes, and Jholina Gamboa.
According to Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 045 President Dr Carolyn I. Sobritchea, the induction ceremony was usually conducted at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.This year, the ceremony for UP Baguio inductees was decided to be conducted in UP Baguio so as to reach out to more members in the regional campuses and is also a way to assist members who are financially incapable or those far from Manila as they would no longer travel.
Dr. Priscilla Supnet-Macansantos, the first chancellor of UPB and mathematics professor was the inspirational speaker at the said ceremony. Through her message, she inspired not only the newly inducted members but everyone who attended the ceremony to use their knowledge and abilities in serving the people and the country. (Kiara Lyn Robles)
LECTURE ON CREATIVE ECONOMY AT IM
A lecture on the title, “Creative Economy: How Creativity Can Become The Next Economic Growth Driver for the Philippines” was conducted by Mr. Paolo Mercado on 13 May 2017 at the IM Conference Room. Mr. Mercado expounded on how people could use their creative imagination to increase the value of a product or service which would eventually contribute to prosperous, socially engaged, and creative economies. He added that economic activities which are anchored on people’s individual creativity result to more cultural industries, and collaborative and innovative enterprises.
Mr. Paolo Mercado
Mr. Mercado is Senior Vice President for Marketing, Communication and Innovation at Nestle Philippines where he oversees the creative content work of Nestle in advertising and digital as well as leads the company's innovation strategy. His international career in Nestle and advertising included postings in Switzerland, France and China, as well as in project management in many parts of the world. He is completing his executive MBA with the Berlin School of Creative Leadership where Creative Economy is his main focus of study. He is also the founder of the Creative Economy Development Council of the Philippines.
About thirty (30) faculty, graduate and undergraduate students attended the lecture (B.C. Marzan).