Dr. Corazon Abansi, who previously served as Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, started her three-year term as the third chancellor of UP Baguio (UPB) on April 14. While UPB has been a constituent university for a little over 18 years, Abansi is only its third chancellor, as both Rovillos and UPB’s first chancellor, Dr. Priscilla Supnet Macansantos, served three consecutive terms.

Good news has been coming out of Baguio City in the Cordillera Administrative Region, whose local government has been commended recently by a World Health Organization delegation for their local COVID-19 response and contact tracing strategy. Will there be more good news from the City of Pines about potential COVID-19 vaccines? Find out in the upcoming public webinar on “COVIDIZATION 101: A webinar on COVID-19 Update in Baguio City and Potential Vaccines,” with Dr. Donnabel Tubera-Panes, head of the Baguio HSO Epidemiology Surveillance Unit, as guest speaker. The webinar, which is organized by the UP Baguio College of Science Lecture Series Committee and the UP Biology Society, will be held via Zoom on August 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Its effects on health, labor and the economy aside, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all, especially our mental, emotional and psychological health. So how do we manage the effects of COVID-19 on our lives? The UP Baguio Cordillera Studies Center is holding a free livestream on “Katatagan at Pagbangon sa Panahon ng Pandemya,” with Prof. Rozel Balmores of the UPB Dept. of Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology as speaker, on June 26, Friday, 10:00 a.m.

“Mandëko Kito!” UP Baguio’s artisans market opens at the University of the Philippines Baguio Oblation Grounds, 15 June 2020. It will run Mondays and Tuesdays, 09:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, from June 15 to July 15, 2020. Called “Mandëko Kito!” from the Ibaloy, meaning “let’s sell,” the initiative promoting local crafts and folk art products is a joint project of the University of the Philippines Baguio through the Museo Kordilyera, the Cordillera Textile Project (CordiTex), and the Kasarian Gender Studies Program, in cooperation with the Baguio Arts and Crafts Collective, Inc. (BACCI).