Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Institutional Research @ UP Asian Center

Some members of the research team of Bugkos, February 2017 (L–R): Nikka Garriga; JM Lanuza; Dr. Tina Clemente; Mary Josephine Bautista; Dr. Antoinette Raquiza; Dr. Maria Dulce Natividad; Sascha Gallardo; Maria Corazon Reyes; Dr. Margarita Debuque-Gonzales and Dr. Geoffrey Ducanes, both from the School of Economics, UP Diliman. 

Over the years, the UP Asian Center has conducted institutional research, the more recent of which include studies on Asian migrant communities in the Philippines and on development in the Asian Century. 

 The Bugkos Research Program of the Asian Center undertakes comparative and regional studies under the theme, “Putting Equitable Development at the Center of the Asian Century.” The two-year research program, which began in December 2015 and is funded by the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program (EIDR) under the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

There’s more to Pinoy communities than Pinoys. The Asian Center (AC) institutional research, “Emerging Asian Communities in Contemporary Philippines” reveals that the Philippines has a rising in-migration of other Asians which deserves “scholarly scrutiny.”