DATA PRIVACY COMMITTEE and PRIVACY FOCAL PERSON
The University of the Philippines has designated Privacy Focal Persons for each major academic unit. For the UP Asian Center, the Privacy Focal Person is Mr. Janus Nolasco, University Researcher I, Privacy Focal Person. The UP Asian Center also has a Committee on Data Privacy, whose members include:
• Maria Cecilia T. Medina, PhD, Assistant Professor (Chair)
• Janus Nolasco, University Researcher I
• Avelino Golondrina, Administrative Assistant
• Jerebeth Mojado, Supply Officer
• Alessandra Gumba, Librarian
SCOPE of the DATA PRIVACY ACT
The functions of the UP Asian Center are subject to the provisions of the Data Privacy Act. These functions include the collection, storage, retrieval, editing, transmission, and disposal of the following:
• Personnel records and transactions (staff and faculty)
• Student records
• Student applicants' records
• Applicants for positions
• Mailing lists on graduate program application, job opportunities, lectures and conferences
Under the law, the UP Asian Center is mandated to protect regulate unauthorized (including third-party) access to, and disclosure of, personal and sensitive personal information. The Data Privacy Act also stipulates Data Subject Rights and Responsibilities. Data subject refers to a person from whom data is collected. One of these rights is the right to access, which mandates that data subjects have the right to know where and how information is stored by the UP Asian Center.
To learn more about the University's privacy policies, kindly visit UP's Data Privacy Portal.
The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Get an overview of these graduate programs. The Asian Center also publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia.
The Intangible Cultural Heritage of China: The 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival and Confucius Institute Day | 11 September
The Confucius Institute of the University of the Philippines Diliman, together with the UP Asian Center, will be organizing several activities as part of “The Intangible Cultural Heritage of China: The 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival and Confucius Institute Day” on 11 September 2019, 10 am to 4 pm, GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.
Wartime Prostitution in Saigon, 1954–1975: Religious and Political Discourses | A Public Lecture, 30 Aug
The UP Asian Center will hold a public lecture, “Wartime Prostitution in Saigon (Vietnam), 1954-1975: Religious and Political Discourses” at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City, 30 August 2019, 5:30–7:00 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila will be holding a public seminar, "Special Lecture and Debriefing Seminar on Japanese Culture and Literature ," at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City, 6 September 2019, 2 - 4 pm. The seminar is free and open to the public.
Right-Wing Populism and the Eclipse of Democracy in India: Issues and Prospects | A Public Lecture, 20 Aug 2019
The UP Asian Center will hold a public lecture, “Right-Wing Populism and the Eclipse of Democracy in India: Issues and Prospects” at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City, 20 August 2019, 2–4 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.