Photo Release


Photo courtesy of Dr. Aphiphan Pookpakdi
H.E. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to Thailand hosted a Barrio Fiesta Celebration at the Philippine Embassy grounds in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 February 2013. The festivity was in honor of the Thai graduates from Philippine schools, which includes our SEARCA graduate alumni. In the picture are (Right to Left) Dr. Pattarawat Jeerapattanatorn (Phd extension education, UPLB 2009), Dr. Kamolrat Intaratat (PhD development communication, UPLB 1997), Dr. Pasuta generic cialis Sunthornhao (PhD, forest resource management UPLB), H.E. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Dr. Monton Jamroenprucksa (PhD, forestry, UPLB 1988) and Dr. Aphiphan Pookpakdi.



The Timor altDeer has been considered a highly vulnerable species in Indonesia.  Its population is continuously declining at an alarming rate and the productivity of deer farming in Indonesia is still low. However, studies show that productivity of deer farming under captivity is still attainable if certain farm management practices are done to address the behavioural stress among these species.

Dr. Daud Samsudewa (PhD animal science, UPLB 2012) disclosed these findings during the 4th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD) on 19 January 2013 at Siem Reap. Cambodia in his presentation entitled “Comparative Reproductive Behavior of α-Male, β-Male and Subordinate Male Timor Deer (Cervus timorensis Blainville) Raised under Captivity.”


altSEARCA Graduate Alumna, Dr. Josefina T. Dizon is the new Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños, effective 24 January 2013. Prior to her new appointment, Dr. Dizon was the Director of CPAf’s Community Innovations Studies Center (CISC).

As dean of CPAf, Dr. Dizon will oversee the Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD), Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS) as well as the CISC. The curricular programs of CPAf are offered through the IGRD, which includes the undergraduate courses in agrarian studies, education, and community education. The CISC and CSPPS on the other hand, develop and manage the research and extension programs of the College.

Dr. Dizon finished her PhD in Community Development in 1996 at UPLB through the SEARCA Scholarship Program. To date, we have a total of 351 Filipino graduate alumni of SEARCA, among the 1193 SEARCA Graduate Alumni from Southeast Asia.