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 Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be holding—via Zoom—the international conference, “Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters” from 18– 20 March 2021.
Japanese Studies in the Philippines: A Forum and Nationwide Research Competition Year 3 (6 Mar 2021)
The UP Asian Center will hold the “Japanese Studies in the Philippines: A Forum and Nationwide Research Competition Year 3” on 6 March 2021, 8 am – 3 pm, via Zoom.
Beyond ASEAN: Global and Local Impacts of Balancing Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities | A Zoom Forum (13 Jan 2021)
The UP Asian Center will hold a virtual research conference, “Beyond ASEAN: Global and Local Impacts of Balancing Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities,” on 13 January 2021, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Philippine time via Zoom.
Toyota in the Philippines: 30 Years and Beyond in Nation-Building | Lecture and Book Launch (17 Dec 2020)
The UP Asian Center will be holding “Toyota in the Philippines: 30 Years and Beyond in Nation-Building | Lecture and Book Launch” on 17 December 2020, 2-4 pm (Philippine time) via Zoom.