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

Dr. Michelle Palumbarit, Assistant Professor at the UP Asian Center, explained several reasons why dog meat is consumed in Korea, including the wish to increase strength, virility, and men's sexual drive. She was interviewed as part of a four-minute video segment, iJuander, by GMA News and Public Affairs, which gave a brief overview of the practice, discussed state efforts to regulate/control the practice, and interviewed a nutritionist and a doctor to examine the nutirional value of dog meat and the dangers of consuming therein.

Dr. Michelle Palumbarit is Assistant Professor at the UP Asian Center. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from Yonsei University, Korea. She teachers Korea-related courses at the UP Asian Center, including Social and Economic Development in Korea, Politics and Governance in Korea, and Culture and Society in Korea. Her research interests included Filipino migration to Korea, environmental politics, and Korea-Southeast Asia relations. VIEW FULL PROFILE

The UP 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 programs. The Asian Center also houses a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. It has published several books and monographs, and hosts or organizes various lectures and conferences