Defining Quality Higher Education
in an Emerging Economy: A Case of Cebu, Philippines

by Felix S. Aca-ac Jr., Isabelle Sofia M. Baes, Angela Gabrielle Balbuena, Divine Grace Cañon, Romina Pauline P. Justiniani, Ikecraig Jean Laoagan, and Tiffany Adelaine Tan* Abstract For a robust economy, unemployment may be caused by job-mismatch, and job-mismatch is often associated with unemployable degree holders. A possible reason for this mismatch is the lack of a standard definition of what is quality higher education (HE) from the...

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A Digital Approach in Promoting and Preserving Information on Cebu’s Tangible Cultural Heritage Sites (TCHS) by Demelo Lao and Pauline Louie A. Saraña

Paper presented during the Asian Universities Digital Resource Network (AUDRN) – International Research Conference on Local Knowledge 2020, held on 7-8 February 2020 at the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte Abstract TCS offers a glimpse of people’s way of life in the distant past, which also influences greatly the cultural aspect of a place. Although the Philippines has RA 10066 (Philippine Cultural...

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Exploring the Voting Behavior of the Cebuano Electorate by Nelia S. Ereno and Mae Claire G. Jabines

Abstract An essential tool for measuring the exercise of democracy is through looking into the factors considered by voters in choosing a candidate.  This study presents how demographic factors such as age bracket, sex, educational attainment, and salary bracket affect the preferences of voters. In the process, this study also illustrates how culture and socialization affect political choices. A survey with a stratified random sampling...

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Corruption, Negligence, and Mismanagement at the Dutch East India Company

by Marie Jane Jumawan-Matero, Challoner Matero and John Francis Diaz Abstract This case study investigates the unethical practices and internal struggles of the world’s first multinational company, the Dutch East India Company (DEIC). These problems contributed to its collapse in 1799 after almost two centuries of existence. The company was unable to cope with the shift in global economic powers, changing consumer preferences, rise of...

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Geospatial ecological forest corridor modelling in the Mount Lantoy key biodiversity area by Quijano, I.P., M.J.L. Flores, and A.B. Malaki

Paper presented during PhilGEOS x GeoAdvances 2019, 14–15 November 2019, Manila, Philippines Abstract In biodiversity conservation, ecological corridors are assumed to increase landscape-level connectivity and to enhance the viability of otherwise isolated wildlife populations. Mapping these corridors serves as a feasible method to support forest management efforts in pinpointing areas to give special attention to. Here, we assess the current...

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Analyzing the status of mango trees in Brgy. Cantipay, Carmen, Cebu using NDVI and Time Series Clustering by Navaja, R.B., F.P. Campomanes, C.L. Patiño, and M.J.L. Flores

Paper presented during the PhilGEOS x GeoAdvances 2019, 14–15 November 2019, Manila, Philippines Abstract The Department of Agriculture – Region VII reports that many mango orchards in Cebu province are dying because of the absence of required post-harvest attention. Lacklustre yields and erratic pest infestations have driven some farmers and growers to abandon mango orchards. To help revive low-yielding mango orchards, there is a need to...

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