From its creation in 1998, the then-College of Public Affairs (CPAf) has made its mark in the field of development and governance studies. Through the years, CPAf has produced a significant number of graduates and a body of knowledge along institutional, policy and governance issues in the rural sector, in general, and in the agriculture and natural resources sectors, in particular.
Under a new name and a strong, dynamic “one-faculty-one-college” structure that helps strengthen and sustain its established innovations, the College of Public Affairs and Development now aims to offer more relevant academic programs on development and governance studies.
CPAf hosted an Orientation on Turnitin and UPLB-e Subscriptions last April 1, 2016 at CPAf Computer Laboratory. Resource speakers were Mr. Pius S. Murillo of the University Library and Ms. Marilou Grace Perez of the LibTech Source Philippines, Inc. Faculty members, students, and researchers attended the said activity. The orientation aimed to update CPAf faculty, staff, and students on online library services.
The CPAf Graduate Students’ Association (CPAf GSA) held its general assembly last March 5, 2016 at CPAf. Part of the program was the induction of the new set of officers by Dr. Virginia Cardenas, CPAf dean. Another highlight of the program was the ribbon-cutting for the new CPAf GSA and CPAf Alumni Association (CPAfAA) Office.
The Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS) of CPAf conducted a seminar on “Effective Regulations on Food Safety” last March 7, 2016 at CPAf. Representatives of various local government units of Laguna and Batangas, members of the UPLB community, and different food business operators attended the event.