PFPA Awards SESAM Dean the Sinag Medallion

The Philippine Federation of Professional Association (PFPA) bestowed Dr. Decibel Faustino-Eslava, Dean of the University of the Philippines Los Baños-School of Environmental Science and Management (UPLB-SESAM), the Sinag Medallion in recognition of her distinctive contributions and accomplishments as a geologist in the academe/research and development. 

The award was given during the 8th PFPA Excellence Awards last February 27, 2021 at the UP Bahay Ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Aside being the current Dean of SESAM, Dr. Eslava, is also a UP Scientist III under the UP Scientific Productivity System. 

A member of the World Academy of Sciences Young Affiliates, Dr. Eslava has various scientific journal publications in the field of block rotations, paleomagnetics, geochemistry and environmental geology. She is also a member of the Geological Society of the Philippines, National Research Council of the Philippines, Philippine Environmental Science Association, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Global Young Academy, the World Academy of Sciences and the Future Earth-Philippines Network.

The Sinag Medallion is given to professionals with exceptional achievements and exemplary contributions to the community and society for national development; who uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct in the practice of profession and faithful adherence to the codes and guiding principles of professional practice; with exemplary contributions that lead to the upliftment of the profession, the professional practice, the professional product and the professional organization; and with exemplary participation and achievements in international professional affairs, thus giving honor and recognition to the country.

As one of the Professional Distinction Awardees this year, Dean Eslava received the Sinag Medallion, in the familiar silhouette of the Philippine Sun, which symbolizes the acclaim and gratitude of the PFPA for the professionals through their respective parent organizations. 

SESAM Building to Undergo Regular Disinfection Every Tuesdays

The School of Environmental Science Science and Management will undergo regular disenfection every Tuesdays at 3 to 5 pm. SESAM faculty, REPS and Staff will have work-from-home arrangements during these periods. For inquiries, you may email

Alternative Work Arrangement on February 23, 2020

The School of Environmental Science Science and Management will undergo a routine disenfection at 3 to 5 pm today. SESAM faculty, REPS and Staff will have a work from home arrangement during this period. For inquiries, you may email

SESAM to Conduct Online Trainings This Year

The School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM), through its Continuing Education and Training Division (CETD), will conduct three online trainings for 2020. First on the schedule is the short online course on Ecosystems Valuation on July 7-9, 2021.

Next is the short online course on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scheduled on August 9-13, 2021. Last October 2020, SESAM-CETD successfully conducted its first online EIA course, with most participants coming from the Isabela State University-Cabagan Campus.

Last on the training list for 2020 is the short online course on Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment to be held on October 25-29, 2021. Details on the said trainings can be seen on the flyers below. Interested participants can also email SESAM-CETD at or call (049) 536-2251 / 0997-728-5179 and 0906-118-2863.

Graduate School Launches ODSS

Starting January 19, 2021, the University of the Philippines Graduate School will use the Online Document Submission System (ODSS): Submissions will directly go to the GS online tracking system, eliminating email and onsite receiving, if necessary. This is in line with the promise of the Graduate School to serve clients better. The ODSS is user-friendly, but if you need a tutorial, please watch the following youtube video: