By Arturo Belano

STUDENTS and professors from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines were victorious in the DLSU International Social Sciences Conference 2023.

Political science students Graciella Fae Ezekiel Moises and Mariane Lheyla Jane Telmo, along with Assistant Professor George Gamayo, were among those awarded for submitting outstanding papers.

They were recognized for their paper “CREATING SPACES: A Case Study on Linding Ko Kalombayan’s Anti-Child Marriage Advocacy Towards the Promotion of Youth Civic Engagement in Lanao Del Sur.”

The University said it delved into the contentious Anti-Child Marriage Advocacy led by Linding Ko Kalombayan, a Muslim, youth-led, and community-based organization in the Province of Lanao Del Sur.

Meanwhile, communications assistant professor George Vincent Gamayo presented his study “Building Church Resilience Through a Localized Disaster Preparedness Ministry: The Case of Quiapo Church in Manila, Philippines.”

PUP said the paper tackled a comprehensive exploration on the Quiapo Church’s forward-thinking approach to disaster preparedness through community mobilization.

Themed “Sustainable Development Goals and Social Sciences: Strengthening the Key A.R.E.A.S. of Integration,” the DISCON 2023 is known for its commitment to foster cross-disciplinary conversations.

The conference was jointly organized by the DLSU College of Liberal Arts, Social Development Research Center, and the Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Local Governance.

Accepted papers catered to any or many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including Quality Education, Gender Equality, Climate Action, and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.