UP-PAASE Visit to Linhai Ecopark


by IS Martinez

A delegation of University of the Philippines faculty members who are also members of the Philippine American Association of Scientists and Engineers (PAASE) visited the Linhai Ecopark in Kaohsiung last August 1-5, 2023. The delegation was led by the Vice President for Academic Affairs Leo Cubillan. The group was accompanied by UP Professor Emeritus Gisela Concepcion, as the representative of PAASE, and Visiting Professor of UP Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) Eing Ming Wu.

During the visit to Linhai Ecopark, UP represented by VPAA Leo Cubillan, PAASE represented by PE Gisela Concepcion, and Peter Hsien Lai-President of the Manufacturer’s Association of Linhai Ecopark signed a pledge to perform academic collaboration through internships of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Academia-Industry Engineer’s extension, and training programs. The delegation also visited the Kaohsiung City Government, particularly the Economic Development Bureau, as well as ASE Group on semiconductor manufacturing.

Pledge signing of UP-Linhai-PAASE Collaboration. Seated from Left: Imee Su Martinez (OIL Director), Leo Cubillan (UP VPAA), Peter Lai (President of Kaohsiung Linhai Industrial Park Manufacturers Association), Gisela Concepcion (PAASE representative, UP Professor Emeritus), Hsu Cheng Yun (Vice President, Manufacturers Association Industrial Park of R.O.C), and Guo-yan Shih (Director, Kaohsiung Linhai Industrial Park Service Center. Standing from Left: Linhai Board Member, Prof. Wu (UP Visiting Professor), Linhai Board Member, Jocelyn Dustrajo (MECO), David Dicang (MECO Labor Director), Anthony Rivera (MECO Director for Commercial Affairs), Lerrie Ipulan-Colet (UPD IB Faculty, CS Innovation Team), Mayzonee Ligaray (UPD IESM Faculty, CS Innovation Team), Ricky Nellas (UPD CS Associate Dean RIDE), Joey Ocon (UPD Engineering Faculty), Eric Tingatinga (UP Engineering Associate Dean Linkages), Peter Chen (Chairman of Kindness Hotel), Noemi Torre (University of Asia and the Pacific faculty member), Johana Camba (University of Asia and the Pacific faculty member), and Linhai Board Member