PAPJA conquers Miriam College

For the second time after ten years, Miriam College hosted the 21st Psychology Association of the Philippines – Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) National Convention with the theme, Unity amid Diversity: One Philippine Psychology from December 7-8, 2008. Miriam College president, Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, welcomed more than 1,500 delegates from all over the country at the jam-packed Marian Auditorium. The keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Queena Lee-Chua, who shared anecdotes on her experiences as a researcher and teacher of psychology and math. This was followed by a plenary on the work of psychologists in the different fields, lead by PAP president, Dr. Allan Bernardo for research, Ms. Bing Manlapaz of DDISGV – for human resources management and Mr. Lorenzo Abacan of the Sophia School. Students had a chance to ask or clarify questions and were given helpful tips regarding job application, establishing contacts, doing research and so on. Four simultaneous focus group discussions with the psychology organizations’ representatives from the different schools were held during lunch, which addressed the issue on PAP’s role in helping its junior affiliate members.                                


Perhaps, the first day’s highlight was the Fourth Inter-School Psychology Quiz Challenge, which was held at the Miriam College High School Covered Court. University of Santo Tomas went for a three-peat as they conquered the title again, followed by second placer, De La Salle University and St. Louis University in third place.


Also, winners for the outstanding undergraduate theses and posters were announced at the end of the program. The outstanding undergraduate thesis went to De La Salle University, followed by Miriam College and Far Eastern University. The outstanding poster researches went to Ateneo de Manila University for the first and third place while the second place went to College of the Holy Spirit.


There were more than 40 workshops the next day and they were all full as usual. The most popular workshop was perhaps Fr. Jaime Bulatao’s An Introduction to Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. Fr. Bulatao, PAP founding member, had two workshops where students were treated to an experience of altered states of consciousness and were taught how to apply this to their daily lives.  

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13 Comments on “PAPJA conquers Miriam College”

  1. PAW MAKINA Says:

    hi is it possible to be a member of PAPJA if i am taking up AB PSYCHOLOGY. not bs psychology?thank you

  2. glori Says:

    I am interested to participate to the PAPJA activities but I am confused with the article. Was it done already? Your article says it will be on Dec. 7-8, 2008.

  3. papnews Says:

    Hello. We are sorry to inform you that we were wrong in printing the dates. it should have read, dec-7-8, 2007. =( but we will have another PAPJA event for 2008. we still do not have any finalized programs and venue but we will update you of PAPJA announcements via this blog. so please visit and read this blog as frequently as you can. =)

    thank you for telling us.

  4. maica Says:

    Hello. I attended the PAPJA Convention in Miriam college held December last year. It was a one of a kind experience to meet my fellow students from various schools who are also taking up psychology. I was really surprised that you posted our picture, i was one of the particpants in the Expressive Art Therapy Workshop facilitated by Sir Kintanar. It was such an honor for me to be a part of PAPJA historical documentation. I hope the next PAPJA Convention will be equally successful. I’m currently in my fourth year in BS Psychology and planning to take up MS Clinical Psychology. I hope that the Psychology Bill will be passed as soon as possible because we need it so urgently in our profession.

  5. jeel Says:

    Hello, I’m a graduating BS Psychology student from the University of San Carlos and I have a question. Do I need to be a member of PAPJA for me to be qualified to attend the next PAPJA Convention?

  6. celine Says:

    hi we are from psychology students from the university of the cordilleras ( located in baguio) and would like to have a field trip to the next PAPJA convention. can you please send me the details of the next convention and other necessary details for new members. thank you.

  7. celine Says:

    hi we are psychology students from the university of the cordilleras ( located in baguio) and would like to have a field trip to the next PAPJA convention. can you please send me the details of the next convention and other necessary details for new members. thank you.

  8. Jest_ceu Says:

    Ei,. I was there when the PAPJA Convention was held at miriam college. Though it is somehow traumatic for me because I’ve lost my wallet the same day and have no money left for my fare back home. Haha! Though I’m still excited to attend again in the Next PAPJA Convention. I’ve heard it will be on November 28-29 at La Salle University at Taft. Hope to see you soon there Co-Psychologist. Eager to meet new friends again. And See you on the Psychology Quiz Bee Again. hehe! Gudluck to us!

    Leap Forward Comrades.

  9. dang javier Says:

    hi there!
    i was wondering if PAPJA has its official logo?

  10. zaro Says:

    Do you have the programs and venue for PAPJA 2008? We missed the last convention (X_X), please inform me at my email address

    Thank you.

  11. keri litonjua Says:

    hi. i’m the president of the psychological society of University of St. La Salle – Bacolod. I would like to ask about the date of the convention this year. We may have participants from our school. thank you.

  12. nora Says:

    Can we ask for a copy of the invitation program of the PAPJA convention this Nov. 28-29, 2008 at La Salle. Our students would like to attend in PAPJA convention.

  13. Marlon Says:

    hi, i’m BS Psychology graduate from the Rizal Technological University, am I still eligible to apply for a membership? if I’m eligible, how can I apply? but if not, am I allowed to join the convention?
    Thanks so much and more power……….

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