Digital Analytics - Custom Media Attribution by Mr. Isaac Reyes on Thursday, 26 February 2014, 4:00 P.M. at the UPSS Auditorium


2015-01 Rice Price, Job Misery, Hunger Incidence: Need to Track Few More Statistical Indicators for the Poor by Dennis s. Mapa, Kristelle M. Castillo and Krizia DR. Francisco


Dr. Lansangan Received the Award of UP Scientist I

December 16, 2014 - Dr. Joseph Ryan Lansangan received the recognition of UP Scientist I in the Awarding Ceremony of the Gawad sa Natatanging Publikasyon sa Filipino and the UP Scientific Productivity System. The awarding ceremony was held at the Executive House, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. The UP Scientist recognition is given to UP professors who have made exceptional productivity in terms of scientific research and publications. read more

The School's BS Statistics Program receives ASEAN University Network - Quality Assurance Certificate of Accreditation

The ASEAN University Network (AUN) sent the certificate of accreditation for the BS Statistics program after successfully completing the AUN actual quality assessment at the programme level. The AUN Quality Assurance Assessment team visited UP Diliman to review the BS Statistics program last January 13-15, 2014, as a response to the School's application for an AUN accreditation. The certification has been approved last February 18, 2014 and is valid for four years from the date of approval and is subject to renewal. read more

Eastern Visayas After Yolanda: Evidence from Household Survey

Have Typhoon Yolanda-affected families already recovered? This Note investigates if the families are back on their feet and the factors that aid in their recovery. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan) hurled massive destruction across the central part of the Philippines (Figure 1) and left eastern, central, western Visayas, and beyond to the northern part of Palawan in utmost disarray. read more

Dr. Mapa and his Plans for the School

The sole nominee for Deanship of UP School of Statistics (UPSS), Dr. Dennis Claire Mapa, discussed his plans for the School last August 26, 2014 in a public forum attended by several stakeholders. An external search committee was formed to facilitate the nomination and selection activities for the next dean of the School. The external search committee was composed of the committee head, Dr. Josefina Natividad (UPPI). read more


DiCaprio, A., Beck, S. and Daquis, J. (2014), ADB Trade Finance Gap, Growth, and Jobs Survey (ADB Policy Brief No. 25). Retrieved from

Ravago, M. and Mapa, D. (2014), Eastern Visayas After Yolanda: Evidence from Household Survey (PCED Policy Note No. 2014-05. Retrieved from

Orpia, Cherie B., Dennis S. Mapa and Julius C. Orpia (2014), Time Series Analysis using Vector AutoRegressive Models of Wind Speeds in Bangui Bay and Selected Weather Variables in Laoag City. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism (JEMT), Volume V, Summer, Issue 1(9), pp.54-65.

Franco, Ray John Gabrial and Dennis S. Mapa (2014), Analyzing the Dynamics of GDP Growth: A Mixed Frequency Model Approach. Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields, (Volume V, winter), 2(9).

R. Veron Cruz and E. Barrios, Estimation Procedure for a Multiple Time Series Model, forthcoming in Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computing.

J. Umali and E. Barrios, Nonparametric Principal Components Regression, forthcoming in Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computing, 43(7):1797-1810.

C. Cruz and D. Mapa, An Early Warning System for Inflation in the Philippines Using Markov-Switching and Logistic Regression Models: An Early Warning Systems for Inflation in the Philippines Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields, 4(2).

Gauran, I., Poblador, S., Classification of Congenital Hypothyroidism using Articial Neural Networks The Philippine Statistician, 62(2): 1-11.

Daquis, J., Castaneda, A., Sy, N., Abgona, J., Profitability and Growth Topology Analysis of Unilevel-Type of Network Marketing Structure The Philippine Statistician, 62(2): 13-29.

Lucagbo, M., Cobrador, K., de Mesa, N., Ferrera, R., Marasigan, J., Effects of Education on Climate Risk Vulnerability in the Philippines: Evidence from Regional Panel Data The Philippine Statistician, 62(2): 53-69.

Campano, W., Tadlas, R., Visual Exploration of Climate Variability, The Philippine Statistician, 62(2): 101-111.

J. Daquis, Nonparametric Transfer Function Models with Localized Temporal Effect, The Philippine Statistician, 62(1):1-14.

J. Magadia, Value-at-Risk Measures for the PSA Index Using Hidden Markov Models, The Philippine Statistician, 62(1): 21-32.

J.Lansangan, Sparse Principal Component Regression, The Philippine Statistician, 62(1): 33-50.

A. De Leon and J. Punzalan, An Elementary Proof of Independence of Least Squares Estimators of Regression Coefficients and of Variance in Linear Regression, The Philippine Statistician, 62(1): 77-82.

J. Guarte and E. Barrios, Nonparametric Hypothesis Testing in a Spatial-Temporal Model: A Simulation Study, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computing, 42(1):153-170.

Mapa, D., Sandoval, M., Yap, D., Investigating the Presence of Regional Economic Growth Convergence in the Philippines Using Kalman Filters The Philippine Journal of Development, 37: 1-20.

Mapa, D., Han, F., Estrada, K., Hunger Incidence in the Philippines: Facts, Determinants and Challenges, NAST Monograph Series, No. 19 Vol. 2, 55-76.

Abrigo, M., Lavado, E., Barrios, E., Gozun, B., Estimating the Efficiency of Philippine Public High Schools Using Spatio-Temporal Stochastic Frontier Analysis, DLSU Business and Economics Review, 23(2):80-87.

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UP Scientific Productivity System awards UP Scientist I to Dr. Joseph Ryan Lansangan and UP Scientist III to Dr. Erniel B. Barrios.

The School's BS Statistics program is now accredited by the ASEAN University Network - Quality Assesment (AUN-QA).