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The ‘Panday’ Conspiracy

“Panday” by Toym Imao. Left photo: Shows the base which is both an anvil and a seafaring vessel. It also features a a stylized Philippine flag. Center photo: Shows the Oblation at the helm, and “padayon” spelled in baybayin (pre-colonial Filipino scripts). It also shows a stylized rendition of the brain and the letters “UP”. Right photo: Traditional okir patterns created a sail for the ship. The sculpture, when turned sideways, also shows a heart shape. (UP System Information Office).
It all began last week with my fellow chancellors at UP. With the term of the current president, Alfredo E. Pascual, …

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Chinese embassy scholars, profs experience China winter camp

The delegation at the Great Wall of China. Contributed photo.
Select students and professors from three Philippine universities participated in the one-week in-depth Winter Camp in China hosted by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Philippines.
“We aim to promote understanding and collaboration among people,” said China Education Association for International Exchange’s (CEAIE) representative Shen Xuesong during the welcoming banquet for the Filipino delegates.
This is also the goal of the said camp participated by 18 students and three professors from the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD), Bicol University (BU) and Philippine Normal University (PNU).
The camp, which featured …

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UP TWSC to mark 40th anniversary with international conference

The University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center is organizing “The Third World Studies Center in Its 40th Year: An International Conference” to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. This conference will be held on 9-10 February 2017 at the GT Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman
At forty, the Third World Studies Center gathers in this multidisciplinary conference its vast and resilient network of scholars and public intellectuals, academics and activists, advocates and bearers of unorthodox views from different parts of the globe. The conference aim is twofold. First, it is a time to reflect …

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Memorandum No. PAEP 17-03: Guidelines for the Professional Development Grant (PDG)

Upon recommendation of University President Alfredo E. Pascual, the UP Board of Regents at its 1323rd meeting held on 16 December 2016 approved the one-time Professional Development Grant (PDG) of TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (Php 25,000) per qualified employee of the University.
This grant is in recognition of the collective effort of the UP faculty and staff in achieving the mandates of the University under the UP Charter of 2008 (RA 9500) and in maintaining its status as the top university in the country and a leader in various areas of specialization in Asia.
In appreciation of such effort and to further the …

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Search for next UP Diliman Chancellor begins

The University of the Philippines Diliman has begun its search for its next Chancellor.
On January 4, the Search Committee for the Next UP Diliman Chancellor revealed the names of the three nominees who have qualified for the selection. They are:
Dr. Aura C. Matias
Professor and former Dean, College of Engineering
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Dr. Michael L. Tan
UP Diliman Chancellor and Professor, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
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Dr. Roland B. Tolentino
Professor and former Dean, College of Mass Communication
Curriculum Vitae | Vision Paper
The nominees will face members of the UP Diliman community in a public forum which will be …

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Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 3 (For DBM and COA purposes)

2016 Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 3 (For DBM and COA purposes)
Closing of books in progress

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Call for Expressions of Interest to become Research & Extension Fellows of the new UP Resilience Institute

All regular faculty members of the University of the Philippines who are involved in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) through research, creative work or extension service are invited to send their Expression of Interest to become Research and Extension Fellows and Junior Fellows of the newly created UP Resilience Institute, by emailing [email protected](Attention: Professor Benito Pacheco), on or before 17 January 2017.
The UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) or Resilience Institute at the University of the Philippines for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, shall have the following functions and programs concerning multi-hazard, multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, comprehensive DRRM.

1) Research and Creative Work: undertake policy research, action research, …

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Memorandum No. PAEP 16-67: Invitation to become Research & Extension Fellows of the new UP Resilience Institute

I. Background/Purpose
The Board of Regents at its 1319th Meeting on 28 July 2016 approved the establishment of the new UP Resilience Institute (RI) or Resilience Institute of the University of the Philippines for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, which shall have the following functions and programs concerning multi-hazard, multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, comprehensive DRRM.
1) Research and Creative Work: undertake policy research, action research, and interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research or creative work;
2) Knowledge Sharing: disseminate research findings, creative works and innovations;
3) Education: establish non-degree educational programs and support degree programs within the UP System;
4) Institution Building: improve the capability of the UP System …

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Memorandum No. PAEP 16-64: Adjustment in the Mandatory Holiday Break for FY 2016

In view of Malacañang’s Proclamation No.117 declaring 26 December 2016 (Monday)and 02 January 2017 (Monday) as special non-working days, the mandatory holiday break in the University shall start on 22 December 2016 (Thursday), instead of 23 December 2016 (Friday).
The mandatory holiday break will now consist of the following working days:
22 & 23 December 2016
27, 28, & 29 December 2016
(Total of 5 working days)
Please be guided accordingly.
Alfredo E. Pascual
President

For guidelines during the Mandatory Holiday Break, particularly for employees in vital services which will be operating in the same period, please refer to Memorandum No. PAEP 16-59: Mandatory Holiday Break for the …

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UP maps out green goals

President Alfredo Pascual reiterates his vision of a great university whose operational excellence is marked by environmental protection, sustainability and resilience; and whose public service includes contributing to the same objectives for the rest of the country. Photo by Jun Madrid.
To extend and concretize the Green UP vision, the UP System held the “Green UP Summit: Catalyzing Climate Change Resilience and Environmental Sustainability in 2017 and Beyond” on December 6 and 7, 2016 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman.
Held for the first time since President Alfredo Pascual expounded in his vision statement on Green UP as a subtheme of operational …

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