Category Archives: Announcements

A category for announcements coming from officials and offices of the University of the Philippines System, the constituent universities, administrative units, student groups and alumni organizations. The announcements are posted via materials submitted to the UP System Information Office.

Memorandum No. PAEP 17-09: Additional Assignment of Research and Extension Fellows of the Resilience Institute

I. Background/Purpose
As you are aware through Memorandum No. PAEP 16-67 of 20 December 2016, the Board of Regents at its 1319th Meeting on 28 July 2016 established the new System-wide Resilience Institute at UP or Resilience lnstitute at the University of the Philippines for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
The Resilience Institute 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 …

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1st Gawad Oblation Awarding Ceremony to be held on 7 February

The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations will hold the 1st Gawad Oblation Awarding Ceremony on 7 Febuary 2017, 6:00 p.m. at the UP Bonifacio Global City Auditorium, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Among the awardees for this year’s Gawad Oblation are: former Budget Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad, Representative and former UP Regent Pilar Juliana ‘Pia’ Cayetano, Senator Francis Joseph ‘Chiz’ Escudero, Senator Lorna Regina ‘Loren’ Legarda, former Senator Manuel ‘Manny’ Villar, Jr., former Public Works Secretary Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson, Davao City …

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Ceremony for the Turnover of the University of the Philippines Presidency

The Office of the Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents invites the public to the Ceremony for the Turnover of the University of the Philippines Presidency from Alfredo E. Pascual, 20th President, to Danilo L. Concepcion, 21st President, on 10 February 2017, 8:00 a.m., at the Quezon Hall Lobby, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
The attire for the occasion will be smart casual, with invited guests expected to be seated by 7:30 a.m.
For more information on the event, please contact Candy of the OSU at telephone number (632)433-1873. You can also send her a message via email address …

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5th President’s Toast: Pag-uulat at Pasasalamat ni Pangulong Alfredo E. Pascual

University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual will deliver his end of term report and express his gratitude to the members of the academic community at the 5th President’s Toast: Pag-uulat at Pasasalamat, on 9 February 2017, 9:00 a.m. at the Institute of Biology Auditorum, National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
As the venue has limited seating capacity, accommodation of guests will be on a first come, first served basis. It would be best to confirm your attendance ahead by calling the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs at 981-8500 loc. 2507 or the UP Center for …

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UP enhances hospitalization benefits for employees

UP has enhanced its hospitalization benefits for UP personnel effective Jan. 1, 2017.
This came about with the approval by the UP Board of Regents (BOR) of the Enhanced Hospitalization Programme (eHOPE) for the Faculty, REPS and Administrative Staff at its 1322nd meeting on Nov. 24, 2016.
A highlight of the eHOPE is the PhP 80,000 yearly financial assistance for hospitalization expenses incurred during confinement.
This constitutes an enhanced amount from the PhP200,000 lifetime coverage under the Financial Assistance Program for Hospitalization Expenses (FAPHE) that UP personnel used to enjoy.
eHOPE shall also provide a PhP 10,000 annual financial assistance for medicines prescribed during …

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Call for Papers: Asian Journalism Research Conference 2017

The Department of Journalism of the University of the Philippines Diliman will hold the Asian Journalism Research Conference 2017 on 26-27 April 2017 at the College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Originally organized as the annual Philippine Journalism Research Conference (PJRC), the AJRC is part of the department’s extension work, aimed at encouraging journalism students and researchers in conducting studies on the profession and the issues which confronting its professionals. The conference is intended to:
1. Encourage Mass Communication and Journalism students around the country to pursue research in the field;
2. Provide Journalism students from around the country a venue …

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Call for Nominations: UP Gawad Plaridel 2017 (Television Category)

The U.P. College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) is now accepting nominations for the annual UP Gawad Plaridel which recognizes Filipino media practitioners who have excelled in any of the media (print, radio, film, television, and new media) and have performed with the highest level of professional integrity in the interest of public service.
For 2017, the thirteenth U.P. Gawad Plaridel will be given to an outstanding Television Practitioner.
The award is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar (nom de plume, Plaridel), the selfless propagandist whose stewardship of the reformist newspaper La Solidaridad helped crystallize nationalist sentiments and ignite libertarian ideas in …

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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
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The nominees will face members of the UP Diliman community in a public forum which will be …

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