Category Archives: In the News

Compilation of news items from mainstream media on the university, it’s programs, units, faculty, students, alumni and activities.

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 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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UPMin Kasadya Lantern Parade Held

BisKis, 1st Prize, Parol. Photo by Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
The Kasadya Parolan Christmas Lantern Parade and Celebration was successfully held on December 7 in UP Mindanao on the theme, “”Kaugalíngon, Tinúbdan sa Níndot nga Kausában: Átong Pagláum sa Karóng Kapáskuhan” (Self, the Source of Positive Change: Our Hope for this Christmas). The Mintal Elementary School Drum and Lyre and majorettes led the Parade and performed their competition routine and repertoire.
Parol Christmas Lanterns were paraded by University constituents and were individually presented in the Kasadya Christmas Program, alternating with the Kasadya Epic Dance Showdown and the Awarding Ceremonies.
Kappa Epsilon, 2nd Prize, …

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UP faculty members find new home in Acacia Residence Hall

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual (second from right) leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the new faculty rooms at the Acacia Dorm. With him are UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan (second from left) and UP College of Law Dean and incoming UP President Danilo L. Concepcion (rightmost). Photo by Jun Madrid.
Seven months after the fire that hit the University of the Philippines Faculty Center, the UP Acacia Residence Hall is now the new home to some 250 faculty members and staff who were displaced by the blaze.
On November 7, the inauguration of the new faculty rooms was attended by UP …

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UPOU prof elected faculty regent

Dr. Patricia B. Arinto. Photo from UP Open University.
Dr. Patricia Arinto is the next faculty regent.
The professor from the UP Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Education (FEd) has been elected by University faculty to serve as their representative to the UP Board of Regents from 2017 to 2018.
The results of the UP System-wide election were submitted by Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion to President Alfredo Pascual on November 28. Pascual opened the selection process on September 21 through Memorandum No. PAEP 16-51.
In her “Plan of Action as Faculty Regent for 2017-2018,” Arinto listed the following as her proposed …

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Dambana ng Bayan marks UP, Rizal-Blumentritt Pamathalaan Academy advocacy towards The Filipino Civilization

The Kapatiran at the Dambana ng Bayan, UP Diliman. Photo by Bong Arboleda.
On November 29, for the first time in the history of the University of the Philippines Research of Consolacion Rustia Alaras on the Kapatiran sacred ancestral and heroic legacies, UP President Alfredo E. Pascual welcomed and hosted the Kapatiran for consultation on the text of the marker for the UP Covenant Monument or Dambana ng Bayan. The Kapatiran is the first sector to be consulted since the Covenant Monument or Dambana ng Bayan fulfills the Kapatiran prophetic cry, “Hangga’t hindi binibigyan ng patotoo ang kaloob naming maliliit, inaapi, …

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Shu Te University confers honorary doctorate degree to UP President

UP President Alfredo Pascual being conferred the honorary degree by STU President, Dr. Yuan Hsiang Chu. Photo by Agnes Mejia.
UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Science by the Shu Te University (STU), Taiwan in a formal ceremony held at the STU’s administration building on November 21, 2016.  The conferment was officiated by the STU president, Dr. Yuan Hsiang Chu, who was assisted by the STU dean of the College of Applied Social Sciences, Dr. Yen Ching Lin.
In the Honorary Doctorate Certificate read by Dean Lin during the conferment ceremony, highlighted were President …

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UP System-supported research projects give year-end reports

Posters of research projects are manned by researchers to answer queries from participants of the 2016 OVPAA Research Symposium. Photo by Jun Madrid.
A total of 23 research projects were presented to the public at the 2016 Research Symposium of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) held on November 28, 2016 at the National Institute of Physics, National Science Complex, UP Diliman.
The symposium allowed the researchers to publicize their OVPAA-supported projects and discuss research concerns with administrators, senior scientists, and other researchers of the University. Project heads and proponents gave the status, accomplishments, and future plans of …

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UP launches online public service television network TVUP

The TVUP website.
On November 24th, the University of the Philippines launched TVUP, its online public service television network at the Executive House in Diliman, Quezon City.
“TVUP is an internet television (online broadcast) network that is owned and operated by the University of the Philippines that delivers content for educational purposes. It will participate in generating open educational resources (OER) to be made public by producing its own materials and collecting other content from existing sources,” said TVUP Executive Director Grace J. Alfonso.
“The network aims to spark movement to help foster a well-informed audience by providing content that is professionally-produced and …

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