Category Archives: In the News

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

UP Diliman: “Salaysayan: K’wentong Bayan, Kaalamang Bayan”

Pakikiisa sa Pambansang Buwan ng Sining
Diliman Month 2017 Schedule of Activities from the UP Diliman Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA).
Bilang pakiisa ng UP Diliman sa Pambansang Buwan ng Sining sa taong ito, naging gabay ng pagdiriwang ang temang “Salaysayan: K’wentong Bayan, Kaalamang Bayan.”
“Ang mga kuwentong bayan ay mga naratibong pasalita na nagpasalin-salin sa maraming henerasyon. Madalas ang mga kuwentong bayan ang nagpapaliwanag ng iba’t ibang aspekto ng tradisyon, mga kalakaran pati na rin kasaysayan. Sa pag-aaral ng mga kuwentong bayan, itinuturing na isang masining na pamamaraan ng pakikipagtalastasan sa mga maliliit na pangkat ang kuwentong bayan,” …

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Komunidad ng UP Diliman nakiisa sa One Billion Rising 2017

Participants performing their dance at the AS Steps, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
Binuksan ng pagsasayaw ng Zumba ang pagtitipon para sa pandaigdigang kampanyang tinaguriang One Billion Rising 2017. Dinaluhan ng mga guro, REPS, administrative personnel maging ng mga residente ng Barangay UP Campus at mga kababaihang estudyante ng Balara High School ang nasabing kaganapan noong ika-14 ng Pebrero sa A.S. Steps sa UP Diliman.
“Ang paglahok ng UP Diliman sa pandaigdigang kampanyang ito upang wakasan ang karahasan laban sa kababaihan at ibang kasarian. Sabay-sabay tayong sasayaw laban sa pananakit, pang-aabuso, pambabastos at pagpapahiya, pagsasantabi at pag-apak sa …

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UP Visayas honors President Alfredo E. Pascual with “Pasidungog, Pagdayaw, Pasalamat”

President Pascual (center) watches the presentation by members of the UP Visayas community. With him is UPV Chancellor Rommel Espinosa (right). Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
On February 15, UP Visayas (UPV) officials, faculty members, professors emeriti, students, staff, and alumni, including Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, gathered at the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel in Iloilo City to honor the 20th president of the University of the Philippines, Alfredo E. Pascual.
The tribute had for its theme “Pasidungog, Pagdayaw, Pasalamat”. The program featured performances and messages from the different sectors of the Miag-ao and Tacloban units.
Central to the event was the …

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UP School of Statistics inaugurates new building

The new School of Statistics building. Photo by Jun Madrid, UPSIO.
Three years after its ground breaking ceremony, the new UP School of Statistics building was inaugurated on February 7in Diliman .
“The permanent home of the UP School of Statistics has classrooms, computing laboratories, a seminar room, a student organizations room and center, also a wellness center. By the third quarter of this year, the auditorium which can house up to 400 persons will be installed, as well as simulation rooms,” said UP School of Statistics Dean Claire Dennis S. Mapa.
Mapa added, “It is about time that the new building is …

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UP President Alfredo E. Pascual unveils UP Covenant Monument marker

File photo of retired UP Prof Consolacion Alaras leading the ceremonies for the commemoration of Emilio Jacinto’s 141st birthday anniversary at the Dambana ng Bayan or UP Covenant Marker. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
On February 2, the blessing of the UP Covenant Monument was led by UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and Rizal-Blumentritt Pamathalaan Academy President Rafael A. Morales.
The blessing of the marker was initiated by Fr. Rey Vigo, Malacañang chaplain of the Presidential Security Guard. “It serves as a marker for leaders and citizens in their renewal for unity, peace and prosperity,” said retired UP Professor Consolacion Alaras, head …

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Top UP public service programs hailed

President Alfredo Pascual, Vice President for Public Affairs Edna Estifania Co, and Selection Committee members Manuel Bonifacio, Jocelyn Caragay, and Jaime Veneracion, with the team from the UP Mindanao Office of the Chancellor’s Land Reservation Management Office behind the program Economic Upliftment of the Indigenous Peoples’ Community Through Agricultural Projects, winner of the award, and UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion. Photo by Jun Madrid, UPSIO.
Honors from the UP president were conferred on outstanding public service programs of the University at the first Gawad Pangulo for Excellence in Public Service awarding ceremony on January 30, 2017 at the UP Executive House …

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‘Seed’ facility for UP innovation campus inaugurated

UP officials led by President Alfredo Pascual and President-elect Danilo Concepcion cut the ribbon to the facility constructed with the help of Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc. owned by the Villar family led by Sen. Cynthia Villar and former senator Manuel Villar, here with their sons Paolo and Mark and daughter Camille. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
A campus envisioned as the innovation campus of UP is now on the rise with the inauguration of its “seed” facility at the Evia Lifestyle Center, Las Piñas on January 27, 2017.
The UP @Lab Innovation Hub, donated by Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc. of …

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UP to continue Project NOAH

A screenshot of the Project NOAH website ( with the project’s logo.
At its 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents approved the adoption of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) by UP upon the termination of its administration by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on February 28.
“In a sense, Project NOAH is coming home,” said UP President Danilo L. Concepcion after the BOR meeting, noting that the project was conceived by the DOST with the help of UP professors, led by its executive director Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay from the …

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Masons and UP, bound by shared ideals – UP President Concepcion

UP President Danilo Concepcion speaks about the ideals of Masonry before the members of NS Amoranto Lodge. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
New UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, who was the guest of honor and speaker at the 13TH Installation of Officers of the Norberto S. Amoranto Memorial Lodge under the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, stressed in his speech that while he himself was not a Mason, he shared the ideals, principles and aspirations of Masonry, particularly as they relate to the upliftment of people to their finest possibilities.
“Your brotherhood is bound by a code …

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UP launches Gawad Oblation

Supporters from government and industry make up first batch of awardees
The UP Gawad Oblation recipients with UP President Alfredo Pascual and Vice President for Public Affairs Edna Estifania Co. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
The UP Gawad Oblation, an award given by the UP President to UP alumni and friends for “extraordinary service with or in the name of UP,” was launched and conferred on 14 individuals from government and industry in a ceremony held on February 7, 2017 at the UP Professional Schools in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
The awardees each received a medal designed by Prof. Leo Abaya.
The first Gawad …

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