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 hosts 1st Asian Journalism Research Conference

Keynote speakers with International faculty. 1st row: Profs. Juliana Wahab (USM), Lay Kim Wang (USM), TerryCongjuico (UP), Azwan Azmawati (USM), Cherian George (HKBU), UPChancellor Michael Tan, Up Journ Chair Rachel Khan, Prof. Yvonne Chua(UP), PUP Profs. Maria Garcia, Hemmady Mora and one other.
Some 300 students and faculty from various universities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong attended the first Asian Journalism Research Conference last April 24-25, 2017 at the University of the Philippines (UP), the only academic conference for undergraduate students in the region. The conference was organized by the UP Journalism Department in partnership with the University …

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Gabriela Lee named first Dalisay Chair holder

Asst. Prof. Gabriela Dans Lee has been named the first recipient of the One UP-Jose Yap Dalisay Jr. Professorial Chair in Creative Writing.
The chair was endowed by an anonymous donor in the United States earlier this year in honor of Dr. Dalisay, one of the Philippines’ most accomplished writers. He has served as chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL) in UP Diliman and director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing, and now serves as Vice President for Public Affairs.
Asst. Prof. Lee is a writer of young adult literature and lists speculative fiction and popular culture …

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UP student wins silver in int’l taekwondo meet

UP College of Mass Communication (Broadcasting) student Beatrice Gaerlan earned the silver medal in the female minus 55-kilogram weight class at the 9th edition of the Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, on April 21, 2017.
The tournament has brought together dozens of male and female taekwondo practitioners from various Asian countries, including Afghanistan, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand.

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UP profs win top spots in UK engineering pitch contest

Assistant Professor DJ Darwin Bandoy of the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine receiving his award. Photo provided by Prof. Bandoy.
Two professors from the University of the Philippines won the top two spots in the Final Pitch Session of the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship with the UK Royal Academy of Engineering held in March in London.
The panel of judges awarded first place to Assistant Professor DJ Darwin Bandoy of the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine, for his research on quorum sensing inhibitors for veterinary application.  Second place went to Dr. Chelo Pascua, associate professor of Geology in …

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BOR Appoints Prof. Lagmay as 1st Director of the UP NOAH Center, UP Resilience Institute

Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay. Photo from UP Diliman website.
At the 1326th UP Board of Regents Meeting on 5 April 2017, Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay was appointed as Director of the UP Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, effective 21 March 2017 until 20 March 2020, and as Executive Director of the UP Resilience Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, effective 1 April 2017 until 21 March 2018.
Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading international scientific experts on natural hazards, Prof. Lagmay is a Professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences, UP Diliman. …

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UP Mindanao swimmers triumph in Araw ng Dabaw

(From left): Coach Albert Ramos, swimmers Paula Yap, Tobias Suico, Bhazel Acac, Angelica Jem Verga, Joemer Aliman, and Juan Antonio Mendoza . Photo from Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
UP Mindanao’s Swimming Team won 14 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals during the 80th Araw ng Dabaw Inter-School Swimming Competition at Ateneo de Davao University Matina Sports Complex on 1-2 April 2017.
Agribusiness Economics sophomore Juan Antonio A. Mendoza was declared “Most Outstanding Swimmer”.
Most Outstanding Swimmer Juan Antonio Mendoza. Photo from Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
Aside from Mendoza, the Maroon contingent was composed of Bhazel Acac (BS Food Technology), Angelica Jem …

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UP Fighting Maroons beat DLSU

Desiderio scores 42 points in 80th Araw ng Dabaw Basketball Tournament
The UP Fighting Maroons celebrate their win at the Araw ng Dabaw. Photo by Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons overwhelmed reigning UAAP champion De La Salle University, 87-79, to capture the 80th Araw ng Dabaw basketball title at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras Gym) on March 26.
The Maroons trailed the Archers during the first period, 29-21, before UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics student Paul Desiderio exploded with nine three-point shots that enabled UP to overtake DLSU, 42-44, by the end of half-time. …

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Primary Care benefits for all UP faculty and staff

You may visit the Primary Health Care Studies program at the UPD University Health Service Facebook page by clicking through this photo.
New primary care benefits may now be availed of at the University Health Service (UHS) in UP Diliman. These health care benefits are given as part of a pilot study, “Philippine Studies in Primary Care”, which was launched on October 2016 to run for a year until September 30, 2017, unless otherwise extended. Jointly funded by UP System and Philhealth, the study aims to test the effectiveness of a primary care health delivery system in a corporate setting. “Our …

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Bautista takes oath as VP for Academic Affairs

President Danilo L. Concepcion, administering the oath of office to Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista took her oath as the University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs on March 16 at the Office of the President in UP Diliman (UPD).
Bautista is a professor of Sociology at the UPD College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), where she served as dean from 2001 to 2004. In the UP System, she headed the Center for Integrative and Development Studies from 1992 to 2000.
She was also a Commissioner of the Commission …

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COE honors professorial chair donors

“Sa ngalan po ng UP, malugod ko pong tinatanggap at pinapahalagahan ang inyong suporta, kabaitan, at kagandahang-loob.”UP President Danilo L. Concepcion expresses his appreciation for the support extended by the alumni engineers. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
The UP Diliman College of Engineering (COE) held a reception for donors who funded the establishment of one professorial chair and provided additional support for four existing professorial chairs, on March 15 at the National Engineering Center.
The newly established endowment was for the Honorio T. and Elisa F. Allado Professorial Chair in Civil Engineering, donated by the Allado Construction Company, Inc. According to the …

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