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 & YMCA-LB affirm ‘good neighbors’ status

UP and YMCA-LB look forward to another 20 years of good neighbors partnership with the signing of the MOA. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
UP and the Young Men’s Christian Association of the Philippines-Los Baños (YMCA-LB) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) which would secure their good neighbors relationship of 93 years for another 20 years, on January 30, 2017 at the office of outgoing UP president, Alfredo Pascual.
The parties agreed to continue their symbiotic relationship in the use of YMCA-LB properties on campus, in accordance with the objectives and mandates they share. Both agreed to look after the welfare of …

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Pharma development lab set up at UPLB S&T Park

UP President Alfredo Pascual and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, both chemists, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Pascual Pharma Corp. (PPC) R&D Laboratory at UP Los Baños with PPC Co-Chair Jay Lardizabal, Director Gani Padolina, and President Virgilio Gomez. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
The Pascual Pharma Corp. (PPC) Research and Development Laboratory became a pioneer of the UP Los Baños Science and Technology Park with its inauguration on January 27, 2017, according to UP and PPC officials.
The laboratory aims at nurturing industry-academe-government partnership for solutions to metabolic syndrome, cancer, and tropical diseases. The laboratory offers an “open …

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UP signs MOA with developers for Mindanao professional school

Officials from the University of the Philippines (right) and Anflocor (left) sign copies of the Memorandum. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
UP, Anflo Management and Investment Corp. (Anflocor) and its affiliate DamosaLand Inc. (DLI) formally entered into a contract to establish the UP Professional School for Agriculture and the Environment (UP PSAE), an extension of UP Los Baños, in the Agriya mixed-use development area of Panabo City, Davao del Norte.
The memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed by Dr. Alfredo Pascual, then-president of UP, and Anflocor Senior Vice President Ricardo Floirendo and Vice President Ricardo Luis Mateo Lagdameo on January 30, 2017 …

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Concepcion hails CSWCD compassion

President Danilo Concepcion and CSWCD Dean Jocelyn Caragay, with the 2017 CSWCD Service Awardees: Celeste Vallejos, Sylvia Estrada-Claudio, Fe Ticzon, Perfectio Solitario Jr., and Rosita Zamora. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
UP President Danilo Concepcion made his first official visit to the UP Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), which he hailed as a unit which has compassion a  founding principle. This is significant for Concepcion, who has declared compassion as a pillar of his administration, aside from honor and excellence.
“Sa bigkas pa lamang po ng inyong kolehiyo, hinding-hindi tayo magkakamali o mag-aalinlangan na ang pakay sa pagkakatatag …

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CSWCD confers 3rd Gawad Tandang Sora on Lumad leader

DSWD and UP officials raise their fists in solidarity with Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay and her companions from Mindanao. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, Manobo chieftain from Mindanao’s Pantaron Range, is UP Gawad Tandang Sora’s 2017 recipient. 92-year old Bigkay continues to defend Manobo ancestral land and other rights of indigenous peoples (IPs).
The awarding ceremony was held on February 23, 2017 at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora of the College of Social Work and Community Development (cswcd), UP Diliman.
The College described Bigkay as the “Mother of the Lumad Revolution and Tandang Sora of the Countryside”. In the 1990s, …

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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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