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Memorandum No. PAEP 16-64: Adjustment in the Mandatory Holiday Break for FY 2016

In view of Malacañang’s Proclamation No.117 declaring 26 December 2016 (Monday)and 02 January 2017 (Monday) as special non-working days, the mandatory holiday break in the University shall start on 22 December 2016 (Thursday), instead of 23 December 2016 (Friday).
The mandatory holiday break will now consist of the following working days:
22 & 23 December 2016
27, 28, & 29 December 2016
(Total of 5 working days)
Please be guided accordingly.
Alfredo E. Pascual

For guidelines during the Mandatory Holiday Break, particularly for employees in vital services which will be operating in the same period, please refer to Memorandum No. PAEP 16-59: Mandatory Holiday Break for the …

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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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The President’s Christmas Message

For this year’s Christmas Season, my UP greeting card has an unusual message – the gift of health that comes from Rice-Corn Blend. The 70:30 Blend of Rice & QPM (Quality Protein Maize) is a formulation of the Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Baños.
By combining the superb taste of rice and the low glycemic index property of corn, the product can serve as a health-promoting staple in the Filipino diet.
It is slow-digesting: no sudden rise in blood sugar, best for building stamina, and great for the figure-conscious (no craving for snacks in between meals).
More importantly, the …

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Memorandum No. PAEP 14-63: Mandatory Holiday Break 2014

Let us all enjoy the Yuletide season with our family and loved ones. A mandatory holiday break will ensure the promotion of work and life balance for UP faculty and staff, generate savings in utilities and maintenance, as well as encourage administrative efficiency in planning and scheduling work.
Please disseminate and exercise due diligence for compliance with the following guidelines:
Mandatory holiday break: 18, 19,22,23 and 29 December 2014 (5 working days).
Kindly plan and schedule your work to ensure that all transactions and the relevant required reports are completed by Wednesday, 17 December 2014.
All offices will be closed during the mandatory holiday …

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UP lantern parade: lighting the way for Yolanda recovery

LIGHT IN DARKNESS. The Oblation is dwarfed by a giant parol at the UP Lantern Parade 2013. Photo by Rappler/Leanne Jazul
Lanterns made out of different materials that can be donated to relief operations in aid of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims that hit the Visayas Area were showcased by different colleges in the annual Lantern Parade held in the University of the Philippines (UP) – Diliman on Wednesday, December 18.
This year’s theme, “Maalab Na Serbisyo Publiko ng Mapagkalingang Kampus” (passionate public service from a caring campus) is in solidarity with the recent tragedy that struck the nation. In line with …

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UP lights up for survivors of ‘Yolanda’

Colorful floats and bright lanterns decorated the streets of the University of the Philippines Diliman on Wednesday night during its annual Lantern Parade.
A float of a traditional wedding by the students of the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts (ABS-CBNNews.com)
The yearly event, which started in 1992, can be traced back to Filipinos’ tradition of carrying lanterns to light their path on the way to Simbang Gabi.
This year, in addition to preserving tradition, the students and faculty of the university decided to answer the urgent need for financial and other material support for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda.”
Colorful “Vinta” boats …

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‘LIVE A.I.D.S.’ goes digital with #instafun edition

The University of the Philippines’ Samahan ng Mag-aaral sa Komunikasyon (UP SAMASKOM) is bringing back its famous musical comedy variety show Live A.I.D.S (Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng Samaskom) to bring cheers and laughter this holiday season.
Entitled “Live AIDS 29: #instafun #nofilter #angtawanan,” the show is the 29th installment of the school production that launched the careers of comedy stars Giselle Sanchez, Ate Glow, Michelle O’ Bombshell, and Tuesday Vargas.
Originally just a batch project of a group of SAMASKOM applicants in the early ‘80s, Live AIDS has evolved to become a standing room only event watched and anticipated not only by …

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