The new normal? Faced with the possibility of distance education complementing the usual classroom setup and of continued work-from-home arrangements because of COVID-19, UP Open University has created the online space where people can access curated materials on remote teaching, learning, and working.

Free and open to the public! Enrollment for the UPOU massive open online course on interlocal cooperation began on April 12 and is still ongoing. The first of four course modules will begin on May 18.

The UP Philippine Genome Center-Visayas Satellite Facility (PGC-VSF) has lent its reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machine to the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) to strengthen the hospital’s capability in testing patients for COVID-19.

The UP community in each constituent university banded together to give donations and other forms of assistance for UP students who have been stranded in campus and off-campus housing by the enhanced community quarantine.

Twenty-three inventions were awarded incentives by the University in the 5th Invention Disclosure Incentive Awarding Ceremony. Of the 23, six were invention disclosures while the remaining 17 were technology transfers.

The committee that paved the way for PGC’s establishment: from left to right, Dr. Gisela Concepcion, Dr. Amelia Guevara, Dr. Cynthia Saloma, and Dr. Carmencita Padilla. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

This is what the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) is trying to find out. One of its key research initiatives is piecing together Filipino genomic identity and history.