Anesthesiologists risk getting infected themselves whenever they perform endotracheal intubation on COVID-19 patients to help them to breathe. The upcoming installment of the UP webinar series, “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, set for Friday, September 25, at 12:00 nn will focus on how two anesthesiology teams handled the situation.

All teachers, educators, scholars and Filipinos who wish to continue learning about our country’s history and who believe in the importance of upholding and defending basic freedoms, civil liberties and human rights, are invited to attend this year’s UP Day of Remembrance on September 21 and 22.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused depression, anxiety, and other serious negative mental health effects that have led to an increase in suicide reports. The 22nd installment in the UP webinar series,“STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, will tackle the urgent national health crisis on top of the COVID-19 crisis—that of depression and suicide—on Friday, Sept. 18, at 12:00 nn.

UP is participating as a collaborating organization in the 18th MAP International CEO WebCon 2020, which will focus on “A Whole New World: Reigniting the Stalled Global Economy”. This will be held on September 15, 2020, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via ZOOM.

“Never again! Never forget!” UP will hold a virtual commemoration of the struggle against Martial Law and the Marcos Regime in the two-day UP Day of Remembrance this year slated on 21-22 September 2020, featuring UP alumni and faculty who fought during Martial Law.
The UP Day of Remembrance 2020 is open to all teachers, educators, scholars and Filipinos who wish to continue learning about our country’s history and who believe in the importance of upholding and defending basic freedoms, civil liberties and human rights.

Screenshot from the replay on UPLB’s YouTube channel. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnBjK0QTKo4]

The lessons and principles of a UP education have prepared them to face even the most daunting challenge of a post-pandemic world. This was UP Regent Francis Laurel’s message to the members of UP Los Baños Class of 2020 who held their first virtual commencement exercises as part of the first class to graduate during a pandemic.

Former UP President Alfredo Pascual addressing the UP Manila Class of 2020. Screenshot from the livestream of the UP Manila commencement exercises.

For his contributions to the university, former UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was conferred an honorary degree during UP Manila’s first ever virtual commencement exercises.

Image from the UPINHF, Inc.’s Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/upinhf/]

The COVID-19 pandemic has made existing social inequalities even more pronounced, particularly when it comes to health care. The UP International Nursing and Healthcare Forum will tackle the “Consequences of Social Inequities in the COVID-19 Pandemic” inits upcoming 2020 Summer Webinar on Aug. 21 for US and Canada, and Aug. 22 for the Philippines.

Six months since its designation as one of the NCR’s COVID-19 referral hospitals, the UP Philippine General Hospital has learned several lessons in terms of providing care to COVID patients and protecting its healthcare workers. The UP PGH will be sharing these lessons in the 18th installment of the UP webinar series, “STOP COVID DEATHS”, the firstever virtual national town hall meeting for hospitals in the country, to be held on August 21, 12:00 nn.

Photo from the screenshot of UP Diliman’s “109th Pangkalahatang Pagtatapos”.

In this challenging time of a pandemic, the University of the Philippine continues to fulfill its mandate as the country’s national university to serve the people by opening its educational and informational resources not just to members of the UP Community but to the general public as well. Here is a list of UP resources that can be accessed online.