Reports on mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have led the public to ask whether these changes make the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease more infectious, lethal, or on the other hand, benign and less transmissible. Philippine Genome Center Executive Director. Cynthia Saloma goes in depth on the issue in the 13th installment of the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates”.

Dr. Antonio B. Ramos, Dr. Raymond Francis Sarmiento, and Dr. Susan Pineda-Mercado. Screenshot from the livestream of the sixth installment of the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates” webinar series. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh9HxKeGnoQ)

Dr. Antonio B. Ramos, manager of the Lung Center of the Philippines Department of Administrative Services and resource speaker for the sixth episode of the University of the Philippines’ “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates” webinar series, talked about the LCP experience in promoting hospital personnel safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cebu, the Queen City of the South, has been cited by UP researchers as the “second major battleground” in the country’s fight against COVID-19. The ninth webinar in UP’s “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates” series on June 19 aims to provide valuable lessons on the clinical management of COVID-19 in Cebu and other LGUs, with Dr. Mitzi Marie Chua, ICC Chair of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City, as speaker.

In the 5th installment of the UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar series, Dr. Rontgene M. Solante, one of the top infectious diseases experts in the country, shared his insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the control of TB, HIV, and other infections based on the San Lazaro hospital experience.

The University of the Philippines Diliman Gender Office (UPDGO) led a multisectoral gathering of the University’s advocates of women and gender rights in a program at the Quezon Hall on March 6, 2020, as part of the series of activities scheduled in celebration of National Women’s Month in UP and to mark the UP Diliman community’s commemoration of International Women’s Day.

Officials and delegates from UP and the Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association promote teamwork and academic partnerships during their meeting last month at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

“CalligraFilipino” combines the beauty of traditional Filipino art, Baybayin, and calligraphy. The proponent, UP Diliman alumnus Ian “Taipan” Lucero, introduces this artistic style and advocacy through lectures and exhibitions.