UP’s role in spreading new knowledge and ideas propels the national university into the top 500 universities in the world and outranks universities in neighboring countries in terms of research citation.
In consideration of the unprecedented situation confronting its constituents, UP is providing its workforce an additional emergency allowance of P5,000 each.
The UPD-NIMBB makes good on a proposal to train medical technicians unable to attend Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine workshops for COVID-19 detection.
UP honors the memory of those who have succumbed to COVID-19 as “unknown heroes who fell during the night” in a music video of Fr. Manuel Francisco’s “Hindi Kita Malilimutan”.
The UP College of Law launched an online portal, #UPLawHelps, offering legal assistance, legal advice and education, and if necessary, legal representation for issues with the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine.
The University of the Philippines released on 23 April 2020 implementing guidelines for proceeding with the Second Semester of Academic Year 2019-2020, which has been affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and other parts of the country due to COVID-19.
The UP Asian Institute of Tourism, conveniently located along Commonwealth Avenue, is now a testing center for Quezon City District 6.
UP’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team uses the best available data to measure effectivity of ECQ and propose course of action after April 30.
The UP Diliman College of Science (UPD-CS) expressed its appreciation for its constituents who are actively helping the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In light of the lockdown of Luzon and provinces in other regions, the UP System administration, through Memorandum No. OVPAA 2020-40 dated March 20, 2020, instructed the constituent universities (CUs) to process the early release of salaries due to lecturers and to teaching assistants (TAs) and fellows (TFs) up to April 15, 2020.