Plenary speaker Dr. Divine Love Salvador discusses the challenges of an integrated research-and-practice agenda. Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO.

The UP Padayon Public Service Office organized its 3rd Colleges and Universities Public Service Conference (CUPSCON 3) which opened on October 16 at the UP Visayas auditorium in Iloilo City. The three-day conference took up the theme, “Public service through academe-community partnership: Addressing challenges on health, environment, gender, culture & education, and other key issues”.

Officials from the University of the Philippines and the University of Rhode Island, including deans of their colleges of Business, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fisheries, held a meeting that aimed to increase academic engagements between the two institutions.

UP Men’s Basketball Team returned to the court with consistent offensive play and better defense. It was a redemption game for the Fighting Maroons, as well as a return of the momentum especially to Jun Manzo and Ricci Rivero, as they overcame the University of the East’s (UE) Red Warriors in a 3-point lead victory coming from a two-time loss.

UP joined the Civil Service Commission’s job fair in search for the next generation of government employees as part of the series of activities celebrating the Commission’s 119th anniversary. The CSC, in partnership with, will hold a government online career fair from October 21 to 25, 2019.

UP experts and scientists who have done research, or are currently involved in the Manila Bay Rehabilitation project, presented their studies at #ThatsMyBay, a forum on UP’s initiatives in keeping Manila Bay alive organized by the Padayon Public Service Office.

UP rises second (4-1) in the first round of standings. When asked about the preparation of the team against DLSU today at the Mall of Asia Arena, Coach Perasol answered, “Susubukan naming mag-improve pa rin from our previous games. And I hope that we can be better to make sure that we can have the chance against a powerhouse team like La Salle.”

The UP Men’s Basketball Team has once again become a UAAP basketball team bet. Sliding into a fresh season, the team is powered by not only a solid player line up, but also its ardent sponsors, such as the asset management company, Januarius Holdings Inc.

The University of the Philippines recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Regulatory Office on the conduct of MWSS’s 2019 and 2020 customer satisfaction survey.