In a time as dark as a pandemic, the true heroes shine the brightest: our medical and healthcare frontliners and essential workers, the people who risk each day to save lives, protect our campuses and communities, and keep the world safe for the rest of us. The University of the Philippines System and TVUP offer a tribute video to thank and honor the people who continue to serve despite the gravest odds, featuring an original song titled “I’ll Hold the Line,” composed, arranged and performed by UP Integrated School alumnus Ardie O. Lopez.

The far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global and national economy will be the focus of the upcoming “Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP,” hosted by the UP Alumni Association, Inc. (UPAA), to be held via Zoom on June 16, 2020, Tuesday, at 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Manila time).

It is no surprise that COVID-19 can be bad for the heart. The impact of COVID-19 on patients with heart disease and hypertension is the focus of the eighth webinar in the UP “Stop COVID Deaths: Clinical Management Updates” series, to be held on June 12, Friday, at 12 n.n.

The UP Open University Oblation (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

The UP Open University continues to offer webinars that aim to empower and capacitate sectors affected by the pandemic. On public administration and governance education, it has an upcoming three-part webinar series. On the experiences and well-being of frontline workers such as nurses, an online discussion is scheduled as well.

The University of the Philippines is advising UPCAT applicants who shared their UPCAT Online credentials—usernames and passwords—to unauthorized third parties to immediately change the usernames and/or passwords to their other accounts in order to safeguard their data privacy rights. When practicable, users should activate a two-step verification or other modes of multifactor authentication in order to protect their accounts.