Meghan Sevilla and Sofia Tagle, 4th year BS Food Technology students from UP Diliman’s College of Home Economics, formulated and produced a ginger-calamansi concentrate called Lucal. Bottles of this vitamin C-enriched drink were distributed to the Philippine General Hospital and Lung Center of the Philippines.
The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team has created a web portal (http://endcov.ph/) mapping out COVID-19 cases in the country in clear, useful detail.
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.
With preparations complete, UP-PGH begins operations as a COVID-19 referral center.
The University of the Philippines Administration has announced the release of an Emergency Allowance amounting to P5,000.00 each for all UP faculty and Professors Emeriti who are in active service as of March 17, 2020; research, extension and professional staff (REPS); administrative staff, whether regular, permanent, temporary, UP contractual/casual or substitute; and Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers who are rendering full-time service.
The UP community in each constituent university banded together to give donations and other forms of assistance for UP students who have been stranded in campus and off-campus housing by the enhanced community quarantine.
The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) will continue serving non-COVID-19 patients even while operating as a COVID-19 referral center as designated by the Department of Health (DOH).
No task is too big nor too small in UP’s fight against COVID-19. This is the rallying spirit behind the various UP Bayanihan efforts that range from science and technology to humanitarian efforts, leading the way in social responsibility for its students and staff.
UP-PGH is preparing to begin operations as a DOH-designated COVID-19 referral center in a week’s time.
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