Virtual reality applications for phobia therapies; electronic medical record systems; and medicines derived from Tsaang gubat, Ulasimang bato, Yerba buena, and Akapulko herbs.

These were among the innovative products showcased at the 21st anniversary conference of the National Institutes of Health-University of the Philippines Manila early this year.

Take a look at some of the data showing the plight of Filipino workers, factors that compel thousands daily to leave the country for jobs abroad, and their proposed solutions to identified problems.

When a delegation from the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America visited UP Diliman early this year, proposals of assistance for the improvement of facilities in the UP Los Baños Health Service or Infirmary, and support for the planned establishment of the Philippine General Hospital in UP Diliman were discussed.

February 2019 marked the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) community’s month-long celebration of its 70th year since the University’s transfer or exodus from its original campus or birthplace in Ermita, Manila to the flagship Diliman campus in Quezon City. The actual transfer of the UP Oblation statue by members of the UP faculty and students on February 11, 1949 symbolized the community’s exodus.

The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) faculty, staff, students, and residents of Barangay UP Campus gathered at Quezon Hall on March 8 for a festive and militant multisectoral program in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019. The event featured the public launching of “Sayaw ng Paghihimagsik”, one of the UPD community’s contributions to the annual “One Billion Rising” (OBR) global campaign and the local series of activities in March, Women’s Month.

The 21st anniversary conference of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-University of the Philippines Manila (UP Manila), held in partnership with the UP Manila Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO), focused on the objective of turning health research into innovative products, policies and solutions for the benefit of society. It was held on February 28 at the Bayanihan Center, UNILAB Inc. complex, Pasig City.

National University of Singapore (NUS) and University of the Philippines (UP) officials discussed prospects for stronger academic collaboration between the two universities during the meeting held in the UP Board of Regents Room, Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, on February 19, 2019. The NUS delegation aimed to “learn about UP’s plans on research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, which could be building blocks that will facilitate the flow of ideas, talent and access to markets, and funding opportunities between Singapore and the Philippines.”

“Addiction is a national issue. We have to partner with many organizations to provide a more meaningful perspective on addiction in this country. Emphasis has been placed on the criminal or police aspects of the problem. Of course there are issues that need to be resolved by the police, but we would like to view it more as a social and health problem that needs to be addressed,” explained by Dr. Armando C. Crisostomo, UP Manila Vice Chancellor for Research and chairperson of UP Manila’s Technical Working Group on Addiction Science.

Learn more about UP Manila and Development Academy of the Philippines’ response to the glaring problems arising from addiction, particularly illegal substance abuse in the country.

University of the Philippines (UP) officials met with visiting officials and faculty from Southern Taiwan Universities and the Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association, Kaohsiung on Jan. 22, 2019 at the Tearoom of the UP College of Home Economics in Diliman, Quezon City.  The lunch meeting was held to start off a weeklong itinerary that aims to promote deeper friendships among the delegates of the collaborating institutions and organizations and to provide them with updates on continuing initiatives in pursuit of national and of Southeast Asian development.