Soaked in brine and sweat, scientists have uncovered the tale of the tawilis—an increasingly rare delicacy pushed to the brink of extinction through wanton fishing, pollution, and careless human development.
The Philippine squadron of the Company of Armagnac Musketeers led by UP Regent Francis Laurel is launched with the induction of 13 Musketeers, including the President of the University of the Philippines.
At “Gender Mainstreaming Program for Students and Student Organizations: A Consultative Workshop,” UP offices which provide student services drafted resolutions for adoption by the UP System Technical Working Group on Gender Sensitivity and Equality.
The UP Cebu team, employing LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, a remote sensing method using light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure variable distances to the Earth, was able to pinpoint the location of structures buried under the Naga City, Cebu landslide debris. It is one of the expertise of CENVI or the Central Visayas Center for Environmental Informatics of UP Cebu.
The UP Symphony Orchestra inspires the audience toward Lenten reflections through its second concert offering for 2019.
Active relations between the University of the Philippines and Korea were highlighted during the first lecture and meeting with top UP officials of Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man.
Held in the UP Diliman Cine Adarna from March 13 to 15, the UP Korea Film Festival featured seven films for free public viewing, beginning with Choo Chang-min’s top-grossing historical film Masquerade (2012).
UP alumni scientists continue to lead research and provide data on saving Philippine freshwater ecosystems such as that which supports the tawilis, recently declared an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
In the three years of the UP presidential award, 21 public service initiatives have been recognized for excellence from a pool of over 50 nominations.
The whole UP System participates in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Office of Civil Defense, with the UP Resilience Institute providing technical guidance and assessment.