The Pelikula Lektura: UPFI Philippine Cinema Centennial Lecture Series aims to highlight key historical events and phenomena in Philippine cinema in the last 100 years and reflect upon what history can teach us for the next 100 years of our journey. The lectures will be presented by the leading scholars and respected critics & artists in the roster of the UPFI faculty and lecturers.
“The Sports Complex is the testimony of the partnership of the University of the Philippines and the City Government of Davao in nurturing the athletes of Mindanao and the Country.” These are the words on the marker that was unveiled at the Davao City-University of the Philippines Sports Complex on 26 January 2019.
“UP is supposed to be helping the country, but why is it not here in the poorest regions?” John Gaisano posed the question. In this piece, he recalls the behind-the-scenes story of how his fellow UP alumni lobbied for the creation of UP Mindanao, one of the younger constituent universities of the UP System.
The University’s long and rich tradition of celebrating while studying the arts has allowed its sons and daughters to carve out their niche across art forms. UP has made its mark in mainstream and popular music, but it is also in these spaces where countrerculture has thrived. One of these emerging forms is rap battle, the modern Filipino balagtasan.
From coding on computers as a career, Chad Booc has chosen his calling in the communities. Read his story.
Pig farming is the second largest agricultural industry in the country, next to rice. Seven out of ten pig farmers operate as backyard pig farmers. Find out how a UP Mindanao scientist is helping local farmers maximize yield by preventing disease.
With the passage of the Philippine Mental Health Law or Republic Act 11036, the focus on mental health and related services has intensified. Signed last June 21, 2018, the law aims to integrate mental health care in the country’s existing systems. With institutional pathways already set within the University on matters concerning mental health, what are its biggest stakeholders initiating at their end?
The UP Pep Squad was founded in 1994. It was preceded by an all-male UP Cheering Squad and the UP Rah-Rah Girls. Here is a quick stroll down memory lane with the most recent performances of the UP Pep Squad.
At age 14, as a young theater enthusiast, Professor Glecy Atienza tried to convince high school principals to establish and maintain theater groups in their schools. During her lunch breaks, she would take a bus to Manila and speak to principals and convince school administrators to encourage students to experience theater by writing and performing.