The electoral arrangements of the 1987 Constitution, according to Australia National University Professor and Southeast Asia politics expert Dr. Paul Hutchcroft, have shaped political parties in the Philippines into “convenient vehicles of patronage” rather than programmatic entities.
Spearheaded by three UP units, Tsek.ph, a collaborative fact-checking project, is launched to establish an online repository of fact-checking for the May 2019 elections.
Sixty-one years after it was inaugurated, Wenceslao Q. Vinzons Hall—UP Diliman’s student center—is set to undergo the first phase of its renovation. The P100-million project was launched on February 11 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
Alumni and representatives of both the University of the Philippines and Kyoto University joined their fellow leaders from the public and private sectors at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on January 29, 2019 to attend the 13th Kyoto University Southeast Asia Network Forum. This international conference was co-sponsored by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and Kyoto University, with Japanese-trained UP alumni at the forefront.
“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.
A 35-person team of performers and faculty members from Thailand’s Angthong College of Dramatic Arts showcased traditional Thai dances at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s (UPD) Abelardo Hall Auditorium on January 22, 2019. The event was made possible through the cooperation of the UP Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, the UP Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (UPD-OICA), the UP College of Arts and Letters, The UP College of Music, the UP College of Mass Communication and the Royal Thai Embassy.
The University of the Philippines joined the rest of the country in bidding farewell to business magnate, philanthropist and the “Father of modern Philippine retail”, Henry Sy, Sr., after whom the Henry Sy Sr. Hall at the UP Bonifacio Global City (UP BGC) campus is named.
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.
Dr. Elena E. Pernia, dean of the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication, has taken her oath as VP for Public Affairs. Her appointment has been in effect since January 16, the day after her predecessor Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr. retired from service.
Three years after it was ravaged by fire, the Faculty Center (FC) is set to be reborn as a new and improved facility. It will be a cluster of structures that includes a nine-level faculty building, a six-level parking building, a single story hall, and an amphitheater.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 25 to kick off the construction project.