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.

UP launches DRRM handbook

The University of the Philippines Padayon Public Service Office and the UP Resilience Institute (RI), together with the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), launched the first Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) handbook for academic institutions on October 24, 2018 at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora, CSWCD, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Titled “Sakunang Darating, Saklolo’y Tayo Rin”, the book was written and edited by UP’s DRRM experts from various academic disciplines, departments, and campuses.

Participants from UP Manila with resource person Dr. Lourdes Ignacio, Chancellor Carmencita Padilla, and technical working group member Dr. Anselmo Tronco discuss the action plan for their campus. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO)

The Summit on Transforming UP into a Nurturing and Healthy University on April 19 and 20, 2018 at the UP Professional Schools Bonifacio Global City, Taguig brought together UP System and officials of constituent universities (CUs); staff of the Offices of Student Affairs, Gender, Guidance and Counseling; and psychosocial health experts to discuss a framework for psychosocial health in the University and work on action plans for the CUs.

The Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, through the Padayon Public Service Office has launched the first Public Service Writing Fellowship. As a public service university, University of the Philippines aims to promote and develop public service initiatives and projects across all UP constituent universities. As a research university, the university also aims to promote the production and development of knowledge for the improvement of the lives of Filipinos.