She has spoken countless times on TV and radio as well as other media where her expertise in political science and forms of government were shared with wider and curious audiences. But Professor Maria Ela Atienza still feels that there is a lack of understanding of what federalism is and how it can affect people.
More than sixty students of the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) who completed the course requirements under the National Service Training Program (NSTP) – UP College of Fine Arts (CFA) for academic year 2017-18 received their certificates of recognition on May 30, 2018, at the new building of the UP CFA in Diliman, Quezon City. The UPD-NSTP graduates were also inducted as new members of the National Service Reserve Corps (NSRC) of the Philippines.
The University of the Philippines Diliman campus hosted the first day of the international conference, “Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference”, on September 14 at the UP Film Institute (UPFI) Cine Adarna, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Held in celebration of 100 years of Philippine cinema, the two-day event started with inspiring messages from UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan, UP College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) Dean Elena Pernia, and UPFI Director Sari Dalena. Professor Wimal Dissanayake of the Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawaii delivered the keynote address that focused on “Nationhood, Cinema and the Public Sphere”.