The public will get to see a newly restored University of the Philippines Oblation Plaza during its inauguration on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon.
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.
The UP Diliman signaled the start of the holiday season on campus with its annual lighting ceremony or Pag-iilaw on November 29.
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) and UP’s top soloists and choral groups will perform immortal orchestral selections, Christmas and inspirational music including Handel’s Messiah, one of the grandest and best-known choral and orchestral works of Western music, free for the public.
Prof. Flor-Agbayani was one of the UP pioneers who made the exodus from the 10-hectare campus on Padre Faura St. to the new UP campus in Diliman. Following a fire that razed one of the houses in Area 2—houses on campus were made of sawali at the time—UP President Bienvenido Gonzalez asked Prof. Agbayani how UP could help the residents. She replied, “Sir, permanent housing.”
Some of the country’s leading lights in science and engineering trooped to the University of the Philippines Board of Regents Room in UP Diliman (UPD) to witness the renewal of UP’s academic partnership with Kogakuin University of Japan on September 18, 2018.
As part of the efforts of the University of the Philippines to build a more disaster-free and climate-resilient nation, UP, through its Resilience Institute and the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, held a ceremonial signing of Memoranda of Agreement and Understanding (MOA/MOU) with seven private organizations and local government units (LGU) on Sept. 12, 2018 at the College of Science Auditorium in the National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Eight hundred kilometers southeast of Manila is Siargao Island. Much has been written in travel blogs about this surfer’s paradise, this next big thing of a tourist destination. Like many travelers, Marja Abad has been backpacking most of her life in and out of the Philippines and has gone to Siargao. However, unlike many of them who have to the island come and gone, she chose to stay.
Athletes and sports enthusiasts are excited to see new facilities slowly shaping up in the University. Among these facilities are the Davao City-UP and UP Diliman sports complexes. With features at par with world-class standards, they are expected to boost sports not only in the University but in the entire country as well where there is a lack of sports venues available to the public.
UP Diliman candidates for graduation and their families and friends, UP officials and most respected faculty members, and guests from the diplomatic corps attend the University’s 107th commencement exercises on June 24, 2018 morning, at the UP Diliman Amphitheater, Quezon City.