The University of the Philippines, through the Padayon Public Service Office of the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA), will host the 3rd Colleges and Universities Public Service Conference (CUPSCon 3) this October 16-18, 2019 in UP Visayas City Campus Auditorium, Iloilo City.

Congratulations to the 71 UP Scientists for 2018-2020!

Faculty members and researchers from across the UP System earned the rank of UP Scientist in an awarding ceremony on May 28 at the UP Diliman School of Statistics Auditorium. Forty-four were named UP Scientist I, 11 received the rank of UP Scientist II, and 16 were awarded UP Scientist III.

UP takes pride in being a haven of liberalism, open-mindedness and independent thinking, but it is still no stranger to instances of discrimination and harassment. Here is a brief snapshot of life in UP for members of the LGBTQ community.

The mother language of West Visayas, Kinaray-a, and Aklanon which grew out of it, were once considered mere dialects of the vulgar and uneducated. But the literary history of West Visayas took a turn with the emergence of new literature written in Kinaray-a, Aklanon and Visayan-influenced Filipino.

The current Chair of the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee, Mary Lyncen M. Fernandez, is a staunch advocate of health, fitness and wellness. “Six years ago, my blood chemistry was going through the roof. A doctor told me that I needed to take maintenance to control my blood sugar, uric acid, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. I was a short, fat, middle-aged woman who weighed more than 80 kilos. I called myself ang babaeng walang leeg (the woman with no neck).”

Showing their diploma folders proudly (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

UP Visayas (UPV) conferred degrees upon 1,086 graduates this year in two commencement exercises. The first was in Miagao, Iloilo where 840 graduates from the Miagao and Iloilo City campuses received their degrees on June 22. The second was on June 26 in Tacloban Leyte, where UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) graduates numbered 246.