Public service writing fellows undergo workshop

The UP Padayon Public Service Office has accepted its second batch of writing fellows and has oriented them on writing scholarly articles based on their public service programs. The eight teaching, research and extension personnel underwent a two-day “write-shop” on November 8 and 9, 2018 at the National Institute for Science and Math Education Development, UP Diliman.

The call for nominations to the 3rd Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service has been extended to October 26, 2018. The award continues to give due recognition to exemplary public service initiatives across the UP System that exhibit compassion in delivering programs and services to the different publics that the University serves.

The University of the Philippines’ history of public service antedates the UP Charter of 2008, which declares UP as a “public service university.” The UP Charter of 2008 (RA 9500) mandates that UP as the national university shall “lead as a public service university by providing various forms of community, public and volunteer service, as well as scholarly and technical assistance to the government, the private sector, and civil society, while maintaining its standards of excellence.”

The impressively crafted stage at UPLB's Baker Hall reflects the CU's commitment to food security. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

Members of the UP Los Baños community packed the historic Charles Fuller Baker Hall on March 6, 2018 to celebrate its 109th Foundation Day. While the celebration was an opportunity to reflect on UPLB’s vital role in research in public service, it also served as a venue to honor the administrative, research and teaching personnel who distinguished themselves through excellent service.

So what’s a tall 26-year-old bachelor doing in the scenic but remote municipality of San Isidro, Bohol, a town of rice fields, banana and coconut groves, 32 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City?
Adrian Sampang is no stranger to the town’s 9,800 people, being the only doctor-to-the-barrio (DTTB) assigned in the community for the past eight months.

Below is the full text of the speech delivered by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion during UP Manila’s Commencement Exercises on June 21, 2017.   MORE THAN A SCHOOL, MORE THAN A HOSPITAL Speech by President Danilo L. Concepcion Commencement Exercises, UP Manila 21 June 2017   Esteemed members of our Board of Regents, the […]