23 stranded UP mindanao students return to hometowns through inter-agency efforts

Twenty-three students of the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, who were stranded in the campus by the declaration of enhanced community quarantine, successfully returned to their respective hometowns starting Wednesday last week, May 6, following a tightly coordinated inter-agency operation. Ten more students are awaiting their turn.

A UPLB scientist and member of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team breaks down the epidemic wave of COVID-19 that swept over the country, and at what point can we say that we have reached the peak of that wave. Read more here.

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The University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has issued Memorandum No. OVPAA 2020-62 reiterating the grading system in the implementing guidelines of the UP policy on the second semester 2019-2020 in light of COVID-19.

As community quarantine measures are relaxed, more economic activities are being allowed at varying levels of capacity. In their Policy Note No. 7, the UP COVID-19 Response Team presents findings from their risk assessment of various job types, including proper phasing in of different jobs and manageable interventions to lessen the health risks at work.


In this Forecast Report No. 7, UP experts cite data analyses to show that the past enhanced community quarantine worked to reduce transmission and deaths due to COVID-19. However, in certain areas of the country, the risk level of the pandemic is still high. Read about the recommendations of UP scientists regarding the continuation of quarantine measures in some areas and the loosening of restrictions in others.

COVID-19 famously targets the lungs, but it doesn’t stop there. Dr. Elizabeth Montemayor, Vice President of the Philippine Nephrology Society, discusses the way COVID-19 attacks the kidneys, rendering patients with kidney problems especially vulnerable to the virus.

Nakapauli na sila. They have gone home. Twenty-three Negrense students of UP Visayas (UPV) stranded in Miagao and Iloilo City were brought home to Negros Occidental on May 5. This was facilitated by the UPV Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration in coordination with the Office of Civil Defense; Office of the Governor, Negros Occidental; and the Office of the Mayor, Bacolod City.

UP Beta Sigma Fraternity - UP Visayas Chapter ramps up COVID-19 response, distributes medical supplies, sends relief in southern Iloilo

The UP Beta Sigma Fraternity – UP Visayas Chapter demonstrates community spirit through its active support of healthcare frontliners and local hospitals, local governments, as well as the UP Visayas community.