A joint resolution crafted by the three sectoral UP regents, which upholds UP as a “safe space for free thought and expression”, has not been denied by the BOR and is instead undergoing refinement by a technical working group.

Recognizing the extreme challenges of remote learning in the middle of a pandemic, made worse by the recent typhoons, UP has announced additional flexible academic measures for the remainder of the first semester of AY 2020-2021. This includes the extension of the deadline for the submission of grades and a policy of no failing grades to be given to students this semester.

Former UP President Alfredo Pascual addressing the UP Manila Class of 2020. Screenshot from the livestream of the UP Manila commencement exercises.

For his contributions to the university, former UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was conferred an honorary degree during UP Manila’s first ever virtual commencement exercises.

The University of the Philippines released on 23 April 2020 implementing guidelines for proceeding with the Second Semester of Academic Year 2019-2020, which has been affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and other parts of the country due to COVID-19.

The University of the Philippines enters into a memorandum of understanding with the Commission on Higher Education and Office of the Ombudsman to create anti-corruption programs for the youth sector.