“No personal and technical data breach happened.” This is the finding of the University of the Philippines Cebu Data Privacy Officer following an investigation in response to reports of an alleged data breach in the local student evaluation on teaching (SET) system, which led to a list of names and login credentials of UP Cebu students being posted online.

For people with neurological conditions such as dementia and cerebral palsy, VR technology represents a new, innovative tool for treatment—a tool that also protects them from the risks of COVID-19 transmission. A team of UP scientists is developing an immersive technological system to help keep this vulnerable group of patients safe from COVID-19 and improve their overall quality of life.

No task is too big nor too small in UP’s fight against COVID-19. This is the rallying spirit behind the various UP Bayanihan efforts that range from science and technology to humanitarian efforts, leading the way in social responsibility for its students and staff.

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Classes, both residential and online and alternative learning activities in the UP System (except the UP Open University) are suspended until 14 April 2020 while the University assesses the situation and decides on how best to facilitate learning and manage academic requirements in the time of COVID-19.

The UP Cebu team, employing LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, a remote sensing method using light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure variable distances to the Earth, was able to pinpoint the location of structures buried under the Naga City, Cebu landslide debris. It is one of the expertise of CENVI or the Central Visayas Center for Environmental Informatics of UP Cebu.