Kanlungang Palma: UP Diliman’s historic and iconic Palma Hall will add serving as isolation area for persons suspected and who are probable cases of COVID-19 to its storied existence as a center of social engagement on campus.

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a stalwart member of our community, UP political science professor and former dean of the UP Asian Center, Dr. Aileen SP Baviera. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to her bereaved family, friends and colleagues.

The committee that paved the way for PGC’s establishment: from left to right, Dr. Gisela Concepcion, Dr. Amelia Guevara, Dr. Cynthia Saloma, and Dr. Carmencita Padilla. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

This is what the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) is trying to find out. One of its key research initiatives is piecing together Filipino genomic identity and history.

Performances of the UP Symphony Orchestra, University choral groups, and several militant artists on a set-up dominated by an art installation bring the spirit of the First Quarter Storm to life on the historic AS Steps of UP Diliman’s Palma Hall.

The 2019 Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Conference sheds more light on law and order during Spanish times and the present-day implications.

This year, the UP Department of History and the UP College of Fine Arts in partnership with Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission (HRVVMC) will be having an Infographic Design Competition focusing on the essential truths of the Martial Law Years. The contest aims to feature skills and talents of the students in making socially relevant infographic designs. In recognition of the need to reach out to the students and the youth, the submitted works will be displayed in the Freedom Memorial Museum. For this year’s competition, the participants are expected to submit an information graphic design focusing on the essential truth on declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines in 1972.

Dr. Eva Cutiongco-dela Paz of UP Manila and Dr. Ricardo T. Jose of UP Diliman have been named 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos for the teacher category. This is the first time that UP had more than one awardee in the same year.

With the Commission on Elections finally declaring the winners of the recent senatorial elections, it is apparent that some of those who made it are new to the legislature. And with much to learn about the duties and responsibilities of members of the chamber, these senators-elect may need all the tips and help they can get.

Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, a former Senate director turned UP professor of political science, shares a few tips for new legislators.