Meghan Sevilla and Sofia Tagle, 4th year BS Food Technology students from UP Diliman’s College of Home Economics, formulated and produced a ginger-calamansi concentrate called Lucal. Bottles of this vitamin C-enriched drink were distributed to the Philippine General Hospital and Lung Center of the Philippines.

The UP community in each constituent university banded together to give donations and other forms of assistance for UP students who have been stranded in campus and off-campus housing by the enhanced community quarantine.

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.

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.

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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.

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The University of the Philippines is strictly carrying out protocols following a recent case of two faculty members being declared patients under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus disease.

The University of the Philippines Diliman Gender Office (UPDGO) led a multisectoral gathering of the University’s advocates of women and gender rights in a program at the Quezon Hall on March 6, 2020, as part of the series of activities scheduled in celebration of National Women’s Month in UP and to mark the UP Diliman community’s commemoration of International Women’s Day.

Twenty-three inventions were awarded incentives by the University in the 5th Invention Disclosure Incentive Awarding Ceremony. Of the 23, six were invention disclosures while the remaining 17 were technology transfers.

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) is hosting the second installment of the Mindanao: Fractured Promises, Continuing Challenges forum series on March 13, 2020 (Friday), 1:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.