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.

UP President Danilo Concepcion, UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita Padilla, and UP Philippine General Hospital Director Gerardo Legaspi discuss the establishment of a formal system and structure to facilitate the University’s reception of support for its frontline workers. While UP has the financial capability to readily procure personal protective equipment for its health and medical personnel, the challenge has been on the supply end.

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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.

Last March 14, 2020, the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges gave out a directive to pull-out medical interns out of all NCR hospitals. However, over 100 interns at the Philippine General Hospital volunteered to go back on-duty to help the patients and the remaining health care workers in the hospital.

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.