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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.

Update on UP’s assistance to earthquake-hit communities in Mindanao

A team of engineers from the UP College of Engineering (UP-CoE) further assured the safety of people gravely affected by the recent Mindanao earthquakes by conducting structural assessment of vital buildings in North Cotabato Province and the hard-hit Municipality of Makilala.

Plenary speaker Dr. Divine Love Salvador discusses the challenges of an integrated research-and-practice agenda. Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO.

The UP Padayon Public Service Office organized its 3rd Colleges and Universities Public Service Conference (CUPSCON 3) which opened on October 16 at the UP Visayas auditorium in Iloilo City. The three-day conference took up the theme, “Public service through academe-community partnership: Addressing challenges on health, environment, gender, culture & education, and other key issues”.

The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) conducted its 1st National Genomics Conference on October 10 to showcase its research programs and further encourage collaboration among Filipino scientists to beef up omics research in the country. The daylong event was also part of the Center’s year-long tenth anniversary celebration.

UP Visayas (UPV) held a simple groundbreaking ceremony for the University Avenue in its Iloilo City campus on August 16, following the turnover and blessing of the newly-restored Main Building. The University Avenue is part of the campus’ re-orientation of its academic core zone. Funded by the Department of Public Works and Highways, the cost of the whole project is estimated at P100 million.

The result of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines’ (NHCP) P54-million two-year restoration of the UP Visayas (UPV) Main Building in its Iloilo City campus was finally unveiled on August 16.

The University of the Philippines, through the Padayon Public Service Office of the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA), will host the 3rd Colleges and Universities Public Service Conference (CUPSCon 3) this October 16-18, 2019 in UP Visayas City Campus Auditorium, Iloilo City.