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An announcement from the University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs

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Asian Center is NACAI founding member

The University of the Philippines’ Asian Center (AC) along with nine leading academic institutes in Southeast Asia and China, have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish officially the Network of ASEAN-China Academic Institutes (NACAI) on 28 May 2017 at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Aside from AC, the other members of the network include the Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; Institute of Humanity and Social Sciences, Royal Academy of Cambodia; Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries, Fudan University; ASEAN Studies Center, University of Indonesia; Asia Research Center, National University of Laos; Institute of China Studies, University …

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Former senator Eva Estrada Kalaw passes away at 96

Former Senator Eva Estrada Kalaw, one of the active opposition during the Marcos martial law years, died on Thursday, May 24, at the age of 96.
Kalaw was a two-term senator from 1965 until martial law was declared on September 21, 1972. Her experiences in the Senate were of the tumultuous variety, coinciding with the rise of activism and a surging Communist insurgency.
At a Liberal Party rally on August 21, 1979, Kalaw sustained serious injuries from the Plaza Miranda bombing. She sustained a number of injuries due to shrapnel from the bomb, some of which remained forever embedded in her body.
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CSWCD holds first socdev conference

The UP Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development (UPD-CSWCD) held its first inter-agency conference on social development, on May 17, 2017 at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora, UPD.
The golden anniversary conference of the UP Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development (UPD-CSWCD) titled “Social Development: Defining the Terrain, Exploring Pathways” on May 17, 2017 at Bulwagang Tandang Sora, UPD is led by CSWCD Dean Jocelyn Caragay (middle) and CSWCD Doctor of Social Development Program Director Emmanuel Luna, with UPD administration represented by Vice Chancellor for Research and Development Fidel Nemenzo (hidden, beside Caragay); and resource speakers (the rest, …

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Tina Monzon Palma is the U.P. Gawad Plaridel 2017 Recipient

The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication is pleased to announce the recipient of the U.P. Gawad Plaridel 2017 in the person of MS. TINA MONZON PALMA.
Tina Monzon Palma is a veteran broadcaster who is cited for her pioneering efforts that opened doors/opportunities for women at a time when men dominated the media landscape.
Tina Monzon Palma has kept her professional integrity in her more than 40 years in the media. She was a news anchor during the Martial Law years, and remained steadfast in her craft.
The U.P. Gawad Plaridel comes with a trophy, specially designed by National Artist …

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UP and JCU officials discuss future partnerships

Officials of the University of the Philippines (UP) and James Cook University (JCU) of Australia, one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on the tropics, explored prospects for collaboration at a meeting held last May 9, 2017 in the UP Board Room in Diliman, Quezon City.
The JCU panel was composed of Chancellor Bill Tweddell, who served as Australia’s ambassador to the Philippines from 2012 to 2016; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Ian Wronski of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Iain Gordon of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies; and, ‎Pro Vice Chancellor International Melissa Banks. UP was …

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UP Concert Chorus wows audiences with music and environmentalist spirit

Photo from UP Concert Chorus Facebook page.
The UP Concert Chorus (UPCC), one of the country’s foremost internationally awarded choral groups and the University’s premier show choir, brought their Filipino audiences to their feet with stirring performances of foreign religious, inspirational, Broadway and pop music, and of original music and classic OPMs, during their concert at the UP Diliman Carillon Plaza on May 5. The concert was their farewell performance before they embark on their 2017 international concert tour dubbed “Musikalikasan”, as they take the message of music and environmentalism to Europe with them
The concert at the Carillon Plaza was held …

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UP Diliman students acclaimed in BPI-DOST Science Awards 2017

Three senior students of UP Diliman, winners of the BPI-DOST Science Awards 2017, received their awards on April 19 at the College of Science Auditorium in UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Recognized during the ceremonies were: Jaime Lorenzo N. Dinglasan (BS Biology), for his research on milkfish bacteria; Orville M. Feliciano (BS Electronics and Communications Engineering), for his research on stereolithography; and, Philip Caesar M. Flores (BS Physics), for his research on quantum and classical clocks.
Officials of UP Diliman and BPI Foundation, and the thesis advisers of the awardees, delivered inspiring messages that highlighted the importance of science, research and technology developments …

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UPAA hosts forum on federalism

Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) hosted the “Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP”, a regular public forum for nationally relevant issues, on April 18 at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman, Quezon City.  Resource speakers discussed the pros and cons of having to shift the Philippines form of government to federalism.
In his presentation, “Establishing a Stronger, and a More Efficient, Effective, Responsive, and Accountable Philippine Democracy”, Dr. Jose V. Abueva, President of Kalayaan College and former UP President, discussed the need for system change.
Abueva favored a shift to a unitary and …

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UPV OAR launches The Alumni Café Jam

Photo by GC Castro, UPV-OAR
The Alumni Café Jam was launched recently by the UP Visayas (UPV) Office of Alumni Relations (OAR), with various alumni groups, classes, batches and associations as co-sponsors.
An al fresco musical jamming session at the UPV Alumni Terrace, The Alumni Café Jam aims to strengthen ties between and among UP alumni groups, associations, classes and batches.
The kick-off session was sponsored by UP High School Batch ’92 on March 24, 2017. UPV Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Prof. Evelyn Belleza, Prof. Dea Doromal, UP Hamili/Hamilia Alumni Association members, Pretty Farm Boys, and UPAA officers and board members, …

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