Category Archives: Announcements

A category for announcements coming from officials and offices of the University of the Philippines System, the constituent universities, administrative units, student groups and alumni organizations. The announcements are posted via materials submitted to the UP System Information Office.

Putri Anak, Isang Bagong Komedya

From a theater of division to a theater of peace and unity

After the conference “Seeing-Sounding Social Transformation in (the music of) Philippine Theaters” in 2013, co-organized by the UP College of Music (CMu) and the UP College of Mass Communication (CMC), CMu Dean Jose Buenconsejo  and Dr. Amparo Adelina C. Umali of the UP Center for International Studies (UPCIS) agreed to collaborate on a project that would revitalize the komedya.
They envisioned the project to be one that would adapt and revitalize the komedya and create a new play founded on its rich music and performance tradition. Moreover, it would aim …

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UP Forum Public Service issue off the press

This is volume 18, number 1 of the quarterly UP Forum. This issue features public service programs of the University of the Philippines, particularly those conducted by its constituent units.
Also included are thoughts on public service programs in higher education from Camarines Sur Partido State University President Raul Bradecina, PhD and Pamantasang Lungsod ng Pasig President Amihan April Alcazar, PhD.
UP President Danilo L. Concepcion’s Acceptance Speech at the Turnover Over Ceremony of the UP Presidency, which highlights ‘malasakit’ as a corner stone of his term, is also featured in this issue.

To download a copy of this issue, please click here.
For …

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: UP Korea Research Center Essay Contest

Win a Scholarship for Korean Language Class!
The UP Korea Research Center is organizing its 1st Korea Essay Contest in promoting better understanding of Korea among Filipino youths. It aims to inspire young Filipinos to showcase how two countries and people continue friendship in various social domains.
THEME: “What is the significance of Korean community in the Philippines to you?”
GUIDELINES
1. The contest is open to any Filipino college students who are currently enrolled
2. Entries must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be automatically disqualified.
3. Entries must be 1,000 – 1,250 words in English.
-They must be in MS Word (NOT PDF).
-They must …

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UP Profs Named Hokkaido U Ambassadors

Professors from the University of the Philippines and De La Salle University received their official appointments as Hokkaido University Ambassadors on 15 March 2017, 4:00 p.m. at the Executive House, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Former Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary and Retired UP Diliman Professor of Chemistry Amelia Peralta Guevara, DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) Acting Director and UP Diliman Electrical and Electronic Engineering Professor Joel S. Marciano, Jr., and De La Salle University Professor and Vice Dean of Science  Derrick Ethelbhert Yu were named Ambassadors of Hokkaido University. Meanwhile, UP Diliman Professor of Chemistry and former …

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2nd and Last Call for Nominations: UP Gawad Plaridel 2017

Deadline for Submission of Nominations is on March 22
The UP College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) is still accepting nominations for the annual UP Gawad Plaridel which recognizes Filipino media practitioners who have excelled in any of the media (print, radio, film, television, and new media) and have performed with the highest level of professional integrity in the interest of public service. 
For 2017, the thirteenth UP Gawad Plaridel will be given to an outstanding Television Practitioner. 
The award is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar (nom de plume, Plaridel), the selfless propagandist whose stewardship of the reformist newspaper La Solidaridad helped …

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UP Visual Identity Guidebook 2017 now available online

This is a digital copy of the University of the Philippines Visual Identity Guidebook 2017. This guide serves to define the elements found in official trademarks of the university, such as the seal, university colors, logo type and The Oblation.
The VIG also prescribes how these symbols should be used in official communications, websites, social media accounts and other materials of the university’s units, offices, organizations, faculty, students and staff.
The adoption of the UP VIG was approved by the Board of Regents on its 1324th Meeting held last 26 January 2017, at the Board Room, Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

To …

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UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code

Approved by the UP Board of Regents on its 1324th Meeting, 26 January 2017
To download a copy of the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code, please click here.

Pursuant to its powers vested by law, the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines System hereby promulgates this Anti-Sexual Harassment Code within the jurisdiction of the University of the Philippines.
Section 1. Declaration of Policy. – The University values and upholds the dignity of every individual, and guarantees the full respect for human rights of all members of the UP community.
All forms of sexual harassment are unacceptable.
To this end, the University shall maintain …

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UP Gender Guidelines

Guidelines on Promoting Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in the University of the Philippines

Approved by the UP Board of Regents on its 1309th Meeting, 22 July 2015
To download a copy of these Guidelines, please click here.

PREAMBLE
WHEREAS, the University of the Philippines, hereinafter referred to as “the University”, upholds the principles of human rights and gender equality;
WHEREAS, the University upholds the 1987 Constitution which explicitly recognizes the role of women in nation building and the fundamental equality before the law of women and men, as well as the Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act No. 9710) and its implementing rules and …

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Memorandum No. PAEP 17-09: Additional Assignment of Research and Extension Fellows of the Resilience Institute

I. Background/Purpose
As you are aware through Memorandum No. PAEP 16-67 of 20 December 2016, the Board of Regents at its 1319th Meeting on 28 July 2016 established the new System-wide Resilience Institute at UP or Resilience lnstitute at the University of the Philippines for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
The Resilience Institute shall have the following functions and programs concerning multi-hazard, multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, comprehensive DRRM:
1) Research and Creative Work: undertake policy research, action research, and interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research or creative work;
2) Knowledge Sharing: disseminate research findings, creative works and innovations;
3) Education: establish non-degree educational programs and support degree programs within …

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1st Gawad Oblation Awarding Ceremony to be held on 7 February

The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations will hold the 1st Gawad Oblation Awarding Ceremony on 7 Febuary 2017, 6:00 p.m. at the UP Bonifacio Global City Auditorium, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Among the awardees for this year’s Gawad Oblation are: former Budget Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad, Representative and former UP Regent Pilar Juliana ‘Pia’ Cayetano, Senator Francis Joseph ‘Chiz’ Escudero, Senator Lorna Regina ‘Loren’ Legarda, former Senator Manuel ‘Manny’ Villar, Jr., former Public Works Secretary Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson, Davao City …

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