New Faculty Regent Takes Oath

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new-regent-1Taking oath before University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual as the UP System’s new Faculty Regent is Associate Professor Philip Ian Prieto Padilla, MD, PhD of University of the Philippines Visayas. The oath taking was held on 6 January 2015 at Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Professor Padilla, who received his doctorate degree in Medical Science at the Nagasaki University, specializing in Cell and Molecular Biology as well as Tropical Medicine and Public Health, will serve a two-year term succeeding Regent Professor Lourdes E. Abadingo.
DSC_3092As the new representative of the faculty in the Board of Regents, Padilla’s program of action include the promotion of internationalization of the university, advancement of faculty welfare and development, increased support for academic affairs, and the promotion of more research output and public service in the UP System.

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