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UPLB students take part in typhoon relief missions

Weeks before the school opening, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have been busy sorting and packing donated clothes, goods and other materials intended for the victims of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun), which wreaked havoc on several communities in Southern Luzon.
Serve the People Brigade (STPB), the public service arm of UPLB’s student council established in 1972, was reactivated in response to typhoon-stricken communities.
As of Tuesday, volunteers were able to raise P7,000 cash and collected 2,700 pieces of used clothing as well as canned goods and toiletries after weeks of “school-, house- and bus-hopping,” said brigade …

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UP Open University’s online systems disrupted due to Glenda

Students and people making online transactions with the University of the Philippines’ Open University may have to brace for longer waiting times, no thanks to Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun).
The UP Open University (UPOU), in a post on its social media account, said its website is still down while its Internet connection is unstable due to damage wrought by Glenda.
“Email inquiries and other processes requiring online activity will take longer than expected,” it said on its Facebook page.
Also, it said first trimester and first semester applicants may expect the results of their applications via email until July 31.
UPOU is headquarters in Los …

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Senen Escamos and UPLB’s Amazing Rice

Scientist Escamos while on fieldwork in Tublay, Benguet. (Photo courtesy of Senen Escamos)
Walking through rice paddies in a colorful wide-brimmed hat and folded up jeans, it would be difficult to miss Senen Escamos. The sureness of her step betrays her near-30 years of experience in the field. And gazing at the scene from afar, one can sense something of great importance being studied here. Something, perhaps, of great national benefit.
What could be missed from the attire, however, despite its appropriateness for the setting, is her stature as an award-winning scientist. Media from the developed world has created a curious stereotype …

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