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The UP Manila Community Health and Development Program (UP CHDP)

A workshop group during a Barangay Assembly in San Juan in 2006. This was one of several groups that were discussing “My Vision Of A Healthy Community.” Photo courtesy of Dr. Anthony G.H. Cordero.
The UP CHDP is the UP Manila unit mandated by the University to enter into partnerships with Philippine municipalities to set up and maintain community-based health programs (CBHPs) that will benefit both parties. It provides the site for UP faculty, staff and students’ curricular (academic) immersion and service activities.
In 2007, the UP CHDP was revived by then UP Manila Chancellor Ramon L. Arcadio. The UP CHDP Conceptual …

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UP Manila welcomes its 2016 Freshmen

Students at the UP Manila Freshmen Assembly. Photo by Bong Arboleda (UPSIO).
At the UP Manila Welcome Freshmen Assembly held on August 1st at the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Auditorium in Manila, UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla opened the program with a message to the new batch of Iskolar ng Bayan entering the University.
Padilla said that for the first time only 278 made it to UP Manila as a result of the K-12 program in basic and secondary education. The batch is composed mostly of students from private schools, such as the Ateneo de Manila High School, Miriam College, …

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UPM breaks ground for new P1B NIH building

Ceremonial groundbreaking by officials (from left to right): UP Manila (UPM) Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Michael Tee, UP President Pascual, UPM Chancellor Padilla, PERI Director Cubillan, and UPM Vice Chancellor for Research and NIH Executive Director Eva Maria Cutiongco-dela Paz. Photo by Misael Bacani.
UP President Alfredo Pascual called it “our biggest infrastructure project.” He was referring to the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) building in UP Manila (UPM) at the groundbreaking ceremony held on July 20.
The University has allocated P1 billion for the construction of this 15-level structure. The current NIH building is more than 100 years …

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Message of the President at the 107th UP Manila Commencement Exercises

17 June 2016
Philippine International Convention Center
We make a living by what we take, but we make a life by what we give.
This quote is often mistakenly attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, but regardless of who originally said it, the message is clear: Life is more than what we take or what we have.
Before anything else, I want to congratulate the parents and guardians of our graduates. You parents and guardians were selfless in giving to your children the support that enabled them to get this far. I am sure their graduation today makes you happy and proud.
I also commend …

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UP President to Class of 2016: Serve the Nation, Heed Rizal’s Call

The UP Manila graduates of 2016 shift their UP Sablay as UP President Alfredo E. Pascual officiates the awarding of titles and conferment of degrees. Photo by Jonathan Madrid
University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual reminded the Class of 2016 that “we have a country to serve,” as he advised them of what it meant to live a meaningful and purposeful life, in his speech at the UP Manila (UPM) 107th Commencement Exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila on June 17, 2016.
The University conferred degrees and titles to 1,241 UPM graduates, 167 of whom received …

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UP Manila, DOH and HSP to hold Hepatitis Forum on 3 Nov

The Department of Health (DOH), in cooperation with the Hepatology Society of the Philippines (HSP) and the University of the Philippines Manila-National Institutes of Health (UPM-NIH), will hold a forum, “Forging Partnerships To Combat Chronic Viral Hepatitis: A Partners Forum”, on 3 November 2015 to discuss the various components of a comprehensive multisectoral response to the problem of Hepatitis B and C in the country. It will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Aside from the organizing agencies, participants will come from the World Health Organization (WHO), DOLE-Occupational Safety and …

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Eye research institute to launch 50th anniversary activities on 19 June

The Philippine Eye Research Institute (PERI) of the UP Manila National Institutes of Health (UPM-NIH) is inviting you to the launch of the “National Vision Screening Program (NVSP) for Kindergarten Pupils.” It will be held on 19 June 2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, at the UPM Museum of a History of Ideas, UP Manila campus, Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila. (The Museum is beside Robinson’s Place.)
The NVSP aims to screen all kindergarten pupils entering the Filipino school system at age 5 or 6 in order to detect errors of refraction and amblyopia (lazy eye condition). Both conditions were proven to be quite …

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A Package Deal for Metro Traffic

MMDA Deputy Chairman Undersecretary Alex Ramon Cabanilla.
They are massive in scale. They breathe smoke and fire. They cause tremendous amounts of inconvenience, not to mention great financial losses. They are consistently aggravating and occasionally directly life-threatening. But the difference between dragons and traffic congestion is that one of them is all-too-real and much more complicated to deal with.
Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Deputy Chairman Undersecretary and former UP School of Urban and Regional Planning associate professor Alex Ramon Q. Cabanilla put it another way: “Our traffic problem is the product of years and years of benign neglect. It started out …

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Motor Vehicles and Filipino Jeepney Drivers in Metro Manila

Scientific research in support of government’s transportation policies is crucial in addressing the National Capital Region’s (NCR) perennial traffic problem.
Studies have been conducted by government in cooperation with international organizations, but these apparently lack consultation with the road-users who are stakeholders and beneficiaries of government action. The most affected population, the Filipino drivers and commuters, deserve to have their voices heard for a truly inclusive response to the NCR’s chaotic traffic situation.
The 2014 SONA Technical Report of the Aquino administration credits the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with developing the country’s Transport Roadmap for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas …

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Rates of Change: Two University Presidents and the Battle for Academic Hearts and Minds

UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Prospero De Vera (left) invites questions from the forum’s audience addressed to UP President Pascual (center) and ADMU President Villarin (right).
Two university presidents from opposite ends of Katipunan Avenue appear to be on the same side when it comes to internationalization.
This much was evident when UP President Alfredo E. Pascual joined Ateneo de Manila President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin on 19 November 2013 at the Education Competitiveness in an ASEAN Integrated Era forum.
The event, which was held at  the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City and organized by the University of the Philippines and PUBLiCUS Asia, …

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