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Message at the Second Manila Conference on the South China Sea

4 August 2016,
Manila Hotel
Distinguished Speakers, Esteemed Participants, Good Afternoon!
Let me first congratulate the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) for organizing this Second Manila Conference on the South China Sea. This could not have come at a better time as it follows the triumph of our country in the arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea.
Now I move on to my task of officially closing this two-day event. I am thankful to Prof. Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby for providing a succinct summary of the conference proceedings.
My humble contribution to the already rich discussions will be my thoughts on the role of …

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Message of the President at the 79th Commencement Exercises of UP Cebu

28 June 2016,
UP Cebu Campus,
Lahug, Cebu City
Let me greet our dedicated UP officials, faculty, REPS, and admin staff; our loyal alumni; our students (the best and brightest in the country); the proud and happy parents of the graduates; and distinguished guests.
I now turn to our graduates—the UP Cebu class of 2016. Congratulations to you all. This is your special day—the recognition of your efforts and the success you have achieved.
I am honored to be your commencement speaker today. You have spent the past few years in UP Cebu, but the story of this campus started in 1918, way …

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Let the true will of the people prevail

Three years ago, in the run-up to the 2013 elections, UP broke new ground as the first Philippine university to build a website for the elections.
We organized the UP sa Halalan 2013 to help promote an informed, clean, and honest election. This project had pioneering and novel features, such as fact-checking.
Our experts verified the candidate’s claims and propaganda, thereby helping voters make intelligent decisions.
We fielded our professors on various media platforms to help enlighten voters on electoral issues.
For the 2016 elections, we are expanding our horizons as we engage more members of the UP community.
This time, aside from our own …

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Culture, Creativity, Innovation

President Alfredo E. Pascual’s Keynote Speech at the UP Knowledge Festival: Utak at Puso para sa Bayan, 18 April 2016, Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City
Today, we celebrate knowledge—the force that drives our world today. This celebration or festival is a landmark event organized by the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs (OVPAA) led by VP Gisela Concepcion; the College of Mass Communication, led by Dean Elena Pernia; the College of Fine Arts, led by Dean Leonardo Rosete; and the Director of this event, former Chancellor of UPOU, Grace Alfonso. I thank them and their team members and those who tirelessly …

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Message of the President at the UP Knowledge Festival

From 17 to 19 April 2016, a landmark event is taking place in the history of the University of the Philippines—a grand gathering of the University’s leading scientists, artists, and researchers under one roof, expressly for the purpose of forging stronger collaboration between disciplines and seeking innovative solutions to our country’s needs and problems.
This event is the UP Knowledge Festival, devoted to the theme, Utak at Puso para sa Bayan (Minds and Hearts for the Nation), and it will showcase the outputs of UP’s top knowledge creators in the areas of food production, health, climate change, energy, technology, education, and …

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President’s Message for UP Diliman’s College of Arts and Letters (CAL) and College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) in the aftermath of the Faculty Center fire

The UP community is one in contemplating with deep sadness the losses brought about by the fire in the Faculty Center of UP Diliman last 1 April 2016. The Faculty Center, formally named as Bulwagang Rizal or Rizal Hall, is not just a physical structure but an institution of historical and cultural significance to our University.
For many of us in the UP community, particularly those who spent years in Diliman, the Faculty Center holds a special place in our hearts. It is where we visited our most admired professors, to be mentored by them and be imbued with the love …

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The President’s Christmas Message

For this year’s Christmas Season, my UP greeting card has an unusual message – the gift of health that comes from Rice-Corn Blend. The 70:30 Blend of Rice & QPM (Quality Protein Maize) is a formulation of the Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Baños.
By combining the superb taste of rice and the low glycemic index property of corn, the product can serve as a health-promoting staple in the Filipino diet.
It is slow-digesting: no sudden rise in blood sugar, best for building stamina, and great for the figure-conscious (no craving for snacks in between meals).
More importantly, the …

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Message of the UP President: ICCAs at the Core of Development

Editor’s Note: This message was delivered during the First National Conference on Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) held on 29-30 March 2012 at the UP Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance Assembly Hall.
We are here today to give due recognition to the historic role of our indigenous peoples in protecting and preserving our environment. Yes, this conference is a tribute to our lumads whose cultural heritage and religious practices have ensured the preservation of what little is left of our environment.
This tribute is only fitting given our penchant to squander our resources in the mistaken belief that it …

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Mensahe Para sa Ika-106 na Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas

Si Pang. Pascual nagsasalita sa pagdiriwang ng ika-106 na Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng UP. Kuha ni Bong Arboleda (UPSIO).
Maligayang pakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng ating ika-isandaan at anim na taon! Lubos akong nagagalak na makasama kayo bilang representante ng buo, lumalaki, at patuloy na iisang komunidad ng UP.
Itinatag ang Pamantasan ng Pilipinas sa bisperas mismo ng kapanganakan ni Dr. Jose Rizal. Hindi ito aksidente. Si Dr. Rizal ay naging instrumento sa pagpapaamo sa mga Pilipinong intelektuwal at sa mamamayan sa panahon ng administrasyong Amerikano. Malinaw sa ating kasaysayan na ang pagbuo sa unibersidad ay bahagi ng proyektong kolonyal ng mga Amerikano …

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