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UPLB gets P7.5-M sugar research fund

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) has received an endowment fund amounting to P7.5 million from sugar producer Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI) to finance research and development initiatives in the sugar industry.
“We are optimistic that our partnership with RHI, which has the competence and facilities, will enable us to make a difference in a short time,” UPLB chancellor Rex Victor Cruz said in a statement.
Cruz, along with other UPLB officials, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with RHI led by its chairman Pedro Roxas.
“We are optimistic that this partnership will boost efforts to transform the Philippine sugar industry… …

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Makati allots P3.6-M for city scholars in UP and PNU

The Makati City Council has approved a total budget of P3.6 million for the benefit of city scholars enrolled in the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Philippine Normal University (PNU) this school year.
Under City Ordinance No. 2014-005, P2.5 million has been allocated to the UP College Scholarship Program, while the PNU College Scholarship Program was granted P1.1 million.
The Makati City government said four more graduates, three of them with honors, have graduated from UP and the PNU.
In a report to Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, the Makati Education Department cited scholars Roochie Mico Cosico who graduated magna cum laude …

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UP graduate leads 2013 Bar Exams passers

A graduate from the University of the Philippines topped the 2013 Bar Examinations, the Supreme Court announced on Tuesday.
Associate Justice Arturo Brion said Nielson Pangan led the passers with a rating of 85.8 percent. A total of  1,174 passed the exams out of 5,292 takers, translating to a 22.18 percent passing rate.
The other topnotchers include:
2nd: Mark Xavier Oyales (UP) and Dianna Wilwayco (Ateneo de Manila University) – 85.45 percent
3rd: Rudy Ortea (University of Batangas) – 84.2 percent
4th: Eden Catherine Mopia (UP) – 85.04 percent
5th: Tercel Mercado-Gephart (University of San Carlos) – 83.9 percent
6th: Manuel Elijah Sarausad (University of Cebu) – …

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4 UPD research papers make it to Kaspersky Lab’s regional tilt

Four research papers by University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) students made it to the final 15 of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa Cup of Kaspersky Lab’s CyberSecurity for the Next Generation 2014.
The computer science students wrote research papers about an online security game, an Android device-based log-in system, an access control for personal health record systems and an open source-based cellular system.
The regional competition is currently being held at the University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea.
Adelen Victoria Festin, Camille Salazar and Flor Marie Carmeli Sison submitted two qualified research papers, one of which is about SecuriThief, …

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UP among world’s best in agriculture, forestry

The University of the Philippines is among the world’s top educational institutions in agriculture and forestry, QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s World University Rankings by Subject showed on Wednesday.
UP is the sole university in the country that made it to the global top 200 in at least one of the 30 fields included in the rankings, QS said. The subjects covered arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences and social sciences and management.
The Commission on Higher Education declared UP’s campus in Los Baños campus as a Center of Excellence in agriculture and forestry.
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UPD leads Philippine universities in int’l web rankings

The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) led universities in the country in the global ranking of universities’ web presence, impact, openness and excellence, the Spanish National Research Council’s Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2014 reported.
UPD ranked 1604 in the world out of over 22,000 higher educational institutions included in the list. The rankings are based on publicly available web data on various universities, and uses link analysis for quality evaluation “as it is a far more powerful tool than citation analysis or global surveys,” the council’s Cybermetrics Lab said.
UPD is followed by De La Salle University Manila, UP Los …

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UP, Ateneo OK August-May schoolyear

Seals of the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University. Courtesy of the Philippine Star.
The opening of classes in the University of the Philippines system, except in the Diliman campus, and at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) will be moved from June to August.
Quoting UP student Regent Krista Melgarejo, a report in the Philippine Collegian said the UP Board of Regents has approved the shift in the academic calendar starting this year.
The Ateneo Board of Trustees also approved during its meeting on Wednesday the shift in the academic calendar for its undergraduate and graduate schools – the …

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UP received P1.29-B DAP funds in 2012

The P1.29 billion in Distribution Acceleration Plan (DAP) funds that the University of the Philippines (UP) system received in 2012 allowed the university to embark on infrastructure and development projects that would further its academic excellence.
UP vice president for public affairs Prospero de Vera said the DAP-funded projects are either finished or in various stages of completion.
He said that the key initiatives of UP president Alfredo Pascual got the biggest share at P431.9 million. It was allocated to the implementation of the electronic interconnection of all UP campuses, rehabilitation of Quezon Hall, and implementation of the long-awaited faculty and staff …

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UP Diliman grad tops architect licensure exam

A graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman topped the Architect Licensure Examination administered last Jan. 17-19 by the Board of Architecture, the Professional Regulation Commission reported on Friday.
With an 87.2-percent rating, Anna Katrina Ines Karaan led 793 passers out of 1,442 who took the exam.
Other topnotchers include:
2. Katherine Rose Cabrera Castronuevo – University of San Agustin (84.3 percent)
3. Elise Sophia Sumera Francisco – University of the Philippines (84.2 percent)
4. Khimberlyn Gallestre Soriano – University of Santo Tomas (84.1 percent)
5. Rodney Aaron Yu Zheng – University of Santos Tomas (83.9 percent)
6. Aldrin Ilustre Cuarto – University of the Philippine …

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Perpetual, UP hurdle foes as Fr. Martin Cup resumes

The University of Perpetual Help-A Altas and the University of the Philippines Maroons dispatched their respective foes Sunday in the resumption of hostilities in the 10th Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup Basketball tournament at the Trinity University of Asia gymnasium in Quezon City.
Cameroonians Akhuetie Bright and Prince Eze fired 14 and 13 points to power the Altas to an 80-59 stopping of the Lyceum Philippines University-A Pirates.
Mikee Reyes drilled in 25 points for the Rey Madrid-coached UP Maroons, who frustrated the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, 61-55.
The Altas picked up their second straight win in Group B while the …

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