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UP & YMCA-LB affirm ‘good neighbors’ status

UP and YMCA-LB look forward to another 20 years of good neighbors partnership with the signing of the MOA. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
UP and the Young Men’s Christian Association of the Philippines-Los Baños (YMCA-LB) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) which would secure their good neighbors relationship of 93 years for another 20 years, on January 30, 2017 at the office of outgoing UP president, Alfredo Pascual.
The parties agreed to continue their symbiotic relationship in the use of YMCA-LB properties on campus, in accordance with the objectives and mandates they share. Both agreed to look after the welfare of …

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Pharma development lab set up at UPLB S&T Park

UP President Alfredo Pascual and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, both chemists, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Pascual Pharma Corp. (PPC) R&D Laboratory at UP Los Baños with PPC Co-Chair Jay Lardizabal, Director Gani Padolina, and President Virgilio Gomez. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
The Pascual Pharma Corp. (PPC) Research and Development Laboratory became a pioneer of the UP Los Baños Science and Technology Park with its inauguration on January 27, 2017, according to UP and PPC officials.
The laboratory aims at nurturing industry-academe-government partnership for solutions to metabolic syndrome, cancer, and tropical diseases. The laboratory offers an “open …

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UPLB pays tribute to Pascual, names corn variety after him

Presentation of Mais PAEP or PAEP Corn to UP President Alfredo Pascual. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
The presentation of Mais na Pinagbuti Alay sa Ekonomiyang Pangkanayunan or Mais PAEP, picking up the abbreviated reference within the University to UP President Alfredo E. Pascual’s , was the highlight of UP Los Baños’s (UPLB) tribute to the outgoing leader on January 24 at the Dioscoro L. Umali Hall.
In his welcome message, UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez thanked Pascual for his “unwavering support in making UPLB’s vision and goals into reality.” As the center of education and research in agriculture and related fields within …

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Buildings to rise for UPLB-CEM

Vice Chancellor Marish Madlangbayan, Dean Isabelita Pabuayon, President Alfredo Pascual, and Chancellor Fernando Sanchez take turns “breaking ground” for the future CEM buildings. Photo by Jun Madrid (UPSIO).
The UP Los Baños College of Economics and Management (UPLB-CEM) celebrated its 38th Foundation Day on July 27, 2016 with a ground-breaking ceremony for a P190-million complex featuring two new four-story buildings.
To be funded by the University and the government through an appropriation facilitated by a CEM alumnus congressman, the complex will house the Economics and Management Studies Center (EMSC) and the Agricultural and Economics Development Studies Center (AEDSC).
EMSC will house the dean’s …

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eUP Project Team Statement on the DoS Attack Against SAIS

This statement was originally published in the eUP Project website.

Following the earlier reports of the sudden slowdown and inaccessibility of the Student Academic Information System (SAIS) coinciding with the enrollment period in UP Manila, UP Los Baños, UP Baguio, and UP Cebu, the eUP Project Team has confirmed that the SAIS was subjected to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. A DoS attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from one or more sources.
The system has long been secured from any DoS attack from known overseas attackers, but was configured to treat …

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Message of the President at the 44th UP Los Banos Commencement Exercises

25 June 2016
DL Umali Freedom Park
College, Laguna
You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.
This is a popular quote of unknown origin. Nonetheless, its message is clear: Life is more than just working for a living. This is the theme I would like to discuss this morning.
But before proceeding, I want to first congratulate the parents and guardians of our graduates. You, parents and guardians, were selfless in giving to your children and wards the support that enabled them to get this far. I am sure their graduation today makes you …

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Statement on the Untimely Death of UP Alumnus Emmanuel C. Peña in an Ambush in Calauan, Laguna

The University of the Philippines academic community grieves with the untimely and unnecessary loss of one of its members, alumnus Emmanuel C. Peña.
Emman as how family and friends called him, was killed in an ambush on March 27, in Barangay Imok, Calauan, Laguna. A barangay councilor aspiring to join the municipal council, Emman together with Calauan Mayor Buenafrido Berris and driver Leonardo Taningco, were attacked by unknown gunmen.  Berris was wounded while he and Taningco died on the spot.
Finishing Bachelor of Science in Development Communication in 2011, Emman graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He …

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Nagoya U sets up satellite campus at UPLB

UP President Alfredo Pascual and UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez (foreground) and officials of Nagoya University, the Japanese Ministry of Education, and the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines, together with representatives from other Japanese international agencies and international agencies based in UPLB, await the start of a Nagoya University opening and entrance ceremony for its Asian Satellite Campus-Philippines.
Affirming its international reputation, the UP Los Baños Graduate School is now host to Nagoya University’s Asian Satellite Campus (ASC) in the Philippines.
The highest officials of both universities introduced the campus through what Nagoya University called its traditional “opening and entrance ceremony” held on …

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New UP choirs dominate system-wide choral competition

The Makiling Chamber Singers pose for a snapshot after winning the first Gawad Pangulo Choral Competition. With them are President Alfredo Pascual, jury head Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng, and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion.
The Makiling Chamber Singers, a newly formed choral ensemble from UP Los Baños, got its wish to be a “legit” university choral group after winning the first UP Gawad Pangulo Choral Competition on March 4, 2016 at the UP Theater in UP Diliman.
The UPLB singers, composed of students and faculty members who are alumni of various UPLB high school and university choirs, beat seven choral groups from …

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Biotech advocates seek reversal of SC decision banning Bt talong field tests

A network of biotechnology advocates is set to launch a nationwide campaign to counter the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent decision that permanently stopped the field testing of the transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis eggplant or Bt talong and voided a key government policy on biotechnology adoption.
Reynaldo Cabanao, national president of the Asian Farmers Network (ASFARNET)-Philippines, said Friday they have started to mobilize their ranks for the massive signature drive urging for the reversal of the SC decision.
Cabanao, a farmer leader from Malaybalay City said they will also hold a series of consultations and awareness campaigns among their members and farmers at the …

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