University of the Philippines

Democracy and Disinformation: The role of campuses, campus journalism, citizen journalism and fact-checking in the struggle for democracy

“The role of the media in protecting our democracy cannot be understated.” A look back at the role of mass media, campus journalism, citizen journalism and fact-checking in keeping our democracy alive.
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UP KRC and Ateneo Korean Studies Program hold public lecture on “Accounting for Popular Taste: Neoliberalism in Reality Talent Shows”

The UP Korea Research Center recently delved into the real backdrop behind Korean reality talent shows and K-pop idol formation in a public lecture on "Accounting for Popular Taste: Neoliberalism in Reality Talent Shows".
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The Premier National University


The University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s national university. This premier institution of higher learning was established in 1908 and is now a university system composed of eight constituent universities and one autonomous college spread throughout 17 campuses in the archipelago.

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Constituent Universities

Much has changed in UP over the past 100 years. From one campus in Manila, it now has eight constituent universities with 17 campuses all over the country; it has 258 undergraduate programs; and 438 graduate programs with students from almost every region in the country.
 
On April 29, 2008, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed the new UP Charter or Republic Act 9500. Efforts for the enactment of a new UP Charter go back to the term of UP President Edgardo Angara and were further studied during the term of UP President Jose Abueva. With the new mandate, the university faces the challenges of the 21st century by continuously exercising its distinctive leadership in higher education and development.
 
From the education of ordinary Filipinos under Americans at the time of UP President Bartlett to its journey onto another century under the stewardship of President Danilo Lardizabal Concepcion, the university has produced at least 37 National Scientists; at least 39 National Artists; 7 out of the 16 Presidents of the Republic; 13 Chief Justices of the Supreme Court; at least 15,000 doctors; 8,000 lawyers; 15,000 engineers; 23,000 teachers and hundreds of thousands of graduates in other academic fields.

UP and DOST-ASTI engineers prototype set-top box to help bridge education’s digital divide


In this “new normal”, how do we meet every Filipino student’s remote learning needs without pervasive internet access? The answer from UP professor Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano Jr. and DOST-ASTI engineers: a set-up box to allow analogue TVs to receive digital broadcasts and datacasting, allowing interactivity for educational purposes.

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True, false, or maybe? Facts on COVID-19 prevention and treatment

As the pandemic rages on, more and more information about COVID-19 continues to circulate. Get help sorting between truth and fake news from the experts in a webinar on “Facts and Fiction on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment” on 16...
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UP webinar to discuss the country’s outlook in the next 12 months under COVID-19

With life under the pandemic seemingly getting worse, can we know what is in store for us within the next 12 months? The next UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar will explore possible scenarios based on the trend data. Be...
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