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UP leaps into THE Asia’s Top 200

Riding on its research being cited by the world’s scholars, the University of the Philippines made a big jump in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings or the THE ranking of the top 359 universities of the region. The Philippine national university leaped from the 201st-250th ranked group in 2017 to the top 200, placing 156th, in 2018.


The ‘Kraken’: A closer look at the latest COVID sub-variant

A new COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant named XBB1.5 or “Kraken” has rapidly spread worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that it is the most transmissible variant of Omicron so far. It is a descendant of the subvariant XBB which has recently swept Singapore. Fortunately, there is no evidence that it causes more severe illnesses. However, […]


UPAA sends out a call for nominations for UP Alumni Awards 2023

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) has launched the search for nominees for the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards 2023. The awards are given to honor UP alumni who have pre-eminently distinguished themselves, based on the concept that “when the prestige of the alumni increases, the prestige of the institution is thereby increased.” The […]


UP honors benefactors with Gawad Oblation

  Thirty-eight individuals and institutions received the University of the Philippines (UP) Gawad Oblation for their support of the University in the past six years. UP President Danilo Concepcion and UP Vice President for Public Affairs Elena Pernia handed specially designed medals to the awardees or their representatives in a dinner ceremony at Ang Bahay […]


Masakit ang puson o mas malalang sakit? UP’s “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar is back with answers

The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) has recently observed an increase in women consulting for pelvic pain, later diagnosed as endometriosis. Unfortunately, limited awareness seems to lead to delayed treatment and undue suffering. Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside it, causing pain and even […]


UP alumni and friends to receive 2nd UP Gawad Oblation

  Thirty-eight awardees of alumni and friends of the University of the Philippines (UP) are set to receive the 2nd Gawad Oblation on the afternoon of January 17, 2023, at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman. The University President gives the award to UP’s alumni and supporters who have rendered “extraordinary service with or in […]


UPSO, UP officials visit Southern Taiwan HEIs for arts and culture cooperation

  A top-level delegation from the University of the Philippines (UP) is meeting with counterparts from Southern Taiwan academe to formalize new academic cooperation and gain insight on “navigating and framing integrative university development and governance.” UP officials, headed by President Danilo L. Concepcion, arrived in Kaohsiung City on January 6, 2023, to meet with […]


UP Symphony Orchestra to celebrate New Year with Taiwan partners

One of the most prominent performing groups from the University of the Philippines (UP) is headed to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, for its first international concert. The UP Symphony Orchestra (UPSO), representing the Philippines’ national university, will hold “Concerts of Good Will” on January 8 and 9. The UPSO, under the baton of Professor Emeritus Josefino “Chino” […]


Bagong Faculty Regent nanumpa

  Nanumpa si Katuwang na Propesor Carl Marc Ramota bilang ika-27 na Rehente ng Kaguruan o Faculty Regent ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (UP) sa seremonya ng panunumpa kaninang umaga, ika-4 ng Enero 2023, sa UP Board of Regents (BOR) Room sa Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Katuwang na Propesor ng Agham Pampulitika si Ramota. […]


UP Diliman Food Hub opens

  A new food center in Diliman, Quezon City, is open to the public. The UP Diliman Food Hub, with a landmark two-story multipurpose hall located along E. Jacinto St. near University Avenue and across the College of Fine Arts, was inaugurated on December 21, 2022, already with several concessionaires offering a wide enough array […]


UP campuses around the nation light it up for Christmas

This December saw the return of a familiar sight in UP campuses across the nation as crowds gathered—the first time for many since the COVID-19 pandemic began—to celebrate their respective pag-iilaw or lighting ceremonies. From UP’s Baguio to Mindanao campus, officials, performers, and onlookers gathered to switch on the lights and decorations that herald the […]