University of the Philippines (UP) alumnus and renowned obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Gregorio Pastorfide has been appointed to the UP Board of Regents by President Rodrigo Duterte, replacing Dr. Maria Arlissa Aguiluz. UP President Danilo Concepcion administered Pastorfide’s oath of office on March 10 at the Executive House in UP Diliman. Considered a pioneer of in vitro […]

University of the Philippines (UP) alumnus and entrepreneur, Yobie Benjamin, with the assistance of Zymo Research Corp. founder and CEO, Dr. Larry Jia, and in partnership with Apl.de.Ap Foundation International (ADAFI) and the UP Alumni Association of San Francisco, Inc. (UPAASF), donated 227,722 Zymo Research DNA/RNA Shield™ Saliva Collection Kits to the UP-Philippine General Hospital […]

Victoria Canape Belegal was formally installed as the 7th Staff Regent on October 18 at the UP Open University (UPOU) Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna. UP President Danilo Concepcion administered the oath of office. Belegal, currently Administrative Officer V at the UPOU Office of the University Registrar, will serve a two-year term from October 2021 […]

Celia Diaz Laurel draws final curtain at 93

“All the world’s a stage,” wrote William Shakespeare. And UP Fine Arts alumna Celia Diaz Laurel was a woman who successfully fulfilled her many roles on that stage: thespian, theater production designer, painter, writer, philanthropist, arts advocate, mentor, and wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

She drew her final curtain on 12 July 2021. She was 93.