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.

For the medical staff and personnel of the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, heroism is part of their standard operating procedure. In recognition of this, ten members of the UP-PGH staff were conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu for their bravery and disciplined disaster response that saved lives during the fire last May 16.

When it was hit by a fire on May 16, the UP-PGH successfully evacuated its patients through the calm, quick, and selfless acts of its staff. Learn about the UP-PGH’s disaster preparedness, which resulted in zero casualties, and the compassion of nearby hospitals in coming to UP-PGH’s aid in an upcoming webinar, “May Sunog! Ligtas na Paglikas sa Panahon ng COVID-19,” on May 21, 12nn Philippine time, via Zoom and YouTube.

Dr. Corazon Abansi, who previously served as Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, started her three-year term as the third chancellor of UP Baguio (UPB) on April 14. While UPB has been a constituent university for a little over 18 years, Abansi is only its third chancellor, as both Rovillos and UPB’s first chancellor, Dr. Priscilla Supnet Macansantos, served three consecutive terms.