On April 29, the University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (UP OVPAA) issued Memorandum No. 2022-09B, “Grading Policy Related to Remote Teaching and Learning Implemented for the Second Semester/Trimester, Third Trimester AY 2021-2022, and Midyear 2022”. What remains enforced: the no-fail policy, no grade of 4 or 5, […]
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 […]
UP sets up “Tabang sa Iskolar ng Bayan,” a fundraising project to help the estimated 20% of its students who continue to struggle in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette.
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 […]
As the world changes and becomes increasingly riddled with uncertainty, so do the issues of thriving in it become more complex. Thriving, not just living. Not merely existing but flourishing, capable of navigating life successfully and progressively. COVID-19 has made the volatility of thriving all too clear. It has not only emphasized the varying degrees […]
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 […]
UP formally opened AY 2021-22 with an online assembly for new and returning students. While uncertainties remain, the University hopes a blended learning environment for its students will be possible in the second semester/trimester.
According to a UP memorandum, compassion for teachers and learners remains a guiding principle behind the University’s academic policies for AY 2021-2022. However, specific policies reflect UP’s mission to train students to overcome adversity and lead in an uncertain and disruptive future.
“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.