On September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081 declaring martial law over the entire country, supposedly responding to the rising “communist threat” at the time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this declaration that led to a decades-long period in Philippine history remembered for its authoritarian rule, a record of […]

The University of the Philippines (UP), which includes the UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), is facing a potential budget cut of P22.295 billion, or nearly half of its proposed budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The national government allotted a total budget of P21.854B instead of the P44.149B the University originally proposed. The total […]

Malacañang named eight new National Artists for 2022 on June 10. Of these eight, five are the University of the Philippines (UP) community members— Professors Emeriti, former faculty members, former students, and alumni. The new National Artists from UP are: poet-critic Gemino Abad, National Artist for Literature, for providing future generations with a “comprehensive view […]

A “Filipino luminary in the field of international law,” “a pillar of the Philippines’ international legal academy,” and “one of the best Supreme Court justices we, unfortunately, did not have,” not to mention “one of the staunchest legal defenders of our country’s territorial sovereignty.” These are only some of the accolades from colleagues, former students, […]

For the unions safeguarding the well-being of the University of the Philippines’ faculty, research, extension and professional staff (REPS), and administrative staff, the year 2021 ends with wins and milestones for the concerned sectors of the University. Grant of CNA Incentive The two unions—the All UP Academic Employees Union (AUPAEU) and the All UP Workers […]