Speech by Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, on March 2, 2023, in conjunction with the conferment of Honorary Doctorate by the University of the Philippines Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you this morning, greatly honoured by the presence of such an august gathering of intellectual luminaries, dignitaries, and eminent leaders. I […]
The University of the Philippines (UP) takes pride in its students, passionately generating and sharing their ideas to address real-world problems and encouraging fellow scholars to thrive. A UP Visayas 4th year student, Grand C. Gascon, was recognized as the only Chemical Engineering undergraduate and Filipino who became a finalist of Bayer’s International Youth Agriculture […]
Spurious last-ditch reports of candidates being disqualified and a buildup of fabricated vote tallies of presidential contenders took hold of social media as voters trooped to precincts last Monday. This was observed by Tsek.ph, based on the consortium’s live fact-checking efforts on Election Day. The misleading and deceptive narratives on election day largely targeted now […]
Filipino voters headed to the polls on Monday after months of being engulfed in a relentless and widening stream of falsehoods spewed out in multiple formats and platforms that is unprecedented in the country’s history. Tsek.ph’s second and latest analysis tracked a high volume of multipronged and multiplatform attacks on selected targets using traditional media […]
Who could imagine that something as small as cone snails, popular among shell collectors and tropical-themed jewelry makers for their intricately colored shells, is the key to a substantial medical breakthrough waiting to be unlocked? Perhaps it is fitting that a young Filipino scientist, Iris Bea Ramiro, is next in line to reveal the biomedical […]
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 […]
In this period of lockdowns, human connections depend heavily on Internet connectivity. A team of UP engineers makes sure that community networks happen, especially during a pandemic.
In this “new normal”, how do we meet every Filipino student’s remote learning needs without pervasive internet access? The answer from UP professor Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano Jr. and DOST-ASTI engineers: a set-up box to allow analogue TVs to receive digital broadcasts and datacasting, allowing interactivity for educational purposes.
UP-PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi shares how the UP-developed COVID-19 test kits aid hospital work.
As the world grapples with the spread of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 or COVID-19, countries such as the Philippines are mobilizing its experts in preparation of its impact on its citizens. Among those actively working to address the public health concern is the Philippine Genome Center of the University of the Philippines. On February 13, 2020, its pharmaceutical partner, Manila HealthTek, Inc. released a photo of a locally-made test kit which is the product of efforts by experts at the PGC and the National Institutes of Health, UP Manila.