The UPMSI recognizes the DENR as a long-standing partner in its quest to conduct research and render public service to the Filipino. Indeed, many UPMSI graduates have gone on to work for the DENR—UP graduates who remain committed to UP’s principles of honor and excellence. Hence, the UPMSI remains willing and open to extending its services to the DENR, no matter the passing opinions of the day.

As a result of the series of consultations with UP experts and scientists who have done research, or are currently involved in the Manila Bay Rehabilitation project, the UP Padayon Public Service Office of the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, in cooperation with the UP Diliman Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, will host a forum entitled #ThatsMyBay: A Forum on UP Initiatives in Keeping Manila Bay Alive. This will be held on September 23, 2019 from 8:00AM- 12:00NN at the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology Auditorium, UP Diliman.