Dr. Elena E. Pernia, dean of the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication, has taken her oath as VP for Public Affairs. Her appointment has been in effect since January 16, the day after her predecessor Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr. retired from service.
The Summit on Transforming UP into a Nurturing and Healthy University on April 19 and 20, 2018 at the UP Professional Schools Bonifacio Global City, Taguig brought together UP System and officials of constituent universities (CUs); staff of the Offices of Student Affairs, Gender, Guidance and Counseling; and psychosocial health experts to discuss a framework for psychosocial health in the University and work on action plans for the CUs.
The Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, through the Padayon Public Service Office has launched the first Public Service Writing Fellowship. As a public service university, University of the Philippines aims to promote and develop public service initiatives and projects across all UP constituent universities. As a research university, the university also aims to promote the production and development of knowledge for the improvement of the lives of Filipinos.