Molecular epidemiologist Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvana was positive on the safety and benefit of the vaccines with emergency use authorizations (EUAs) in the Philippines’ fight against COVID-19, and on the manageability of COVID-19 cases in the country as the vaccines were being rolled out. Speaking on February 23, 2021 as the resource person for the […]
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COVID-19 vaccines—how well they work, when they are made available and how much they cost—is the focus of the UP Alumni Association’s e-Kapihan ng Bayan on 23 February, 10:00 a.m., with IATF-EID member Dr. Edsel Salvana as resource speaker.
UP conferred the Doctor of Laws honoris causa on former Finance Secretary and former UP Alumni Association president, Amb. Edgardo B. Espiritu, in a virtual ceremony.
The UP Alumni Association’s upcoming “e-Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP” will tackle the urgent topic facing the youth and Philippine society today—COVID-19 and its impact on education. Join the discussion via Zoom on October 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Manila Time).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, knowing your enemy is crucial. The UP Alumni Association’s upcoming eKapihan, “Understanding COVID-19: Its Prevention and Treatment”, will feature Dr. Gerardo B. Abenes, who will discuss the global pandemic and its economic impact on the Philippines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made existing social inequalities even more pronounced, particularly when it comes to health care. The UP International Nursing and Healthcare Forum will tackle the “Consequences of Social Inequities in the COVID-19 Pandemic” inits upcoming 2020 Summer Webinar on Aug. 21 for US and Canada, and Aug. 22 for the Philippines.
Former NEDA Secretary and UP School of Economics Professor Emeritus Ernesto M. Pernia weighed in on the topic, “COVID-19 and the Economy” at the UP Alumni Association’s KapihanngBayansa UP program.
Even as she occupies one of the top culinary posts in the United States, White House Executive Chef Cristeta Pasia Comerford does not consider herself at the pinnacle of her life. “I am still at a stepping stone to where life will lead me next,” she said after she was conferred a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by the University of the Philippines on November 11.
“A UP education is a great gift and privilege. . . .The University gave us the skills, the knowledge, and wisdom that we needed to face our future; honed our talents towards achieving our dreams; and most importantly, provided us the values that we hold dear and that also formed our character: love of country, service to our countrymen, professionalism and pursuit of excellence, integrity, and a sense of justice and fairness.” —Ambassador Edgardo B. Espiritu, UPAA Most Distinguished Alumnus for 2019, in his response on behalf of the alumni awardees