The UP College of Education is reviving its Gurong Pahinungod program in partnership with Balangkayan National High School (Eastern Samar) and Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (Bukidnon). To our Eduk graduates (and graduating batch), heed the nation’s call, be a Gurong Pahinungod!

Inspired by the work she did on a disease whose victims rarely reach the age of 30, UP Manila-based clinical geneticist and National Institutes of Health Executive Director Eva Maria Cutiongco-de la Paz is using her knowledge of the Filipino’s genetic makeup to heal and manage serious birth defects and illnesses. And with the technology of a newly launched laboratory at the Philippine Genome Center behind her, this Dangal ng Bayan Awardee is ready to take the next step.