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What is or was your favorite place to hang out in UP (whether your own campus or elsewhere) and why?

On your campus, what place would you recommend for your visitors to see or to experience, and why?

What kind of place, facility or service would you like to see (or see more of) in your campus?


John Nico De Leon Computer Programmer Office of the College Secretary College of Arts and Sciences UP Manila
John Nico De Leon
Computer Programmer
Office of the College Secretary
College of Arts and Sciences
UP Manila


Being one of the fortunate members of UP Family, I really consider UP my second home. Aside from having my favorite spot—my workstation—I also love hanging out in the UP Diliman campus, and to walk and jog around the academic oval, which always gives me the opportunity to reduce stress, meet new friends, appreciate the natural beauty of UP, its wonderful academic structures, its amazing century-old trees, and most especially the open spaces that allow me to have the clearest view of the sky. Every time I am in UP Diliman, I have the chance to be with all the people who, like me, love a place bursting with activity and new discoveries in a place of beauty.

In UP Manila, there are many places I can recommend for visitors to see or experience. In the College of Arts and Sciences, the best place to visit is the UP Manila Theater, which is the best venue for orientations, discussions, and seminars, with its comfortable chairs, well-lit stage and good sound and ventilation system.

In my entire stay in UP as an employee and student, I have always hoped that someday this century-old health and science center will be one of the campuses that are globally competitive, with cutting-edge technology and service rendered in a very modernized /digitized way such as efficient online transactions with its clients (students in particular). This technological advance will certainly be convenient for both the staff and students.

I would also like to recommend a more-advanced information system at the lobby where students can digitally access class schedules, inquire about certain procedures, or simply ask for information aided by a system-generated data bank.

It would also be best if offices assigned to records keeping, such as the Office of the College Secretary, would have an archiving machine to digitally store student records. This will provide easier access to everyone.