Home » NEWS » UP officials discuss the establishment of UP PGH Bayanihan Operations Center UP officials discuss the establishment of UP PGH Bayanihan Operations Center March 18, 2020 | Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office From left, UP President Danilo Concepcion, UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita Padilla, and UP Philippine General Hospital Director Gerardo Legaspi discuss the establishment of a formal system and structure to facilitate the University’s reception of support for its frontline workers. While UP has the financial capability to readily procure personal protective equipment for its health and medical personnel, the challenge has been on the supply end. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” the idiom goes and there is certainly no better time like the present for ingenuity. Dealing with supply shortage and delays in regular government procurement of PPEs, UP’s health workers need to get creative. Here, Dr. Gerardo Legaspi dons a makeshift face shield made of ordinary office supplies such as acetate, cardboard, and staples or tape.