The University of the Philippines is mobilizing its resources to respond to the destruction caused by the ongoing eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay.

Through its Resilience Institute (RI), UP sent three experts to Albay last January 24 to coordinate on-ground efforts and provide technical assistance to the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development, Inc.

On 16-17 October 2017, members of the UP faculty led the conduct of the Executive Seminar on Fostering Dynamic Competition in the Philippine Power Industry through the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP) and in partnership with the Philippine Competition Commission and the World Bank Group. The seminar was held at F1 Hotel BGC and University of the Philippines BGC on the first and second days, respectively.


The Office of Continuing Education and Pahinungod (OCEP) conducted a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) among coastal barangays of Miagao, Tigbauan, Anilao, and Dumangas in Iloilo in coordination with the respective Municipal Agriculture Offices of the Local Government Units (LGUs).   The project aimed to come up with an extensive list of the fisherfolks’ training needs so that the University – through its faculty, REPS, administrative personnel, and students – could appropriately respond to these.

Young Jose Maceda

The legacy of National Artist José Monserrat Maceda, composer, scholar, philosopher and humanist, covers a wide breadth of human endeavours, interests and aspirations, with special significance to the musical cultures of the Philippines and Southeast Asia vis a vis the Asian civilization at large, as well as the rest of the world.
To celebrate Jose Maceda’s 100th birth year, the U.P Center for Ethnomusicology launched the Maceda100, a series of special events featuring an international symposium, musical performances of his compositions, exhibits, and research activities scattered throughout the year of 2017 with an official kick-off on January 31, 2017 (his 100th birthday).

PSWF Call for Application

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.


The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, has made the call for nominations to the second Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service.

Nominations should belong to the five clusters: Arts and Letters and Communications; Science and Technology; Social Sciences, Management, and Law; Health and Allied Sciences; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, and Natural Resources Management. Awardees will receive prize money worth PhP 100,000.00.


The 3rd AsiaEngage Regional Conference was held last 21-23 November 2016 in the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City and was attended by close to 250 participants from all over Southeast Asia. The event is a collaboration of the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – UKM. Papers presented were chosen based on their relevance to the conference sub-themes which highlight partnerships of universities with government, communities, industries, and civil society.