Five programs in three UP constituent universities received the Third Gawad Pangulo for Excellence in Public Service in a ceremony held on February 28, 2019 in the College of Science Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman.These are: the UP Los Baños (UPLB) Bee Program of the UPLB Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension; the Partners in Leprosy Action of the Department of Medicine of UP Manila-Philippine General Hospital (UPM-PGH); the Patient-Centered, Family-Focused, and Community-Oriented Care for Families Enrolled at the Family Health Unit (FHU) of the FHU of the Department of Family and Community Medicine of UPM-PGH; the Disaster Risk Reduction, Training , Education, and Advocacy for Children’s Protection and Resilience Project (TEACH-DRR) of the UP Visayas (UPV) Center for West Visayan Studies; and, the Dayaw at Hanasan of the UPV Sentro ng Wikang Filipino.

On February 21 (Thursday), the University of the Philippines System will participate in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) to test the University’s evacuation procedures, communication protocol with the Emergency Operations Center, and the capacity to carry out its first response operations among its faculty, staff, and students as it has done in the past three years.

Join the drill on February 21 and use the hashtag #UPShakeDrill to document your NSED activities.

The UP Padayon Public Service Office has accepted its second batch of writing fellows and has oriented them on writing scholarly articles based on their public service programs. The eight teaching, research and extension personnel underwent a two-day “write-shop” on November 8 and 9, 2018 at the National Institute for Science and Math Education Development, UP Diliman.

The fellows from six campuses went through sessions with University experts on qualitative and quantitative methods of research and on writing in the language that best applies to their writing projects.

Except for 2013, the blood drive has been held in April of each year in memory of Haydelle. Emely said that she has received messages telling her that they were excited to donate, that they were asking more of their friends to go with them, that perhaps the one-day event could be extended to two so that more donors could be accommodated.

Since the program started in 2012, the number of donors has been increasing and so has the number of partner organizations. It even encouraged more people to volunteer their services and sponsor items such as food and beverage for blood donors.

As a result, UPOU’s program has been cited by the PRC “for meritorious service rendered in the promotion of Blood Services.” Emely’s way of “paying it forward” doesn’t stop with the blood donation drive. UPOU is entitled to ten percent of its total blood collection, freely given to those in need. When it runs out and there are still indigent patients asking Emely for help, she calls other blood drive organizers to ask for their “free blood.” She also extends assistance to those who need to secure blood from the PRC.

Emely said that while the program was conceived by a mother’s gratitude, it owes a big part of its life to the University.

(Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)   The University of the Philippines Padayon Public Service Office and the UP Resilience Institute (RI), together with the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), launched the first Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) handbook for academic institutions on October 24, 2018 at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora, […]

The call for nominations to the 3rd Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service has been extended to October 26, 2018. The award continues to give due recognition to exemplary public service initiatives across the UP System that exhibit compassion in delivering programs and services to the different publics that the University serves. Nominations […]

The Public Service Writing Fellowship aims to promote public service as a scholarly and interdisciplinary endeavor. This encourages university faculty and staff to contribute to the body of academic work which were developed from the various public service initiatives.

One (1) fellow will be selected from each of the constituent university. The fellowship is open to all UP faculty, staff and REPS who wish to write and publish their experiences from the public service initiatives that they have undertaken.

The UP System Administration and various UP units and allied organizations showcased their disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives in a fair held in the UP Quezon Hall Amphitheater on September 10, 2018.

The Padayon Public Service Office, under the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, co-organized the fair with: UP System offices UPRI and UP-NOAH; the UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs; Office of Initiatives for Culture and the Arts; University Student Council; Emergency Response Team and National Service Training Program; and, the UP Vanguard Inc.

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) in partnership with the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) launched the Aruga sa Batang may Cancer (ABC) Initiative: A Web-based Pediatric Palliative Care Service Provider in the Philippines on 22 March 2018. The event was held at PCMC in Quezon City with representatives from collaborating agencies such as the Ruth Foundation for Palliative Care and Education and Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), fellows from PCMC and other guests.