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.

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).