The pandemic that is COVID-19 has infected the world in many ways, both physically and mentally. For Cebuanos, the University of the Philippines Cebu and Ateneo de Cebu counselors have assembled to form Cebu COPES – Counselors Online Psychological and Emotional Support. Four of UP Cebu guidance counselors have volunteered for the program namely, Annabelle G. Maglasang, Cipriano V. Olita, Jaseluh R. Saturinas, and Jeffrey D. Pelonio.

Cebu COPES aims to provide a platform for Cebuanos to avail of free, confidential online and tele-counseling services and psycho-social support by registered guidance counselors. Their primary goal is to assist Cebuanos in their mental and emotional health needs amidst COVID-19.

The Iloilo Provincial Government is gearing to open its COVID-19 Testing Laboratory to be located at the Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan, Iloilo. 

It is currently complying with requirements specified by the inspecting team from the Department of Health and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. The laboratory will be under the management of the Iloilo Provincial Hospital. 

“A research institution responsive to the needs of the nation.” 

This is how DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña described the Philippine Genome Center, particularly pointing out its crucial role in helping the country with the daunting challenges posed by COVID-19. PGC was responsible for the genomic sequencing of COVID-19 and the putting up of, equipping, and strengthening the country’s testing capacity. 

Sec. Dela Peña delivered this online message during the Philippine Genome Center Visayas launch and inauguration on November 20, 2020, at the UP Visayas, Miagao campus. 

The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) will officially launch and inaugurate the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) Visayas Satellite Facility to be streamed on real-time via Zoom and Facebook live on 20 November 2020. Department of Science of Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T.  dela Peňa, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, UP Vice President for Academic Affairs […]

UPV continues to provide sustained communication support assistance to the local government of Iloilo City. Said effort extends to the evaluation of existing information, education, and communication (IEC) materials produced and developed by the Iloilo City Communication Team. As recommended by UPV, there is need to conduct information needs assessment to find out existing level […]

iAmUPHi is a non-stock non-profit association of UP High School alumni organized to help UPHSI meet the challenges of a limited budget and students’ financial and emotional needs. iAmUPHi has always recognized the need for uninterrupted education. And its donations came at a crucial time when the threat of infection made traditional face to face learning impracticable.

iAmUPHi’s and UP Alumni Association – Iloilo Chapter’s UP Fight Team turned-over three desktops and a computer printer to West Visayas State University Medical Center on November 7, 2020.

These gadgets came from UPHSI alumni and their friends’ donations through the iamUPHi “Fight for Frontliners” campaign. This campaign started in March 2020 when the region and the rest of the world battled with the Covid-19 pandemic. The efforts of the group continue up to now.

UPLB, through the Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA), facilitated the repatriation of seven students and their five dependents to Timor Leste under the Oplan Hatid program. 

The repatriation was carried out in coordination with the Embassy of Timor Leste in Manila, UPLB Office of the Chancellor, and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). 

The students, all SEARCA scholars, and their dependents, were ferried from the UPLB campus aboard a SEARCA vehicle and UPLB coaster at 5:30 AM today, 6 November.